Mortal Kombat 1 patch notes introduce new finishing moves and challenge towers

Mortal Kombat 1 patch notes introduce new finishing moves and challenge towers
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NetherRealm Studios has released their Mortal Kombat 1 day one patch notes, and some of the most significant changes included with this update are the addition of more finishing moves, enhancements to the story finale and final boss, as well as the introduction of Season 1 content into the game.

Naturally, the inclusion of more finishers ahead of the Mortal Kombat 1 release date is an exciting prospect since these moves, in addition to the Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities, will allow you to show even less mercy to other players competitively. Unfortunately, the developers haven’t revealed exactly what these finishers are called or what they will look like, so you’ll just have to find out for yourself as you play the game.

Of course, these aren’t the only improvements arriving with these Mortal Kombat 1 patch notes, as NetherRealm Studios has also made “substantial revisions and polish on various encounters,” along with rebalancing boss fights and adding challenge towers to the gateway mesa. Surprisingly enough, the developers have also created a completely separate set of patch notes for the Switch version of the game, which contain fewer changes than its console counterpart.

If you’re playing on the Nintendo handheld console, the latest update should finally allow you to use complete tutorials, fatality practice, and practice mode. These patch notes have also enabled additional character/Kameo roster, additional arenas, customization, and the whole story campaign, so you’ll finally get the full gory experience. If you want to see all of the improvements for yourself, you can check them out below.

Mortal Kombat 1 patch notes PS5 and Xbox Series X|S


  • General bug fixes
  • Added and fleshed out accessibility options
  • Character polish and tuning pass
  • Added numerous additional finishing moves
  • Improved and refined UI to include additional new options


  • Substantial revisions and polish on various encounters
  • General UI Improvements
  • General bug fixes
  • Rebalanced boss fights
  • Adjusted mesa progression
  • Added Season 1 content
  • Added challenge towers in the gateway mesa


  • Improvements to the movie player
  • Visual polish to numerous scenes
  • Tuning of the story finale and final boss
  • 4k resolution movies added


  • Improvements to matchmaking
  • Bug fixes to online modes

Mortal Kombat 1 patch notes Nintendo Switch


  • Enables additional character/kameo roster, additional arenas, and kustomization
  • Enables full tutorials, fatality practice, practice mode
  • Enables Towers and Tournament modes
  • General bug fixes


  • Enables full story campaign


  • Enables online gameplay

As always, you can check out both sets of patch notes through NetherRealm’s console and Switch announcements. Alternatively, you can take a look at our guides on how to do a fatality in Mortal Kombat 1, how to do a brutality in Mortal Kombat 1, and Mortal Kombat 1 characters.