PC Users Reporting Issues with Streaming Install Feature of Mortal Kombat X on Steam

on April 15, 2015 11:08 AM

After a much-anticipated wait, the cries of “FINISH HIM” and “FATALITY” can be heard all over this week as Mortal Kombat X is unleashed to the masses, though PC users looking to jump into the action have been reporting issues with the game’s installation and pre-loading features.

Users of Mortal Kombat X through Steam have been reporting numerous issues with the title’s pre-loading functionality, with Steam testing a “streaming install” feature where, much like the PS4’s pre-loading functionality, users could pre-load the first 3GB of core game data while the rest of the title would be downloaded in the background.

In practice, this would allow players to still play certain parts of the game (such as tutorials and single-player modes) while the rest of the game downloads, though numerous users on Steam’s forums have been reporting issues with Mortal Kombat X due to the streaming install feature, such as missing/unplayable characters, modes not being available for play, crashing, and more.

Developer NetherRealm Studios took to Twitter assuring players that the studio is “aware of issues with PC and are working closely with Steam to resolve it,” with a Steam Community Forum posting updates on fixes and helping players experiencing installation issues and problems.

In the latest post on the forum, Steam’s Community Forum for the title assured that “Mortal Kombat X should now be able to download and have access to the full game” at this time, though the service does urge that users “still experiencing problems with missing characters or Story Mode” to close their Steam client and restart the program. Issues with online multiplayer are being actively looked at and both Steam and NetherRealm Studios are looking to “resolve these issues as quickly as possible.”

Mortal Kombat X is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, and Android – the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the title are expected to release later in 2015.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.
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