Mortal Kombat 11 free trial weekend coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Try out the popular fighting game for free this weekend on either console of your choice.


Curious about Mortal Kombat 11, but haven't taken the plunge just yet to buy it? You can try it out without spending a cent with the Free Trial Weekend that's coming up on Friday.

From October 11 through October 14 (that's Monday, so you get an extra day) you can jump online to test out Mortal Kombat 11, with access to the first two chapters of Story mode, all multiplayer game modes, the full base game roster of characters, and a preview of new Kombat Pack characters within the Towers of Time mode. This means you can check out Nightwolf, Shang Tsung, and the Terminator T-800.

You do need to have a PlayStation Plus subscription or Xbox Live Gold access to play online during multiplayer matches, but you don't need either simply to download the trial or play through the single-player content. Plus, anything you complete during the trial will carry over to the full game if you decide to make a purchase.

To sweeten the deal, all versions of Mortal Kombat 11 will be 40 percent off in both the PlayStation Store and Xbox Marketplace during the Free Trial window: the Standard and Premium editions, and standalone Kombat Pack as well.

Ozzie Mejia reviewed Mortal Kombat 11 at Shacknews. Here's what he thought:

"Mortal Kombat 11 is a solid package, but one that's going to drive completionists up a wall. Those who are satisfied with the fighters that come out of the box will enjoy the refined gameplay and the different ways to play both alone and with friends. The Story Mode was a disappointment to me, but is worth experiencing to see how the overarching saga that started in the Mortal Kombat reboot concludes. If you're looking to get every cosmetic or are even targeting a specific cosmetic, Mortal Kombat 11 is going to aggravate you with slow unlocks and multiple currencies."

If you end up trying out the game with the free trial, let us know what you thought in the comments below. Or let us know if you want to challenge us to a good, old-fashioned match. Either way! 

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