Mortal Kombat 1 Fatality Inputs: How to Perform Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 Fatality Inputs: How to Perform Fatalities

The Mortal Kombat 1 Fatality inputs are not unlocked for everyone right away. However, you can still perform them if you know what to press. Here’s a complete guide on how to perform the MK1 Fatalities.

How to perform Fatalities in MK1

To perform Fatalities in MK1, it helps to know the button notations. Fighting games use a system-agnostic numbered system to avoid confusion around button names. Here are the input translations:

  • 1 is front punch (Square on PS5, X on Xbox Series X|S, and Y on Switch)
  • 2 is back punch (Triangle on PS5, Y on Xbox Series X|S, and X on Switch)
  • 3 is front kick (X on PS5, A on Xbox Series X|S, and B on Switch)
  • 4 is back kick (O on PS5, B on Xbox Series X|S, and A on Switch)
  • B is back on the D-pad or stick
  • F is forward on the D-pad or stick
  • D is down on the D-pad or stick
  • U is up on the D-pad or stick
  • Kameo is the right trigger (R2 on PS5, RT on Xbox Series X|S, ZR on Switch)
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Most Fatalities also require that you stand a certain distance from your opponent. Close means next to them, mid means about jump distance away, and far is at or around full screen.

How to unlock Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1

Mortal Kombat 1 Fatality Inputs: How to Perform Fatalities

To unlock a character’s second Fatality in Mortal Kombat 1, you have to level said character up to level 14, which takes quite a few hours of play. However, you don’t need to unlock the second Fatality in order to perform it. If you know the button combination, you can still perform it, but it won’t be saved in the move list.

Ashrah Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Heavenly Light: down, forward, down, 2 (mid)
  • Fatality 2: down, down, back, 4 (far)

Baraka Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Split Decision: back, forward, down, 1 (close)
  • Fatality 2: forward, back, down, 4 (close)

General Shao Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Spin Cycle: back, forward, down, 1 (mid)
  • Fatality 2: down, forward, back, 1 (mid)

Geras Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Sand Storm: forward, down, down, 4 (mid)
  • Fatality 2: down, forward, back, 1 (close)

Havik Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Atomic Heart: down, forward, down, 4 (close)
  • Fatality 2: forward, back, down, 2 (close)

Johnny Cage Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Hollywood Walk of Pain: forward, back, down, 2 (close)
  • Fatality 2: forward, down, back, 4 (mid)

Kenshi Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Blended: forward, down, down, 2 (close)
  • Fatality 2: back, down, back, 1 (mid)

Kitana Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Royal Blender: down, forward, down, 4 (far)
  • Fatality 2: Minty Fresh: down, down, back, 4 (close)

Kung Lao Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Lao’d and Clear: back, forward, back, 4 (mid)
  • Fatality 2: back, down, down, 3 (close)

Li Mei Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Roman Candle: forward, back, forward, 3 (close)
  • Fatality 2: back, forward, down 4 (close)

Liu Kang Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Double Dragon: down, forward, back, 4 (close)
  • Fatality 2: back, forward, back, 3 (close)

Mileena Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Appetizer: back, forward, back, 1 (close)
  • Fatality 2: down, forward, back, 3 (close)

Nitara Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Vaeternus KomBAT: down, down, back, 1 (mid)
  • Fatality 2: back, down, back, 4 (mid)

Raiden Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: The Storm’s Arrival: back, forward, back, 2 (close)
  • Fatality 2: down, forward, back, 1 (mid)

Rain Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: The Red Sea: down, down, back, 4 (close)
  • Fatality 2: down, forward, back, 3 (mid)

Reiko Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: The Impaler: down, down, back, 2 (mid)
  • Fatality 2: back, down, down, 4 (close)

Reptile Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Indigestion: forward, back, down, 4 (mid)
  • Fatality 2: forward, down, back, 3 (close)

Scorpion Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Eye-Palling Victory: down, forward, back, block (mid)
  • Fatality 2: Killer Klones From Netherrealm: back, forward, back, 2 (anywhere)

Shang Tsung Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Side Effects: back, down, down, 4 (close)
  • Fatality 2: forward, down, back, 2 (mid)

Sindel Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Hair Comes Trouble: down, back, down, 1 (mid)
  • Fatality 2: back, forward, back, 2 (mid)

Smoke Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Hazed and Infused: back, forward, down, 1 (anywhere)
  • Fatality 2: down, forward, back, 2 (anywhere)

Sub-Zero Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Hairline Fracture: forward, down, down, 2 (anywhere)
  • Fatality 2: Brain Freeze: forward, back, down, 2 (close)

Tanya Fatalities

  • Fatality 1: Helping Hands: down, back, down, 3 (close)
  • Fatality 2: back, forward, down, 2 (mid)

Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo Fatality inputs

Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo Fatalities follow the same rules as the others, but there’s only one per character (as of now).

Cyrax Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Annihilation: forward, back, forward, Kameo (mid)

Darrius Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Armed and Dangerous: down, back, forward, Kameo (mid)

Frost Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Breaking Point: back, down, back, Kameo (mid)

Goro Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Prince of Pain: back, forward, down, Kameo (close)

Jax Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Big Boot: down, forward, down, Kameo (far)

Kano Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Heart Ripper: back, down, forward, Kameo (mid)

Kung Lao Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Klean Kut: forward, back, forward, Kameo (mid)

Motaro Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Brain Blast: forward, down, down, Kameo (mid)

Sareena Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Inner Demon: back, down, down, Kameo (mid)

Scorpion Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Toasty!!!: down, forward, down, Kameo (mid)

Sektor Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Kompactor: back, forward, back, Kameo (mid)

Shujinko Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Five Point Strike: down, back, down, Kameo (mid)

Sonya Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Kiss: back, forward, down, Kameo (mid)

Stryker Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Safety Vest: forward, down, forward, Kameo (mid)

Sub-Zero Kameo Fatality

  • Fatality 1: Spine Rip: forward, down, forward, Kameo (mid)

MK1 Fatality FAQ

Q: How can you perform Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1 (MK1)?

A: To execute Fatalities in MK1, you need to understand the button notations. These notations are system-agnostic to reduce confusion. For instance, ‘1’ represents front punch, which translates to Square on PS5, X on Xbox Series X|S, and Y on Switch. Button translations for ‘2’, ‘3’, ‘4’, ‘B’, ‘F’, ‘D’, ‘U’, and ‘Kameo’ have specific corresponding buttons on various consoles. Additionally, most Fatalities need you to maintain a specific distance from your opponent: close, mid, or far.

Q: Do you have to unlock Fatalities in MK1 to perform them?

A: No, while you can unlock a character’s second Fatality by leveling the character up to level 14, you don’t need to unlock it to execute the move. If you know the button combination, you can perform the Fatality, but it won’t appear in the move list unless unlocked.

Q: What are Kameo Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1?

A: Kameo Fatalities are special finishing moves that utilize the ‘Kameo’ button, which is the right trigger on various consoles. Examples include Scorpion’s “Toasty!!!”: down, forward, down, Kameo (mid) and Sub-Zero’s “Spine Rip”: forward, down, forward, Kameo (mid).

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