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Mortal Kombat 11 Brutalities Guide

Brutalities are the less cinematic cousins of Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 11, but they still help you secure victories in gory fashion.

Mortal Kombat 11 officially kicked off the next saga of the legendary fighting game franchise for the PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Switch. In traditional fashion, Mortal Kombat 11 delivers plenty of ways that players can defeat their opponents. While the traditional Fatalities once again take center stage when it comes to destroying someone, the game also features Brutalities that allow players to take down their enemies once for all in new and violent ways.

Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 11 are less flashier finishing moves than the title’s Fatalities, and do not transition the fight into a cinematic or prompt players with the famous “Finish Him/Her” line. These adrenaline-fueled attacks are instead activated when a certain button input and criteria are met when it comes to landing the final hit against your opponent. However, just knowing the specific button input and requirements will not allow you to perform a certain Brutality, as all of the Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 11 must first be unlocked in the game’s Krypt in order to become available for players to use during a match.

From Sonya Blade popping the head off of her enemy with a WWE style move to Raiden shocking his opponent with so much lighting that they turn into a skeleton, there are plenty of Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 11 that players can use to put the exclamation points on their victories.

In order to provide every move possible in your arsenal for your future fights, we gathered together all of the Brutalities that we have unlocked so far in Mortal Kombat 11 and the requirements that must be met in order to perform them. We will continue to add to this list as we dive deeper into the latest installment of the Mortal Kombat franchise.

The inputs for each of the Mortal Kombat 11 Brutalities below will follow the following format.

1 – Front Punch

2 – Back Punch

3 – Front Kick

4 – Back Kick

5 – Throw

6 – Amplify

All Characters

The Klassic

  • Down + 2
  • Final hit must come from an uppercut (Down + 2)
  • Must hold 2 during hit.

Frost

Bleeding Out

  • Back + 2, 2
  • Final hit must come from Winder Winds combo.
  • Core Overload must be active

Johnny Cage

$500 Dollar Sunglasses

  • Down, Down, 2
  • Final hit must come from Throwing Shades.
  • Must hit from a large distance.

The Award Goes To

  • Forward + 5
  • Final hit must come from forward throw.
  • Opponent must be stunned by Say Cheese.
  • Press 1 & 2 rapidly during hit.

Sonya Blade

Popping Heads

  • Forward + 5
  • Final hit must come from forward throw.
  • Must not lose a round.
  • Hold forward during throw.

Busted

  • Back, Forward, 4, 6
  • Final hit must come from Amplified Leg Breaker.
  • Hold Up during hit.

Cassie Cage

Make It Pop

  • Forward + 5
  • Final hit must come from forward throw.
  • Must not lose a round.
  • Hold forward during throw.

Boom B**ch

  • 5
  • Final hit must come from back throw.
  • Must connect three throws during the match.
  • Hold 5 during back throw.

Jax Briggs

Slow Clap

  • Down, Back, 1
  • Final hit must come from Lethal Clap.
  • Arms must be fully heated up.

I Said Sleep

  • Back + 3, 2, 1+3
  • Final hit must come from Sleep, B**ch combo.
  • Health must be below 20%.

Scorpion

Spine Ripper

  • 5
  • Final hit must come from back throw.
  • Must land 3 throws.
  • Hold 5 during throw.

Crispy

  • Down, Forward, 3
  • Final hit must come from Demon Breath.
  • Hold 3 during hit.

Noob Saibot

Decapper

  • 5
  • Final hit must come from back throw.
  • Must have at least 40% health.
  • Hold back during throw.

More Portals More Problems

  • Down, Back, 1
  • Final hit must come from Sickle Snag.
  • Press down, down, down, during hit.

Baraka

Nom Nom

  • Forward + 5
  • Final hit must come from forward throw.
  • Press down, down, down during throw.

Severed

  • Back, Forward, 4
  • Final hit must come from Leg Kabob.
  • Must get hit first.
  • Hold forward during Leg Kabob.

Cut Up

  • Down, Back, 3
  • Final hit must come from Chop Chop.
  • Press down, down, down during throw.

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Raiden

Zap Zap

  • Forward + 5
  • Final hit must come from toward throw.
  • Press 1 & 2 rapidly during throw.

Elder Storm Strike

  • 5
  • Final hit must come from back throw.
  • Hold 5 during throw.

Jacqui Briggs

Next Level Sh**

  • Back, Forward, 2
  • Final hit must come from Bionic Dash
  • Must use 5 Bionic Dashes during match.

Sub-Zero

Off With Your Head

  • Back, Forward, 3, 6
  • Final hit must come from Amplified Slide.
  • Press forward, forward, forward during hit.

Kano

Not Lookin’ Good

  • 5
  • Final hit must come from back throw.
  • Hold down during throw.

Kabal

Spin Me Right Round

  • Back, Forward, 3
  • Final hit must come from Nomad Dash.
  • Must have hit with at least 3 Nomad Dashes.

Liu Kang

One Inch Death Strike

  • Down, Back, 3
  • Final hit must come from Dragon Parry.
  • It must be a third Dragon Parry in a match.

Kitana

Deadly Lips

  • 5
  • Final hit must come from a back throw.
  • A Mercy must have been performed.

Punished

  • Final hit must come from Square Wave.
  • Kitana must have less than 40% health left.

Kung Lao

Bad Buzz

  • Forward + 5
  • Final hit must come from forward throw.
  • Must hold forward during throw.

Not Holding Back

  • 5
  • Final hit must come from back throw
  • Rapidly press 1 & 2 during throw.

Jade

Flawless

  • Forward + 5
  • Final hit must come from a forward throw.
  • Hold Forward during throw.

Skarlet

Bottom Out

  • Forward + 5
  • Final hit must come from a forward throw.
  • Must land 3 throws in final round.

Melted

  • Down, Back, 2
  • Final hit must come from Blood Ball
  • Must have at least 50 health and be far away.
  • Hold 2 during attack and hit.

Erron Black

Is Something Burning?

  • Down, Back, 1
  • Final hit must come from TNT Toss

Goodbye Cruel World

  • Down, Back, 1
  • Final hit must come from TNT Toss while still being held by Erron Black.

D’Vorah

Buggin’ Out

  • Forward + 5
  • Final hit must come from forward throw.
  • Press down, down, down during throw.

Kotal Kahn

Burnt

  • Forward + 5
  • Final hit most come from forward throw.
  • God Ray or Tonatiuh Beam must be active during throw.

Back Stabber

  • 5
  • Final hit must come from back throw.
  • Hold 5 during throw.

Geras

Sinking Feeling

  • Down, Back, 1
  • Final hit must come from Quick Sand.
  • Must successfully hit 3 Quick Sands.

The Kollector

Should Have Paid

  • 5
  • Final hit must come from back throw.
  • Rapidly press 1 & 2 during throw.

Cetrion

Falling Sky

  • Down, Down, 3
  • Final hit must come from second hit of Earthquake.
  • Must have performed a Mercy during match

Splitting Apart

  • Forward + 5
  • Final hit must come from landing a forward throw.
  • Must successfully land 3 throws during match.

Having the knowledge of how to perform the wide variety of Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 11 will give you the tools you need in order to finish a fight in dramatic fashion without giving it a second thought.


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