All Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities: How to unlock & input a Fatality

Sindel Fatality in Mortal Kombat 1NetherRealm Studios

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.

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Here are all the Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1, as well as how to do them.

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.

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Mortal Kombat 1 character performing FatalityNeatherRealm Studios
Every Mortal Kombat 1 fighter has their own Fatalities.

We’ve included a step-by-step guide on how to perform a Fatality in Mortal Kombat 1 below:

  1. Hop into a match of Mortal Kombat 1.
  2. In the final round, whittle down your opponent’s health bar.
  3. Wait for the announcer to say “Finish Him” or “Finish Her.”
  4. Input the commands for the Fatality you want to perform.
  5. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

1Front Punch: Square (PlayStation) / X (Xbox) / Y (Switch) /
2Back Punch: Triangle (PlayStation) / Y (Xbox) / X (Switch)
3Front Kick: Cross (PlayStation) / A (Xbox) / B (Switch)
4Back Kick: Circle (PlayStation) / B (Xbox) / A (Switch)
KameoR1 (PlayStation) / RB (Xbox) / R (Switch)
BlockR2 (PlayStation) / RT (Xbox) / ZR (Switch)

Now that you’re ready, here’s a list of every Mortal Kombat 1 Fatality available at launch:

AshrahHeavenly LightDown, Forward, Down, 2Mid
AshrahDown, Down, Back, 4Mid
BarakaSplit DecisionBack, Forward, Down, 1Close
BarakaForward, Back, Down, 4Close
General ShaoSpin CycleBack, Forward, Down, 1Mid
General ShaoDown, Forward, Back, 1Mid
GerasSand StormForward, Down, Down, 4Mid
GerasDown, Forward, Back, 1Close
HavikAtomic HeartDown, Forward, Down, 4Close
HavikForward, Back, Down, 2Close
Johnny CageHollywood Walk of PainForward, Back, Down, 2Close
Johnny CageForward, Down, Back, 4Mid/Far
KenshiBlendedForward, Down, Down, 2Close
KenshiBack, Down, Back, 1Mid
KitanaRoyal BlenderDown, Forward, Down, 4Far
KitanaMinty FreshDown, Down, Back, 4Close
Kung LaoLao’d And ClearBack, Forward, Back, 4Mid
Kung LaoBack, Down, Down, 3Close
Li MeiRoman CandleForward, Back, Forward, 3Close
Li MeiHappy New YearBack, Forward, Down, 4Close
Liu KangDouble DragonDown, Forward, Back, 4Close
Liu KangBack, Forward, Back, 3Close
MileenaAppetizerBack, Forward, Back, 1Close
MileenaA Little to the LeftDown, Forward, Back, 3Close
NitaraVaeternus KomBATDown, Down, Back, 1Mid
NitaraBack, Down, Back, 4Mid/Far
RaidenThe Storm’s ArrivalBack, Forward, Back, 2Close
RaidenDown, Forward, Back, 1Mid/Far
RainThe Red SeaDown, Down, Back, 4Close
RainDown, Forward, Back, 3Mid
ReikoThe ImpalerDown, Down, Back, 2Mid
ReikoFor the GeneralBack, Down, Down, 4Close
ReptileIndigestionForward, Back, Down, 4Mid
ReptileForward, Down, Back, 3Close
ScorpionEye-Palling VictoryDown, Forward, Back, BlockMid
ScorpionGang WarBack, Forward, Back, 2Mid
Shang TsungSide EffectsBack, Down, Down, 4Close
Shang TsungForward, Down, Back, 2Mid
Sindel Hair Comes TroubleDown, Back, Down, 1Mid
SindelBack, Forward, Back, 2Mid/Far
Smoke Hazed and InfusedBack, Forward, Down, 1Any
SmokeDown, Forward, Back, 2Any
Sub-ZeroHairline FractureForward, Down, Down, 2Any
Sub-ZeroForward, Back, Down, 4Close
TanyaHelping HandsDown, Back, Down, 3Close
TanyaBack, Forward, Down, 2Close/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:

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CyraxAnnihilationForward, Back, Forward, KameoMid
DarriusArmed and DangerousDown, Back, Forward, KameoMid
Frost Breaking PointBack, Down, Back, KameoMid
GoroPrince of PainBack, Forward, Down, KameoClose
JaxBig BootDown, Forward, Down, KameoFar
Kano Heart RipperBack, Down, Forward, KameoMid
Kung LaoKlean KutForward, Back, Forward, KameoMid
MotaroBrain BlastForward, Down, Down, KameoMid
SareenaInner DemonBack, Down, Back, KameoMid
ScorpionToasty!!!Down, Forward, Down, KameoMid
SektorKompactorBack, Forward, Back, KameoMid
ShujinkoFive Point StrikeDown, Back, Down, KameoMid
Sonya Blade KissBack, Forward, Down, KameoMid
StrykerSafety VestForward, Down, Forward, KameoMid
Sub-ZeroSpine RipForward, Down, Forward, KameoMid

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.

For more on Mortal Kombat 1, check out our other guides and articles:

All Mortal Kombat 1 fighters | What is a Quitality Mortal Kombat 1? Finishing move explained | Is Mortal Kombat 1 on Steam Deck? | Does Mortal Kombat 1 have crossplay? | Mortal Kombat 1 PC requirements | Mortal Kombat 1 currencies explained | Does Mortal Kombat 1 have crossplay?

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