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Mortal Kombat 11 Beta Date and Start Times | Beta release date, stress test, and more

The Mortal Kombat 11 beta release date was stated a bit after the game’s reveal in December 2018. NetherRealm previously said that some specific players would get into the beta. But now there is a second beta, which is the Mortal Kombat 11 stress test, coming at an earlier date. Not only do we now know about this new MK11 beta, we also know when it the Mortal Kombat 11 beta start times and when it wraps up as well as a few more details on the pre-order beta.

Mortal Kombat 11 Beta date

The first Mortal Kombat 11 beta release date is 7 AM PT on March 15 and will end at 11:59 PM PT on March 17. It is an online stress test with only limited entrants. Be warned that this only for residents of the United States.

This is different from the second beta. The second beta that you can join starts on March 28 and will end on March 31. This one was the one that was announced when the game was revealed.

Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Times

The Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta times have been announced! The beta test for the newest fighting game from NetherRealm Studios will let players get their first shot at cracking skulls and unleashing devastating finishing moves on their opponents. Unfortunately, it appears that the Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta is only going to be available for gamers on the PS4 and Xbox One, at least for now. That may not be the case in the future, but we can’t say for sure whether or not PC players will get a chance to play the game early.

If you’ve already purchased the game at a participating retailer for the PS4 or Xbox One, keep in mind that you can redeem your beta code right now! There’s no need to wait for when the beta actually starts. If you get an error that the code is invalid, it may be because the server registered your redeeming the code twice. You can check the status of your code on the PS4 and Xbox One at the following links:

If the code still doesn’t work and your console doesn’t show it as redeemed, you must then contact WB Games support at their website. In any case, it’s sure to be an exciting experience, so read on to see the Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta times!

Times based on region

Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Times

Here are the closed beta times depending on the region you’re in:

  • United States (West Coast): Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 8:00 AM PST–Sunday, March 31, 2019, 11:59 PM PST
  • United States (East Coast): Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 11:00 AM EST–Monday, April 1, 2019, 2:59 AM EST
  • United Kingdom: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 3:00 PM GMT–Monday, April 1, 2019, 7:59 AM GMT
  • Europe and Middle East: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 4:00 PM CET–Monday, April 1, 2019, 8:59 AM CET
  • Asia and Oceania: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 2:00 AM AEDT–Monday, April 1, 2019, 5:59 PM AEDT

Mortal Kombat 11 Beta | How do I get in?

There are a few ways to make your into the MK11 beta and stress test. You can get into the stress test by going to this website and signing up. NetherRealm has not revealed any alternate ways to get into this stress test if there are any. Players are also not guaranteed a slot if they sign up. The support website has stated that people will be notified on March 15 and could be invited at any time during the beta period.

This date was unveiled on the Kombat Kast stream that showed off the recently revealed Johnny Cage. It is only on PS4 and Xbox One.

There is also the second beta which we’ve already known about. To get into this beta, you can pre-order any edition of the game. This will grant you access when the beta kicks off on March 28. However, sadly this beta is only available on the PS4 and Xbox One. Switch and PC owners are left out in the cold.

Mortal Kombat 11 stress test Characters | Who can I play as?

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This beta only has Baraka, Scorpion, and Skarlet. NetherRealm has not said if it is adding new characters or not. But, in stress tests in the past, it has patched in new fighters as the beta progressed.

Mortal Kombat 11 stress test arenas

There are only two arenas in the beta: Shang Tsung’s Island Ruins and Special Forces Desert Command. Both have been shown in the preview coverage of the game. Like the characters, NetherRealm may or may not add more as the beta goes on.

Mortal Kombat 11 stress test modes

There are only a few modes in this beta: “kasual” online and kustomize. You can’t go into training or any single-player modes which means every match you play will be live. This is an online stress test, after all. NetherRealm is unlikely to add more modes.