NetherRealm Studios surprised a lot of fans last week with its latest downloadable reveal trailer for Injustice 2. While many were initially disappointed with a second Mortal Kombat character being added to the roster, many appeared to accept the addition once Raiden’s over-the-top super move was revealed along with the alternative Black Lightning premier skin. While the thunder god isn’t scheduled to arrive until October, NetherRealm released update 1.09, which not only addresses a number of issues with the game, but also paves the way for Raiden’s addition.

In addition to numerous gameplay, design, and character-specific changes, the Injustice 2 update also addresses a number of issues with the new Legendary Multiverse Portals that were introduced into the game earlier this month. Seven additional characters now have access to these unique events including Black Adam, Brainiac, Catwoman, Deadshot, Flash, Scarecrow, and Supergirl.

Intended to be played by the most hardcore of fans, the high requirements needed to access these unique events have been lowered a little. Thusly, the number of minutes fans are required to play Injustice 2 have been reduced from 3,000 and 7,000 to 1,000 and 3,000. Those interested can find update 1.09’s patch notes in full further below.

General Gameplay fixes

Note: some of these changes are live today (*)

  • General stability and Online stability improvements
  • Move list corrections and improvements to AI logic
  • Increased the Base Stats on Legendary items
  • Legendary Multiverse Portals are now available for Black Adam, Brainiac, Catwoman, Deadshot, Flash, Scarecrow, and Supergirl
  • Reduced the ‘minutes played with’ requirements in Legendary Multiverse Events from 3000 & 7000 to 1000 & 3000 respectively*
  • The ‘sacrifice gear’ requirements in Legendary Multiverse Events now uses Rare or Epic items*
  • Fixes and Tweaks to some Character Tutorials
  • When you are hit during the recovery frames of a move or an attack the gameplay message will display ‘Punish’ instead of ‘Counter’ where applicable
  • Added dynamic shadows to some character items which were missing them
  • Adjusted the hit region of bomb type Environment Interactions
  • Fixed rare bug that could some attacks to have abnormal recovery when hitting Flash while he has Speed Zone character power active with specific timing

Stage Specific Fixes

  • Arkham Asylum – Fixed a bug which allowed the bus door interaction to sometimes be swung towards in the wrong direction
  • Atlantis – Fix a rare bug when using the console slam interaction which could result in the opponent being out of the environment boundaries
  • Metropolis – Fixed a bug that could allow movement outside of the environment boundaries after using electronic sign interaction under certain circumstances
  • Red Sun Prison – Fixed an issue with gadget and power characters being able to use a console interaction at the same time causing a misaligned hit region
  • Red Sun Prison – The cooldown on laser interaction will no longer sometimes immediately reset when interrupted
  • Red Sun Prison – Fixed a visual bug causing the laser interaction’s effects to become misaligned when repeatedly interrupted
  • Red Sun Prison – Superman will now still be in the background prison if Bizarro Premier skin is used

Character Specific Fixes

  • Aquaman – Fixed a bug that could cause his trident to briefly appear in the wrong hand after missing with a some Environment Interactions
  • Bane – Legendary Straight Damage Augment now causes damage that scales based on total health. The amount is now 5% for Venom level 1, 12% for Venom level 2, and 25% for Venom level 3
  • Black Manta – Fixes to Character Tutorial*
  • Black Manta – Fixed a bug which was causing the stat scaling on a few Rare quality items to roll higher than intended*
  • Blue Beetle – Fixed a bug allowing Legendary Character Power meter to sometimes keep recharging when not intended
  • Captain Cold – Fixed a rare bug that allowed characters dying from Frozen Tips damage under certain circumstances to leave arena boundaries
  • Darkseid – Fixed a bug that could cause Explosive Parademon to spawn in the foreground in rare circumstances
  • Dr Fate – Fixed visual effects following Dr. Fate if he is punished by a cross-up after missing with his Supermove
  • Deadshot – Fix a bug which could result in a lingering empty clip from his end of round win animation
  • Firestorm – Fixed an issue with the hit region on Heat Wave (Away + Hard) against some crouching characters
  • Red Hood – Fixed a bug which was causing the stat scaling on a few Rare quality items to roll higher than intended*
  • Supergirl – Fixed a bug causing cancelling into Air Lasers and buffering down or back to cost double Character Power meter when input with a specific timing
  • Superman – (Away + Light) and (Towards + Medium, Down + Light) are no longer throw immune for part of their recovery frames
  • Superman – Super Breath no longer becomes throw immune when Meter Burned
  • Superman – Intro Cinematics will now play correctly when the full “House El” Epic Gear Set was worn along with the Bizarro Premier Skin
  • Starfire – Fixed a bug which was causing the stat scaling on a few Rare quality items to roll higher than intended*
  • Sub-Zero – Fixed a bug which was causing the stat scaling on a few Rare quality items to roll higher than intended*
  • Swamp Thing – Fix to some lingering visual effects when (Away + Hard) and Bio-Fission MeterBurn are interrupted
  • Swamp Thing – Abigail’s Garden visual effects will now work correctly against Starfire
  • Swamp Thing – Fixed bug causing Harley Quinn to face the wrong way when losing a round to Abigail’s Garden damage while performing Tantrum Stance

NetherRealm Studios still hasn’t revealed Raiden’s official launch date, but he is expected to arrive sometime in the first two weeks of October. In terms of Black Lightning, the studio is giving Ultimate Edition owners a special treat, as the premier skin will be available to use right out of the gate. Everyone else can unlock the skin by spending source crystals in game.

Injustice 2 is available now on PS4 and Xbox One.

Source: WB Games