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How To Get Early Access to Mortal Kombat 1

An announcement trailer for Mortal Kombat 1 has been released, revealing its September 9, 2023 launch date. For those looking to get early access to the game ahead of launch, here's what you need to know.
How To Get Early Access to Mortal Kombat 1

Midway have revealed that the next Mortal Kombat, previously known as Mortal Kombat 12, will be named Mortal Kombat 1 and is set to release on September 19, 2023. The name, alongside new cinematics, were revealed in a trailer on May 18, 2022. 

The new game will be launching worldwide across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. According to an FAQ page, all versions of Mortal Kombat 1 are being built on NetherRealm Studios technology, with the NetherRealm team developing both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game. QLOC will be handling the Steam and Epic Games Store versions, while Shiver Entertainment and Saber Interactive will be developing the Nintendo Switch version.

Mortal Kombat 1 will have various editions available to pre-order alongside the regular Standard Edition, including a Premium Edition available in both physical and digital forms and a Kollector's Edition available physically.

But while we're still a few months away from the game's release, players will no doubt be eager to gain early access to Mortal Kombat 1. Thankfully, there are a few ways to do that.

Mortal Kombat 1 Early Access: Pre-Orders, Betas Revealed

There are two pre-order editions of Mortal Kombat 1 that include early access to the game: 

  • Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition: includes all Standard Edition content, the Kombat Pack, early access to the game beginning Sept. 14, and 1,250 Dragon Krystals (in-game currency).
  • Mortal Kombat 1 Kollector’s Edition: includes all Premium Edition content, early access, a 16.5-inch Liu Kang sculpture designed by COARSE and an inspired Liu Kang in-game character skin, three exclusive art prints, a steel case, and 1,450 additional Dragon Krystals (2,700 total).

In addition, players who pre-order PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game, regardless of editions, will receive access to the Mortal Kombat 1 Beta, which is set to take place in August 2023.