Mortal Kombat stories

Mortal Kombat 11's stages explored by PC modder show an audience with no legs, bloody science experiments, and more

With Mortal Kombat being in the hands of the public for a few weeks, fans everywhere continue to breakdown the game to better understand what makes it tick. We're seeing competitive players establishing the meta and early tier lists emerge, as well as lab monsters finding the latest and greatest tech.

In addition to those aspects, though, are the PC modders who aim to explore the game from a more technical standpoint. One such modder named DennisNetwork is building a camera mod for Mortal Kombat 11 that allows people to explore beyond the boundaries of what we see in stages, and early videos of this are pretty revealing.

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Texas Showdown 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend has a big event taking place in Houston, Texas and it's featuring a ton of different fighting games.

Some of the notable players set to attend include Mouz|Problem X, RB|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, FOX|NuckleDu, NRG|HookGangGod, Teresa, LostSoul, CJ Truth, Rise|Smug, PG|MarlinPie, W2W|Toi, CoolKid93, 1UP|PepperySplash, END|Shine, BjornSonOfBear, TGS|CeroBlast, Supernoon, Tempo|Alex Myers, AN|KizzieKay, NG|Obscure, FOX|Dekillsage, EQNX|Brian_F, Denial|JB, Crescent|Doza, Terrence, WG|Abegen, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rise|K-Brad, Danslip, TGS|ElChakotay and of course many more.

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Erron Black and Geras were among the top popular characters for both Texas Showdown 2019 and the Summit of Time

Mortal Kombat 11 fans were in for quite a treat this weekend. Both Texas Showdown 2019 and the Summit of Time featured high level gameplay for NetherRealm Studios' latest title at tournaments.

In these early stages of the game's lifespan, it's important to understand which characters are the most meta defining. As a result, we've got character usage statistics for both events.

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Summit of Time results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We've got another Summit upon us, and this time it's for an entirely fresh game that was just released.

Yes, it's the Summit of Time, which will be featuring Mortal Kombat 11 and is taking place, as most summits tend to, in Los Angeles, California.

Players set to compete are FOX|SonicFox, PG|Hayatei, NASR|TekkenMaster, Dragon, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, BC|HoneyBee, END|Scar, DJT, ForeverKing, Noble|Semiij, HappyPow, Tyrant, PG|Kitana Prime, Noble|Tweedy, DR Gross and DS|Waz.

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HoneyBee disqualified from Summit of Time for an altercation with another player; organizers and competitor release statements

Summit of Time brought together 16 of the greatest Mortal Kombat 11 players in the world for a weekend of fun and intense competition, but one of those competitors is going home a bit earlier than planned due to some actions performed outside of the game itself.

Beyond the Summit FGC announced earlier this morning that they were disqualifying Tim "BC|HoneyBee" Commandeur from the Summit of Time singles bracket main event for violating their player code of conduct.

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Mortal Kombat 11's revenants beat out Days Gone's freakers and World War Z's zombies as April's most downloaded PlayStation 4 game

While some countries and parts of the United States are still lagging behind in terms of internet download speeds, the demand for digitally downloaded video games is expanding rapidly in its attempt to take over the traditionally disc and cartridge-based ways we used to buy titles.

Sony releases their own list of digitally best-selling games on their PlayStation platforms each month where Mortal Kombat 11 was actually able to beat out the likes of PS4 exclusive Days Gone and the very successful World War Z in the month of April — which is a bit funny if you consider each title features zombie-like characters / enemies.

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People are saying D'Vorah is one of the absolute worst characters in Mortal Kombat 11, True Under Dawg takes an in depth look to see if that's true

We've heard plenty of different voices in the Mortal Kombat community deem characters like Erron Black and Geras high tier at this early stage in Mortal Kombat 11's life, but we're also hearing quite often that the swarm queen known as D'Vorah is exceptionally bad.

True Underdawg Gaming played plenty of D'Vorah back in Mortal Kombat X, and is well aware of the accusations against one of his favorite fighters. In a recent video he heads into the lab to see for himself what kind of situation the grotesque bug lady is actually in.

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Mortal Kombat 11 on Nintendo Switch receives May update, here are the patch notes

Mortal Kombat 11 on Nintendo Switch saw an update yesterday that targets many of the issues the game was experiencing previously. This patch should now bring the game in-line with the versions on other platforms.

Warner Bros. has released the Switch patch notes, which detail the various general and Towers of Time changes that are now in effect. On Twitter, NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon noted that this update arrived a day earlier than expected. Here's what changed.

