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Mortal Kombat 11: How to Use Environmental Attacks

How to Use Environmental Attacks in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11: How to Use Environmental Attacks

How to Use Environmental Attacks in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 is chock full of ways to use your environment to your advantage. As such, you should learn how to use environmental attacks sooner rather than later. Scattered throughout most any stage, these opportunities allow you to execute brutal, improvisational attacks while dealing a decent amount of damage besides.

This might mean tossing a flame sconce at your opponent, utilizing a pillar to jump behind your opponent or chucking a nearby hanging corpse at them. To pull off these attacks though, you’ll need to fulfill some specific conditions.

When You Can Use Environmental Attacks

To use environmental attacks, you’ll need to be within range of an environmental object that can be interacted with. You’ll know you’re in range when the object starts to flash white.

Once it does, you can trigger the attack by pressing the R1 button on PlayStation 4 or RB button on Xbox One. Once you do, your character will grab, hurl or otherwise use the item to deal some damage to your opponent.

When is the Best Time to Use Environmental Attacks?

This is only the most basic use of environmental attacks though. By timing them correctly, you can string environmental attacks together with attacks from your combos to further juggle and pummel your opponents.

The best way to do this is to practice with your characters of choice in as many stages as possible.

Pay attention to how quickly you can launch into a combo from an environmental attack and vice versa, and pay attention to how each combo can help you position yourself next to intractable objects.

Practice these elements and you’ll have another useful technique in your arsenal.

For more on Mortal Kombat 11, check out our review of the game or take a look at our guide wiki for more tips, tricks and info.

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Keenan McCall

Keenan has been a nerd from an early age, watching anime and playing games for as long as I can remember. Since obtaining a bachelor's degree in journalism back in 2017, he has written thousands of articles covering gaming, animation, and entertainment topics galore.
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