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Mortal Kombat XL now available on PC

The 'Kombat Pack' DLC for the original release have been discounted, paving an easy upgrade path for early adopters.


Developer QLOC and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the immediate availability of Mortal Kombat XL on Steam for $39.99.

Originally developed by NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat X (incidentally the 10th MK title) released for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 in April 2015. The XL edition was developed by QLOC, and collects all the extra characters, skins, and miscellaneous content bundled in the "Kombat Pack" DLCs.

Those who bought MKX but have yet to purchase one or more Kombat Packs, you can get them at a discounted price on Steam. Kombat Pack 1 is on sale for $5 and contains MK4's alumnus Tanya, new character Tremor, and horror-movie stars Jason Vorhees and the Predator. Kombat Pack 2 costs $10 and includes Triborg, an amalgam of MK3's cybernetic combatants; plus MK5 fighter Bo'Rai Cho, and movie monsters Leatherface and the Xenomorph from Aliens.

The PC version of Mortal Kombat XL serves as a sort of mea culpa from Warner Bros. and NetherRealm. Upon its launch last April, MKX on Steam was riddled with bugs that rendered it unplayable for many consumers. It was the first swing in a one-two-punch combo of mangled PC releases for the publisher, followed by Batman: Arkham Knight in June, which was so mangled that WB delisted it for nearly four months until Rocksteady could straighten out its myriad issues.

If you steered clear of MKX on PC due to its instability, consider diving into MKXL. Shacknews awarded the original release an 8 out of 10, saying: "The new characters, stages, and gory Fatalities all maintain the same Mortal Kombat feel we've come to expect since the previous game. Variations give characters more flexibility and dimension, while the interactive stages play as much into fighting strategies as combos and special moves. There might not be any Friendships involved, but this is Mortal Kombat at its bloody best, and it's a blast to to tear opponents open."

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    October 4, 2016 12:51 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Mortal Kombat XL now available on PC

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      October 4, 2016 2:10 PM

      And if you are wondering where the link to the game is, you can try here:

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      October 4, 2016 2:26 PM

      MKXL + KP2 owns on the PC I am so happy right now \m/ :)

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        October 4, 2016 3:04 PM

        So is the netcode improvement and all that a free upgrade for X owners?

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        October 4, 2016 3:12 PM

        ... How did you get that too work?!?! I got MKX and I cannot get it to display properly on my x34 in either 21:9 or 16:9

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          October 4, 2016 3:50 PM

 * I would not use it with a online fight in MP mode *

          Only use this in single player mode or Steam offline mode. I am not sure if there is a anti cheat sniffer in MKX when you play online with people and it would consider it. Even though this adds no advantage what so ever it just draws more of the level LFT and RHT.

          - Basically set the resolution in game save then shutdown the game.
          - load the app then boot MKX back up

          * again I have to stress don't use this in online fights I don't want you to get a banned Steam account, I have not tried that. *

          I know the guy personally who wrote this app over many years, the app is 1000% legit.

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      October 4, 2016 2:32 PM


    • rms legacy 10 years legacy 20 years mercury super mega
      October 4, 2016 3:21 PM

      Are these fighting games pretty much unplayable w/o a fightgame controller? I'm assuming a 360 controller just won't cut it

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        October 4, 2016 5:14 PM

        it's a matter of personal preference. Hell, the guy who won Street Fighter IV at EVO a couple years ago used a PS1 pad.

        All that being said, MKX is pretty pad friendly.

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