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Mortal Kombat 1 Towers explained

Discover all the details on the Mortal Kombat 1 Towers mode, including the stage difficulties and the Character Endings rewards for rising to the occasion.

Mortal Kombat 1 Towers: Scorpion looking to the side of the camera, set against a blurred background of the Towers mode menu.

What are the Mortal Kombat 1 Towers? The Towers have long been a staple mode of the PvE offerings of Mortal Kombat, and MK1 is no different. Providing a great learning experience for players, the Mortal Kombat 1 Towers mode will let players climb the ranks against evermore challenging opponents. As such, it’s a good idea to know what you’re stepping into.

Mortal Kombat 1 Towers will require a good knowledge of the Mortal Kombat 1 characters and their movesets at the higher stages. That’s why we recommend taking a look at the Mortal Kombat 1 characters tier list to find out which character you want to bring into the arena.

Mortal Kombat 1 Towers list

The five types of Mortal Kombat 1 towers are:

  • Novice – Defeat 6 opponents
  • Warrior – Defeat 8 opponents
  • Champion – Defeat 10 opponents
  • Endless – Defeat as many opponents as you can without losing
  • Survivor – Defeat as many opponents as you can without regaining health

There are five main stages of MK1 Towers and they get increasingly more challenging as you progress through them, so be prepared for a challenge when you take on the hardest stages. Even better though, completing Klassic Mortal Kombat Towers will reward you with Character Endings – short cutscenes to wrap up the character’s stories.

You can view all the unlockable Mortal Kombat 1 Towers Character Endings in the video below by ‘MKIceAndFire’:

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The MK1 Towers mode varies significantly from the previous installment’s incarnation of the mode. Mortal Kombat 11 saw the debut of Towers of Time, which featured an ever-changing rotation of Towers with different objectives and challenges to complete. This mode does not return in MK1, instead seeing a more traditional form of the Towers mode.

Nevertheless, head into increasingly challenging battles as you work your way up the Tower, toppling those above you to reach the top. The harder stages come with additional modifiers to make the fight to the top even more of a battle, so watch out.

Mortal Kombat 1 Towers: The Novice Tower in the menu.


The Novice Tower requires you to defeat six opponents. These opponents are randomized for each player, so you’ll just have to take note of which fighters you’ll be up against and plan accordingly. It’s worth noting that, as is the case with all the stages, these opponents will be joined by Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo Fighters. Luckily, you’ll be able to pick your own Kameo to fight alongside you in the match. Use our Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo tier list to help you decide who you want to tag along.

Mortal Kombat 1 Towers: The Warrior Tower in the menu.


The Warrior Tower sets you up with eight opponents to topple. Once again, these opponents are randomized. With more matches to win comes more potential to lose and fail the Tower. Again though, it’s relatively straightforward; simply win eight matches and you’ll be victorious.

Mortal Kombat 1 Towers: The Champion Tower in the menu.


The Champion Tower lets you loose with 10 opponents to beat. This can be quite a tall order for newcomers, so make sure you practice with your chosen character beforehand. Like the previous two Towers, Champion is straightforward, albeit more challenging than the lower tiers.

Mortal Kombat 1 Towers: The Endless Tower in the menu.


The Endless Tower is where things get interesting, with players having to defeat as many opponents as they can without losing a battle. This Tower will really test your strength and mastery with your chosen fighter, especially if you want to make it far.

Mortal Kombat 1 Towers: The Survivor Tower in the menu.


The Survivor Tower is, by far, the most challenging of the MK1 Towers, seeing players have to defeat as many opponents as they can without regenerating. Endless is hard, but Survival is brutal for the uninitiated, as there’s no way to regain health – each and every hit counts. If you’re looking for the apex of PvE in the game, then the Survivor Mortal Kombat 1 Towers challenges are for you.

So, we recommend picking your favorite fighter and giving the Towers a go, if not to unlock the Character Endings then to put your skills to the test against challenging AI opponents.

That covers all the details of the Mortal Kombat 1 Towers. While you’re facing off against all these opponents, you’ll have plenty of time to see the ins and outs of each character (quite literally), so we suggest taking a look at the Mortal Kombat 1 voice actors to see who brings them to life. Otherwise, make sure you’re always looking your best using the Mortal Kombat 1 Kustomization system to change the appearance of your fighters.