After Community Backlash NetherRealm Forced to Adjust Mortal Kombat 11 Crystal Rewards

After a long wait, Mortal Kombat 11 fans rejoiced when NetherRealm Studios finally launched the game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC yesterday. Unfortunately, early reports from gamers suggest that Mortal Kombat 11 is handling rewards, microtransactions, and its in-game currency “Time Crystals” very poorly in Towers of Time and The Krypt.

Time Crystals serve as an in-game currency. Players can unlock various cosmetic items using Time Crystals. There are certain modes that give out these crystals after completing certain challenges. Two of these modes include Towers of Time and The Krypt in Mortal Kombat 11. Of course, NetherRealm will also give you these Time Crystals if you purchase them in Mortal Kombat 11 via microtransactions.

The game has only been out a single day and players have already highlighted a big problem. It seems it takes a lot of time and effort to get Time Crystals in Mortal Kombat 11, essentially making it a useless grind. Which is why NetherRealm Studios is getting bombarded with disappointment from fans on Reddit and Twitter.

Fans are left with two choices: Either take part in a useless grind to acquire Time Crystals in Mortal Kombat 11 or simply pay NetherRealm studios for Time Crystals just so they can unlock their favorite skins in the game.

That’s not all. Mortal Kombat 11 also received a lot of unjustified backlash from the “SJW” community after Jax’s ending in the Tower mode, essentially making women wear “more realistic, less-revealing clothing”

During yesterday’s Kombat Kast, NetherRealm Studios responded to both critiques. They have said that they will fix the Time Crystal rewards issue in a quick back-end fix instead of issuing out a full patch. They will continue to roll out future fixes to make items easier to obtain, lessen the grind, and balance the Tower difficulty in Mortal Kombat 11.

Meanwhile, there is an efficient method you can use to get Time Crystals. Simply complete Character Tutorials and the game will reward you with some Time Crystals you can spend on Cosmetic Items in Mortal Kombat 11.

Mortal Kombat 11, a fighting video game by NetherRealm Studios and by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is out now for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.