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How to Do Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 1

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Enter the reborn Mortal Kombat Universe created by the Fire God Liu Kang.

Mortal Kombat 1 has a new fighting system, game mode, and fatalities.

MK1 has a new feature called “Kameos” where you can choose fighters to aid you in battles.

Kameos can be unlocked when you solve the Invasion Klues, which is a single-player mode.

Some Klues are easy to solve while others take a bit of time to comprehend.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to perform or do brutalities in MK1 (Mortal Kombat 1) for Scorpion, Liu Kang, and more.

How to Do Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 1

To do brutalities in Mortal Kombat 1, you need to open the moves list, open the the advanced view of the brutality, and read the notes.

For example, to perform the “Just A Nibble” Liu Kang brutality, you need to press back + forward + X, jump from a distance, hold down on the d-pad during the hit, and the final hit must come from Dragon’s Tail.

Here’s how to do a brutality in MK1:

  1. Open the moves list and select “Finishers”.
  2. Navigate to the brutality that you want to perform under “Brutalities”.
  3. Switch to “Advanced View” of the brutality (press square for PS5).
  4. Read the notes in the advanced view for additional information on how to perform the brutality correctly.

Note #1: Certain brutalities of certain characters are not working/bugged in MK1 and WB Games are currently investigating it (source:

Note #2: If you can’t perform a character’s brutality no matter how many times you try, it might be bugged and you need to wait for an MK1 update that fixes it.

Further reading

How to Fix Brutalities Not Working in Mortal Kombat 1

Madam Bo’s Key Location in Mortal Kombat 1 Invasion

Living Torch Location in Mortal Kombat 1 Invasion