NetherRealm Studios’ newest fighting game, Injustice 2, is finding its way to PC after its console-only release back in May. The superhero brawling game based on the DC Comics universe has an open beta on Steam that you can play right now, and it ends on November 10, just four days ahead of its projected PC release date.
The open beta will include all stages and DLC characters up to Raiden, who was released on October 6. However, the beta only supports online 1v1 multiplayer, likely to test the netcode on PC. Injustice 2 uses the GGPO netcode, which saw a lot of success after it was implemented in NetherRealm’s previous game, Mortal Kombat X.
The base list of playable characters includes both returning cast members, like Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman, as well as new faces like Brainiac, Gorilla Grodd, and Captain Cold. Since May, Injustice 2 has received six characters as DLC, bringing the roster up to 34 heroes and villains. Two packs of fighters have been announced so far, with the last character of the second pack, Hellboy, coming out on release day. Although previously leaked store descriptions have mentioned that the PC release comes with all the content, neither Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment or Netherrealm Studios have confirmed it. The open beta, however, does include all DLC characters and levels through Raiden.
Injustice 2 is the sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us, which released in 2013 to favorable reviews. Like its sequel, the first game also didn’t release on PC at launch, starting on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The story is set in an alternate universe where Superman goes berserk after the death of Lois Lane, and Injustice 2 picks up after Superman’s defeat at the hands of Batman and cohorts.
The battle royale between DC superheroes and supervillains is coming to PC November 14, and the open beta is live until November 10. Injustice 2 is already out for PS4 and Xbox One.
We have reached out to Warner Bros. regarding the situation of Injustice 2's DLC in the PC release and will update if we learn more.