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Mortal Kombat 11 update adds crossplay on PS4, Xbox One

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Officially, it’s ‘krossplay’

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Scorpion slices Raiden with a sword in a screenshot from Mortal Kombat 11 Image: NetherRealm Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

A surprise update for Mortal Kombat 11 will bring crossplay support to the game, but the feature is currently limited to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NetherRealm’s fighting game. NetherRealm and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment say they are testing out the feature that will put players into a cross-platform matchmaking pool for online brawls.

The feature is not yet live, but when crossplay is enabled for Mortal Kombat 11, it will be limited to Online Kasual game modes and available in designated Krossplay Online rooms. NetherRealm says crossplay is “currently in beta form.”

Here’s how it works, according to WB Games’ Mortal Kombat 11 Krossplay FAQ:

If a player has the Krossplay feature toggle on, they can play against others on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One in two ways:

Whenever players matchmake in Online Kasual modes, the game will now look for the best match across prospective PlayStation 4 and Xbox players.

Designated Krossplay Online Rooms will provide a central location for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players to manually meet up and fight against other players on opposite platforms in Online Kasual game modes. Please note, friends on opposite platforms will need coordinate outside of the game ecosystem, then meet up in a specific Krossplay Online Room to play against each other.

Mortal Kombat 11’s Krossplay feature will not support Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, or Windows PC at this time, WB says. MK11 joins a growing roster of games that support cross-platform play, including Rocket League, Fortnite, Minecraft, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

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