How to play Mortal Kombat 1 beta on PlayStation & Xbox

Andrew Highton
cut scene in mortal kombat 1 featuring liu kang, raiden, and kung lao

The highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat 1 beta is a way to test the game and get your hands on NetherRealm’s adrenaline-pumping franchise, and you won’t want to miss your chance to participate on PlayStation or Xbox.

The world of fighting games is once again looking over its shoulder as Mortal Kombat 1 and its beta is on the horizon. The beta version of MK1 will get the blood pumping, flowing, and racing all in one go.

This thrilling and violent series, known for its iconic characters and breathtaking combos, has fans bracing for even more beat ’em-up brutality in the game. To get you on your way, our guide will show you how to participate in the Mortal Kombat 1 beta.

kitana in mortal kombat 1 trailer

Mortal Kombat 1 beta start date

NetherRealm has confirmed that MK1’s preorder beta will begin on August 18 and end on August 21 for PlayStation and Xbox platforms.

How to access the Mortal Kombat 1 beta on PlayStation & Xbox

To secure your place in the MK1 beta, you need to pre-order the game. It doesn’t matter which edition you opt for whether it’s the Standard Edition or Kollector’s Edition, all pre-orders are valid for a beta code.

Game developers often reward those who show early support for their products. With your pre-order, not only do you support the franchise, but you also gain early access to the beta version of the game. After pre-ordering the game, you’ll receive a beta access code.

Again, the beta version will only be available on PlayStation and Xbox, and you’ll be able to download it when the time comes. We’ll update this guide as details become more concrete.

MK1 beta trailer confirms stages and fighters

Developers shared the beta’s list of fighters, stages, and Kameo characters in late July. But a new gameplay trailer further highlights what players can expect from the upcoming session.

The preorder beta’s roster includes Liu Kang, Kenshi, Kitana, Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero, and Li Mei. Meanwhile, the Kameos are Frost, Jax, and Sonya. The Klassic Tower will also feature, alongside The Teahouse and Johnny Cage’s Mansion stages.

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