'Mortal Kombat X' Patch Wipes PC Game Save Files, Developers Pull Update From Steam Until Fixed

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated May 06, 2015 11:04 AM EDT
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Just yesterday we reported on upcoming Mortal Kombat X patches that were meant to improve the game on multiple platforms, but something has gone terribly wrong on PC.

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NetherRealm spoke about planned updates in a Twitch stream yesterday, claiming a new PC patch would make several fixes to the game. That patch did release later in the day, only for players to find that it was wiping save files.

It didn't take long for the developers to pull the patch back offline entirely once the reports started coming in, posting the following to the game's Steam page:

"We are temporarily removing the patch until we can pinpoint the cause of save data loss. We are actively working on this and will keep everyone posted as we work towards a fix. We sincerely apologize for this disruption."

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That bug is a pretty unfortunate one, which hopefully didn't affect too many players. The patch will return eventually, though, and here's what it will bring back to the game:

- General improvements to matchmaking, performance, online stability, multiplayer invites, gameplay fixes and balances, various Kombat Kard fixes, WB Play fixes, bug fixes.

- Added the free Klassic Sub-Zero costume.
-Display drivers should no longer crash during online play.
-A crash will no longer occur after a full rotation of players in the lobby during Round Robin matches.
-Fixed a crash that some users experienced during the first QTE in the story.
-Game no longer crashes when players attempt to join a game through Steam or in a room.
-Fixed startup crash on high end systems (those with > 8 cores).
-Fixed a crash that would occur during recorded match playback.
-Save data safety check to try to eliminate save data loss.
-Fix to prevent save game data from being corrupted while closing the game.
-Walk away animations now appear at the end of the character selection process.
-The levers in Shao Khan's Tomb will now activate.
-Shinnok's Flick Trick Fatality no longer experiences a significant framerate drop.
-Functionality is no longer lost while watching a match replay.
-Pre-game lobbies will populate 10 players into Faction Battle matches.
-Kombat Kards will now display correct Icons, Backgrounds, and Borders in a KOTH match.
-Fatality inputs no longer change into QTE inputs during in Online Tower Battles.
-Game no longer desynchronizes when a player selects a character that their opponent has not unlocked.
-D'Vorah's cape no longer moves when she's killed.
-Game no longer freezes when opponent in online closes the game.
-Title remains responsive while story cinematics are loading.
-Fixed leaderboards and kombat kards not updating past the top players.
-After entering Replays with the controller the Player can use the keyboard when watching a replay from an online match.
-Loading screens now display before progress bar fills up.
-Diagonal arrows are shown instead of keys when Alternate Control is enabled.
-Sometimes saving a Custom1 preset displayed as being saved for Custom1-4 in the character select and pause menu controls screens.
-The UI arrows will now switch sides on a tagged move when the character switched position with his opponent.
-Chat room names will now display properly (instead of SteamIDs.)
-Fixed input callouts when switching between keyboard and USB controller after entering a KOTH match.
-Additional graphical fidelity options.

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