Mortal Kombat 11 PlayStation 4 controls and button mapping

Everything you need to know about the PlayStation 4 controls and button mapping in Mortal Kombat 11.


Mortal Kombat 11 is finally available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. No matter what console you’re planning on playing on, you’re going to need to know the controls. In this guide we’ll outline the various PlayStation 4 controls, as well as touch on the different button mappings available.

Mortal Kombat 11 PlayStation 4 controls and button mapping

Those planning to play Mortal Kombat 11 on PlayStation 4 will find themselves with some familiar controls as they dive into the latest chapter of NetherRealm Studios’ popular fighting series. While fighting successfully is all about using the correct button combinations, the controls themselves are actually pretty straightforward. We’ve outlined the default button mapping for Mortal Kombat 11 on PlayStation 4 below.

Move Name Default Button
Front Punch Square button
Back Punch Triangle button
Front Kick X button
Back Kick Circle button
Throw L1 
Block R2
Interact R1
Flip Stance L2

By default, you’ll also find settings available for the Input Window Timing, Krushing Blows Held Check, Release Check, Alternate Control, Input Shortcuts, and Button Shortcuts. You can set these to the options that you normally prefer.

Mortal Kombat 11 PlayStation 4 controls and button mapping
The default controls for Mortal Kombat 11 on PlayStation 4.

The controls aren’t the only thing friendly to newer players in Mortal Kombat 11. According to our reviewer, Ozzie Mejia, “Casual players have more tools than ever to make life easier, even if they can't necessarily hang online with tougher players. Those who want to learn a new fighter can jump into any single-player mode and sticky anything from that fighter's move set onto the screen. This includes special moves, combos, and finishers. While the feature's not usable online, it's handy for modes like Klassic Towers and Towers of Time for anyone who wants to learn a new character. That's on top of the Practice, Training, and Fatality Training modes that are still some of the best the genre has to offer.” You can read his full thoughts in our Mortal Kombat 11 review.

Now that you know the controls for Mortal Kombat 11 on the PlayStation 4, make sure you also check out our other Mortal Kombat 11 guides, like our guide on how to play MK11 with your friends. We’ll continue to cover Mortal Kombat 11 and create new content for the game as we discover more secrets and complete more challenges.

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