All Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities: How to unlock & input a Fatality
It wouldn’t be Mortal Kombat without Fatalities, and 2023’s Mortal Kombat 1 brought a fresh batch of finishing moves for players to memorize and execute. Here are all the known Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1, including how to unlock them and all inputs.
Mortal Kombat 1 is finally here, serving as a reboot of the iconic fighting game franchise for the latest generation of consoles.
Despite being a reboot, Mortal Kombat 1 retains many of the hallmarks that make the series so popular, from legendary fighters to gameplay mechanics. One feature that fans won’t be surprised to see make a return is Fatalities, with Mortal Kombat 1 delivering some of the most ruthless takedowns to date.
Here are all the Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1, as well as how to do them.
- How to do Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1
- How to unlock Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1
- Every Mortal Kombat 1 Fatality
- All Kameo Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1
How to do Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1
In Mortal Kombat 1, Fatalities are performed by inputting a combination of buttons when you’re about to defeat an opponent. When your opponent’s health bar is fully drained at the end of a match, the announcer will shout the iconic lines “Finish Him” or “Finish Her,” signaling they are open for a final blow.
Each fighter has a number of unique Fatalities available, with a specific sequence of buttons that must be hit in order and from the right distance.
We’ve included a step-by-step guide on how to perform a Fatality in Mortal Kombat 1 below:
- Hop into a match of Mortal Kombat 1.
- In the final round, whittle down your opponent’s health bar.
- Wait for the announcer to say “Finish Him” or “Finish Her.”
- Input the commands for the Fatality you want to perform.
- Watch as you finish your opponent in style.
If you haven’t memorized the command for each Fatality and you’re playing offline, you can pause the game and head to the Move List tab to see exactly what you need to do. However, this won’t work in online fights.
How to unlock Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1
Mortal Kombat 1 players need to increase the Mastery level with every character to unlock their second Fatality. All characters have one unlocked Fatality from the start, and players can see it in the Move List section of the pause menu. However, to unlock each character’s second Fatality, players need to “level up” each character by playing Towers, the new Invasions mode, and more.
Each character has a Mastery level players can raise by playing certain game modes. Performing Fatalities, Brutalities, and other special finishing moves will give you more experience points, so keep that in mind when playing those modes. You’ll have to do this with every character, and each character will unlock their second Fatality at a different level, so you just need to grind.
It’s important to note that if you already know the input of the Fatality you’re trying to do, you won’t need to unlock it to trigger it. So, keep reading if you’re interested in knowing all available Fatalities in MK1.
All Mortal Kombat 1 Fatality inputs
Every Mortal Kombat 1 character has two Fatalities, which means there’s a total of 46 Fatalities to discover at the moment. Before we jump into them, we’ve compiled all the commands you’ll need to know to perform them on the different platforms, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch:
|1||Front Punch: Square (PlayStation) / X (Xbox) / Y (Switch) /|
|2||Back Punch: Triangle (PlayStation) / Y (Xbox) / X (Switch)|
|3||Front Kick: Cross (PlayStation) / A (Xbox) / B (Switch)|
|4||Back Kick: Circle (PlayStation) / B (Xbox) / A (Switch)|
