While we were all gawking at the incredible creation that is the Mortal Kombat 11 Old Skool vs New Skool trailer, NetherRealm Studios announced that the Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta is finally here! It gives players an exclusive hands-on of what the game has to offer.

I think it goes without saying that the pimpin’ Mortal Kombat 11 Old Skool vs New Skool trailer would get anyone excited to play the game. Fortunately, hardcore fans of the franchise now can. Anyone who pre-ordered Mortal Kombat 11 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, can now download and get access to the Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta, for free.

Mortal Kombat 11 beta Details

This Mortal Kombat 11 beta will run from 27 March 2019 through to 1 April 2019. The beta appears to be for console only, which means that players who have the game ready and waiting on PC (such as myself) will have to wait a bit longer to experience the new title.

The Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta will offer fan-favourite game modes, a few matches of the single player game mode Towers of Time; the new Custom Character Variation System, and five playable characters: Baraka, Jade, Kabal, Skarlet, and Scorpion.

Mortal Kombat 11 beta Details

The Custom Character Variation System should offer just enough during the Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta to whet our appetites. It must be noted that NetherRealm confirmed that gear would not affect character stats in the same way that it does in Injustice 2. Gear aside, I am personally more excited to see how time travel plays into the narrative. Specifically regarding the young and old versions of the five characters available in the beta!

These five characters seem to be the only ones balanced enough for any kind of play at the moment. However, players can expect more characters to slowly make their way to the playable roster as time carries on and the game nears completion. Hans even put together a list of the characters he would like to see the most, and boy are there a few good picks!

Whatever the case may be about platform accessibility, and regardless of how many characters are currently available, it is safe to say that Mortal Kombat 11 fans will have a field day weekend enjoying the Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta.

Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Times

United Kingdom27 March 15:00 GMT1 April 07:59 GMT
Asia/Oceania28 March 02:00 AEDT1 April 17:59 AEDT
Europe/Middle East/Africa27 March 16:00 CET1 April 08:59 CET
Americas27 March 08:00 PST1 April 23:
South Africa 27 March 17:00 GMT+21 April 09:59 GMT+2

[Sources: Destructoid, Gamespot, NDtv Gadgets, YouTube]

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