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Mortal Kombat 11 – How to Perform a Mercy

Find out how to perform a Mercy in Mortal Kombat 11, and give your opponent a second chance at life!
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Mortal Kombat 11 Mercies were once nothing more than a myth. Now, what originally began in Mortal Kombat 3 has resurfaced again as players can perform a Mercy in MK11. Of course how to perform a Mercy in Mortal Kombat 11 is different than it was back in the MK3 days. If you want to give your opponent a second chance, troll them, or just earn the associated achievement, read on to find out how to perform a Mercies in Mortal Kombat 11.

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How to Perform Mercies in MK11

  • Stand half a screen length away.
  • Hold L2 (Left Trigger).
  • Tap Down repeatedly.

To perform a Mercy in MK11, win the final round and instead of using a Fatality, stand about a half screen length away, hold L2 (Left Trigger), and tap Down four times. We’re not sure if Mortal Kombat 11 Mercies are a way for NetherRealm to troll MK fans, or if by coincidence it just happens to look like you’re teabagging. Either way, once you perform the Mercy, the opponent will be revived with approximately 20 percent health. If you still end up winning the round, you’ll be able to perform a Fatality, but you won’t be able to perform a second Mercy.

In Mortal Kombat 3, when Mercies were first introduced, you used them as a prerequisite for performing an Animality. There’s been no sign of Animalities in Mortal Kombat 11, but be sure to keep an eye on Prima Games for information on how to perform Animalities if a way is discovered.

For now, be sure to check out our MK11 review, or more strategies and advice in our MK11 game hub!

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Bryan Dawson
Bryan Dawson has an extensive background in the gaming industry, having worked as a journalist for various publications for nearly 20 years and participating in a multitude of competitive fighting game events. He has authored over a dozen strategy guides for Prima Games, worked as a consultant on numerous gaming-related TV and web shows and was the Operations Manager for the fighting game division of the IGN Pro League.