Mortal Kombat 11's PC launch has been rough for Steam users

The PC version of Mortal Kombat 11 hasn't been doing so hot. Steam users continue to complain about bugs, glitches, and FPS locks.

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Mortal Kombat 11 launched globally on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. While the game has received some nice reviews throughout, the PC version continues to experience bugs and other issues that has already left many PC players with a bad taste in their mouth.

While Mortal Kombat 11 isn’t the best Mortal Kombat game ever, our review Ozzie Mejia still enjoyed it quite a bit, stating, “Mortal Kombat 11 isn't the ideal MK package and may not even be the best MK package to come along in this console generation. Still, it's a strong package and one that still proves fun to play alone or with friends. It's not a flawless victory, but it's still a victory, nonetheless.” For more of Ozzie's thoughts, be sure to check out our official Mortal Kombat 11 review.

It seems these flaws are even more apparent on PC, though, where many Steam users have reported FPS locks dropping their FPS during Fatalities and other cutscenes. This makes for a fairly choppy experience overall, with some players suggesting that it appears the game pulls the FPS from 60 to 30 when entering cutscenes. That’s a huge jump in FPS, especially when it happens often.

Mortal Kombat 11’s PC launch has been rough for Steam users
The PC version of Mortal Kombat 11 is riddled with bugs and other issues.

Other players have reported issues even getting the game to run correctly. In fact, I’ve personally had issues even being able to launch the game on my PC. It’s more than outfitted to run the game just fine, but for some reason the application refuses to completely load, dropping out just after the splash screen appears on my monitor.

Unfortunately, there appear to be a lot of issues with the PC version of Mortal Kombat 11. All we can is hope that NetherRealm continue to work to resolve these issues and release new patches for the game on PC. If you’re thinking about picking up Mortal Kombat 11 on PC, then it’s definitely worth looking into the issues that many Steam users have been reporting. These problems aren’t definite, though, as others have reported absolutely no issues playing the game on their PCs.

We’ll continue to monitor the situation and keep an eye out for any additional fixes or patches that might be coming to Mortal Kombat 11’s PC version over the coming days. For now, players should be prepared to experience some issues if they plan on picking up the PC version of the game. You can read more about the issues players have been experience by heading over to the official MK11 Steam page.

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    April 23, 2019 8:00 PM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Mortal Kombat 11's PC launch has been rough for Steam users

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      April 23, 2019 8:22 PM

      lol

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      April 23, 2019 8:29 PM

      The MKX launch on PC is why I stopped buying NRS games. They fixed that stuff a year later, and then Inustice 2 was a good PC port. I thought they learned their lesson but I guess not. Sucks for the PC NRS fans.

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      April 23, 2019 10:46 PM

      Other than some odd graphical quirks here and there which will be fixed I've had zero problems on PC. Runs real good actually.
      And Steam users are a bunch of toddlers that pooped their diapers in rage because the game came out a whole 12 hours after consoles and they swore to review bomb the game because stomping on the ground hard enough will get them the attention they crave.
      Game is more than enough content to satiate any Mortal Kombat fan with a shitload of nostalgia and fine tuned fighting technique that's both easy to learn and hard to master.

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        April 23, 2019 11:40 PM

        Well, one thing about PC games is that you having no problems guarantees absolutely nothing in terms of anyone else. Typically I've found that if there's a lot of noise about technical problems, that means many people are having technical problems.

        I was going to get this for the PC, but I think I'm opting for XBX after hearing some reports of bad performance from friends.

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          April 24, 2019 12:03 AM

          It was gonna be Steam or Switch for me. As long as Switch is a good port I may just go that route.

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          April 24, 2019 12:11 AM

          Eh, I don't necessarily buy it. After all the bitching I saw this morning about the game not being unlocked when expected and promises of review bombing and how more likely I am to have problems running games on my PC than others (still having some sort of weird crashing problem that I can not figure out what's causing it) the fact the MK11 runs damn well is suspicious.

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            April 24, 2019 12:11 AM

            Also have had zero network problems and 7 hours into the game.

