The much-criticized Switch port of Mortal Kombat 1 has received its first major patch which aims to fix basically everything at this point. If you missed it, the Switch port made the news a few weeks back due to its wonky visuals, poor performance and generally bad gameplay. If anything, Mortal Kombat 1 on Switch has become an internet meme – a reference to the header image above.
NetherRealm’s Ted Boon even spoke out about the port stating he wasn’t happy with how it turned out. He followed up by promising it would be fixed. The first patch has arrived and it is pretty huge.
According to users, a 27GB update was deployed for Mortal Kombat 1 which is basically the same size as the game itself. I would not be surprised if Saber Interactive, the team behind the Switch port, just redeployed a new improved game at this rate. With that file size, that is likely the case.
SwitchUp on Twitter claims that the 27GB file is indeed a reinstall of Mortal Kombat 1. This will likely affect all users who pick up the game going forward. If you purchase the physical edition, you’ll also need to redownload the entire game.
While the Mortal Kombat 1 Switch port patch notes aren’t as detailed as we expected, it does list the various improvements as a general outline of what to expect. The patch also adds Season 1 of Invasions to Mortal Kombat 1.
Mortal Kombat 1 Switch Patch Notes
- Season 1 of Invasions
- Gameplay balance changes
- Leaderboard fixes
- Visual improvements and general bug fixes
- Performance improvements
- Loading time improvements
- Stability fixes
- Localization fixes
These patch notes were found on the official Mortal Kombat 1 site which details all current patches for all platforms. The most recent PS5 and Xbox patch, for example, is also there from 27 September.
Mortal Kombat 1 is out now for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Switch. In my review, I discuss how the game isn’t as grand as it seems. In fact, it is a rather shallow and watered-down fighter which fails to live up to its previous entries.