Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Begins On March 27; New Trailer Reveals Kotal Kahn As A Playable Character

By Mike Sousa on March 21, 2019, 7:27PM EDT
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Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that the Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta begins next week, on March 27 and will run through Sunday, March 31. All players who pre-order Mortal Kombat 11 on PS4 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-favorite 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 customization options to personalize fighters with a variety Skins, Gear, Special Abilities, Intro and Victory Cinemas, Taunts and Brutalities. Gameplay modes offered in the close 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.

In addition, Warner Bros. today revealed that Kotal Kahn will be a playable character in Mortal Kombat 11.

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.

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 Kotal Kahn, with more exciting reveals coming in the weeks ahead.

Mortal Kombat 11 releases on the 23rd of April on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

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