|Kameo||R1 (PlayStation) / RB (Xbox) / R (Switch)|
|Block||R2 (PlayStation) / RT (Xbox) / ZR (Switch)|
Now that you’re ready, here’s a list of every Mortal Kombat 1 Fatality available at launch:
|Ashrah||Heavenly Light||Down, Forward, Down, 2||Mid|
|Ashrah||Down, Down, Back, 4||Mid|
|Baraka||Split Decision||Back, Forward, Down, 1||Close|
|Baraka||Forward, Back, Down, 4||Close|
|General Shao||Spin Cycle||Back, Forward, Down, 1||Mid|
|General Shao||Down, Forward, Back, 1||Mid|
|Geras||Sand Storm||Forward, Down, Down, 4||Mid|
|Geras||Down, Forward, Back, 1||Close|
|Havik||Atomic Heart||Down, Forward, Down, 4||Close|
|Havik||Forward, Back, Down, 2||Close|
|Johnny Cage||Hollywood Walk of Pain||Forward, Back, Down, 2||Close|
|Johnny Cage||Forward, Down, Back, 4||Mid/Far|
|Kenshi||Blended||Forward, Down, Down, 2||Close|
|Kenshi||Back, Down, Back, 1||Mid|
|Kitana||Royal Blender||Down, Forward, Down, 4||Far|
|Kitana||Minty Fresh||Down, Down, Back, 4||Close|
|Kung Lao||Lao’d And Clear||Back, Forward, Back, 4||Mid|
|Kung Lao||Back, Down, Down, 3||Close|
|Li Mei||Roman Candle||Forward, Back, Forward, 3||Close|
|Li Mei||Happy New Year||Back, Forward, Down, 4||Close|
|Liu Kang||Double Dragon||Down, Forward, Back, 4||Close|
|Liu Kang||Back, Forward, Back, 3||Close|
|Mileena||Appetizer||Back, Forward, Back, 1||Close|
|Mileena||A Little to the Left||Down, Forward, Back, 3||Close|
|Nitara||Vaeternus KomBAT||Down, Down, Back, 1||Mid|
|Nitara||Back, Down, Back, 4||Mid/Far|
|Raiden||The Storm’s Arrival||Back, Forward, Back, 2||Close|
|Raiden||Down, Forward, Back, 1||Mid/Far|
|Rain||The Red Sea||Down, Down, Back, 4||Close|
|Rain||Down, Forward, Back, 3||Mid|
|Reiko||The Impaler||Down, Down, Back, 2||Mid|
|Reiko||For the General||Back, Down, Down, 4||Close|
|Reptile||Indigestion||Forward, Back, Down, 4||Mid|
|Reptile||Forward, Down, Back, 3||Close|
|Scorpion||Eye-Palling Victory||Down, Forward, Back, Block||Mid|
|Scorpion||Gang War||Back, Forward, Back, 2||Mid|
|Shang Tsung||Side Effects||Back, Down, Down, 4||Close|
|Shang Tsung||Forward, Down, Back, 2||Mid|
|Sindel||Hair Comes Trouble||Down, Back, Down, 1||Mid|
|Sindel||Back, Forward, Back, 2||Mid/Far|
|Smoke||Hazed and Infused||Back, Forward, Down, 1||Any|
|Smoke||Down, Forward, Back, 2||Any|
|Sub-Zero||Hairline Fracture||Forward, Down, Down, 2||Any|
|Sub-Zero||Forward, Back, Down, 4||Close|
|Tanya||Helping Hands||Down, Back, Down, 3||Close|
|Tanya||Back, Forward, Down, 2||Close/Mid|
All Kameo Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1
On top of the Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities for its 23 initial characters, players can also perform Kameo Fatalities. Here are all the inputs for all 15 Kameo Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1:
|Cyrax||Annihilation||Forward, Back, Forward, Kameo||Mid|
|Darrius||Armed and Dangerous||Down, Back, Forward, Kameo||Mid|
|Frost||Breaking Point||Back, Down, Back, Kameo||Mid|
|Goro||Prince of Pain||Back, Forward, Down, Kameo||Close|
|Jax||Big Boot||Down, Forward, Down, Kameo||Far|
|Kano||Heart Ripper||Back, Down, Forward, Kameo||Mid|
|Kung Lao||Klean Kut||Forward, Back, Forward, Kameo||Mid|
|Motaro||Brain Blast||Forward, Down, Down, Kameo||Mid|
|Sareena||Inner Demon||Back, Down, Back, Kameo||Mid|
|Scorpion||Toasty!!!||Down, Forward, Down, Kameo||Mid|
|Sektor||Kompactor||Back, Forward, Back, Kameo||Mid|
|Shujinko||Five Point Strike||Down, Back, Down, Kameo||Mid|
|Sonya Blade||Kiss||Back, Forward, Down, Kameo||Mid|
|Stryker||Safety Vest||Forward, Down, Forward, Kameo||Mid|
|Sub-Zero||Spine Rip||Forward, Down, Forward, Kameo||Mid|
That was every Mortal Kombat 1 Fatality we know about. We’ll be sure to update this page with each new finishing move that’s revealed for Kombat Pack characters, along with the inputs for each one as soon as they’re available.
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