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Missed the first Mortal Kombat 11 online beta? Here's the schedule for the closed beta test coming later this month

Mortal Kombat 11 just saw its first online stress test wrap up last night. Beginning this past Friday, fans who received a code after registering were able to try out bits and pieces of the upcoming game early with the main focus of the test being the online experience.

If you didn't get a chance to play it much this weekend or simply never received a code, don't fret too hard. Another beta — this time a closed test for those who pre-order the game — is coming later this month, and the schedule for it has been released.

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Klassic Towers single player mode now open in Mortal Kombat 11 stress test

With today being March 17th, there are only a few hours remaining for the Mortal Kombat 11 stress test. If you weren't invited, don't worry — another beta test will be available on March 28th, 2019 to those who pre-ordered Mortal Kombat 11.

To commemorate these final hours, it appears as though NetherRealm Studios has opened up a single player mode for players to mess with. With access to the stress test, players can participate in Klassic Towers.

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Mortal Kombat 11's connection display should become the standard approach for all fighting games

Mortal Kombat 11's online system for displaying what kind of connection you're about to face should become the standard across all fighting games going forward.

The very awesome and insightful UYU|BornFree recently posted a couple of images on Twitter showing how it works, with your opponent's ping time and connection method clearly visible, so you're able to reject or accept the match based on this information.

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Mortal Kombat 11's base roster number reportedly leaked on game's official website

Mortal Kombat 11's base roster number may have been leaked by the game's official website. Additionally, character bios for each of the currently revealed characters were featured on the page — though it has since been taken offline.

Test Your Might managed to grab a screenshot of the page before it was pulled. Spoiler alert: This story will include information that potentially spoils details about Mortal Kombat 11.

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Here are the Mortal Kombat 11 move lists you need for this weekend's online beta

The Mortal Kombat 11 online beta is now live and those who got accepted in are currently jumping into bloody battles across the United States. Baraka, Scorpion, and Skarlet are the three playable characters you'll find in this online stress test, and players are able to compete in online casual matches.

You might find yourself wondering what inputs perform which moves for your character of choice, and though there are full move lists in the beta, they can only be accessed during a match — and the opponent is not going to wait while you look up how to throw Scorpion's Spear. Fortunately, we here at EventHubs have you covered with our very own Mortal Kombat 11 move listings!

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Mortal Kombat 11 online stress test beta codes going out now, here's what to expect if you get in

Earlier this month, NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. opened up registration for a Mortal Kombat 11 online stress test set to take place this weekend. This morning, some of those who applied have received their codes to get in.

Two of us here at EventHubs were fortunate enough to be sent a code for the stress test — especially considering space is limited for this test and not everyone who registers will be chosen. So, here's what you can expect if you take part in the Mortal Kombat 11 stress test.

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How many characters should fighting games have in their base rosters here in the age of such prolific DLC?

The landscape of gaming has changed remarkably in recent years as downloadable content has become a mainstay for almost every title, and regular practice of expanding fighting game rosters after initial launch means that our particular genre is especially affected.

A recent video from TrueUnderDawgGaming explores this concept with the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 at the center focal point, comparing it to other titles like Street Fighter 5, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, and Tekken 7 to see if any kind of modern standard emerges in the way of release date character count.

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Cassie Cage can pop an opponent's testicles with a Crushing Blow in Mortal Kombat 11

As we see more of the Cage family in Mortal Kombat 11, new details and glimpses of their personalities continue to be revealed. The latest humorous character trait? Apparently, Cassie Cage can crush her opponent's testicles with an amplified special move.

In a recent video from Brian Tong showcasing second Fatalities for several of the game's fighters, we were also treated to some new gameplay footage of Cassie Cage. Providing a look at several of her attacks, we see that the amplified version of her Nut Punch can trigger a Crushing Blow.

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New Mortal Kombat 11 Fatalities bring gruesome second finishers for Geras, Raiden, Baraka, and Sonya

There are new Mortal Kombat 11 Fatalities to behold, and you're going to need a barf bag.

