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Here's how to use Mortal Kombat 11's tournament standard variations in Training Mode, 'kompetitive variations' guide

The Custom Variation system for Mortal Kombat 11 is very unique, but was apparently never intended for tournament rules. Despite this, professional player FOX|SonicFox believes that they should be allowed, which may have prompted NetherRealm Studios to mention that they'll look into what can be done in the future during a Kombat Kast.

For now, there are only two "kompetitive variations" for each of the 25 Mortal Kombat 11 characters. Oddly, these are not necessarily the starting variations that can be found in normal play for each character. Instead, you have to access them through the game's tournament section in the menus.

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Quitters beware... this is what happens if you rage quit during an online match in Mortal Kombat 11

Wherever there are online matches, there are sure to be rage quitters. It's become a matter of fact standard to punish those who dip out early when a fight isn't going their way, and Mortal Kombat 11 does so in a way that perfectly fits its violent yet often comical atmosphere.

Mortal Kombat X actually introduced the all new "Quitality" back in 2015, which saw character's heads explode if the players who were controlling them decided to duck out early. The Quitality is back in MK11, but it's even gorier than before.

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What are people saying about Mortal Kombat 11? Here's a review round up to give you an idea of what the newest franchise entry has to offer

The last few weeks have been a bit of an anxious wait, but the public are just now embarking on their all new journeys into the newly released eleventh Mortal Kombat game.

There are surely many that were going to buy this game no matter what, but there are also surely some that are hanging out on the fence to see if this $60 investment ($100 if you want all six of the planned DLC characters) is really worth it. We've collected some reviews from all over the internet to help better inform you decision.

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Mortal Kombat 11 to receive patch addressing issues with both Towers of Time and The Krypt, set to roll out as soon as possible

While Mortal Kombat 11 seems to be emerging as an overall success, not everything is perfect in all timelines as at least two of the game's single player modes are in need of some urgent tweaking

Players with early access have expressed some fairly big concerns with both The Krypt and the Towers of Time, citing problems with the game's RNG system being too skimpy with rewards as well as single player ladders being overly frustrating. NetherRealm Studios has already begun to address these.

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Mortal Kombat 11 now available for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

It feels like only yesterday that NetherRealm Studios announced their new fighting game at The Game Awards in December, but now we're finally at launch day for what will likely be the biggest seller for the genre in 2019.

Mortal Kombat 11 is now available to purchase and play on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One physically and digitally though Steam players will need to wait until around 9 a.m. PDT to begin playing on PC.

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Frost has a full-screen ice beam Fatal Blow, a 'head launcher,' rapid fire icy shurikens, and more — Mortal Kombat 11 character breakdown

Earlier today, Frost was revealed as Mortal Kombat 11's final launch roster character. Since she is now a cyborg, her moveset has taken on some weird changes.

After her trailer was shown, NetherRealm Studios provided a quick breakdown of her moves. Seeing as how the game is mere hours away from launch, it might be a good idea for future Frost mains to familiarize themselves with the character.

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How to perform all Krushing Blows in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 features a game mechanic called "Krushing Blows" that fire into a quick cinematic animation with a similar effect to X-Ray attacks and deal significantly more damage than the move otherwise would. These powered up attacks can only be performed when certain criteria are met within a match, and they can only be used once per game.

You might be wondering what stipulations are needed to land each Krushing Blow for every character on the current roster. Well, we've got you covered! Here are all the Krushing Blow requirements in Mortal Kombat 11.

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Second Fatalities for Kitana, Noob Saibot, Erron Black, D'Vorah, Jax, Kotal Kahn, and Kollector in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11's release is upon us, and as we come closer to its official launch we continue to see more and more of the game. We here at EventHubs were given the chance to check out the game early and review it — be sure to check it out if you haven't already — and during that time our very own John "Velociraptor" Guerrero was able to grab footage of some never-before-officially-seen Fatalities.

Featured here we have a second Fatality for Kitana, Noob Saibot, Kollector, Erron Black, Kotal Kahn, Jax, and D'Vorah.

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Frost revealed for Mortal Kombat 11

During today's Kombat Kast, Frost was revealed as the final launch character for Mortal Kombat 11.

