What time does Mortal Kombat 1 early access start?

When does Mortal Kombat 1 early access start?
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Mortal Kombat 1 early access is upon us, giving fighters a chance to get involved from September 14 – a full five days before the main launch, but this is only available to those who have pre-ordered the Kollector’s Edition. At lot has changed in Liu Kang’s rebooted universe, so Mortal Kombat 1 presents twists on established gameplay mechanics as well as a fresh narrative to follow. Watch out for plenty of klassic characters making their comeback with a new look, as well as the Kameo assist fighter system that is bound to switch up the structure of each fight. With all of that going on, the earlier you can try it out the better so you can get a kompetitive edge before the full release. With that in mind, here’s exactly what time you can play Mortal Kombat 1 through early access.

When is early access for Mortal Kombat 1?

Mortal Kombat 1 early access begins on September 14 at 10am PDT/1pm EDT/6pm BST. That’s five days before the full release date of September 19, so you’ll have lots of time to get a head start and begin mastering some kombos using the new kameos.

General Shao showcased in Mortal Kombat 1 screenshot

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Is Mortal Kombat 1 on PS4?

Mortal Kombat 1 PS4

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Since the game is skipping last-gen consoles, Mortal Kombat 1 on PS4 doesn't look like it's going to happen.

Again, you can only play during the early access period if you pre-order the Mortal Kombat 1 Kollector’s Edition. This Edition also gets you the Jean Claude Van Damme Skin for Johnny Cage, 1,250 Dragon Krystals, and early access to future DLC characters – we already know that Ermac and Takeda will be returning, but non-MK characters like Homelander and Peacemaker will get added too.

Do note that you can also pre-load Mortal Kombat right now, even if you can’t play in the early access period. If you are checking out the game early though, ensure that you’ve got the game installed on your platform of choice so you can make the most of the five-day early access period to get some practice in or rip through the story before. Check out the Mortal Kombat 1 roster to learn about every fighter we know of so far.

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