Mortal Kombat 1 accessibility details released

Marijn / ActiveB1t2 minute read

Publisher Warner Bros. Games has released an accessibility article on the support site for Mortal Kombat 1. The article details the options and features players can expect, with some additional information and explanations.

Visual and audio

This article tells us more than what we reported after the Mortal Kombat 1 beta a few weeks ago. In that article we noted narration for everything including fatalities, and extensive volume sliders allowing for a highly customized audio mix.

Audio cues are available in Invasions mode locations. Four sounds will play for the up, right, down, and left direction to indicate its status. The status can be objective, available, locked, or no path.

Players can adjust the brightness and move the health bars down, closer to the focal point of the screen. The article also confirms that the colorblind settings consist of several presets with intensity adjustment. According to the article, subtitle size is adjustable as well which is always a welcome, if not necessary, customization.

For online communication, speech-to-text and text-to-speech are both available to players, helping them communicate effectively.


Remapping was confirmed before, but the article is a bit confusing on this point. It states remapping is possible for all gameplay inputs. But then it also says remapping for certain inputs is only available for the face and shoulder buttons. These inputs are punches, kicks, throw, block, kameo, and flip stance. It’s not clear if and how freely movement can be remapped, which could impact players with less mobility.

Players can enable input shortcuts to lessen the directional precision needed for special moves. Button shortcuts allow players to use multi-button inputs for single-button moves.

Players can toggle Test Your Might Gameplay Assistance. This assistance disables the rapid button mashing needed in Test Your Might segments in Story mode.


Mortal Kombat 1 includes tutorials for every aspect of the game, and players can revisit these at any time. There is also a customizable practice mode, allowing players to practice their fighters moves and fatalities.

A tooltip accompanies each setting in the menus, explaining what a change will affect. Lastly, the game includes an autosave feature preventing players from losing progress after key moments.

Warner Bros. updated the article since we first noticed it. So it might be a good idea to read the accessibility article on the support site for the most up-to-date info. It also includes links to email and support systems players can use to report accessibility issues for Mortal Kombat 1.

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