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Mortal Kombat 1 Release Time Guide: When Does MK1 Come Out?

If you’re a fan of fighting games, you’re probably looking forward to the upcoming release time of Mortal Kombat 1. The latest title from NetherRealm Studios looks to reset the timeline (again) with Liu Kang at the helm. Plenty of fan favorites return in MK1, such as Reptile and Smoke. Additionally, an all-new Kameo system has been revealed that allows you to call in fighters during matches. The release date is almost here, but when exactly can you play Mortal Kombat 1? Here’s what you need to know.

Mortal Kombat 1 Release Time

Mortal Kombat 1 Pre Order guide, which edition to buy.

The release date may differ depending on what edition of the game you have purchased. If you purchase the Premium Edition of the game, you will gain access to it a whole five days early. So, this means that starting September 14, Mortal Kombat 1 will be playable for Premium Edition owners. The first Kombat Pack is also included in this edition of the game, and it will retail for $109.99 USD.

For everyone else buying the standard edition, you will be able to play the game on September 19. This goes for all platforms the game is available on. Below, you can find the exact timing of when you can play MK1 for early access and its worldwide release.

Early Access Release Time

September 14 @ 10 AM PDT

September 14 @ 12 PM CDT

September 14 @ 1 PM EDT

Standard Edition Release Time

September 18 @ 9 PM PDT

September 18 @ 11 PM CDT

September 19 @ 12 AM EDT

Mortal Kombat 1 Preload Information


As for preloading, you can expect to be able to preload Mortal Kombat 1 around 48 hours prior to the game’s release. For Early Access owners, this also applies to you. So, this allows for enough time to download the entirety of the game regardless of how fast your internet may be.

Mortal Kombat 1 will release worldwide on September 19, 2023. You can purchase the game on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC via Steam, and Nintendo Switch.