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Mortal Kombat 1 Takes Up An Extra Gigabyte of Space Each Crash

Mortal Kombat 1 Takes Up An Extra Gigabyte of Space Each Crash

NetherRealm Studios’ newest release in their famed Mortal Kombat franchise, Mortal Kombat 1, has been receiving mixed reception from both critics and fans as the game has been mired with many issues that have plagued the anticipated release.

The newest controversy with the game deals with something that isn’t in the game itself, but rather what the game does to your computer. A Steam forum user by the name of LouRagou discovered that the game’s crash log folder takes up a large amount of space and created a post detailing why.

Every time Mortal Kombat 1 crashes on PC, a new crash report file is created in the save data subfolder labeled “Crashes”. Each of these crash reports can take up anywhere between 500MB to an entire Gigabyte of space.

Thankfully you can harmlessly delete these crash files to save your hard drive, but several players who had not noticed this issue until today are reporting that these crash folders have taken up around 30 Gigabytes as the game can crash frequently.

One user on Twitter has even reported that these crash folders have taken up over 64 Gigabytes on their hard drive, a full game’s worth of file size being wasted on mere crash reports.

These crash files are only the newest example in a long list of controversies related to Mortal Kombat 1. From a graphically inferior Switch port, and a lack of private online lobbies, to inputs not working online for player 2, Mortal Kombat fans have gotten used to being in the spotlight for negative reasons.

Mortal Kombat 1 is currently available to purchase on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, and on PC via Steam. However one should be aware that the Switch and PC versions are filled to the brim with issues before purchasing.

Based in Pennsylvania, USA, Skeith has been a gamer for over two decades now and has decided to take pen to paper about it. Capable of playing games at incredible speeds, you can rely on them to write about them in record time.
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