FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What type of game is Mortal Kombat 1?

A: Mortal Kombat 1 is the latest title in the acclaimed Mortal Kombat videogame franchise developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios. The game introduces a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe that has been created by the Fire God Liu Kang, featuring reimagined versions of iconic characters as they’ve never been seen before.

Q: Who developed Mortal Kombat 1?

A: All versions of Mortal Kombat 1 were built on NetherRealm Studios technology with oversight by NetherRealm. The NetherRealm team developed the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game.

QLOC developed the Steam and Epic Games Store versions of the game. Shiver Entertainment and Saber Interactive developed the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

Q: Who published Mortal Kombat 1?

A: Mortal Kombat 1 is published by Warner Bros. Games.

Q: When did Mortal Kombat 1 release?

A: Mortal Kombat 1 released worldwide on Sept. 19, 2023.

Q: What platforms is Mortal Kombat 1 be available on?

A: Mortal Kombat 1 is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam and Epic Game Store).

Q: How much does Mortal Kombat 1 cost?

A: The Mortal Kombat 1 Standard Edition is available physically and digitally for $69.99 (SRP) on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store).

Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition is available physically and digitally for $109.99 (SRP) on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store) and will include all Standard Edition content, along with the Kombat Pack and 1,250 Dragon Krystals (in-game currency). The Kombat Pack includes immediate access to a Johnny Cage character skin with the voice and likeness of actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme, along with early access to six new playable characters – Quan Chi, Ermac, Takeda Takahashi, Omni-Man, Peacemaker, and Homelander – and five new Kameo Fighters (release dates still to be confirmed).

Q: Which characters are available in Mortal Kombat 1?

A: Mortal Kombat 1 features reimagined versions of iconic characters as they’ve never been seen before, including Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Smoke, Rain, Li Mei, Tanya, Baraka, Geras, Reptile, Ashrah, Havik, General Shao, Sindel, Reiko, Nitara, and Shang Tsung.

Q: What are Kameo Fighters and how do they work in Mortal Kombat 1?

A: Kameo Fighters are a unique roster of partner characters to assist during matches, creating expanded gameplay possibilities for players. These characters are chosen separately from the main roster of fighters.

Q: What gameplay modes does Mortal Kombat 1 have?

A: NetherRealm’s genre-defining Story mode returns with a brand-new cinematic narrative featuring unexpected twists on classic rivalries and original backstories for the wide-ranging cast of legendary fighters. The game also features the debut of a single-player experience called Invasions, a progression-based mode where gamers can traverse the realms via an interactive map, experiment with different character builds, and complete numerous challenges to earn a variety of rewards, all built on a themed six-week seasonal schedule.

Q: Is an internet connection required to play Mortal Kombat 1?

A: An internet connection is not required to play Mortal Kombat 1, although players will need to be connected to the internet to experience certain modes and features, including Invasions and online multiplayer matches.

Q: Is a PlayStation Plus subscription, Game Pass Core membership, or Nintendo Switch Online membership required to play Mortal Kombat 1?

A: PlayStation Plus subscription, Game Pass Core, or Nintendo Switch Online membership is not required to play Mortal Kombat 1 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, or Nintendo Switch consoles. However, a PlayStation Plus subscription, Game Pass Core membership, or Nintendo Switch Online membership is required for online multiplayer.

Q: Does Mortal Kombat 1 have rollback netcode?

A: Yes, Mortal Kombat 1 has rollback netcode to support online gameplay.

FREE TRIAL WEEKEND FAQ

Q: What is the Mortal Kombat 1 Free Trial Weekend?

A: The Mortal Kombat 1 Free Trial Weekend is an opportunity for prospective players to download and play a trial version of Mortal Kombat 1 for the duration of the event.

Q: What content will players have access to during the Mortal Kombat 1 Free Trial Weekend?

