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Mortal Kombat 1 features a rebooted universe set within the Mortal Kombat universe. I can’t wait to dive in and see what Liu Kang has done after taking over Earth Realm. Fortunately, NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Games are allowing me and other players to play early through the Mortal Kombat 1 Beta. But that leaves the question of when the beta for Mortal Kombat 1 begins.
Mortal Kombat 1 Beta PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Start Time
The Mortal Kombat 1 Beta begins on August 18, 2023, and runs until August 21, 2023, allowing you to play early on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The start time is 8AM PT/11AM ET/5PM CT, meaning you can jump in early in the morning and play throughout the weekend.
How to download Mortal Kombat 1 Beta
The only way to access the Mortal Kombat 1 Beta is to pre-order the game. You can pre-order any addition to get access. Physical copies will come with a beta code on the receipt, while digital copies will automatically give you access. You may need to link your Xbox/PlayStation account to your WB Games account to receive access.
- Open the Xbox or PlayStation store.
- Search Mortal Kombat 1.
- Select the Mortal Kombat 1 Beta.
- Click Download.
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The Mortal Kombat 1 Beta includes various characters to play and Kameo characters to use. The game modes include 1v1 online matches and the classic Mortal Kombat Tower experience. Tower will have you facing off against AI-controlled fighters instead of the human players through online play.
Mortal Kombat 1 Beta Characters
- Liu Kang
- Johnny Cage
- Li Mei
Mortal Kombat 1 Beta Kameo Characters
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