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Mortal Kombat 1 Preorder Beta: Start Date, Characters, How To Get In, And More

The promised beta test for MK1 preorders has begun.


The Mortal Kombat 1 preorder beta has officially begun, and it will run through the weekend. This beta, as the name implies is not available to everyone, but those who preorder the game will get access to a variety of fighters so they can see how NetherRealm's latest title is shaping up. Here's everything you need to know to participate, including the start date and how to gain access.

Mortal Kombat 1 Preorder Beta Start Date

The Mortal Kombat 1 preorder beta runs from August 18-21. It'll end on Monday at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET.

How To Get Into The Mortal Kombat 1 Preorder Beta

The official Mortal Kombat Twitter confirmed the details for the beta, which will be available on both Xbox Series X|S and PS5 to those who preorder the game. This follows the closed network stress test, which was held in late June. If you preordered, you should check your email for the retailer in question for a code.

Mortal Kombat 1 Preorder Beta Fighters

The beta test will feature six playable characters and four Kameo fighters, an increase from the four playable characters and three Kameos featured in June's network stress test. Sub-Zero, Kenshi, Kitana, Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, and Li Mei make up the playable roster, while Frost joins Sonya, Kano, and Jax as selectable Kameos.

The Mortal Kombat 1 San Diego Comic-Con panel confirmed Li Mei, Tanya, and Baraka as playable characters, along with new Kameo fighters in Darrius and Classic Sub-Zero, in a new cinematic trailer.

Later on in the panel, series creator Ed Boon showed a brief teaser confirming the six fighters who will make up the game's first Kombat Pack DLC, which include series veterans Ermac, Takeda, and Quan Chi, alongside guest characters Peacemaker, Omni-Man from Invincible, and Homelander from The Boys.

Mortal Kombat 1 will launch September 19 for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Those who preorder the Premium and Kollector's Editions of the game will get five days early access on September 14.

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