April 19, 2021


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Mortal Kombat 11: Basic Tutorial for Playing Shao Kahn

Shao Kahn

Shao Kahn

Shao Kahn is back in Mortal Kombat 11! Available as a pre-order bonus, this is the first time he has been playable in the main game in a while, so here’s a treat! As expected, his Fatalities were just as brutal as him.

Shao Kahn Combos Tutorial

Shao Kahn
  • DIE – Square – Triangle – Square + X
  • Merging Realms – Square, O, Triangle
  • Die By My Hands – Triangle – X – Triangle
  • Bow to Me – D-pad R + Triangle, Square, Triangle
  • Last Breath – D-pad L  + X, O, Square + X
  • Merciless Spear – D-pad R, D-pad L, Square
  • Scum Grab – D-pad D, D-pad L, Square
  • Wrath Hammer – D-pad L, D-pad R, Triangle
  • Shoulder Charger – D-pad R, D-pad L, X
  • Annihilation – D-pad D, D-pad R, X
  • Hammer Lunge – D-pad D, D-pad R, O

He is amazing, he has the privilege of being king. I don’t think you’ll need to put in a lot of effort to beat your opponents if you’re playing as Shao Kahn. Just practice your moves and choose the best one. Some of them are awesome and won’t give your enemy time to counterattack. He is not slowed down by his massive appearance and heavy weapons. He’s fast and lethal, he’s also able to recover quickly. His hammer acts as a powerful jet for incoming attacks, just hold it and cancel any incoming attacks.

Fatality 1: Back Blown Out

You can cause Fatality from Shao Kahn first while within close range of your opponent. The button sequence is: Back > Forward > Down > Down  > Back Punch.

The first Fatality started with a swing of his hammer straight into the opponent’s mid lane (many ribs undoubtedly). He then brings the hammer down to the enemy’s head, asking them to kneel before him – just as you’d expect from an evil emperor. The final blow to the top of the head was so strong that it pushed the skull and part of the spine out of the victim’s body, creating a heap of gore.

Fatality 2: Kahn-Sequences

Shao Kahn

This is one of the more absurd Deaths in Mortal Kombat 11 (and that says something), and it makes great use of both his weapons. First, he took down his opponent by playing fishing with their heads – smashing the noggin down on the enemy’s body. Of course, that doesn’t kill them, as this is Mortal Kombat 11 – The dead need a little more. So he pulls out his spear, stabs the opponent’s core, and sends them into the air. To wrap things up, Shao Kahn dropped his head to the floor by cutting his body in half.

How to unlock Shao Kahn

First of all, make sure you pre-order the game – he is only available to those who get MK11 pre-launch. If you’re playing on PC, Steam will automatically download all DLCs you own – including pre-order bounty characters.

If you’re using the console, the activation method depends on how you purchased the game. If you have the physical (boxed) version, you should look for the code printed on a piece of paper in the box. You can’t redeem it in-game – instead, you’ll have to go to the dashboard or store’s dashboard and find the option to redeem it there. Once you’re done, you’ll need to make sure it’s downloaded.

If you bought the digital version, you just need to double-check that the console downloaded it along with the game itself. Search for it in your store or library and if it’s marked as installed, you’re good to go. Shao Kahn will be on the list.