Mortal Kombat 11 Will Have Quitalities Once Again

Borrowing a page from MKX, Mortal Kombat 11 will bring back the ‘Quitality’ finishers for online play.
Mortal Kombat 11 is bringing back ‘Quitalities’, originally introduced in MKX.
Mortal Kombat 11 is bringing back ‘Quitalities’, originally introduced in MKX. NetherRealm Studios

Quitalities are making a comeback in Mortal Kombat 11. Just like in the previous Mortal Kombat title, players who face-off against opponents in online play will be rewarded with a ‘Quitality’ in case their opponent quits or leaves the match unexpectedly.

Originally introduced in Mortal Kombat X, the installment prior to MK11, ‘Quitalities’ are extremely brutal finishing moves that ‘gib’ defeated players into nothing more than a violent explosion of blood and guts. ‘Quitalities’ can only occur during online matches, and even then will only occur when a player leaves the match, or ‘rage-quits’.

While ‘Quitalities’ are little more than extra-gory finishing animations, they add a lot more value to the game than one would initially think. In any competitive PvP arena, there’s nothing more disappointing and anti-climactic than an opponent leaving in the middle of a match. Especially if a possible victory would have been hard-fought, having an opponent simply leave without allowing you to reap the reward of your victory is seen by most to be unsportsmanlike and overall makes a game less enjoyable. Mortal Kombat’s ‘Quitalities’ are designed to punish players who rage-quit, as well as reward those who stay in the match with an oh-so-satisfying victory that leaves their opponents nothing more than a puddle of blood. In fact, some might argue that the ‘Quitalities’ are so satisfying that players might actually hope, pray, or taunt their opponents into quitting a match, just so they can see them explode.

Mortal Kombat 11 is the latest title in the gore-fest of a fighting game franchise, Mortal Kombat. After months of hype and anticipation, Mortal Kombat 11 finally launched earlier today, and is currently available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

What do you think about the addition of ‘Quitalities’ to Mortal Kombat 11? Have you ever been on the receiving end of a Quitality, or are you more the type to taunt enemies into submission and earning them for yourself? Let us know in the comments section below!

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