Mortal Kombat X Enhanced Online Beta

There’s only one requirement, but it’s an easy one

Let’s be honest, sometimes we need to fire up the epic ‘Mortal Kombat X’ and take all of the rubbish in the day out on the opponent (or is that just me?). So with this in mind, the announcement from ‘NetherRealm Studios’ that an enhanced online experience is coming – even better news is you can try it out in the upcoming beta. You can register for the beta testing from the 19th of January, the only requirement is that you have clocked up at least one hour of online play in ‘Mortal Kombat X’ which most players will have done already. Invites will begin to roll out but not everyone will be accepted to start with, the developers do plan to add more people to the beta though so don’t give up hope if your emails are empty for a while. To throw your name in the hat for the beta, click here from the 19th when the page officially goes live – you can try now but you will be greeted with a blank screen.

Community manager Tyler Lansdown quotes:

The team is “moving away from the dynamic input latency model towards a model that preserves the feel of an offline game more accurately while playing online and maintains a consistent input response.

The studio is moving to a model that is ‘similar in function’ to GGPO, which can be described as a ‘roll back simulate forward model’.

This means that our engine will no longer have to wait for both players to agree on input before drawing its results to the screen. This creates a smoother gameplay experience and diminishing the feel of lag in online play.

As for what we can do in the beta, we start with four characters. Please welcome Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero, Scorpion and Jacqui Briggs – more characters are planned to be added as the beta goes on but these four are a fairly formidable lineup. Check out the teaser video below for more details and some footage of the enhanced gameplay, looks pretty slick don’t you think?

So will you be registering for the beta and are you hyped for this new style they are going for – let us know in the comments.


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Chris 'whyayemincepie' Nash

Gamer dad to three kids, we all act the same age and wouldn't have it any other way. Also managed to get myself the most amazing wife that loves gaming too, plus she puts up with me and my funny charms.

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