Mortal Kombat 1 Finally Lets You Pin Kombos

Mortal Kombat 1 just released a new update that finally lets you pin kombos to the HUD, something fans have been asking for since the early access period in September. It was a staple feature in MKX, Injustice 2, and MK11, so its absence in MK1 was confusing, to say the least.



We knew the feature was coming because, earlier this month, Ed Boon tweeted, “We kontinue to listen. Let’s keep the lines of communication open to make MK1 the best game it can be!” @Xavier1415 replied, asking for the option to pin kombos, to which Boon responded, “We will certainly look into this.” Luckily, it didn’t take too long for that request to bear fruit.

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Now, if you open up the kombo and moves list, you can pin a certain number to your screen when you’re playing, so that you don’t have to constantly open menus to memorise attacks. That’ll make for more fluid gameplay that’s also a lot more beginner-friendly.

Aside from being able to pin kombos, the newest update lets you toggle a ping/connection indicator via Online Options. You can also mute voice chat and microphone in the Audio and Pause Menu Settings, hopefully curbing those awkward domestic arguments that keep going viral. Maybe don’t air your dirty laundry while you’re in the Kombat League, yeah?

Meanwhile, NetherRealm has “Fixed cases where the yellow notification for new items would not clear”. There’s also a vague note of “general gameplay bug fixes”, but it’s unclear what that means. We do know that Cyrax has been nerfed at least, as their spin attack now uses up a whole Kameo bar, something the community is ecstatic about. Maybe we’ll finally see a better variety of Kameos online.

In other Mortal Kombat news, Reptile actor Andrew Morgado has let slip that Terminator 2’s T-1000 is coming to the game in future DLC. He mentioned that the character will be played by his original actor, Robert Patrick, corroborating datamined voice lines from Peacemaker (who is in the first Kombat Pack) where he says an unknown character looks just like his dad. Patrick, for context, played Peacemaker’s father in the TV show.

Since the first Kombat Pack’s characters will be released through the end of the year and into 2024, it’ll be a while before any of the DLC leaks like Ghostface and T-1000 come to fruition, but at least we have a clue as to who could be joining the roster.

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