A patch has arrived … but desync issues remain.

Mortal Kombat 1 received an update yesterday, addressing an issue plaguing console players. For some time, those queuing into a Kombat League match were met with a “desync” error that would kick them out of the game. The Mortal Kombat 1 patch notes for the January 12 update state that the update should have fixed the ongoing issue, but many report the opposite. 

Complete Mortal Kombat 1 patch notes for the January 12 update

The latest update went live on January 12 alongside a post on X by the game’s official account. It was meant to address the following issues:

  • Fixed a desync that occurs during Kombat League sets.
  • Adjusted the timing of the match found audio cue.

Regardless of the platform, desync errors have run rampant in Mortal Kombat 1. Ed Boon even mentioned desyncing on December 20, as seen in the post above.

While the January 12 patch notes list this issue as resolved, that is not the case. Many users on Reddit and X have reported continued desync problems after installing the update. 

Ongoing MK1 desync issue explained

This issue only affects Kombat League players, particularly on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. However, desync reports date back to when the game launched in September 2023. To summarize what occurs, players will suddenly disconnect from a match, causing them to lose Kombat League points and patience. 

NetherRealm’s latest Mortal Kombat 1 patch notes state that they have fixed the issue. Unfortunately, PlayStation and Xbox players have similarly reported that desyncs still happen frequently. 

With the latest Kameo due on January 16 and crossplay due soon, players hope to see desyncs become a thing of the past. Ultimately, we will have to wait and see how NetherRealm addresses these problems that have negatively affected Mortal Kombat 1 gameplay for some time.

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