The Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta begins this week on Wednesday, 27th March at 3pm UK time and will run through to Monday, 1st April at 8am. All players who pre-order Mortal Kombat™ 11 on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One at select retailers will receive access to the closed beta, which features five different characters, each with unique abilities and Fatalities, including fan-favourite fighters Baraka, Jade, Kabal, Scarlet and Scorpion.

Players participating in the closed beta will experience a preview of the all-new Custom Character Variation System, which will offer nearly infinite customisation options to personalise fighters with a variety Skins, Gear, Special Abilities, Intro and Victory Cinemas, Taunts and Brutalities. Gameplay modes offered in the closed beta will include online multiplayer matches, along with Towers of Time, a single-player mode where players can test their skills through various challenges, providing more ways than ever to continue the Mortal Kombat™ 11 experience.

You will need a PlayStation Plus subscription or Xbox Live Gold membership to participate in online multiplayer matches during the closed beta. However, these subscriptions are not required to enjoy the Custom Character Variation System or Towers of Time content.

Mortal Kombat 11 will be released on 23rd April for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. If you Pre-order now you will receive the in-game playable character, Shao Kahn.

The growing roster of confirmed playable fighters in Mortal Kombat 11 includes Scorpion, Raiden, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Skarlet, Baraka, Geras, Kano, D’Vorah, Kabal, Jade, Johnny Cage, Cassie Cage, Erron Black, Jacqui Briggs and the recently announced Kotal Kahn.

Kotal Kahn is an Osh-Tekk warrior and Emperor of Outworld. Years ago, Kotal saved the Empire from chaos and claimed the throne of Kahn. Now his reign is plagued by rising tensions at home and abroad. Determined to keep order, Kotal wrestles with the temptation to exercise the same brutal tactics as his predecessors. Kotal summons the power of the sun to strengthen his abilities against his opponents. Additionally, a more in-depth look at the fighting style of Kotal Kahn’s opponent, Jacqui Briggs, is showcased in the trailer with her implementing experience as a competitive fighter trained in kickboxing and martial arts.

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