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How to unlock fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1

Discover how to unlock fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1 so you can access all the beautifully brutal finishing moves on all characters.

Mortal Kombat 1 unlock fatalities: Sub-Zero getting attacked by a laser beam, with an open padlock icon to the right.

How do you unlock fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1? Fatalities have always been one of the most exciting reveals of each new game, with new fatalities being added for each of the characters, and MK1 is no different. However, you won’t have access to all the fatalities right away. No, you’ll have to know how to unlock fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1 if you want to use all of the different moves. Well, it’s your lucky day because here are all the Mortal Kombat 1 unlock fatalities requirements.

Blood and guts galore, the Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities somehow turn the heat up even further, with more devastating finishers to use on your opponents. But, that’s not all the great Mortal Kombat 1 features, as there’s also a staggeringly great cast of Mortal Kombat 1 characters, and even a full Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo Fighters system. This means there’s plenty of opportunities for fatalities.

How to unlock fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1

You can unlock fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1 by progressing each Character Mastery track of rewards. While each character will have access to a default fatality, there’s much more fun to be had by unlocking the other option for each character.

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Firstly, finishing the Mortal Kombat 1 story campaign will reward you by expanding your list of fatalities. We’d recommend you start by finishing the story mode anyhow, as this is a great way to get used to each of the characters and gain access to other rewards, including the Mortal Kombat 1 Havik unlock and Mortal Kombat 1 Koins.

Next up is the Invasion mode. This new mode allows you to get lots and lots of collectible loot and gear, including fatalities, skins, currency, and gear. In the long term, this will be the main source of unlocking fatalities and other cosmetics for your characters, as each season arrives, outside of their specific Mastery track. On that note, the main way to unlock fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1 is to progress through each of the Character Mastery reward tracks. That’s right, each character in MK1 has their own track of rewards, unlocked by leveling up with each character. So, spend some time with your favorite characters to level them up and unlock their fatalities and various other rewards, such as skins and profile banners.

Mortal Kombat 1 unlock fatalities: Nitara's Character Mastery reward track.

So, that covers how to unlock fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1 so you can get all the fatalities. After all, isn’t the explosion of body parts half of the fun? If you’re wondering who to main to unlock fatalities for first, we recommend taking a look at our Mortal Kombat 1 characters tier list and Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo tier list, as even these fighters have fatalities.