Mortal Kombat 1 PC system specs demand DirectX 12 support

Reasonable requirements.

Mortal Kombat 1

Mortal Kombat 1’s reboot PC system requirements have been revealed showing accessible hardware on minimal and recommended specs. Scheduled for September 19, Mortal Kombat 1 marks a new beginning for the series with a new reimagining of the story available on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch. Many well-known characters are coming back, namely Scorpion, Liu Kang, Raiden, Sub-Zero (one of my favourites), Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, and Johnny Cage.

NetherRealm Studios reckons you will need, at a minimum, a Core i5-6600 or Ryzen 5 2600 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 100GB of storage, plus Nvidia’s GTX 980, AMD’s RX 470, or Intel’s Arc A750 graphics cards. To unlock more eye candy, an upgrade to Intel’s i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X CPUs alongside a GTX 1080 Ti, an RX 5700 XT, or an Arc A770 GPU is recommended. No word about the target framerate of each configuration.

Representing the latest instalment, Mortal Kombat 1 is shaping up to be extremely gory with many detailed effects leveraging the power of new hardware. So, get ready for some gross high-definition fatalities, made from brain matter, organs, blood, and bones.

Personally, I am looking forward to this reboot, since my last time with the franchise goes back to the PlayStation 1 era. I still remember having fun playing with family members on an old CRT TV that had some issues showing colours after a cold start, to which the universal fix of slapping it multiple times on each side never failed. Obviously, hooking the console to the main house TV was out of the question due, supposedly, to “gaming consoles damage TVs.” Good memories.