Now available for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Switch, Mortal Kombat 11 already has a planned update to fix some of its more glaring criticisms raised in reviews. Adjustments for both the Crypt and Towers of Time will be hotfixed into the game soon, which is planned to make them feel more rewarding and less difficult, respectively. [ Update: Following some server-side updates made on Tuesday night, NetherRealm held a briefer-than-usual Kombat On Wednesday to discuss the early complaints and outline more of what’s to come. A new update has been released for release later this week but could slip into next week; This will allow modifiers to the blockers to be blockable, among other things. NetherRealm also said it will provide players with a free set of in-game currencies, although it does not have a date for when will arrive.] tweet from studio head Ed Boon recapped the news from the Kombat Kast. It says that the update will address “those super hard times as well as better rewards / economy to be used in the Krypt.” He added that the studio is aiming to have it done within hours rather than days, so depending on when they crack it open, even day-one players may never see these frustrating elements.
Many reviews agreed that the Krypt and Towers were one surprisingly weak spot in an otherwise standout fighting game. GameSpot’s review-in-progress addressed the problematic live content as well.
“I have only seen four days worth of Towers during the pre-release review period, so their behavior and difficulty may well change in the future,” critic Edmond Tran wrote. “I’ll continue to monitor the challenges in the Towers of Time during the week of launch to see whether the feeling of overwhelmingly unbalanced odds continues. While MK11’s” Premium “microtransaction store wasn’t live during the review period, the reliance on Consumable to help even the odds in Towers Of Time, as well as the random nature of their acquisition, certainly makes me curious as to how to spend the game’s virtual currency, ‘Time Krystals,’ when the store goes live . “
The final Kombat also announced the last playable character, Frost. She’s a hidden character who doesn’t appear on the main roster, and is unlocked as you progress through the story mode. She joins and already lengthy roster of Mortal Kombat veterans, recent additions like the Kombat Kids, and new characters including Geras and Cetrion.