How to get early access for Mortal Kombat 1: Start date

Andrew Highton
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Mortal Kombat 1’s early access generously allows players to hop into the fighting game sooner than normal. Obviously, it’s not quite as straightforward as it seems, so allow us to give you the answers you’re seeking.

Let’s face it, we all want things as soon as possible. In the case of NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat 1, this is no different. The newest title in an ever-growing catalog of MK games promises broken bones, torn tendons, sliced skin, and sickeningly fun Fatalities.

Fans are very eager to start maining characters, taking their skills to the online arena, and even exploring the mystery of the new Invasion Mode. Whichever your poison, there is a multitude of things to get MK1 buyers eager to start ASAP.

The good news is you can play the game before the release date thanks to early access, so let’s chew the fat.


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MK1 early access start date

Early access for NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat 1 reboot will kick off on September 14, 2023, a full five days before the official game’s launch.

MK1 early access start times

Evidence would suggest that the Mortal Kombat 1 early access period will go live at 10 AM PDT / 12 AM CDT / 1 PM EDT / 6 PM BST.

How to play Mortal Kombat 1 early access

To actually gain access to Mortal Kombat 1’s exclusive pre-launch period, users will have to first purchase either Mortal Kombat 1: Premium Edition or Mortal Kombat 1: Kollector’s Edition.

These special editions come with a ton of extra content and one of those cool features is the ability to enjoy early access to the game. So lock in one of the more luxurious editions of the game and get yourself in as soon as possible!

If you’re a keen Mortal Kombat fan and want to know more about the reboot, check out more of our useful guides:

Mortal Kombat 1 PC Requirements – Minimum & recommended specs | Is Mortal Kombat 1 coming to Xbox Game Pass? | How to play Mortal Kombat 1 beta on PlayStation & Xbox | Will Mortal Kombat 1 be cross-platform? Crossplay for Xbox, PlayStation & PC explained | How to do a Fatality in Mortal Kombat 1 | How to do a Brutality in Mortal Kombat 1 | What is a Quitality in Mortal Kombat 1? | Mortal Kombat 1 voice cast: All characters and actors

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