Time for Kombat!
Fans will be able to get a headstart on the gory glory with NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat 1 Stress Test soon. However, it won’t be available to all-komers, nor will you won’t be able to download it straight away.
How to gain access to the Mortal Kombat 1 Stress Test
Interested parties cannot sign up for the Stress Test via their PlayStation or Xbox consoles. Instead, you’ll need to go to WB Games’ website on your PC to perform this task. Log in to your WB Games Account or create a new one. After signing in, you’ll be given the opportunity to select an Xbox Series X/S or PS5 code. If you’re selected, a code should be emailed to you.
Yes, the beta will not be available on PC or the Nintendo Switch. It makes sense as both of these versions are being developed by separate studios QLOC, Shiver Entertainment, and Saber Interactive. Thankfully, you won’t need a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription in order to take part in the test.
Is the Mortal Kombat 1 Stress Test a beta?
Publisher WB Games has said this stress test shouldn’t be considered a beta. “The purpose is to deliberately stress our online infrastructure and identify potential issues ahead of the game’s launch,” said WB Games in an official Q&A. “The test is also unrelated to the Mortal Kombat 1 Pre-Order Beta that has been announced for August 2023.”
If you don’t want to play Mortal Kombat 1 until it’s fully released, you’ll have to wait until September 19. You can test your might on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store). A PS4 and Xbox One release is not currently scheduled. If you want to get back into Mortal Kombat earlier than that, the prior entry is available on Xbox Game Pass
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