Mortal Kombat 11 Switch controls and button mapping

Everything you need to know about Mortal Kombat 11's controls and button mapping on the Nintendo Switch.


Mortal Kombat 11 is here! That’s right, players can now dive into the latest fighter from NetherRealm Studios and get their fix of high quality, brutal fighting. If you’re looking to play the latest in the Mortal Kombat series, then you’re going to need to first master the controls. That’s where we come in. Below you’ll find all the info that you need to learn the Mortal Kombat 11 Nintendo Switch controls as well as the default button mapping available on the Switch.

Mortal Kombat 11 Switch controls and button mapping

If you’re planning on playing Mortal Kombat 11 on the Nintendo Switch, then your controls are going to be somewhat similar to the controls that we’ve already seen for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. We’ve outlined them below anyway, just to make things easier.

Move Name Default Button
Front Punch Y button
Back Punch X button
Front Kick B button
Back Kick A button
Throw L
Block ZR
Interact R
Flip Stance ZL

You’ll also have the option to change the following settings: Input Window Timing, Krushing Blows Held Check, Release Check, Alternate Control, Input Shortcuts, and Button Shortcuts. You’ll want to tweak these settings to fit your own personal preferences, though, so take a few moments to sort those out before you jump into the game and start battling. If you’re playing the game on another console, then make sure you also check out our PlayStation 4 controls as well as our Xbox One controls, as they’ll help you learn the ins and outs for your respective consoles.

Mortal Kombat 11 Nintendo Switch controls
The default controls for Mortal Kombat 11 on the Nintendo Switch.

Now that you know the basic controls and button mapping for Mortal Kombat 11 on the Nintendo Switch, it’s time to dive in and start fighting. For more assistance you can make your way over to our handy Mortal Kombat 11 walkthrough and FAQ, where you’ll find a ton of great strategy guides and content waiting to help you out.

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