Mortal Kombat 1 beta begins on Aug. 18 – here’s how to participate

Mortal Kombat 1 beta begins on Aug. 18 – here's how to participate

Mortal Kombat 1: Get Ready to Test Your Might! 💥🎮

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Greetings, fellow fans of Mortal Kombat! Guess what? Prepare for some jaw-dropping action because the upcoming Mortal Kombat 1 is heading your way! But hold on to your joysticks, folks, because some lucky players are about to experience this epic game a month early! How? Well, let me spill the kombucha on that!

The Ultimate Showdown – The Beta Test Begins! 🚀

Calling all warriors! The Mortal Kombat 1 beta test is set to launch on Friday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. EDT/8 a.m. PDT. The bloodshed will continue for an adrenaline-fueled four days, concluding on Monday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. EDT/8 a.m. PDT. Get ready to fight like never before!

Now here’s the scoop: this beta test is exclusive to players who have pre-ordered the game. So, if you’ve splurged on the Standard, Premium, or Kollector’s Edition of MK1, congratulations! You’re on the guest list for the pre-release carnage on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

What to Expect: 100% Action, 0% Boredom! 💣

Worried that this beta might be a shallow tease? Fear not, my fellow Kombatants! NetherRealm and Warner Bros. Games have prepared some serious goodies for us. Brace yourselves for intense 1v1 online multiplayer battles! And if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, there’s also a limited single-player Klassic Towers mode where you can obliterate AI opponents.

Now, before you ask, they haven’t revealed the complete roster of playable characters for the beta, but if it’s anything like Mortal Kombat 11’s online beta, trust me, you won’t be disappointed. A tantalizing subset of the full roster will be at your mercy, ready to unleash their signature fatalities!

It’s Not About Winning, It’s About How You Finish Them! 👊🩸

Past progress doesn’t carry over, so don’t let all those hard-earned victories go to your ego’s head. Remember, it’s all about enjoying every bone-crushing moment and perfecting your combos for the ultimate release!

New Blood and Familiar Faces: A Killer Lineup! 🩸🔥

San Diego Comic-Con just gifted us with some thrilling news! NetherRealm has confirmed a few characters for Mortal Kombat 1, and oh boy, you are in for a brutal treat! Let me introduce you to Li Mei, Tanya, Baraka, Khameleon, and Darrius. But that’s not all. We also have Kameo Fighters, those magnificent beings who can’t be fully controlled but assist with incredible moves. Li Mei, Tanya, and Baraka will join the already confirmed main-roster characters, such as Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Raiden, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Smoke, Rain, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Kitana, and Mileena. And guess what? Shang Tsung is going to be an exclusive launch character for all my fellow pre-order heroes out there!

Now, mark your calendars, summon your warrior spirit, and prepare to enter the arena of Mortal Kombat 1 for an unforgettable gaming experience! Let the kombats begin! 🎮💥