Editorial 7

Killer Instinct On PC Is Complete Crap

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Killer Instinct is out on PC! And it sucks! Who would have thought? :]

I’ve been looking forward to the PC release of Killer Instinct ever since I got rid of my X1 a few months ago. It’s the only X1 game that I truly missed playing and now that’s here I can’t even enjoy it. Why? Because in order for me to enjoy the game I need to log in on my X1 account and download the season 3 update so all of my characters, and accessories will carry over.

I got rid of my X1 because it sucked. I’m not into console gaming anymore and I have no plans of ever returning to them at the moment. I shouldn’t have to log in to a Xbox One to play the PC port of the game that Microsoft themselves said would carry over all of our content if we went ahead and got it on PC.

So in order for me to enjoy Killer Instinct on X1 I would have to buy the entire game all over again so I can play as all of my favorite characters and I refuse to do that. To make matters worse my gamertag from the X1 shows up in the PC port, but I’ve been reduced to level 1 and none of my content carried over.

My excitement quickly faded away when I realized that none of my hard earned content carried over from the X1.

Fuck Microsoft. I’m done.

Thanks for reading.

Update:

The so called “fix” that Microsoft applied to Killer Instinct didn’t work. It worked for about an hour, but now it’s telling me to log in from my X1 again and won’t give me access to any content that I previously purchased. If you’re hoping to play this game with your X1 account and you no longer have a X1 you might want to hold off until it’s properly fixed.

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7 Comments

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    CheapBossAttack
    Mar 31, 2016 2:22 am

    According to a tweet from a few hours ago, a fix has been deployed and this should no longer be an issue for PC players.

    https://twitter.com/KillerInstinct/status/715349463586353152

    Hope this helps.

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      Drakulus
      Mar 31, 2016 6:52 am

      I haven’t had a chance to update this article yet. The fix brought back my characters, but im still lv 0. I don’t care as long as I have my characters. It sucks that my mp rank is gone though. I was one away from Killer 🙁

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        CheapBossAttack
        Mar 31, 2016 4:15 pm

        I noticed my rank was 0 on XB1 after the big S2 update, but that’s about when I stopped playing.

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    The Otaku Judge
    Apr 02, 2016 1:03 pm

    You lose your purchases if you change machine? Sounds more like Nintendo than Microsoft. Hope it gets sorted out eventually.

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    Matthew
    Apr 23, 2016 11:04 am

    I was thinking of downloading this game on my windows 10 but after reading this now, I don’t think I want to anymore.

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      Drakulus
      Apr 23, 2016 11:07 am

      Killer Instinct is a excellent game. If you’ve never played you have nothing to worry about. I’m pissed because they lied about how the cross play works. I refuse to buy the game again.

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        Matthew
        Apr 23, 2016 11:08 am

        The game does look interesting and fun. I never owned a Xbox system and after hearing that it was coming to Windows 10, it was tempting me but I wasn’t sure if it was worth it. It looks like Microsoft needs to fix something or they will lose the player’s respect.

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