How to perform a Mercy in Mortal Kombat 11

Learn everything you need to do to perform a Mercy in Mortal Kombat 11.

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Mercies are a special move in the Mortal Kombat series that allow players to give their opponents a second chance. Introduced way back in Mortal Kombat 3, Mercies are available in Mortal Kombat 11 once more, and we’ll show you how to perform a Mercy and give your opponent a fighting chance.

How to perform a Mercy in Mortal Kombat 11

In order to perform a Mercy in Mortal Kombat 11, you’re going to need to win the final round of a match. However, instead of using a Fatality to end the fight, stand roughly half a screen away from your opponent and then hold down the Flip Stance button. This is going to be LT on the Xbox One, L2 on PlayStation 4, ZL on the Nintendo Switch, or U on the PC.

How to perform a Mercy in Mortal Kombat 11
Mercies allow players to give their opponents a second wind in Mortal Kombat 11.

While holding down the Flip Stance button, press down on the D-Pad (or S on the keyboard) roughly four times. This will allow you to perform a Mercy in Mortal Kombat 11. Once performed, your opponent will be revived with around 20 percent of their overall health. If you manage to wittle down their health again, you’ll be able to perform a Fatality, but you won’t be able to perform another Mercy, so keep that in mind.

Originally, Mercies were also tied to another move called an Animality. There’s been no official confirmation on whether those will return in Mortal Kombat 11, or if the Mercies are just there to give players a second chance and prolong the fight. Either way, now that you know how to perform a Mercy, make sure you head back over to our Mortal Kombat 11 walkthrough and guide for more help. You should also check out our guide on how to get more Koins quickly, as well as our various control and keybinding guides, which will show you everything you need to know about the basic controls in Mortal Kombat 11.

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