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Why life is easy for Erron Black and incredibly hard for Kotal Kahn; Rooflemonger releases and explains his Mortal Kombat 11 tier list

The opinions on Mortal Kombat 11's roster continue to roll out as we take a look today at Rooflemonger's early MK11 tier list.

The content creator offers some pretty detailed reasoning for each and every one of the 25 current characters, and kicks things off with a combatant that seems to be giving everyone trouble: Erron Black.

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Here are some Mortal Kombat 11 combo and strategy guides for Baraka, Liu Kang, Erron Black, Kotal Kahn, Kabal, and Scorpion

Mortal Kombat 11 has been available for about two weeks now. If you're still struggling to get the basics down, there are a number of guides out there that can help fill the gaps.

For example, Behrudy has released a video that focuses on Baraka's main bread and butter combos while using the Marauder variation. He gives some advice to keep an eye on the opponent's legs and wait for a full rotation while in the airborne in order to get a certain part of the combo to connect.

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Overworked game developers, Capcom's bright eSports future, who to pick in Mortal Kombat 11, comparing Street Fighter to Game of Thrones, and more

A lot has happened in the fighting game community this past week and Catalyst and I delve into it here on our 50th podcast episode.

While NetherRealm Studios is sitting pretty pretty with the general success of Mortal Kombat 11 thus far, a few allegations of grueling work schedules have surfaced in recent weeks. We've already gotten a response from NRS on the matter but it seems this is a recurring issue across multiple major development companies, and needs a solution soon.

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Newly discovered Mortal Kombat 11 Brutality is a nostalgic callback to one of Jade's Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 11 seems to be the gift that keeps on giving as players continue to discover wonderful callbacks to earlier times in the franchise's now very storied history.

Today's nod comes from a Twitter post made by Sean Leiter (Community Moderator for WB Games and NetherRealm Studios) as he highlights a newly discovered Brutality from Jade that will look a tad familiar to those of us who played Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and MK Trilogy.

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Erron Black and Liu Kang players make up 22% of the top 100 Mortal Kombat 11 in online ranked but there are no D'Vorah, Kitana, or Raiden users

It's been two weeks since Mortal Kombat 11 was released to the public. Players are already starting to realize who the best characters in the game are.

So how is this affecting the game's online ranked mode? Let's take a look at the character usage stats behind the top 100 players.

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Bruce Campbell responds to supposed data mine leaks claiming Ash from Evil Dead is a Mortal Kombat 11 DLC character

A recent set of supposed data-mined files claimed to reveal the upcoming DLC characters for Mortal Kombat 11. Among the combatants listed was Ash from the Evil Dead series, as well as a handful of other big ticket guest characters.

Ash Williams himself, actor Bruce Campbell, recently responded to the rumors on Twitter. Spoiler warning: This story will cover the specifics of the leaks, so in case they are indeed real, you might want to steer clear now to avoid spoilers.

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Johnny Cage is a secret announcer in Mortal Kombat 11 and he gives hilarious names to the rest of the cast

It's very clear that NetherRealm Studios loves creating Easter eggs for Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat 11. Under the right conditions, Johnny Cage will play the circle game with the player and punch the camera upon viewing his hand, for example.

Apparently, the fun doesn't stop there. Along with Kronika and Shao Kahn, Johnny Cage can potentially be unlocked as a game announcer for Mortal Kombat 11.

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The community is beginning to figure out who Mortal Kombat 11's best characters are

We've been ripping spines and crushing skulls for a good two weeks now, and the more the Mortal Kombat 11 community becomes familiar with the latest franchise entry, the more we can speak to tier lists and overall orderings for the game's 25 combatants.

There's clearly much more information to be garnered in the coming weeks and months, but we do have a handful of opinions from fairly well known figures such as MK_REO and Sajam, results from two Next Level Battle Circuit weeklies, a decently large major in Northwest Majors 11, and general community thoughts floating about. Taking all of this into account, let's see if we can get an idea of MK11's tiers at this point.

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Sub-Zero glitch makes him turn invisible in Mortal Kombat 11 in spite of Reptile's absence

General footsies and mixups look to be very strong in Mortal Kombat 11 right now. One can only imagine how annoying a character like Reptile would be in this game's engine thanks to his invisibility.

PRO7OTYPE has uploaded an amusing clip of his Sub-Zero play in Mortal Kombat 11. After freezing the opponent and then capitalizing with a combo, something very odd happens midway through the match.

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