Ed Boon, the maestro behind the epic Mortal Kombat 1 at NetherRealm Studios, is turning to the gaming community to set the stage for some jaw-dropping new features.

Since its blockbuster launch in September, Mortal Kombat 1 has been a whirlwind of updates and thrills, and it’s about to get even wilder with the impending debut of the game’s first DLC fighter, Omni-Man, arriving next week. But here’s the scoop: Boon is ready to spill the beans on the exciting extras in the pipeline, and he’s got his eye on fans for some crucial feedback.

In a recent social media blast, Boon made an electrifying announcement to all Mortal Kombat 1 players, revealing that NetherRealm Studios is in the lab, concocting a potent brew of new features to jazz up the game’s online multiplayer action. While he kept mum on the exact release dates, Boon tantalized gamers with a juicy lineup of potential upgrades: crossplay, a ping filter, a WiFi filter, and a game-changing update to the Ranked mode, shifting it to a thrilling best two-out-of-three format. But that’s not all! Boon went the extra mile, setting up a poll to let players decide which feature should be the star of the show.

Check out Boon’s tweet that got the Mortal Kombat 1 world buzzing:


“We are working on additional online features for MK1. Can’t announce any dates/specifics at the moment. Which feature would you like to see the most/first?”

And the fans have spoken! It seems that the majority of Mortal Kombat 1 players are hungry for crossplay to hit the scene ASAP. Crossplay, a beloved feature from Mortal Kombat 11, had gamers convinced it would be a launch-day treat in MK1. Alas, it didn’t make the cut, leaving early adopters craving this vital addition. Currently, the survey orchestrated by Boon has seen a whopping 75% of voters rallying behind crossplay, hinting that we might witness its triumphant arrival in the game sooner rather than later, possibly in the coming weeks or months.

While the exact timeline for these online enhancements remains shrouded in mystery, fans can rest assured that Omni-Man is on the horizon, poised to join the MK1 roster on November 9 for those who’ve grabbed the Kombat Pack or Premium Edition. And for everyone else, mark your calendars because the following week, Omni-Man will be available for standalone purchase on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC digital storefronts.

Mortal Kombat 1 is leveling up, thanks to Ed Boon and the vibrant gaming community who continue to make it a knockout sensation!

Which of the potential new features for Mortal Kombat 1 are you most excited about: crossplay, a ping filter, a WiFi filter, or the update to the Ranked mode? Share your preferences and expectations for these upcoming enhancements in the game in the comments below!

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