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Mortal Kombat 11 release date, trailers, pre-order bonus, PC system requirements

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Mortal Kombat 11’s big community reveal is not that far off and it promises to show off more about the next fighter from NetherRealm Studios. This guide will go through all the details we know about Mortal Kombat 11 so far, such as the release date, the community reveal date, details about the premium edition and pre-order bonus, and the system requirements needed to run the game.

Mortal Kombat 11 release date

Mortal Kombat 11 will be released on PC on 23rd April 2019. It will be available exclusively for PC from the Steam store. There will be a standard edition and a premium edition that includes the Kombat Pack – read that as Season Pass – that includes some extra characters post-release.

There will be a big event to reveal much more about the game on 17th January 2019, which will presumably show off the in-game footage for the first time, as well as detail some more of the roster. Just don’t believe any roster “leaks” that have been floating around recently as Ed Boon – the co-creator of Mortal Kombat – publicly laughed at it.

Mortal Kombat 11 trailers

Announced during The Game Awards 2018, all we’ve seen from Mortal Kombat 11 so far has been what’s in the trailer. There wasn’t any in-game footage, but the trailer did hint at a few story elements where Raiden now has red lightning, as well as show two scorpions and an hourglass. The full version of the trailer showed off the preorder bonus, as well as detailed the now sold-out community event, taking place on 17th January 2019 from 19:00 GMT/11:00 PT/14:00 ET, being held in London. It is a public event that you needed to express your interest in by booking your place. For those who missed out, there will also be a live stream on NetherRealm’s Twitch channel at the same time.

If you’re in LA however, this tweet might interest you.

Shao Kahn sitting on his throne in Outworld.

Pre-order bonus details

I say this with a little trepidation of it all going horribly wrong, but really I wouldn’t normally recommend pre-ordering any fighting game. NetherRealm fighting games tend to have a bit more of a problem with online matchmaking than most, though their recent move to a different way of handling matches for Injustice 2 is miles above how Mortal Kombat X performed. That said, if you really want to do so, you will get Shao Khan as a downloadable character. This is similar to how Goro was a pre-order character for Mortal Kombat X, though he was made available to everyone a while after release.

Mortal Kombat 11 Premium edition

Alongside the base game, which will set you back Ā£49.99/$59.99/ā‚¬59.99, there is also a Premium edition that will include the main game, as well as the “Kombat Pack”. There is a rumour that this pack will feature six characters, though nothing has been officially confirmed at this time. The Premium edition will set you back Ā£69.99/$99.99/ā‚¬89.99 and all of these editions can be bought directly on Steam.

Raiden zapping Scorpion with red electricity in a ruined Shaolin temple.

Mortal Kombat 11 PC system requirements

Performance is going to be a rather big factor in a fighting game such as this, so you’ll want to get the best frame rates possible. In order to give you a threshold as to the performance you can expect from your system, I’ve put both the minimum and recommended specs in full below:

Mortal Kombat 11 minimum specs

  • OS:Ā 64-bit Windows 7 / Windows 10
  • Processor:Ā Intel Core i5-750, 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzenā„¢ 3 1200, 3.1 GHz
  • Memory:Ā 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics:Ā NVIDIAĀ® GeForceā„¢ GTX 670 or NVIDIAĀ® GeForceā„¢ GTX 1050 / AMDĀ® Radeonā„¢ HD 7950 or AMDĀ® Radeonā„¢ R9 270
  • DirectX:Ā Version 11
  • Network:Ā Broadband Internet connection

Mortal Kombat 11 recommended specs

  • OS:Ā 64-bit Windows 7 / Windows 10
  • Processor:Ā Intel Core i3-2100, 3.10 GHz / AMD FX-6300, 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzenā„¢ 5 1400, 3.2 GHz
  • Memory:Ā 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics:Ā NVIDIAĀ® GeForceā„¢ GTX 780 or NVIDIAĀ® GeForceā„¢ GTX 1060-6GB / AMDĀ® Radeonā„¢ R9 290 or RX 570
  • DirectX:Ā Version 11
  • Network:Ā Broadband Internet connection

With those specs, this rounds up everything that we know so far about Mortal Kombat 11. While there isn’t a huge amount of time before the game is released, there is plenty more information that will be made public on 17th January 2019 during the community reveal event, so check back then for more trailers and reveals as they come through.

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