Crossplay is coming to Mortal Kombat 1 alongside some other sought-after features for online play. Well, at least for most platforms.
Crossplay between multiple platforms has become the norm in fighting games over recent years, with games adopting the feature either at launch or adding it in time to ensure players can face their friends and family regardless of what hardware they’re using. NetherRealm Studios has announced that its newest game, Mortal Kombat 1, will also be getting this feature soon.
This announcement came in the form of a livestream announcement, where Tyler Lansdown, community manager of NetherRealm Studios and WB Games, confirmed that crossplay is coming. He also gave information on when fans can expect to see this feature implemented, as well as which platforms will be supported.
When is crossplay coming to Mortal Kombat 1?
According to the announcement, crossplay will be added to Mortal Kombat 1 in February 2024. Although an exact date hasn’t been given yet, fans are speculating that the update might be accompanied by a Kombat Pack DLC character.
Through this upcoming feature, players on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC will be able to play with each other. The addition of PC comes as a surprise to many fans as the platform was unsupported by Mortal Kombat 11’s “Krossplay” feature.
A WiFi filter is also coming to Mortal Kombat 1. Through it, players will be able to opt to decline a match against an opponent based on their connection to the opponent, which will be displayed before a matchup becomes official. This will prevent accepting a match, and then having the terrible discovery that the match will be played at 300 ping.
The crossplay feature was announced as part of Mortal Kombat 1’s post-launch plans so fans knew this was coming. With the news now official, fans can start waiting for more information on the confirmed story DLC.
Will Mortal Kombat get crossplay for Nintendo Switch?
Crossplay will not be coming to the Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 1, which means it won’t be possible for Switch players to play with friends from other platforms.
Mortal Kombat 11, the previous entry in the Mortal Kombat series, had crossplay only between Xbox and Playstation players. While PC, Stadia, and Switch players didn’t get the feature, players with the Windows PC version of Mortal Kombat 11 available in the Microsoft Store were able to play with Xbox players.
With Mortal Kombat 1, PC is confirmed to be getting crossplay and there isn’t a Stadia version of the game. This leaves the Nintendo Switch version as the only one to be left without the crossplay feature.