Mortal Kombat 1 (MK1): How to Perform All Fatalities

Tanim Hasan
By Tanim Hasan
4 Min Read
Credit: NetherRealm Studios

Mortal Kombat 1 also has fatalities, just like all the previous games in the franchise. Here, we will go through how to trigger each character’s fatalities in the game.

Mortal Kombat has seen many changes as a franchise over the years. It has always been one of the best fighting games. But the thing that distinguishes Mortal Kombat from the other fighting games is its emphasis on gore. Also, Mortal Kombat has a focus on its story, and with each game, we get a continuation of the story.

After the previous entry, the world of Mortal Kombat was rebooted in the story. And now, we have Mortal Kombat 1, which also reboots the games and gives us new and fresh takes on the older characters. With the new game in the franchise, we also get some new and updated fatalities. Mortal Kombat 1 has 2 different fatalities for each character. Here, we will show you how you can pull off each of them in the game.

Performing Fatalities with Every Character in MK1

Mortal Kombat 1 is available on Xbox, Playstation, PC and Nintendo Switch. Each console has its own button scheme. To trigger a fatality, you will need to press three different D-pad buttons followed by one face button. The D-pad is the same, no matter what controller you are using. As for the other button, this list will give you the button for PlayStation. But you can press the corresponding Button on your controller to get the same result.

CharacterFatality 1Fatality 2Range
AshrahDown, Right, Down, TriangleDown, Down, Left, CircleMid
BarakaLeft, Right, Down, SquareRight, Left, Down, CircleClose
General ShaoLeft, Right, Down, SquareDown, Right, Left, SquareMid
GerasRight, Down, Down, CircleDown, Right, Left, Square1- Mid
2- Close
HavikDown, Right, Down, CircleRight, Left, Down, TriangleClose
Johnny CageRight, Left, Down, TriangleRight, Down, Left, Circle1- Close
2- Mid
KenshiRight, Down, Down, TriangleLeft, Down, Left, Square1- Close
2- Mid
KitanaDown, Right, Down, CircleDown, Down, Left, Circle1- Mid
2- Close
Kung LaoLeft, Right, Left, CircleLeft, Down, Down, X1- Mid
2- Close
Li MeiRight, Left, Right, XLeft, Right, Down, Circle1- Mid
2- Close
Liu KangDown, Right, Left, CircleLeft, Right, Left, XClose
MileenaLeft, Right, Left, SquareDown, Right, Left, XClose
NitaraDown, Down, Left, SquareLeft, Down, Left, CircleMid
RaidenLeft, Right, Left, TriangleDown, Right, Left, Square1- Close
2- Mid
RainDown, Down, Left, CircleDown, Right, Left, X1- Close
2- Mid
ReikoDown, Down, Left, TriangleLeft, Down, Down, Circle1- Mid
2- Close
ReptileRight, Left, Down, CircleRight, Down, Left, X1- Mid
2- Close
ScorpionDown, Right, Left, R2Left, Right, Left, Triangle1- Mid
2- Close
Shang TsungLeft, Down, Down, CircleRight, Down, Left, Triangle1- Close
2- Mid
SindelDown, Left, Down, SquareLeft, Right, Left, TriangleMid
SmokeLeft, Right, Down, SquareDown, Right, Left, TriangleAny
Sub-ZeroRight, Down, Down, TriangleRight, Left, Down, Circle1- Any
2- Close
TanyaDown, Left, Down, XLeft, Right, Down, Triangle1- Close
2- Mid

Button Changes for Xbox Input

Following this table, if you want to press the buttons for the Xbox controller, it changes like this:

  • Triangle -> Y
  • Square -> X
  • Circle -> B
  • X -> A

Tanim Hasan is a Guide Writer at GameRiv working on various games which consists of mostly new releases. His favourite genre is Hack and Slash, and Souls Like. But he is open to play any game regardless of the genre. So he has experience with most genres of games.