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Mortal Kombat 1 Multiplayer Guide

Although the series is known for being a complete package with single-player options (and Mortal Kombat 1 is no exception), there may come a time when...

Claire Jackson Sept 17, 2023
Mortal Kombat 1 Multiplayer Guide

Although the series is known for being a complete package with single-player options (and Mortal Kombat 1 is no exception), there may come a time when you want to try your luck online. Playing online is a big part of what keeps fighting games alive over time.

The multiplayer mode of Mortal Kombat 1 offers a variety of online modes to cater to different preferences. Whether you prefer a more casual experience or strive to climb up the rankings, you will find something suitable for you. However, the various options can be initially confusing, so we will explain them all in this guide.

Kasual Versus (Normal Matches)

Mortal Kombat 1 Multiplayer Guide

If you want to fight without worrying about winning or losing points, Kasual Versus is the right place for you. Simply select the option, and matchmaking will find an opponent for you. Then, choose your character and your Kameo.

Please note that the other player may have a significantly different rank and/or profile level than you.

After finishing a match, you can quickly start a rematch by selecting the first option on the results screen. You can have as many rematches as you like, as long as the other player agrees as well.

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Here you will also find "King of the Hill," a mode where you are part of a group of up to eight players, and the top two in the list will be seen fighting.

As the name suggests, the one who wins will be the king and will continue to play even after a loss.

Whenever you are at the end of a match, whether as a fighter or spectator, you can give the winner zero to ten respect points. These points do not provide any additional in-game rewards, and you cannot convert them into currency - they are purely for show.

Kombat League (Ranked Matches)

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If you're ready to showcase your skills against other experienced Mortal Kombat 1 players and improve your playstyle, the Kombat League is your preferred option. Here, you'll battle for points that will determine your rank.

In general, fighting games use this mode to match you up against players with "similar" skills. However, this doesn't always work as expected, and this has been a particular issue in earlier MK titles.

Just like in the previous installment, MK 11, the ranks you can encounter are as follows, from the one with the fewest points to the one with the most:

  • Apprentice
  • Kombatant
  • Warrior
  • Champion
  • Master
  • Grand Master
  • Demi God
  • God
  • Elder God

Each rank will reward you with various items, such as specific pieces of equipment, seasonal credits, profile banners, and profile backgrounds. Warrior, Grandmaster, and Elder God ranks will also grant you a unique color palette for your fighters.

Both your battles in "Kasual Versus" and the "Kombat League" will award you experience points towards your profile level, fighter mastery rank, and Kameo rank.

There is currently a locked option called "Warrior Shrine" which will be "coming soon." We will update this guide once we know more about it.

How To Play With Friends

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Who wouldn't want to execute some impressive deadly strikes against a friend's character and show them who's in charge? Of course, you can play Mortal Kombat 1 with friends in various game modes.

For offline modes, you can play Private Versus and Tournament. The latter is a mode that has specific rules associated with competitions.

If your friends don't live nearby or can't come to your place, don't worry. You can also play online Kasual Matches and even "King of the Hill" with them. Just enter the modes, and a window will automatically appear, prompting you to invite users.

Does Mortal Kombat 1 Have Crossplay?


At the time of writing this article, Mortal Kombat 1 does not support crossplay. This means that you cannot play with friends or strangers who have the game on different platforms.

Fortunately, it was announced prior to the launch that this will be included at a later stage in the game.

We’ll update this guide once this happens.