Mortal Kombat 1: Online Stress Test | How to Join

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Would you be excited to play one of the most anticipated fighting games of 2023: Mortal Kombat 1 early? Did you know that you can play the actual game before its official release on September 19, 2023? And no, we’re not talking about any beta version! You can now play Mortal Kombat 1 early in the form of an online stress test. Through this MK1 online test, NetherRealm Studios want select players to test the strength of their online servers. This is to ensure a flawless release in September. Of course, it’s only natural for some of you to be interested in an opportunity like this. So, let’s answer some of the common questions including “How to Join the Mortal Kombat 1 Online Stress Test.

Be Among the First: Join the Mortal Kombat 1 Online Stress Test!

A few days ago, Mortal Kombat announced the online stress test for MK1 on Twitter. The stress test will be prioritizing online 1v1 matches. This is done to check the capacity of the game’s online systems and servers under high levels of user activity.

Despite the excitement among players, there were also criticisms. One significant criticism was the absence of this online stress test for the PC and Nintendo Switch players of Mortal Kombat. This resulted in a significant backlash towards NetherRealm Studios. However, this certainly won’t stop console gamers to participate in the test. But how exactly can you join the Mortal Kombaty 1 online stress test?

How to join the Mortal Kombat 1 Online Stress Test 


  • The stress test is eligible for players only in North America, Latin America, Brazil, and Europe.
  • A Warner Bros. Games account is required to participate.
  • As much as we hate to admit it, owning/borrowing a console (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S) is mandatory as the test is not available to PC and Nintendo Switch yet.
  • NetherRealm Studios have also assured players they do not need a PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription to participate.

Schedule of the stress test 

NetherRealm Studios claimed that they’ll be confirming a specific schedule at a later date. For now, they are focusing on getting many registrations for the stress test.


  • Players have to preregister for the online stress test via the link issued by NetherRealm Studios. Click on the link provided below to register:

Register for the Mortal Kombat 1 Online Stress Test here

  • Log in with your Warner Bros. Games account.
  • In the Playtest tab, you’ll see the ‘Preregister’ option.

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  • Click on it and you’ll be asked on which platform you want to try out MK1 online stress test.

  • As for how players will know they have been selected or not, NetherRealm assured that details regarding that will be released later. The most common way they’ll release details confirming if you’ve been selected for the stress test is through e-mails. Be sure to check your inboxes every once in a while!
Screengrab Courtesy of Mortal Kombat via YouTube

This is all you need to know about the MK1 online stress test. For further queries, visit the Mortal Kombat Online Stress Test FAQ.

  • Keep in mind that preregistering does not guarantee you a spot in the online stress test.
  • There is limited availability and players will be chosen at random.

If you’re lucky enough you’ll get selected and become one of the first to play the actual game before its release. That alone is already a top-tier flex. Regardless, MK1 is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated fighting games of this year along with Street Fighter 6.

Read more about Mortal Kombat 1 here.

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