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Mortal Kombat 1’s iconic Sindel subtitle bug has finally been fixed

NetherRealm Studios is finally fixing Mortal Kombat 1's pesky Player 1 advantage issue, but another funny bug has been caught in the crossfire of this update.

Mortal Kombat 1 Sindel subtitle bug fix: an image from the MK1 story of the character

It’s safe to say that it hasn’t quite been the cleanest first few weeks for Mortal Kombat 1, with an impactful ‘Player One advantage’ issue at the forefront of an onslaught of fan complaints regarding the content currently available and how it’s presented to players. However, NetherRealm Studios is starting to make things right with post-launch updates addressing issues and balancing the experience. While this is, of course, good news for fans, it looks like the already-iconic Mortal Kombat 1 Sindel subtitle bug was caught in the crossfire – and it wasn’t even mentioned in the latest set of MK1 patch notes.

If, like Mortal Kombat 1, you’re trying to be one of the best fighting games we’ve ever seen, you’re going to need to make sure you’re presenting players with a bug-free and balanced experience. Sure, the roster of Mortal Kombat 1 characters and the bloodiness of the Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities might help in this case, but eliminating issues and fostering fair competition is more important.

So, that’s why we’re thankful that the Mortal Kombat 1 October 2 patch notes reveal that multiple “move list corrections” are being implemented alongside a fix for “an issue that could cause Player 2 to push their opponent away further during certain combo sequences”. While this fix comes about a week after the Player 1 advantage issue was first raised by fans and around five days after NetherRealm Studios acknowledged the issue itself, it could have come a litle faster. Franchise head Ed Boon, a few days ago, did reveal that it was pushed back a few days to protect server stability over the weekend.

However, ultimately, we are glad it’s been fixed; although, these patch notes don’t actually tell the whole story. As eagle-eyed Redditor ‘Abyssal_D2′ shares, it looks like the iconic – and very meme’d – Sindel subtitle bug has also been fixed without mention in the patch notes. Something of a minor, but quite hilarious, issue in the grand scheme of things, this bug replaced the accurate subtitles for a Sindel line in story mode with the strange code “MK12_148_154.11”. This, as you might imagine, was lauded as the most iconic line in the game – rather ironically – and made fun off during the game’s initial launch period.

You can check it out in action below, if you missed it when you were playing:

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Following the latest patch, though, the subtitles should look something like this:

Today’s update fixed MK12_148_154,11. 😢
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Strangely, Sindel has something of a history when it comes to odd voice lines in the Mortal Kombat franchise. Although, the other example that springs to mind doesn’t involve subtitles. In the 1997 movie Mortal Kombat Annihilation, Sindel has the honor of delivering what might just be the most hilariously dramatic voice line in movie history. You can watch that short clip below:

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We don’t think this is the worst line we’ve ever seen, but we can’t help but laugh; it’s almost so bad it’s good. For the most part, the Mortal Kombat 1 cast does an excellent job at bringing the characters in this game to life. Although, many feel like Megan Fox’s “very off” performance as Nitara is something of an issue. Although, another iconic VA does all the grunt work – literally – for her. So, it isn’t all bad.

If you’re wondering whether Sindel is the worst fighter in MK1, though, we have you covered. You can check out our Mortal Kombat 1 character tier list right here. She boasts some wonderfully flamboyant Mortal Kombat 1 combos, but when you look at what some of the Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo fighters bring to the table, there are some fantastic options available. You can even unlock a killer Roomba in Invasions, which is certainly hard to compare to Sindel.