New option select with the potential to break the game has been discovered for Mortal Kombat 11

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • September 11, 2019 at 6:49 p.m. PDT

A new option select has been discovered in Mortal Kombat 11. Some appear to believe that this new tech has the potential to break and reshape the meta of the game.

Essentially, this makes it so that a basic combo string will either stay safe against a blocking opponent or complete its sequence of attacks with successful hits. This can happen without requiring any reaction on the part of the player.

As NRS players are likely well aware of, Mortal Kombat 11 uses a dial-a-combo system. In other words, all the corresponding inputs for a combo string can be inputted very quickly and the game will remember your inputs.

The newly discovered option select makes use of the fact that combos will transition faster on hit as opposed to on block. More specifically, more freeze frames are applied when a character's attacks are blocked.

Should there be any inputs that don't correspond to the next sequence in the combo string or special, then the game can be made to "forget" certain inputs. With practice, it's possible to make combo strings stop on block before they reach a point of being unsafe. With the exact same inputs, the combo will behave differently on hit.

This obviously requires some timing, but it means that a top level player should never have to guess or react to their string hitting.


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Sources: Rooflemonger, FOX|SonicFox, and Noble|Raptor.

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