New Mortal Kombat X Patch On PC Erased Save Files


Let me preface this story by saying that this file-affecting patch has already been removed from the developers, but the fact that it went live in the first place is a gross oversight. The recent PC patch for Mortal Kombat X went up earlier today, and players on Steam reported that the update resulted in lost save files. Furthermore, others had resolution issues, with the game launching at tablet-like 1024 x 768 resolutions (even if their monitors, screens and other computer hardware supported higher resolutions).

This means that players lost records for Mortal Kombat X stats like their fatalities, match history and progress in the Krypt. At the time of launch, those who were affected couldn’t even load up backups to recover any lost data. Ironically, the patch was supposed to correct the launch problems coming out of Mortal Kombat X on PC, where players had complained about the game’s terrible netcode. The PC platform release was handled by High Voltage Software, who have already removed the patch from Steam and are working on a fix.

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The misadventures into the ongoing development of the PC version of Mortal Kombat X does nothing to combat the fears the PC gaming community has about its launches. Games like Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Evil Within, Ori and the Blind Forest; it has become a difficult task to trust companies in their ability to get a PC version of their game ready and working at launch. When you consider the fact that digital releases won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, the whole notion of pre-ordering content on them doubly makes little sense when you factor in the very real possibility you can’t even play what you buy properly at launch.

Mortal Kombat X is currently working as intended on PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360.

h/t Kotaku

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