Can You Play Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath on PS5?

Here are the ways you can play Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath on PS5.
Here are the ways you can play Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath on PS5. | Photo by NetherRealm Studios

Can you play Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath on PS5? If you're looking to get back to Mortal Kombat after making the jump to PS5, there are a few ways to get Mortal Kombat 11 and Aftermath on the new system.

Can You Play Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath on PS5?

The simplest way is to get Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate Edition for PS5. It'll include all the DLC, meaning you'll get Aftermath here too.

What if you already own Mortal Kombat 11 and the DLC for PS4? You can pop in the PS4 disc into a PS5 and download the PS5 version. The PS4 disc serves as DRM, meaning you'll have to insert the disc to play on PS5. Games aren't read from discs anyway, so it'll function exactly as it does on a PS4 except you're playing the new PS5 optimized version of the game.

If you have the PS4 disc for Ultimate Edition, you'll need the code in the box to get the upgrade download.

Your DLC will be saved to your PSN account, and you'll be asked to re-download it when you make the upgrade. This will only matter if you have previous versions of Mortal Kombat 11 on disc and own extra DLC.

Your progress for the most part won't be lost cross-gen for Mortal Kombat 11. According to WB Games, "[a]s long as you are signed in with the same PlayStation ID, all inventory, earned rewards and custom character variations will carry over. Any Time Krystals that were purchased or acquired will also carry over, as well as anything that was purchased with them."

Story progress for some DLC will be lost, but the rewards for completing them will not be.