Useful Control Guide for Beginning Player

This Control Guide is mainly for Beginning Player who just got their hand on Mortal Kombat 11. It's will change the way you look at your controller after you read this article.

For Mortal Kombat 11 Starter reading this article is recommended.

New player tends to get a little confused with the control when they play their first or two games of Mortal Kombat 11. Me too, we all starting somewhere from the bottom, but I've noticed some mistake and when I correct it, I can say that I become much better than the first 3 or 5 games.

All Buttons List & Guide in Mortal Kombat 11

There are a total of 12 buttons that is mainly used to play in Mortal Kombat 11. Those buttons control your character movement, fighting and combo, executing abilities, fatal blow, brutalities, and fatalities. 

  • Move backward (Facing Right)
  • Move forward (Facing Left)
  • Move forward (Facing Right)
  • Move backward (Facing left)
Front Punch
ΔBack Punch
XFront Kick
ΟBack Kick
L2Flip Stance
  • Front Punch deal lower damage than Back Punch. Same to Kick.
  • The throw will catch the enemy and perform a little combo. 
  • Block dodge the enemy attack and can also block a fatal blow as well.
  • Interact will pick up the item close to your character and throw it toward an enemy or jump to another direction.
  • Flip Stance will change the position of your character.

Note: You can't call → button Right and ← button Left. Down below will explain to you why it's incorrect to call it.

Mortal Kombat 11 is a 2 Directions Fighting Game Explained

Always keeps in mind that Mortal Kombat 11 only has 2 directions in every match you've played. 

  • Facing right
  • Facing left

Why it is so important to know this? Because once you know it you won't get confused with the control anymore.

If you check the move list of each character in Mortal Kombat 11 they will tell you the button that you can use to execute it on your enemy but what they didn't tell is that you need to know where you facing to press the right button.

For example:

Scorpion special moves: Spear.

Execute Commands:←→□

Now you know that when you press the following buttons your character will execute Spear special moves. But no, you're wrong. What if your character facing right? will the commands work? No, you cant.

The execute commands will change to  →←□ when your character facing right.

Note: The execute commands for all abilities will also change when your character changes the facing direction.

To be more clear for you here is a picture showing how it works:

Scorpion executes a special move spear when facing right.

How the buttons work when the character is facing right.

Scorpion executes a special move spear when facing left.

How the buttons work when the character is facing left.

Now that you notice the difference of the control when character facing changes you should also know that this is affected to all abilities of all characters.

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