Mortal Kombat XL Beta is Live Now

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 by
Sawyer Scherbenske

Early last morning WB Games let Steam users and Mortal Kombat fans know that they’ve been “working behind the scenes” with NetherRealm Studios trying to improve the historically problematic PC port.

While NetherRealm studios were quick to announce a MKXL beta for Xbox One and PS4, the PC was left out, meaning that PC players have been missing a stage, costumes, character balances, four new characters, and a fully rebooted rollback-based netcode making matches go from previously feeling like fighting underwater to now flowing as smoothly as silk. Thankfully, NetherRealm is trying to fix that.

“Beginning today and for the next 4 days only (August 25th-29th), anyone can play the MKXL Enhanced Online PC Beta for free and experience the enhanced rollback system and other updates made for our PC players.”

While MKXL isn’t fully out yet and these netcode fixes are just in their beta form, this is a step towards the online experience and improved communication that PC MKX fans have been wanting for months now.

The demo is ready to be downloaded right now from Mortal Kombat X’s Steam store page and will remain there until 10 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time August 29th. People who choose to be part of the beta will get an invitation to do a survey the following week reviewing if the beta was a hit or a flop, and help build the future of the game through their answers.

The full announcement is here, and comes with a list of the new Steam support mods. If you’re interested in testing out the beta yourself, you can find the download by clicking here.

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