Exciting news for Mortal Kombat fans as NetherRealm Studios gears up for the release of Mortal Kombat 1, the highly anticipated next entry in the MK series. The director of the game, Ed Boon, recently announced that a pre-order beta test will be held, giving eager players a chance to get a taste of the action-packed fighting game ahead of its official launch.
Mortal Kombat 1 Pre-Order Beta Access Announced
The beta access will be exclusively available to PlayStation and Xbox players, starting from 18th August and concluding on 21st August. Players who pre-order the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S will be rewarded with early access to this beta version, featuring a host of new and exciting features, including the recently introduced character, Li Mei.
NetherRealm Studios has been working tirelessly on Mortal Kombat 1, and they have confirmed the official release date as 19th September 2023. Fans have been eagerly waiting for this release, as it marks a four-year gap since the last entry in the series. The new installment promises an even more diverse cast of characters, and with this announcement, the hype surrounding the game has reached new heights.
The list of playable characters in Mortal Kombat 1 Pre-Order Beta includes Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, Kenshi, Kitana, Johnny Cage, and the aforementioned Li Mei. Additionally, the game will feature Kameo appearances by Kano, Sonya, Jax, and Frost. Players will have the opportunity to battle it out in iconic stages like The Teahouse and Johnny Cage’s Mansion.
During the recent San Diego Comic-Con, NetherRealm Studios announced the return of Baraka, Li Mei, and Tanya, along with the exciting addition of special guests Omni-Man, Peacemaker, and Homelander. Though Scorpion, a Kameo fighter, will not be part of the pre-order beta, his absence opens the door for lesser-known fighters like Li Mei to shine.
For those eagerly waiting to jump into the Mortal Kombat 1 Pre-Order Beta, here are the key timings:
Beta Access Period:
– Start: 18th August at 11 a.m. EDT / 10 a.m. CDT / 8 a.m. PDT
– End: 21st August at 11 a.m. EDT / 10 a.m. CDT / 8 a.m. PDT
Players will be able to download the game starting from 15th August at 11 a.m. EDT / 10 a.m. CDT / 8 a.m. PDT. However, access to the game will only be granted during the designated beta period to ensure a level playing field for all participants.
For players who have pre-ordered the game through participating retailers, whether digitally or physically, Warner Bros. Games Account holders will receive Beta codes. These codes can be redeemed until 21st August 2023.
The Mortal Kombat 1 Pre-Order Beta will offer 1vs1 online multiplayer, and players can also engage in the limited single-player Klassic Towers mode against AI opponents.
With the beta just weeks away, the Mortal Kombat community is buzzing with excitement. As we count down the days to the game’s release on 19th September 2023, fans can look forward to experiencing the intense fighting action and exploring the diverse roster of characters that NetherRealm Studios has in store for us in Mortal Kombat 1.