Fatalities have been a mainstay of the Mortal Kombat series since day one. All but one (here’s looking at you, Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe) titles have included Fatalities, and as such they are synonymous with the series. Many have tried to imitate, but few have even come close. Mortal Kombat 1 does of course bring Fatalities back to the forefront, and for gamers playing at today’s launch, Chit Hot has prepared a handy guide on how to perform every single Fatality in the game.

Bringing Back the Fight

2023 has been a bumper year for fighting games. King of Fighters XV has gone from strength-to-strength. Street Fighter 6 came to reclaim the throne. And now, Mortal Kombat 1 has launched. It doesn’t get much better than that. Unless, maybe we could ask for more Samuari Shodown? No? Just me, then.

Of course, none of those other titles feature the trademark Fatalities of Mortal Kombat. And so, without further ado, here’s how to perform every Fatality in Mortal Kombat 1.

Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities Guide

Below you will find a list of every character’s Fatality. The bracket refers to the distance to your opponent you need to stand when inputting the presses. All the commands are appropriate for the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 editions of the game. The PC and Nintendo Switch editions offer the same Fatalities, though require adapting the final button press.

  • Ashrah – Heavenly Light (Mid) – Down, Forward, Down, Y/Triangle
  • Baraka – Split Decision (Close) – Back, Forward, Down, X/Square
  • General Shao – Spin Cycle (Mid) – Back, Forward, Down, X/Square
  • Geras – Sand Storm (Mid) – Forward, Down, Down, B/Circle
  • Havik – Atomic Heart (Close) – Down, Forward, Down, B/Circle
  • Johnny Cage – Hollywood Walk of Pain (Close) – Forward, Back, Down, Y/Triangle
  • Kenshi – Blended (Close) – Forward, Down, Down, Y/Triangle
  • Kitana – Royal Blender (Far) – Down, Forward, Down, B/Circle
  • Kitana – Minty Fresh (Close) – Down, Down, Back, B/Circle
  • Kung Lao – Lao’d and Clear (Mid) – Back, Forward, Back, B/Circle
  • Li Mei – Roman Candle (Close) – Forward, Back, Forward, A/Cross
  • Li Mei – Happy New Year (Close) – Back, Forward, Down, B/Circle
  • Liu Kang – Double Dragon (Close) – Down, Forward, Back, B/Circle
  • Mileena – Appetizer (Close) – Back, Forward, Back, X/Square
  • Mileena – A Little to the Left (Close) – Down, Forward, Back, A/Cross
  • Nitara – Vaeternus KomBAT (Mid) – Down, Down, Back, X/Square
  • Raiden – The Storm’s Arrival (Close) – Back, Forward, Back, Y/Triangle
  • Rain – The Red Sea (Close) – Down, Down, Back, B/Circle
  • Reiko – The Impaler (Mid) – Down, Down, Back+Y/Triangle
  • Reiko – For the General (Close) – Back, Down, Down, B/Circle
  • Reptile – Indigestion (Mid) – Forward, Back, Down, B/Circle
  • Scorpion – Eye-Palling Victory (Mid) – Down, Forward, Back, RT/R2
  • Scorpion – Gang War (Mid) – Back, Forward, Back, Y/Triangle
  • Shang Tsung – Side Effects (Close) – Back, Down, Down, B/Circle
  • Sindel – Hair Comes Trouble (Mid) – Down, Back, Down, X/Square
  • Smoke – Hazed and Infused (Any) – Back, Forward, Down, X/Square
  • Sub-Zero – Hairline Fracture (Any) – Forward, Down, Down, Y/Triangle
  • Tanya – Helping Hands (Close) – Down, Back, Down, A/Cross

Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo Fatalities Guide

The main new addition Mortal Kombat 1 brings to the series is that of Kameo fighters. Each Kameo fighter also has a unique Fatality, performed with the below inputs.

  • Cyrax – Annihilation (Mid) – Forward, Back, Forward, RB/R1
  • Darrius – Armed and Dangerous (Mid) – Down, Back, Forward, RB/R1
  • Frost – Breaking Point (Mid) – Back, Down, Back, RB/R1
  • Goro – Prince of Pain (Close) – Back, Forward, Down, RB/R1
  • Jax – Big Boot (Far) – Down, Forward, Down, RB/R1
  • Kano – Heart Ripper (Mid) – Back, Down, Forward, RB/R1
  • Kung Lao – Klean Kut (Mid) – Forward, Back, Forward, RB/R1
  • Motaro – Brain Blast (Mid) – Right, Down, Down, RB/R1
  • Sareena – Inner Demon (Mid) – Back, Down, Down, RB/R1
  • Scorpion – Toasty!!! (Mid) – Down, Forward, Down, RB/R1
  • Sektor – Kompactor (Mid) – Back, Forward, Back, RB/R1
  • Shujinko – Five Point Strike (Mid) – Down, Back, Down, RB/R1
  • Sonya Blade – Kiss (Mid) – Back, Forward, Down, RB/R1
  • Stryker – Safety Vest (Mid) – Forward, Down, Forward, RB/R1
  • Sub-Zero – Spine Rip (Mid) – Forward, Down, Forward, RB/R1

So there you have it! A complete guide to every Fatality in Mortal Kombat 1. So what’re you waiting for? Get out there and explode some heads!

Be sure to check out Chit Hot’s guide to revised Mortal Kombat 1 Quitality, and let us know in the comments below if there’s any other guides you’d like for Mortal Kombat 1.