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How to watch the Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay reveal stream – Stream and info

Published: 17/Jan/2019 0:28 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 16:22

by Wyatt Donigan

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After focusing on Injustice 2 for the last couple of years, NetherRealm Studios is returning to their roots with the upcoming release of Mortal Kombat 11.

First announced at The Game Awards on December 7, Mortal Kombat 11 is the next chapter in the acclaimed and iconic fighting game series.

While the game’s April 23rd release is still a few months away, NetherRealm will be giving fans a peek at what the game will have to offer with a special reveal stream on January 17 and we’ve got everything you need to know leading up to the stream.

The highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat 11 will finally be unveiled on January 17.

What time is the live stream?

NetherRealm will hold their Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay reveal on Thursday, January 17 at 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST / 6:30pm GMT.

Where can I watch the stream?

The stream will be hosted on NetherRealm’s official Twitch channel, which you can find down below.

Watch live video from NetherRealm on www.twitch.tv

What announcements can we expect from the stream?

Characters

It’s expected that NetherRealm will reveal the full Mortal Kombat 11 roster during the gameplay reveal stream.

Raiden and Scorpion have already been shown off in the initial trailer, meaning they’re a lock for the final roster. Shao Khan was also confirmed as a pre-order bonus, as well.

Beyond those three, we can certainly expect the Mortal Kombat staples of Sub-ZeRo, Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, and Johnny Cage to show up.

Mortal Kombat is also known for having plenty of crossover characters on the roster (everyone remember Alien and Predator?), so there’s truly no telling what NetherRealm has in store here.

Weapons could be on their way back to the Mortal Kombat franchise for the first time since 2006.

Gameplay mechanics

Given that this is a “gameplay reveal,” there’s no doubt that we’ll see plenty of gameplay footage for fans to sink their teeth into.

Ever since Mortal Kombat 9 back in 2011, NetherRealm fighting games have all used a similar fighting system that fans have grown accustomed to over the years.

A feature that could finally be making its way back to the Mortal Kombat franchise is weapons. Both Raiden and Scorpion made heavy use of various weapons in the initial announcement trailer, meaning that a feature that hasn’t been seen since Mortal Kombat: Armageddon in 2006 could be making a return.

Demo

While not confirmed in any way, there have been rumors floating around over the last few days that point to a special demo being released in the days following the reveal.

There has already been a beta announced that is exclusive to those who pre-order but it sounds like NetherRealm might have something else up its sleeve.

Fortnite

xQc slams Fortnite’s competitive changes as “unfair” in Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:56

by Alex Garton

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Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the current state of Fortnite’s competitive arena mode and the casual features it includes. 

The release of Fortnite’s Season 5 has brought a wealth of changes and new content for players to check out. These new features include new NPC’s, dialogue, and side missions which have been added to both the standard and competitive mode.

Epic’s decision to add these extra features to Fortnite’s competitive mode has displeased certain members of the community. Twitch personality xQc has voiced his opinion on the matter in a heated rant whilst streaming.

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Members of the Fortnite community argue unnecessary features ruin the competitive mode.

xQc criticizes Fortnite’s competitive mode in rant

Everybody enjoys checking out new features in games, especially when it’s as exciting as a new season in Fortnite. New dialogue, music, and NPC’s all assist in making gameplay more immersive and fun, but should they be added into a game’s competitive mode?

That’s the ongoing debate taking place in the Fortnite community as Epic has opted to add all of Season 5’s new features to the competitive mode. This had led to members of the community arguing that these features water down the competitive nature of arena matches.

Twitch personality xQc has expressed his view on the topic, slamming Fortnite’s competitive mode in a rant on stream: “how is that I queue for a competitive game mode and there is quests to do, there’s bots, there’s side missions… I queued to play against players.”

As you can see, it’s obvious xQc isn’t the biggest fan of the new features added to competitive.

A competitive mode should provide players with an environment in which skill determines a victor. Therefore, it’s easy to see why members of the Fortnite community are frustrated that these features are being added to arena matches.

A solution offered by xQc is to clearly establish a casual and competitive mode: “I feel a lot of the time this game tries to bridge competitive and casual at the same time… that’s unfair to people who only care about competitive.”

Currently, casual and competitive receive the same features so it’s difficult to establish a difference between the two.

This is certainly an issue Epic may have to address if the community continues to complain about the cluttered state of the game’s competitive mode.