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Mortal Kombat 1 Stress Test Announced for Select Platforms, Arrives Soon

Test your might (maybe) in the upcoming Mortal Kombat 1 Stress Test.

The Mortal Kombat 1 Stress Test is coming, giving you the opportunity to play the game ahead of its release date in September. Netherrealm is emphasizing that this is not a beta test, say that “the purpose [of the Stress Test] is to deliberately stress our online infrastructure and identify potential issues ahead of the game’s launch.” It’s also completely unrelated to the Pre-Order Beta that has been announced for August for the game informally known as Mortal Kombat 12.

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The Mortal Kombat 1 Stress Test will begin on Friday, June 23 at 11 a.m. EDT / 10 a.m. CDT / 8 a.m. PDT and run through Monday, June 26 at 11 a.m. EDT / 10 a.m. CDT / 8 a.m. PDT.

If you’d like to participate in the Stress Test, you’ll need to sign up with your WB Account. If you don’t have one, you can create a WB account here. The MK1 Stress Test will only be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Only players in North America, Latin America, Brazil, and Europe can sign up, but you won’t have to have Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus to play. The test does not support cross-platform play.

You’ll be able to play 1 vs. 1 online multiplayer during the Stress Test and single-player Klassic Towers against A.I. opponents if you’re looking for something a bit less stressful.

If you’re selected, you’ll receive an email on Wednesday, June 21 with a code to redeem. Don’t feel too bad if you don’t get in. You’ll still be able to play the game early during the Open Beta in August if you pre-order it. Mortal Kombat 1 releases on September 19th on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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