'Mortal Kombat 11' Beta: Start Time and Everything You Need to Know

The Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta is about to begin, and those who pre-ordered the highly-anticipated fighting game will gain access to the title a month ahead of its general release.

The official closed beta is available only for PS4 and Xbox One users. Fans will have access to more characters than the previous stress test. Ed Boon confirmed on Twitter that Kabal and Jade will join Skarlett, Scorpion and Baraka during the closed beta.

If you want to gain access to the Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta, it's not too late. You can pre-order on the official site or through a participating retailer. Before pre-ordering at a retailer, be sure to ask if they have beta codes to give out and how they will distribute it. Usually, the code will be on the receipt.

Mortal Kombat fans looking to take part in the closed beta, here's all the information you'll need including the schedule and how to redeem your code. You can also find answers to FAQs about the beta, here.

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Kabal joins the 'Mortal Kombat 11' roster Screenshot/Twitch


The Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta will begin Wednesday, March 27 at 11 a.m. EDT and end Tuesday, April 2 at 2:59 a.m. EDT.

If you live outside the United States, you can check out this handy infographic about start and end times created by NetherRealm Studios.

On 28th March, you’re next when the #MK11 Closed Beta begins!
Gain access to the Closed Beta by pre-ordering MK11 and check below to see when it runs in your region.https://t.co/pmtQbuCsej pic.twitter.com/ghWM3JdF4Y

— Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (@MortalKombat) March 18, 2019


After pre-ordering Mortal Kombat 11 for PS4 or Xbox One, gamers should receive a code. Simply enter this code ahead into the console's respective online store to redeem and download the client.

We suggest redeeming the code when the beta goes live. If you redeem the code before, you'll need to go back and download the content when it launches.

How to redeem a digital code on the PlayStation 4

  1. On the PS4 Home Menu go to the PlayStation Store
  2. Highlight and select "Redeem Codes" from the list of store categories on the left of the store
  3. Enter your code and press X to continue
  4. Now you will see the content you are redeeming. Highlight the confirm option and press X.
  5. A message will appear that the code has been redeemed, press the button on "OK".
  6. The content should download automatically but if it does not, or if you would like to manually download the content, visit the game page In your Library from the Home Menu
  7. Highlight "Related Items", scroll over to "My Add-Ons" and press X
  8. Here you can choose the items to manually download to your console

How to redeem a digital code on the Xbox One

  1. From your Xbox Home Menu go to the Microsoft Store
  2. Highlight and select "Use a Code".
  3. If prompted, sign in
  4. Enter your code when prompted and then select Next to confirm

Mortal Kombat 11 is set to release April 23 for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Are you ready for the Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta? What character do you hope to master before the end of the session? Let us know in the comments section below.