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People are already finding Mortal Kombat 1's ‘touch of death’ combos

Not a fun way to go out.

Li Mei and Sub Zero in MK1
Image credit: NetherRealm Studios, WB Games

Mortal Kombat 1 isn't even technically out yet until tomorrow, but some players are already pulling off some touch of death combos.

You're not going to be surprised to hear that combos are an incredibly important aspect of pretty much all fighting games, but that doesn't mean they're an easy thing to pull off. You need to memorise all the potential inputs, and you obviously have to consider what your opponent is going to do. But sometimes, when things line up just right, you can pull off a touch of death combo, and almost completely obliterate whoever you're up against.

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A little bit of context: in fighting games, touch of death combos essentially put your opponent in a position where they can't react at all due to constantly being stunlocked, letting you whittle down their health to zero, or at the very least close to zero. They are seriously difficult to pull off and often have tonnes of prerequisites, but if you do manage to do so it's wildly impressive. As demonstrated below by Twitter user BasicsStupidity, they all look very cool.

BasicsStupidity isn't the only one who's been putting in the work though, as plenty of users across the internet are racking up some long combos. Not all of them are exactly touch of death, but they certainly do knock massive chunks of health off.

Yeah so I might’ve broke Shang Tsung
byu/Crudebike inMortalKombat

This character is too sick....
byu/LordofZonee inMortalKombat

Kung lao/Sareena 40 hit combo
byu/Appropriate-Shock-52 inMortalKombat

Mileena and Sonya combo for midscreen and 1 bar - 47 % into great okizeme.
byu/FoxMulder_WasRight inMortalKombat

If you aren't one of the players that have picked up the game through early access because you were waiting on reviews, Connor's review of the game for VG247 gave it 4/5 stars. "Mortal Kombat 1 is a generally positive step in a new direction," wrote Connor. "I find myself frustrated with Liu Kang's decision to allow live service DNA to creep into his new universe, and I long for some of the features left behind (like the Krypt). Mortal Kombat 1 sets the stage for a new era of MK that you can't help but get pumped up for."

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