From the perspective of gameplay and mechanics, Mortal Kombat 1 is an excellent fighting game. Unfortunately, the Mortal Kombat 1 experience is often ruined by some glaring problems, such as the absence of important features.
As it turns out, a certain Mortal Kombat fan is also a big fan of wrestling. In hopes of getting NetherRealm Studios and Ed Boon’s attention, this fan recently went to a pay-per-view wrestling event to request a much needed feature for Mortal Kombat 1.
“WiFi Filter Please!!! Mr. Boon!” was written on the sign held up by the fan. This was clearly done in hopes of getting NetherRealm Studios to implement a WiFi filter for Mortal Kombat 1.
Once matched up with an opponent in Kombat League, players will have no choice but to face one another, unless ping is higher than 150ms. Unfortunately for those playing on a wired connection, there’s currently no way to filter out WiFi players.
It’s clear why this fan is attempting to get Boon’s attention in this way as we’ve seen Boon himself highlighting a situation where a fan had already held up a sign that promoted attention to the hype surrounding the Mortal Kombat 12 rumors. Considering the negativity that this latest event puts on Mortal Kombat 1, we suspect that Boon probably won’t highlight this particular sign in the same way.
When kombat league is so bad theres signs at a PPV begging you to improve it! pic.twitter.com/5zuDi9v3Ga
— I$AAC (@813ISAAC) November 19, 2023
However, it should be noted that Ed Boon hosted a poll on Twitter earlier this month that asked fans which online features that they’d like to see first. The options were crossplay, ranked play being switched to 2/3 instead of 3/5, a ping filter, and a WiFi filter.
Though crossplay was the most popular option with over 75% of the votes, it’s clear that the other features such as the WiFi filter are also important. Of course, it’s worth mentioning that since that poll, Kombat League has been switched to 2/3, replacing the old 3/5 system.
Regardless, it would appear that the WiFi filter is something that’s already in the pipeline for NetherRealm Studios. Here’s hoping that it gets implemented relatively soon.