Footage of an updated build of the game has hit the internet as Brian Tong bring a fresh batch of gameplay featuring several of the originally announced characters, as well as some of the more recently revealed.

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Full size original character costumes, motion capture rooms and an arcade called 'Goro's Lair...' take a walk through NetherRealm Studios

It isn't every day that we get to see the inside of the creative space where the Mortal Kombat and Injustice games are imagined and brought to life, but thanks to History Behind the Warrior, today isn't like most.

The passionate YouTuber recently got a chance to fly out to Chicago and visit NetherRealm Studios... well, studios, wherein he was able to take some video footage to share with the rest of us.

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Kotal Kahn heavily hinted at for next week's Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Kast

Although there's no Komat Kast this week, NetherRealm Studios left us with some information pertaining to the character that'll be covered in next week's live stream.

We're treated to a quick cinematic that has a seemingly green-skinned character in boots dragging a bladed weapon across the ground as they walk. More than likely, this is Kotal Kahn.

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Erron Black official artwork revealed for Mortal Kombat 11

We already had our hunches that the Outworld gunslinger from Mortal Kombat X would be making his return here in Mortal Kombat 11, but today we've received total confirmation that Erron Black will indeed be playable in the franchise's upcoming entry.

This news broke over Twitter today as the Mortal Kombat 11 account posted the official artwork of the character along with the caption, "Deadliest Outlander in Outworld at your service. Erron Black shoots his way back into the tournament in #MK11."

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Why 'Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat' is the crossover we talk about, but don't actually want

Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter arguably hold status as the tallest and longest standing pillars in the fighting game community. The fantasy fight between Ryu and Sub-Zero (Scorpion, Ken, Chun-Li, and Liu-Kang are all interchangeable names here) has surely been brought up millions of times between vocal discussions, forum postings, illustrations, and Death Battle!-esque videos, so how in the world have we not seen a crossover yet?

Instead of conflating with each other, both SF and MK have done so with superheroes. Superheros have made the jump from comics to computer screens both effortlessly and efficiently, and we regularly find ourselves welcoming them in as guest stars in our favorite arenas.

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Johnny Cage really likes flipping the bird and dropping F-bombs in Mortal Kombat 11

Johnny Cage is returning as a playable fighter in NetherRealm Studios' upcoming brutal brawler, Mortal Kombat 11, and the klassic contender truly is a character.

Like his daughter Cassie, Johnny's move set, animations, intros, and win poses are filled to the brim with personality. From snapping photos mid-match to sending out his stunt double to do his dirty work, it feels like everything Cage does is entertaining.

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NetherRealm Studios demonstrates the Fatality creation process for Mortal Kombat 11

Previously this week, NetherRealm Studios hosted a Kombat Kast that revealed details about Kano and Cassie Cage. Interestingly enough, Cassie was only revealed just earlier that day.

Of course, that's not all that was talked about during the insightful Kombat Kast. We also got an in-depth look at how the development team creates the game's unique Fatalities.

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Ed Boon is asking which game you would hypothetically want to see most: Marvel vs. DC, Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter, or a Horror movie fighter

Mortal Kombat Co-Creator Ed Boon has an interesting poll running on Twitter right now. The question is: which game would you want to see most from NetherRealm Studios?

It needs to be said upfront that this poll is being ran for fun, so don't go telling your friends that a Street Fighter crossover is finally coming.

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A beautiful close up and most of a Fatality, here's a closer look at Jacqui Briggs in Mortal Kombat 11

We got to see the wonderfully hype-inducing new Mortal Kombat 11 trailer, which brought with it the first official sightings for characters like Erron Black, Cassie Cage and Jacqui Briggs.

As far as the story goes, Jacqui is briefly seen fighting alongside the Cages, implying that she's probably on the side of Raiden in the whole "Raiden vs. Kronika" dynamic NetherRealm has going on here.

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