Mortal Kombat fans who have pre-ordered the upcoming Mortal Kombat 1 game on PS5 or Xbox Series X/S can play the pre-order beta right now. The beta is available until August 21 and offers a glimpse of the game’s roster, stages, and modes. Here’s everything you need to know about how to play Mortal Kombat 1 beta and what it includes.
What is Mortal Kombat 1?
Mortal Kombat 1 is the 12th installment of the iconic fighting game franchise that started in 1992. It is a sequel to Mortal Kombat 11, as well as a soft reboot that takes place in a new era created by Fire God Liu Kang. The game features a new story mode, new gameplay mechanics, new characters, and new stages. Mortal Kombat 1 is set to release on September 19, 2023 for PC, PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S.
How to Get Mortal Kombat 1 Beta Code?
The only way to access the Mortal Kombat 1 beta is by pre-ordering the game on PS5 or Xbox Series X/S. You can pre-order any edition of the game to get a beta code, which will be sent to you via email or through your console’s messaging system. The beta code will allow you to download and play the beta on your chosen platform.
There are two editions of the game available for pre-order: the Standard Edition and the Premium Edition. The Standard Edition costs $69.99 and includes the base game and Shang Tsung as a playable character. The Premium Edition costs $109.99 and includes the base game, Shang Tsung, early access to the game on September 14, Jean-Claude Van Damme skin for Johnny Cage (at launch), Kombat Pack 1 (which will include six DLC characters and four Kameo Fighters), and 1,250 Dragon Krystals (in-game currency).
What Does Mortal Kombat 1 Beta Include?
The Mortal Kombat 1 beta includes two modes: online versus multiplayer and single-player klassic towers mode. In online versus multiplayer, you can fight against other players online using one of the six playable characters in the beta: Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Kitana, Li Mei, Liu Kang, and Sub-Zero. You can also choose one of the four Kameo Fighters in the beta: Frost, Jax, Kano, and Sonya. The beta features two stages to fight on: The Pit and The Dead Pool.
In single-player klassic towers mode, you can fight against AI opponents using the same characters and stages as in online versus multiplayer. You can choose from three difficulty levels: easy, medium, and hard. You can also customize your character’s appearance, abilities, gear, and fatalities in the kustomize menu.
Is Mortal Kombat 1 Beta Crossplay?
Unfortunately, the Mortal Kombat 1 beta does not support crossplay between PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. This means that you can only play with other players who are on the same platform as you. However, the full game will support crossplay between all platforms, including PC and Switch.
How to Download Mortal Kombat 1 Beta?
If you have a beta code for PS5 or Xbox Series X/S, you can download the Mortal Kombat 1 beta from your console’s store or library. The beta size is about 20 GB on PS5 and 25 GB on Xbox Series X/S. You will need a PS Plus or Xbox Gold subscription to play online versus multiplayer.
If you are on Xbox Series X/S, you can preload the beta right now by searching for Mortal Kombat 1 in your library and downloading the pre-order beta icon. If you are on PS5, you will have to wait until the beta release time to download it.
The beta release time is 08:00 PDT, 11:00 EST, and 16:00 BST on August 18. The beta will end at the same time on August 21.
What Else Can You Expect from Mortal Kombat 1?
Mortal Kombat 1 is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated fighting games of the year. The game will feature a full roster of over 30 characters, including fan-favorites like Scorpion, Raiden, Mileena, Shao Kahn, and more. The game will also introduce new characters like Cole Young (played by Lewis Tan), who is the protagonist of the new story mode that will explore his connection to the Mortal Kombat tournament.
The game will also have new gameplay features like Fatal Blows (powerful attacks that can be used once per match when your health is low), Krushing Blows (special moves that trigger cinematic effects and deal extra damage), Fatalities (gruesome finishing moves that can be performed at the end of a match), and Brutalities (quick and brutal finishing moves that can be triggered by meeting certain conditions).
The game will also have various modes and features like online multiplayer, local multiplayer, kustomize, krypt, towers of time, kombat league, and more. The game will also have regular updates and DLC content that will add new characters, stages, skins, and more.
If you are a fan of Mortal Kombat or fighting games in general, you should definitely check out the Mortal Kombat 1 beta and pre-order the game to get early access and other bonuses. Mortal Kombat 1 is a game that will test your skills, challenge your opponents, and satisfy your bloodlust.