After a series of hotfixes were released to fix issues on the fly, the folks at NetherRealm Studios have busted out a major patch for Mortal Kombat X that includes numerous changes, the most important of which has to do with an improvement to their legacy controller support. Of course, there’s also a long list of character adjustments that competitors will want to take note of.
First off, legacy controller functionality. As some of you probably know, the way in which NetherRealm implemented Lab Zero Games’ PlayStation 3 driver for PlayStation 4 was…less than optimal. Players were forced to keep the console’s native controllers connected in order to use their older arcade sticks, meaning there needed to be two DualShocks available in order to play with a friend even if they weren’t going to be used. Now, Mortal Kombat X uses the driver as it was originally intended, allowing users to shut off the respective DualShock controllers after syncing their older peripherals.
Apart from that, there are also new brutalities to discover, so start doing weird shit in your matches to find out what they are! A full list of character adjustments can be found below.
This patch is currently available on PlayStation 4 and will make its way to Xbox One within the next few hours.
Due to the proximity of this release to Community Effort Orlando 2015 this weekend, organizer Alex Jebailey is currently gathering feedback from the community on whether or not it should be in place when the tournament rolls around. Stay tuned for more details when a decision is made.