How to taunt in Mortal Kombat 1: All taunts

Joseph Pascoulis
johnny cage taking glasses off in mortal kombat 1

Looking to throw salt in the wounds of your MK1 opponent with a taunt? Here’s how to taunt in Mortal Kombat 1, as well as every character taunt in the game.

Mortal Kombat is a legendary fighting game that has an extremely unique style based on brutal, violent gameplay with Fatalities and iconic fighters such as Scorpion and Sub Zero.

There are many ways to express yourself in the latest installment for the franchise, Mortal Kombat 1, as not only do characters have unique moves, but there are also ways to flex on your opponents with Brutalities and Quitalities.

In addition, one of the ways you can really kick an opponent while they’re down is by taunting them in a match. For those looking to take advantage of this insulting mechanic, here’s how you to taunt in Mortal Kombat 1.

Mortal Kombat 1 Reiko
Taunting is a sure way to show off your confidence in Mortal Kombat 1.

How to taunt in Mortal Kombat 1

Every fighter in Mortal Kombat 1 can taunt, and to do so, all you need to do is press the down button four times on your controller or keyboard whether you’re playing on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, or PC.

Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how to taunt in MK1:

  1. Load into a match of Mortal Kombat 1.
  2. During the fight, when you get the opportunity, press the down button four times in quick succession (D-Pad on controller and down key on PC).
  3. Your fighter should then perform a taunt.

Make sure you press the down button four times in quick succession, otherwise, you will not perform a taunt. Once you start a taunt you can’t break the animation, so be smart about when you use it, as you just might get caught out!

All taunts in Mortal Kombat 1

If you’re interested in seeing all of the Mortal Kombat 1 taunts for every character, YouTuber ‘Gaming Fight Club’ has shared them:

There are a variety of taunt animations, but pop one of these off in-game at the right time, and depending on the execution, you’ll look like a pro. Taunting is a way for players to express themselves and it’s a staple of the Fighting game genre.

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

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