Announcing Mortal Kombat 1’s online stress test, the official MK Twitter account seems to suggest that 2v2 brawls will return.
Earlier this month, NetherRealm and Warner Bros. finally confirmed that the studio’s next game would be Mortal Kombat 1, a timeline reset taking place in the new universe of Fire God Liu Kang. The reveal trailer was bloody and revealed a few returning characters, but didn’t tell us much about how the game would play out. The Mortal Kombat website has done most of the hard work by checking out “new fighting systems” and new games. Mods and Kameo Fighters system.
We haven’t yet officially heard what this new mode is or what constitutes a “new combat system,” but the official Mortal Kombat Twitter may have given it one. Yesterday’s account confirmed that there will be an online stress test for Mortal Kombat 1 in the near future.It gives players a chance to try out the game’s 1v1 mode for the first time and earn money on the server.
Stress tests are common in most online games these days, but notice how I specifically mentioned the 1v1 mode. That’s exactly what the Mortal Kombat Twitter account did in a follow-up tweet.“This test prioritizes online 1v1 matches. A Warner Bros. Games account is required to participate.”
The phrase suggests there are other modes in the game where you can fight 2 or more fighters, alluding to the return of 2v2 in 2009’s Mortal Kombat. This has been pointed out by Maximilian Dood.“Most interesting tweet of the day. If 1v1 comes first…
If you want to be smart, this tweet can tell you that the stress test is focused on the game’s main fighting mode and won’t feature any additional bells or whistles like minigames or character creation. As if referring to some kind of tag mode. This certainly aligns with the reveal trailer highlighting the rivalry and bond between the two, like Scorpion and Sub-Zero.
At least this tweet seems to confirm that the mysterious Kameo Fighters are optional and won’t be included in 1v1 matches. We haven’t seen the mechanic in action yet, but it’s already raised a few eyebrows from the Mortal Kombat community, so it’s good to know that it has the potential to be at least a separate mode.
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