How to Do a Fatal Blow in Mortal Kombat 11
Understanding how to do a Fatal Blow is essential to sealing a victory or turning the tables in Mortal Kombat 11‘s fights, and that’s why we’re here to help you do so with a guide.
Acting as a special attack that can only be triggered a select number of times, Fatal Blows can be used by pressing L2 and R2, or the left and right trigger buttons, simultaneously.
This launches your character into a special attack or grapple that, if landed correctly, can deal a massive amount of damage to your opponent.
When used correctly, a Fatal Blow can get you back in the game after taking too many hits; or, it can bury your opponent after nearly depleting their health with basic combos and attacks.
As strong as they are though, there are limitations and restrictions to keep in mind when trying to execute these powerful moves.
When to Use a Fatal Blow
For starters, Fatal Blows aren’t freely usable. Instead, you’re given one to use at the start of each round, and the move enters a cool-down period after it’s used.
While it is possible for this period to subside before the end of a round, it’s typical for a round to end before this time.
Likewise, each character’s Fatal Blow has a different range and timing. Some prompt immediately and require you to get up close and personal, while others see your character dash at your opponent and have a bit of a wind-up.
To that end, it’s best to save the move for when you’re sure it will hit. To better ensure this, practice each character’s move until you’re comfortable with their range and timing.