Mortal Kombat 1 crossplay explained

NetherRealm Studios has just confirmed that Mortal Kombat 1 crossplay will not be present at launch, but will support this much-requested feature soon.

Mortal Kombat 1 crossplay: Johnny Cage wears sunglasses and a long-sleeved gray shirt, pointing at himself with a smug smirk on his face

Does Mortal Kombat 1 have crossplay? In the modern era of fighting games, there are a few features that many players expect to come as standard. While not as essential as being fun to play or having a decent rollback-based net code, another important factor is to grow a healthy player base via crossplay. With this feature, those on platforms with fewer players can still reliably find matches against players around the world.

Being able to play Mortal Kombat 1 in matches against friends on different devices is the dream. After all, some may want to play the game as their favorite Mortal Kombat 1 characters but can’t afford to spend money on a PC gaming rig. So, as the Mortal Kombat 1 release date draws near, with the Mortal Kombat 1 early access coming even sooner, here’s everything you need to know about Mortal Kombat 1 crossplay and whether or not it’s possible.

Tweet from official Mortal Kombat account describing how Mortal Kombat 1 crossplay will not be available initially

Will Mortal Kombat 1 have crossplay at launch?

No, Mortal Kombat 1 crossplay will not be available at launch between Steam and Epic Games Store versions, as well as PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch. This was confirmed by NetherRealm Studios via a post on the game’s X feed, formerly known as Twitter.

When will Mortal Kombat have crossplay?

In the post announcing the news, NetherRealm Studios does not say exactly when to expect Mortal Kombat crossplay but that the team is “hard at work at implementing the feature into the game.” At this time, we can’t say for sure if all available platforms will be supported by crossplay or if cross-save will also be a factor.

So it looks like we’ll have to wait a while for Mortal Kombat crossplay, but as soon as it arrives, we’ll be sure to give you the rundown on how the fighting game‘s crossplay works and what devices it works for. In the meantime, do make sure you check out the Mortal Kombat 1 system requirements to ensure you get the best frame rates.