It’s still quite a few months away, but if you want to play Mortal Kombat 1 as soon as possible this is your best bet: Warner Bros and NetherRealm Studios have just announced that registration forms for an Online Stress Test of the game have been opened, which means that everyone that qualifies for it can now sign up to have a chance at trying the game out before everyone else.
You can register at the official site through this link. However, keep in mind that the Mortal Kombat support website does specify that this chance won’t be available for everyone. Only players in North America, Latin America, Brazil, an Europe regions will be eligible, and the test will take place exclusively on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
An interesting fact about the Mortal Kombat 1 Stress Test is that this is entirely unrelated to the previously announced pre-order Beta that is to take place in August 2023. It’s actually not even considered a Beta at all by the development team, with the announcement accompanied by the disclaimer that this test is being made to “deliberately stress our online infrastructure and identify potential issues ahead of the game’s launch”. As such, there’s no details about when this test will take place, but one could expect it to happen before the pre-order Beta.
The Kombatants are entering the arena
Mortal Kombat 1 will be released on September 19 for PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC, and Nintendo Switch. What characters would you like to see in this new installment? We already have a good idea of who’s joining the fight, confirmed by NetherRealm themselves, although they are only the first ones announced to have been announced so far, so the roster will be larger. Hopefully, there will be more fighters added via DLC after the game launches.
The Warner Bros. Games production will be available in three different editions: The Standard Edition includes the game with no extras, while the Premium has early access and comes with a Kombat Pack starring Van Dame, among other benefits. The Kollectors Edition stands out for a figure of Liu Kang, designed by Coarse.