NetherRealm Studios’ gruesome fighter Mortal Kombat X has achieved massive success, becoming the fastest selling title in the Mortal Kombat franchise during its first week of release. It hasn’t all been smooth sailing, though, as several early patches were released to address balancing issues, online stability, and, controversially, the patches also reduced the amount of koins rewarded for completing fights in the game’s Tower Mode and made boss battles harder too.
Unfortunately, these two patches didn’t fix the CE-34878-0 bug, which only affected the PS4 version of the game and prevented players from accessing Mortal Kombat X‘s multiplayer mode. The bug forced players to sign in and out of their Sony Entertainment Network accounts multiple times before they could join an online match, but even then some players reported being locked out of multiplayer.
NetherRealm was aware of the issue, though, and in the latest Mortal Kombat X update (patch 1.03) the developer has released a fix for bug CE-34878-0 as well as easy fatality purchases. According to one Reddit user, the game now gives players a pop up after a fight allowing them to choose between buying an easy fatality or performing a normal one.
1.03 patch notes:
Krypt Switches Fix
Sony Entertainment Network account Sign In Fix
Leader Board Fix
Purchasing Easy Fatality Fix
Some PS4 players who have downloaded the patch also say that it was causing the silhouette of Jason Voorhees to show up. Voorhees is being added to the game as part of the Kombat Pack season pass DLC, but he is not supposed to join Mortal Kombat X until April 26th.
But despite the fixes that have been introduced in the game’s first three patches, some fans are upset that NetherRealm has yet to release an update that removes Mortal Kombat X‘s region locking. As was the case with Mortal Kombat 9 and Injustice: Gods Among Us, the region locking prevents players on PlayStation from battling against international opponents online. NetherRealm has yet to explain why the region locking exists but judging by these sign in issues, it may be part of broader problems that the developer has been having with PlayStation consoles.
It doesn’t appear that patch 1.03 has included a free skin either. Series co-creator Ed Boon promised fans on Twitter that each patch would come with a free skin (patch 1.02 included Klassic Sub-Zero) so perhaps free skins are only offered when Mortal Kombat X‘s patches are rolled out on all platforms.