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Mortal Kombat 1 June Patch removes the 30fps cap on PC for in-engine cut-scenes and fatalities

Now here is a pleasant surprise. NetherRealm Studios and QLOC released the June Update for Mortal Kombat 1 which, among other things, removes the 30fps cap from the PC version.

Going into more details, PC gamers can now enable a new experimental 60fps mode. This mode will allow all in-engine cut-scenes and fatalities to run at 60fps. However, all the pre-rendered videos will still be at 30fps. Moreover, this mode is only available in Offline Mode. While playing Online, this 60fps Mode will be disabled. NetherRealm claims that it has decided to disable it during Online Matches to avoid stability issues.

Nevertheless, this is great news. One of my biggest issues with the game was the 30fps lock during fatalities or X-Ray moves. So, it’s at least good to now have the option to enjoy them at 60fps.

The June Title Update also fixes several issues where players could get out of sync during online games. It also changes the camera movement when Homelander, Omni-Man, or Peacemaker are interrupted or hit high up off the screen.

Naturally, this patch also comes with a number of balance tweaks for pretty much all characters. You can find all these tweaks and changes below.

Like always, Steam will download this update the next time you launch its client. Do note that this update is quite big (around 9GB in size). Below you can also find its complete changelog.

Mortal Kombat 1 June Patch Notes

PC Steam & Epic Games Store

  • Added a new Graphics Setting to increase the 30 FPS lock on certain sections to 60 FPS, which is intended for users with High-End Hardware
    • The new setting to enable this is accessed via Main Menu > Settings > Graphics > Experimental > 60 FPS Mode: OFF (Default)/ON
    • Note that this setting will not affect pre-rendered movies and will be automatically disabled during Online Matches to avoid stability issues

General Fixes & Adjustments

  • Fixed several desyncs that could occur during online play if the game had been hot-fixed
  • Adjusted camera behavior when Homelander, Omni-Man, or Peacemaker are interrupted or hit high off screen

Character Specific Adjustments

  • Main Fighters
    • Reptile
      • Fixed damage scaling on Force Ball when not enhanced
    • Peacemaker
      • Human Torpedo & Enhanced Human Torpedo now hits High
      • Reduced base health value to 650 (from 700)
    • Homelander
      • Fixed canceling into Flight when grounded more than once in a kombo not consuming Super Meter
      • Fixed Jump Attacks during Flight be able to be canceled into Flight on block
      • Fixed not being able to breaker God Complex & Enhanced God Complex
      • Improved Punching Down linking into God Complex & Enhanced God Complex from Flight when it hits opponent near the top
      • Fixed issue that could result in Homelander sliding on the ground sometimes when God Complex from Flight was canceled from certain heights
      • Fixed rare issue that could result in Homelander sliding on the ground sometimes when God Complex from Flight was performed just as flight was about to time out
      • Fixed rare instances of some juggle kombos sometimes behaving slightly differently against Homelander with specific timing
      • The following attacks can no longer be parried by Dirty Trick
        • Kitana – Fancy Strike (Away + Front Punch)
        • Rain – Tide (Away + Back Punch) & It Pours (Back Punch, Front Punch, Front Punch, Back Punch)
        • Reptile – Kneet Trick (Towards + Back Punch, Front Kick)
        • Sindel – Shear Genius (Towards + Front Punch) & Off The Top (Away + Back Punch, Front Kick, Back Punch)
        • Ermac – Dragged Under (Front Kick, Back Kick)
        • Peacemaker – Gutshot (Away + Back Kick) & Pinky Toermenter (Down + Back Kick)
        • Quan Chi – Skeleton Jacker (Towards + Back Punch, Front Punch)
      • The following attacks can now be parried by Dirty Trick
        • Ashrah – God’s/Demon’s Wrath & Dark/Light Ascension
        • Baraka – Baraka Barrage, Stab Stab, & Chop Chop
        • Havik – Twisted Torso
        • Kenshi – Quick Slice (Jump Front Punch in Sento Stance), Upper Gash (Jump Back Punch in Sento Stance), Ancestral Guard, Soaring Sento, & Teamwork
        • Kung Lao – Kung-Kussion & Shaolin Shimmy
        • General Shao – Power Strike
        • Smoke – Vicious Vapors & Smoke Bomb
        • Peacemaker – Coming Through! (Towards + Back Kick, Front Punch)
        • Homelander – Grounding Fist from (Air) Diabolical Dash & Soaring Strike from Diabolical Dash
  • Kameo Fighters
    • Cyrax
      • Fixed canceling into Horizontal Kopter Chopper from Kopter Chopper not using Kameo Meter
    • Khameleon
      • Reduced pushback on block of first 2 hits of Roll & slightly reduced the pushback on block of the last hit
      • Reduced base health value to 250 (from 300)
    • Janet Cage
      • Slightly increased combo damage scaling on Hop Punch & Hop Skip Punch