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            April 24, 2019 12:13 AM

            Plenty of people reporting problems on tech orientated forums like neogaf and resetera. These are mostly people who know their systems and are capable of giving kudos for good tech when they see it.

            That includes my friends. There are most certainly people out there with problems - many are having the framerate lock to odd numbers when using vsync, for example, forcing them to disable it. Some crashes as well.

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              April 24, 2019 12:15 AM

              Well good for me then.
              *pats self on back for finally not being the one with all the PC issues*

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                April 24, 2019 12:24 AM

                Also, just throwing this out there because hey, maybe this IS a thing BUT I did revert back to older Nvidia drivers yesterday because the latest two were not being very nice with some games. So, perhaps that has something to do with my lack of bugs n' shit.

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                  April 24, 2019 12:38 AM

                  Shit happens sometimes. Batman: Arkham City ran great for me at launch, and it got to the point I had to put shadowplay footage of it on youtube for people to stop calling me a liar.

                  Of course most others were legitimately having problems; my good luck didn't mean the anything for them.

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              April 24, 2019 6:25 AM

              Yeah I have been having weird issues. When Im actually fighting the game runs well, but the cutscenes, and the krypt especially run at a low FPS. I honestly think the krypt runs at like 15 FPS and Im using a 1080ti. Had 1 crash so far in about 4 hours of playing. I have no doubt they'll get it fixed.

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      April 24, 2019 5:08 AM

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        April 24, 2019 6:59 AM

        Well Denuvo is no longer as much of an issue as it used to be, so the game will probably be cracked within the next couple of days and then maybe WB will remove it from legit copies so we won't have to deal with the BS.

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          April 24, 2019 8:06 AM

          so wait for a better cheaper version. Best advice in general these days.

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          April 24, 2019 1:47 PM

          I think it requires an always on internet connection, so maybe not so easy to crack.

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      April 24, 2019 5:34 AM

      I'm hearing really good things about the story mode. I think I will actually find a way to play this game before year-end.

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      April 24, 2019 6:31 AM

      Weird i put 6 hours in and didnt have a single issue.

      Smooth as butter.

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        April 24, 2019 10:55 AM

        I had the same experience with MKX when it came out, despite that launch apparently being hugely disastrous. It all just comes down to whatever weird hodgepodge of computer parts you have IMO.

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      April 24, 2019 9:39 AM

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        April 24, 2019 9:57 AM

        Yeah, that's been happening in all of NRS's games since MK9 and even the Injustice games. It's an intended aesthetic choice.

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          April 24, 2019 1:45 PM

          NO GUYS THE GAME IS A DISASTER YOU HEARD IT FIRST RIGHT HERE ON SHACKNEWS

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      April 24, 2019 10:48 AM

      The cutscenes are 30fps in all of the games so that they can look cinematic and is an aesthetic choice according to ed boon

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      April 24, 2019 12:38 PM

      Guys, I didn't know this game was a such a hotbed of political debate. And I don't mean the modern equivalent of Jack Thompson trying to ban violent video games. Apparently some of the less desirable corners of the internet think this game is... "Too woke"? Jax's Tower ending (he time travels and puts and end to slavery before it starts) and now they removed Johnny Cage's "OK" hand gesture because it could be perceived as racist. The last one I had to look up because I didn't know it was a thing. Side note: that was a helluva ride.

      Anyway, I'm wondering if this has anything to do with Steam review bombs because that's pretty much the MRA Gamergater's modus operandi.

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        April 24, 2019 1:47 PM

        I'm sure it is. There were (perhaps still is) posts on there saying they were going to review bomb it because "reasons".

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        April 24, 2019 1:47 PM

        If they're having that much fun with the endings I definitely have to pick this up.

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        April 24, 2019 1:52 PM

        haha that's awesome. also every single one of those people are idiots

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      April 24, 2019 1:31 PM

      I'm not gonna lie I'm just straight up weirded out by how insanely sadistic and morbid the fatalities are. I guess I thought the same with the original MK, but this is just another level.

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        April 24, 2019 1:44 PM

        you are either on board with it or you are not.

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      April 24, 2019 1:51 PM

      Steam users continue to complain should be the end of the article.

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