Just the perfect blendship
NetherRealm Studios has released Aftermath, the new expansion to its bloodthirsty fighter Mortal Kombat 11. The paid DLC sees the arrival of three new characters – RoboCop, Fujin, and Sheeva – along with a five-chapter epilogue. Arriving alongside Aftermath is a new update – free to all players – adding several new stages, stage fatalities, some character tweaks, and the subject of this very article: Friendships.
Friendships – which made their debut back in 1993’s Mortal Kombat II – are alternate finishing moves which substitute the blood and gore for a joyous or happy conclusion. They were originally added as a tongue-in-cheek jab at the huge governmental backlash the original Mortal Kombat received on launch, similar in tone to the Marge Simpson-approved Itchy & Scratchy episode, “Porch Pals.” But Friendships took off, the fanbase loved them, and they returned in Mortal Kombat 3, now embedded in MK kulture.
Finally, after a long sabbatical, these fun finishers have returned to Mortal Kombat, and not a moment too soon. So enough of my wafflin’. Here are the inputs for every Friendship in MK 11. From Jax’s epic sax solo and Liu Kang’s klassic disco groove, to Sindel’s tipsy wine mom shtick and Kitana’s family reunion.
Now get out there and be good to your fellow kombatant.
All inputs are for characters facing right. All inputs are mid-screen. Friendships can be performed at the end of any standard fight. However, in a Kompetitive Match, the player must win the final round without blocking in order to perform Friendship.
Klassic Mortal Kombat numeration is utilised below:
1 = Square/X
2 = Triangle/Y
3 = Cross/A
4 = Circle/B
Nailed It: Back, Forward, Down, Down, 1
Feeling Cute, Might Delete Later: Back, Forward, Down, Down, 1
Serenity: Down, Down, Down, Down, 1
I Feel Pretty: Back, Forward, Down, Back, 2
What the Duck?: Back, Forward, Down, Forward, 3
Frostcapades: Forward, Back, Forward, Back, 3
Let’s Go Fly a Kite: Back, Down, Back, Down, 2
Beach Party: Back, Down, Back, Down, 4
Wibbly Wobly Kronibop: Down, Down, Down, Down, 2
I Want Kandy: Back, Down, Down, Down, 2
Sexy Jax-A-Phone: Forward, Back, Down, Down, 2
Dub Dub WB: Back, Forward, Back, Down, 2
Come On Bats: Down, Down, Down, Down, 3
Bop It: Forward, Down, Back, Down, 1
Kiss the Cook: Back, forward, Back, Forward, 2
Do You Want to Build a Shao Kahn?: Back, Down, Down, Back, 3
One Man Band: Forward, Back, Down, Down, 2
G.T.L.: Down, Forward, Down, Back, 3
Kung-Ductor: Back, Forward, Back, Forward, 4
Shaolin Hustle: Forward, Down, Down, Forward, 2
Matokan Sideshow: Forward, Back, Forward, Down, 1
Me and My Shadow: Down, Back, Down, Forward, 3
Earthrealm’s Got Talent: Down, Back, Forward, Down, 4
Breakin’ It Down: Back, Down, Forward, Down, 4
Teddy-Ality: Forward, Back, Forward, Back, 4
Rainbow Connection: Back, Back, Down, Forward, 4
Winner, Winner, Outworld Dinner: Down, Forward Down, Forward, 2
Krystal Klear: Forward, Back, Down, Down, 1
Sweet Serenade: Back, Down, Down, Up, 3
Masterpiece: Down, Down, Down, Down, 1
Fetch, Good Drone: Down, Forward, Down, Down, 1
Hellish Desires: Back, Down, Forward, Down, 1
Frosty Treats: Down, Down, Forward, Back, 1
Stuntman: Back, Down, Back, Down, 3
Mortal Kombat 11 is available now on PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.