Mortal Kombat 1 is set to arrive later in 2023, and those looking to sharpen their skills will aim to try the beta to master the reboot ahead of time. Here’s how to play the Mortal Kombat 1 beta.
Developer NetherRealm Studios have confirmed some long-awaited details for the Mortal Kombat 1 beta. This news arrived as fresh air to fans that have been waiting for four years and will be able to play its full version on September 19, 2023.
The reboot promises to bring yet another diverse roster of characters, and fans are already rushing out to pre-order a copy of the game. Here’s how to play the Mortal Kombat 1 beta, including when it’s set to begin.
How to access Mortal Kombat 1 pre order beta
The Mortal Kombat 1 closed beta is available to anyone who has pre-ordered the game on a console, regardless of the edition they have purchased. Players looking to gain early access to the full game will have to buy either the Premium or Kollector’s Edition, while beta codes come with a pre-order of any edition on PS5 or Xbox Series X/S.
Unfortunately, the Mortal Kombat 1 beta is console exclusive although Nintendo Switch players won’t be able to try it out, as well as fans playing on the PC version. This means that, as it stands, PC players and Nintendo Switch players will have to wait until the early access period to try out the reboot for the first time.
Keep in mind that players who participated in the Mortal Kombat 1 Online Stress Test won’t have automatically granted access to the Pre-Order Beta.
When is the Mortal Kombat 1 beta?
The Mortal Kombat 1 Pre-Order Beta will begin on August 18, 2023, and run through August 21, 2023. Keep in mind that while digital codes will be redeemable beforehand, and the beta version of the game will be downloadable prior to the beta, players won’t have access until the start date.
Mortal Kombat official account confirmed that fighters Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, Kenshi, Kitana, Johnny Cage and Li Mei will be available to try during closed beta, and also confirmed Kameos from Kano, Sonya, Jax and Frost. Regarding stages, Mortal Kombat 1 closed beta will feature just The Teahouse and Johnny Cage’s Mansion for players to try out.
NetherRealm Studios also confirmed that the Mortal Kombat Pre-Order Beta will support one-versus-one online multiplayer, as well as single-player Klassic Towers mode against A.I. opponents.
More details on the Mortal Kombat 1 closed beta will be revealed closer to launch, so be sure to check back here for the latest updates.
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