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On Nov. 17, the PS5 version of Mortal Kombat 11 will be made available in conjunction with the Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate release. Mortal Kombat 11 and Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate owners and new buyers on PS4 can access a free upgrade to the PS5 version of their game, available in conjunction with the Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate release.
Owners of the following physical AND digital copies of Mortal Kombat 11 on PS4 are digital upgrade compatible to PS5.
- Mortal Kombat 11 Main Game
- Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition
- Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition
- Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection
- Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
Players with a physical PS4 Mortal Kombat 11 disc will need to ensure that their PS5 console has a disc drive to be eligible for the upgrade. The physical disc region will also need to match the region of the player’s PSN ID.
If you purchased individual DLC, such as the playable character Shao Kahn for example, this content would also carry over to the PS5 version.
The next generation version of Mortal Kombat 11 on PS5 includes:
- 4K Dynamic Resolution
- Enhanced Visuals
- Improved Loading Times
- Cross-Platform/Cross-Gen Compatibility for select modes*
- PS4 owners and new buyers can access a free upgrade to the PS5 version of their game, available in conjunction with the Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate launch.
* See our updated Krossplay FAQ for more information.
What happens with my current progression when I move to PS5? Will my unlocked rewards from the PS4 version carry over?
As long as you are signed in with the same PlayStation ID, all inventory, earned rewards and custom character variations will carry over. Any Time Krystals that were purchased or acquired will also carry over, as well as anything that was purchased with them.
Previous Towers of Time and Krypt progression will be available on PS5. Story progress in Part 1 (main game) & Part 2 (Aftermath story expansion) will not, but any rewards earned from completing these campaigns will. Those rewards include the Frost playable character unlock from completing Chapter 4 "Fire & Ice" in Story Mode Part 1 and any skins or gear items.
Settings files and stats displayed in your Kombat Kard will not carry over to PS5 in the upgraded version or when playing the PS4 version on a PS5 console.
Yes, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate provides the definitive Mortal Kombat 11 experience for new players joining the fight, featuring the 37-character roster, two story critically acclaimed campaigns and all game modes in a single package for $59.99 (SRP).
A physical version will be released on Nov. 17 as well. For more information on what is included in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, please check out this article here.
What if I install the PS4 version of Mortal Kombat 11 on PS5 before the upgraded version is made available on Nov. 17?
Players will have the experience similar to that of playing on the PS4 hardware via backwards compatibility.
Playing the backwards compatible PS4 version on PS5 will share the same trophy list and progress.
Playing the PS5 upgraded version provides a fresh set of the same trophies. There are no plans to add new trophies to this release.
- DualShock 4
- PS5 DualSense
- Some PS4 Fight Sticks and Fight Pads
- Some PS3 Fight Sticks that were compatible with PS4
- PS5 DualSense
- Some PS4 Fight sticks and Fight Pads
This will vary depending on which version of Mortal Kombat 11 you currently own.
If you own a physical PS4 disc, you will simply need to insert the Mortal Kombat 11 game disc into your new console to initiate a download for the PS5 version. This disc will need to be in the console to launch the game going forward.
Please note: Players who own of the physical Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection (Americas only physical release) OR Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate will need to redeem the paper code voucher inside of the game box to access the upgraded version and previously included DLC content for PS5.
If you purchased Mortal Kombat 11 digitally on your PS4. You will see the Mortal Kombat 11 PS5 license added to your game library on the PS5 console. It can be downloaded from the library section.
Please Note: We plan to have a more detailed list of step by step instructions for physical and digital when we get closer to launch.
To learn more about Mortal Kombat 11, the latest installment in the iconic Mortal Kombat franchise developed by NetherRealm Studios, visit MortalKombat.com or join the community conversation on Twitter (@MortalKombat), YouTube (Mortal Kombat), Twitch (NetherRealm), Instagram (@MortalKombat), Facebook (MortalKombat) and Discord (MortalKombat).
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