Mortal Kombat 11 keeps crashing on your PC? Don’t worry… Although it’s incredibly frustrating, you’re definitely not the only person to experience this problem. Thousands of players have recently reported the very same issue. More importantly, you should be able to fix it pretty easily…

Try these fixes:

Here’s a list of fixes that have resolved this problem for other Mortal Kombat 11 players. You don’t have to try them all. Just work your way through the list until you find the one that does the trick for you.

  1. Make sure your PC meets the system requirements for the game
  2. Update your drivers
  3. Update DirectX
  4. Update your game
  5. Verify Integrity of game files
  6. Stop overclocking or turbo boosting your PC
  7. Use a reduced settings profile for graphics related features
  8. Close CPU/memory hogging applications
  9. Adjust Windows settings
  10. Reinstall Mortal Kombat 11

Fix 1: Make sure your PC meets the system requirements for the game

Before trying any other fixes in the post, you should check your PC specs first. If your PC fails to meet the system requirements for Mortal Kombat 11, the game may not run properly on your PC.

Below are the minimum system requirements and recommended system requirements for Mortal Kombat 11:

The minimum system requirements for Mortal Kombat 11

OS:64-bit Windows 7 / Windows 10
Processor:Intel Core i5-750, 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200, 3.1 GHz
Memory:8 GB RAM
Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 670 or NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1050 / AMD® Radeon™ HD 7950 or AMD® Radeon™ R9 270
DirectX:Version 11
Network:Broadband Internet connection

The recommended system requirements for Mortal Kombat 11

OS:64-bit Windows 7 / Windows 10
Processor:Intel Core i5-2300, 2.8 GHz / AMD FX-6300, 3.5GHz or AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400, 3.2 GHz
Memory:8 GB RAM
Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 780 or NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1060-6GB / AMD® Radeon™ R9 290 or RX 570
DirectX:Version 11
Network:Broadband Internet connection
If your PC fails to meet the minimum system requirements for Mortal Kombat 11, you may need to upgrade your PC hardware first.

Fix 2: Update your drivers

Usually, a corrupted or outdated graphics / sound driver may trigger the game crash issue. To resolve this issue, you just need to update the drivers on your PC to the latest version.

Updating your graphics driver to the latest version can make your game run smoother and prevents many issues or errors. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update your driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. Click Update next to your graphics card to automatically download the correct version of its driver, then you can install it manually. Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (This requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. You get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee).
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

Fix 3: Update DirectX

DirectX is a built-in software in Windows that allows the game to communicate with your PC. If the DirectX version on your PC is outdated, it may also cause the game crash issues. To update DirectX, you just need to perform a Windows update. Here is how to do it:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and I at the same time to open Windows Settings. Then click Update & Security.
  2. Click Check for updates. Windows will start searching for updates. When there are updates available, Windows will download and install them automatically.

Run Mortal Kombat 11 again after Windows installed the updates. If the game still crashes, try the next fix, below.

Fix 4: Update your game

The developers of Mortal Kombat 11 release regular game patches to fix bugs. It’s possible that a recent patch has triggered the game crash issue, and that a new patch is required to fix it.

If there’s a game patch available, download and install the latest game patch to see if this issue is resolved.

Run Mortal Kombat 11 again to check if you can play the game without crash. If not, or if there is no new game patch available yet, move on to Fix 5, below.

Fix 5: Verify Integrity of game files

The game crash issue may occur if your game files are corrupted. To fix this issue, you need to verify the game files. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open the Steam client and navigate to the LIBRARY tab, then right-click on Mortal Kombat 11 and select Properties.
  2. Click the LOCAL FILES tab, then click VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME CACHE…. After that, click CLOSE.

Launch Mortal Kombat 11after verifying the game file to see if this fix works. If not, try the next fix, below.

Fix 6: Stop overclocking or turbo boosting your PC

Some gamers would like to overclock the CPU or turbo boost the graphics card to gain a better FPS. However, overclocking usually crashes the game. To prevent game crashes, you should reset the CPU or the graphics card to the manufacturer specifications.

See if Mortal Kombat 11 crashes or not after you stop overclocking. If not, try the next fix, below.

Fix 7: Use a reduced settings profile for graphics related features

If your PC fails to meet the recommended system requirements for Mortal Kombat 11, you should use a reduced settings profile for graphics related features, because higher settings will increase the workload for your PC, which may even lead to game crash issue.

Launch the game again in a reduced settings to see it it crashes or not. If the game still crashes, try the next fix, below.

Fix 8: Close CPU/memory hogging applications

The Mortal Kombat 11 crash issue may occur if you’re running some other applications or programs at the same time. So try restricting applications and downloads in the background before playing the game to see if this issue reappears. Here is how to do it:

  1. On your keyboard, press CtrlShift and Esc at the same time to open Task Manager. You will be prompted for permission. Click Yes to open Task Manager.
  2. Select any other applications and programs that take up a large amount of CPU, memory and network and then click End task to close it.

Run Mortal Kombat 11 again to see if you can play the game without crashes. If the game still crashes, try the next fix, below.

Fix 9: Adjust Windows settings

If your PC fails to meet the recommended system requirements for the game, try adjusting your Windows system for the best performance. Here is how to do it:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Type control sysdm.cpl and press Enter to open the System Properties window.
  2. In the pop-up window, navigate to the Advanced tab, then click Settings… in the Performance section.
  3. Select Adjust for best performance and click OK.

Launch Mortal Kombat 11 to see if the game crashes not mot. If not, congratulations! You've fixed this issue.

Fix 10: Reinstall Mortal Kombat 11

If none of the fixes works, you may need to reinstall Mortal Kombat 11 to fix this issue. To reinstall Mortal Kombat 11:

  1. Open Steam and go to LIBRARY.
  2. Right-click Mortal Kombat 11 and select Delete Local Content.... to uninstall the game.
  3. When the uninstalling process completes, click the game name within your Library to reinstall the game.


Hopefully, we resolved this issue after reading this post. If you have any questions or suggestions on this issue, please feel free to leave us a comment below. Thanks for reading!

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