What is a Brutality in Mortal Kombat 1? Finishing move explained

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Mortal Kombat 1 players have been given a diverse range of gory moves to choose from, which they can use to defeat their adversaries. Among the most disturbing options are finishing moves named Brutalities. Here’s everything you need to know about the Brutality finishing move in Mortal Kombat 1.

The Mortal Kombat franchise has thrived for several years by continuously reinventing itself and keeping audiences engaged with large doses of gore and brutality. Mortal Kombat fighters are unforgiving in their pursuit of victory, thanks to an array of gory finishing moves that add an exhilarating and satisfying conclusion to their battles.

Brutalities are great examples of these finishing moves, and thankfully, they have returned in Mortal Kombat 1 to keep tradition alive. Here’s everything you need to know about the Brutality finishing move in Mortal Kombat 1 so you’re ready to finish your opponents with a bang.

How to do a Brutality in Mortal Kombat 1

A Brutality is a Mortal Kombat 1 finishing move players can execute by landing an uppercut as the match-winning move. In order to perform it correctly, players will have to make sure they hold the uppercut button down when doing it.

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While Brutalities are finishing moves, they differ from Fatalities in key aspects. In the latest entries of the franchise, players had to meet certain conditions before being able to land a Brutality, and the main feature remains: execute the final winning move within the match.

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Furthermore, unlike Fatalities, Mortal Kombat 1’s Brutalities feature identical animations for all characters. In the case of the uppercut Brutality in MK1, fighters land an uppercut so powerful that they detach the skull and spine from their opponent’s body.

The ease of executing Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 1 has been enhanced when compared to earlier versions. In previous entries, players were still required to execute an uppercut as the finishing move but weren’t permitted to use the block function throughout the entire final round, leaving them vulnerable to incoming attacks.

That’s everything you need to know about Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 1. For more on NetherRealm’s latest title, check out some of our other articles:

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