With eager anticipation building for the Mortal Kombat 1 reboot, NetherRealm Studios has finally unveiled crucial details regarding the game’s system and storage prerequisites. Having kept fans on tenterhooks, the game developer made the much-anticipated announcement just days ago, signifying a fresh chapter for this iconic franchise.
The inaugural trailer for the latest entry was a delight, gradually unveiling tidbits of fresh information. It’s confirmed that the game will embrace microtransactions with a currency known as Dragon Krystals. Those gamers who opt to splurge on a pricier edition will be rewarded with a heap of Dragon Krystals included in their purchase. In addition to this, NetherRealm Studios has disclosed the hardware specifications and storage requirements for Mortal Kombat 1.
To summarise, here are Mortal Kombat 1’s system requirements:
|Minimum Requirements||Recommended Requirements|
|Operating System||Windows 10 64-bit||Windows 10/11 64-bit|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i5-6600, AMD Ryzen™ 3 3100 or Ryzen™ 5 2600||Intel® Core™ i5-8400, AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600X|
|Memory (RAM)||8 GB||8 GB|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce® GTX 980, AMD Radeon™ RX 470, Intel® Arc™ A750||Nvidia GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti, AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT, Intel® Arc™ A770|
|DirectX||Version 12||Version 12|
|Storage||100 GB||100 GB|
Understanding the Hardware Requirements: Mortal Kombat 1 on Steam
The minimum and recommended hardware needs are conveniently listed on Mortal Kombat 1’s Steam page. Players should note that a substantial 100 GB of free storage will be required for game installation.
The minimum system requirements state that players will need an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980, AMD Radeon RX 470, or an Intel Arc A750 at the least. As for CPUs, an Intel Core i5-6600 or an AMD Ryzen 3 3100 is the entry point, while Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is suggested for optimal gameplay.
The hardware specs for a smooth gaming experience also recommend having an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or Intel Arc A770. Interestingly, both setups call for just 8 GB of RAM, a notable deviation from other games like Cyberpunk 2077, which recommends 16 GB.
Generally, MK1’s system requirements seem quite fair. It will be intriguing to see if further details emerge regarding the specs needed for ultra settings.
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The fighting title will be offered in several editions, with the pricier ones providing early access benefits. With the Premium Edition, priced at $109.99, users will be able to immerse themselves in the game from September 14, five days ahead of the general release, along with other perks. The Kollector’s Edition, at $249.99, promises a stunning 16.5-inch Liu Kang sculpture among other unique goodies.
Mortal Kombat 1 is slated to launch on September 19th, available for Windows PC, PlayStation 5, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S.
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