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    Mortal Kombat 1 Early Access Guide: How to Play Early

    Play early.

    If you’re like us, you can’t wait to get your hands on Mortal Kombat 1. NetherRealm’s latest is shaping up to be one of their best titles yet, which is endlessly exciting for any longtime Mortal Kombat fanMortal Kombat 1 is set to release on September 19, but can you play it in early access?

    This is a question that many fans have been curious about. Luckily, we’ve got an answer. Here’s what you need to know about Mortal Kombat 1 early access.

    Can You Play Mortal Kombat 1 Early?

    A screenshot of the Kameo Fighter, Sektor, in Mortal Kombat 1.

    Yes, you can play Mortal Kombat 1 before its official release date. This is thanks to the Premium Edition. NetherRealm opted to allow people to play five days early if they paid for the more expensive version of the game. 

    The game will launch on September 19 worldwide. For those who opt for early access, you will be able to play the game starting on September 14.

    Those opting for a physical copy are in luck, too, as there is a physical version of the Premium Edition you can purchase. So, no matter how you choose to buy your games, you have options to play early. 

    How to Play Mortal Kombat 1 Early

    Mortal Kombat 1 Gameplay

    We’ve got you covered with a step-by-step guide on unlocking early access in Mortal Kombat 1. So, to play Mortal Kombat 1 early, follow the below steps:

    1. Head to either your digital storefront of choice or to your favorite retailer’s website.
    2. Navigate to the Mortal Kombat 1 page. You can do this by searching for the game.
    3. Select either the Premium Edition or Collector’s Edition. Both of these copies include early access.
    4. Purchase! 

    You can unlock the game early Thursday by purchasing a digital copy. Physical copies can be picked up starting the very same day. 

    Why Play Mortal Kombat 1 Early?

    Li Mei in Mortal Kombat 1

    By purchasing the Premium Edition and playing early, you can take a huge step against your competitors. This allows you a solid five days to learn the feel and fundamentals of the game, as they are always tweaked with each release. 

    Mortal Kombat 1 officially launches worldwide on September 19, 2023, across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam & Epic Games Store.

    Noah Hunter
    Noah Hunter
    Noah is Final Weapon’s Editor-in-Chief. He co-founded the website in June 2019 and has been writing for it ever since. In total, he has over five years of writing experience across many publications, including IGN Entertainment. His favorite series include Xeno and Final Fantasy.

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