Frost made her first appearance in the series back in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. She initially fought as Sub-Zero's apprentice, but betrays him during her arcade mode ending.

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Final Kombat Kast before Mortal Kombat 11's release now live

Update: The stream is now live. You can catch the embed after the jump.

Earlier: It's nearly time. Mortal Kombat 11 will be releasing tomorrow on April 23, 2019.

Today we'll be able to see the final Kombat Kast before the game's official release. This stream will debut at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET.

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Mercy is back in Mortal Kombat 11, here's some footage and how to perform one

While playing Mortal Kombat 11 online for our review, I ran into a Kung Lao that promptly handed my own ass to me a few times in a row with little effort.

Upon losing the third or fourth match I expected the same Fatality sequence to pop up on the screen, but instead the Kung Lao backed off and started tea bagging... and then my character got back up and was able to fight again. Mercy is back in MK11.

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SonicFox's Mortal Kombat 11 D'Vorah set ups and combos already look terrifying

Mortal Kombat 11 officially launches tomorrow. The long wait for the next installment in the bloody franchise is almost over, and content from those fortunate enough to get their hands on the game early is starting to hit the internet.

One of the best competitors to ever touch a NetherRealm Studios game, FOX|SonicFox, is already taking to Twitter to share what he's found in Mortal Kombat 11. Early footage features returning Mortal Kombat X character, D'Vorah, and what SonicFox is putting out there looks terrifying.

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Mortal Kombat 11 review: Fighting games' goriest franchise continues to excel at what it's good at and makes progress where it traditionally hasn't

NetherRealm Studios have gotten big scale Mortal Kombat development down to a science, consistently upping antes, tightening loose ends, and moving in a somewhat predictable (a good thing) fashion. Mortal Kombat 11 kontinues this trend by building on the strengths of its widely successful predecessor while showing clear acknowledgement of previous shortcomings.

While not a perfect game, the latest MK installment absolutely delivers on expectations while taking appropriate risks. It achieves the fundamental goal of moving the MK train along nicely, but certainly adds a few new bells and whistles in the process.

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Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson tells you why Mortal Kombat 11 is awesome on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

On Thursday night's episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the highly anticipated blockbuster fighting game, Mortal Kombat 11, made an appearance.

Fallon featured Pete Davidson of Saturday Night Live fame as a guest on the show, and the comedian took to the stage decked out in Mortal Kombat 11 gear. Davidson gave viewers the rundown of why the game is awesome and shared his hatred for Johnny Cage.

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What were the best and worst Fatalities in Mortal Kombat X? Maximilian relives these gory finishers, one at a time, and rates them all

We're a mere two days away from what looks to be the biggest and baddest Mortal Kombat release to date, so what better way to pass the time (and prepare our stomachs) than to rewatch the Fatalities of Mortal Kombats past?

Maximilian's recent "Rate The" entry examines the kill moves of Mortal Kombat X, the goriest (yet soon be dethroned) franchise entry ever. All 33 combatants remind us of the particularly imaginative ways they ultimately dispose of their foes, a handful of which we admit we had forgotten about.

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One of Mortal Kombat 11's French commercials features Raiden's actor from the films kicking butt with the thunder god

The first Mortal Kombat film and especially Mortal Kombat: Annihilation are not cinematic masterpieces by any stretch, but they still hold a special place in many fans' hearts with some iconic lines and scenes that have carried on over 20 years since they first released.

NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. appear to be fully and finally embracing their legacy with these films with multiple references and characters popping up in Mortal Kombat 11 and its marketing thus far including a new ad in France featuring one Christopher Lambert.

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New Mortal Kombat 11 skins for Shao Kahn, Erron Black, Cetrion, and Raiden revealed

A handful of Mortal Kombat 11 skins that fans haven't quite seen yet were revealed by NetherRealm Studios today. Over on PlayStation Blog, we're given the details on these outfits from Lead Character Artist at NetherRealm, Brendan George, who helped design them.

Featured in this batch are new skins for Shao Kahn, Erron Black, Cetrion, and Raiden.

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