A: The trial version of Mortal Kombat 1 includes access to all online and local multiplayer modes, the first two chapters of the Story mode, Johnny Cage’s Mansion tutorial Mesa in Invasions mode, access to the base roster of playable characters, including Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Smoke, Rain, Li Mei, Tanya, Baraka, Geras, Reptile, Ashrah, General Shao, Sindel, Nitara, and Reiko, and access to all Kameo Fighters, including those unlocked through gameplay. Please note, Shang Tsung, Havik, and characters included in the Kombat Pack are not available to play for free in the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1.

Q: When is the Mortal Kombat 1 Free Trial Weekend?

A: The Mortal Kombat 1 Free Trial Weekend will begin on Thursday, March 7 at 9 a.m. PST (Pacific Standard Time) and will end on Sunday, March 10 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Q: What platforms is the Mortal Kombat 1 Free Trial Weekend available on?

A: Players can download and play the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

Q: What territories is the Mortal Kombat 1 Free Trial Weekend available in?

A: The trial version of Mortal Kombat 1 is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam in all regions where the full version of the digital game is sold. Please check with local retailers and first party storefronts for availability in your territory.

Q: Are optional purchases of in-game content available in the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1?

A: Optional purchases of in-game content will be available on all trial platforms and can be used in the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1. However, your access to purchase in-game content will cease when the Mortal Kombat 1 Free Trial Weekend ends and your ability to play the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1 expires. If you wish to use any in-game content after the trial period ends, you must purchase the Mortal Kombat 1 Standard Edition or Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition. Any previously acquired in-game content will automatically transfer over to the full game.

Q: What happens to my game after the Mortal Kombat 1 Free Trial Weekend ends?

A: After the event ends, you will no longer be able to play Mortal Kombat 1 when you launch the trial version of the game. However, if you purchase Mortal Kombat 1 Standard Edition or Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition after the event ends, all progress will transfer over to the full game, including Story mode, Invasions, and all unlocks. Optional purchases of in-game content made during the event period will also transfer over to the full game.

Q: Is an online connection required to download and play the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1?

A: Yes, an online connection is required to download and play the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1, including all single-player and local multiplayer modes.

Q: Is a PlayStation Plus membership or an Xbox Game Pass subscription required to download and play the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1?

A:
  • For participants playing on PlayStation 5, a PlayStation Plus membership is not required to download and play the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1. However, a PlayStation Plus membership is required to participate in online multiplayer matches.
  • For participants playing on Xbox Series X|S, an Xbox Game Pass subscription is required to download and play the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1.

Q: How do I access the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1?

A:
For Steam:
  • Step 1: Launch Steam and log in to your Steam account.
  • Step 2: Once logged in, navigate to the “Store” page and search “Mortal Kombat 1.”
  • Step 3: Select Mortal Kombat 1 from the search results and confirm your age to continue to the main game page.
  • Step 4: Navigate to the section labeled “Play Mortal Kombat 1” with an indicator that the game can be played for free for a limited period and select “Play Game” to begin the downloading process.
  • Step 5: Once the game is downloaded and ready to play, navigate to your Steam library or your installation destination of choice to start playing the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1.
For PlayStation 5:
  • Step 1: Turn on your PlayStation 5 console and log in to your PlayStation Network account.
  • Step 2: On the home screen, select “Search” and type in “Mortal Kombat 1.”
  • Step 3: Select Mortal Kombat 1 from the search results and then choose the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1 before selecting "Download" to begin downloading the game.
  • Step 4: Once the game is downloaded and ready to play, navigate back to the home screen to start playing the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1.
For Xbox Series X|S:
  • Step 1: Turn on your Xbox Series X|S console and log in to your Microsoft profile with an Xbox Game Pass subscription.
  • Step 2: On the home screen, select “Search” and type in “Mortal Kombat 1.”
  • Step 3: Select Mortal Kombat 1 from the search results and then select “Show in Microsoft Store” to continue to the main game page.
  • Step 4: On the Mortal Kombat 1 game page, select “Choose Edition” and then select the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1.
  • Step 5: On the trial edition page for Mortal Kombat 1, select “Get” to begin the downloading process.
  • Step 6: Once the game is downloaded and ready to play, navigate back to the home screen to start playing the trial version of Mortal Kombat 1.