10 Most Challenging Trophies in Mortal Kombat 1
Mortal Kombat 1 offers a wealth of content that can captivate you for hours even without engaging in online matches. With its engaging story mode, sea...
Mortal Kombat 1 offers a wealth of content that can captivate you for hours even without engaging in online matches. With its engaging story mode, seasonal Invasions, and a diverse roster of characters to explore, the game provides a substantial experience that will challenge your skills and allow you to discover everything it has to offer.
After finishing the campaign and gaining confidence in your fighting abilities, there remains one final objective: obtaining all of Mortal Kombat 1's trophies. While some trophies can be acquired relatively easily, others will require time and dedication to unlock. If you aim to achieve the platinum trophy in Mortal Kombat 1, these are the most challenging trophies in the game.
Spoilers for the end of Mortal Kombat 1's campaign are below. It is recommended that you finish the game before reading further.
10 Who Was That?? - Komplete Chapter 15 Twice
Mortal Kombat 1's story mode comprises 15 chapters, with each chapter typically assigning you a specific character to control. However, in the final chapter, you have the freedom to choose any fighter you prefer for the ultimate showdown. As Shang Tsung opens a portal to bring forth malevolent characters from alternate timelines, you must overcome an army of distinct fighters in order to reach the conclusion.
Each playthrough of the final chapter in Mortal Kombat 1 presents you with various iterations of well-known characters. From Fire God Johnny Cage to Shao Baraka, it's thrilling to encounter these different combinations and strategize how to deal with their hybrid moves. Once you have completed the game, you can use the chapter select feature to replay chapter 15 and swiftly unlock the trophy by skipping the cutscenes.
9 Total Disrespect - Perform A Taunt Without Being Interrupted During An Online Match
If you're feeling confident during a match against friends, it can be enjoyable to display a bit of showmanship and taunt them with a dismissive gesture. However, when playing against an online stranger, you can still taunt them as much as you want, but it may not always receive the same response or be as well-received as you might hope.
By inputting a specific button pattern, such as crouching five times consecutively, you can initiate a taunt. If you successfully execute a taunt online, you can earn the Total Disrespect trophy. To increase your chances of success, try knocking down your opponent using a long-range attack, allowing you to perform the taunt before they recover and retaliate.
8 Vanquished - Defeat The Final Boss Of An Invasions Season
One of the latest additions to Mortal Kombat 1 is the Invasions mode, which introduces seasonal events. These events enable you to explore different maps, engage in battles against enemies, and earn new cosmetic items for your roster of characters. Each season will bring a unique story, theme, and a challenging boss at the end. If you manage to defeat the boss, you will unlock desirable gear as a reward.
The journey towards the boss at the end of the Invasions mode is arduous and unforgiving, but the effort is rewarding. As you progress, not only will your characters level up, but you will also accumulate a significant amount of currency that can be used at the Shrine or in the online store. By defeating the boss, you will also unlock the highly sought-after Vanquished trophy.
7 King Slayer - Dethrone A King
If you possess enough confidence to compete against others online, there are various modes available for you to choose from. One such mode is "King of the Hill," which has been a recurring feature in most Mortal Kombat games since 2011 and makes its return in Mortal Kombat 1.
In the "King of the Hill" mode, you will enter a lobby with other players, all aiming to dethrone the current champion of the room. Each player will have an opportunity to challenge and defeat the player with the highest consecutive win streak. If you manage to enter a match and emerge victorious against the reigning champion, you will earn the title of "King Slayer" as well as the trophy bearing the same name.
6 Buddy System - Komplete Mastery With One Kameo Fighter
In Mortal Kombat 1, every fighter and Kameo character can be leveled up to unlock new Brutalities, taunts, and other content. While this may require some effort and repetition, playing through the Invasions mode is an effective method to rapidly increase the ranking and reach the maximum mastery level for your favorite characters.
The simplest method to unlock the Buddy System trophy is to promptly determine which Kameo fighter you prefer and consistently utilize them in battles to level them up. If you switch between different Kameo fighters in each match, unlocking this trophy will be more challenging. Therefore, it is advisable to stick with a specific fighter such as Jax or Sektor until they reach their maximum level in order to achieve the trophy more easily.
5 Annihilation - Perform Ten Different Kameo Fatalities
Kameo Fighters are supporting characters with whom you join forces before a fight. They assist you in battle by utilizing their own attacks and assisting you in escaping from an enemy's combo. Additionally, they possess their own set of Brutalities and Fatalities that can be executed by inputting the correct button combinations.
In order to unlock the Annihilation trophy, you need to successfully perform ten distinct Kameo Fatalities across various modes such as Invasions, local matches, or any other game mode. Since the base game includes only 15 Kameo Fighters, you will need to utilize nearly all of them at least once to achieve this. However, witnessing all the Fatalities is a worthwhile experience in itself.
4 Happy Endings - Unlock Ten Tower Endings
Ever since the original Mortal Kombat game, it has been a consistent feature of the series for each character to have their own unique endings revealed upon completing a series of fights in the Tower mode. Naturally, Mortal Kombat 1 upholds this tradition, allowing you to uncover the fate of every character in the roster after completing their respective story mode by conquering a tower with them.
With a roster of over 20 fighters in the base game, you only need to unlock the endings for less than half of them to earn the Happy Endings trophy. If you choose to complete the easiest Tower, it should take approximately ten to 15 minutes to finish it with each character. Therefore, be prepared to spend at least a few hours working towards achieving this trophy.
3 Rollin' With My Krew - Komplete Mastery With Five Kameo Characters
If you find the task of mastering a single Kameo fighter to be tiring, you may not be prepared for the significant time commitment needed to level up five characters to the highest rank. Each fighter can reach rank 15, but reaching the maximum level for one Kameo fighter alone takes several hours. It would be advisable to play some music before embarking on this quest, as you will need to invest a considerable amount of time grinding in order to earn this trophy.
Similar to the Buddy System trophy, one of the most effective methods to level up the Kameo characters is by participating in the Invasions mode and confronting the series of battles it presents. To acquire the maximum amount of experience points, focus on engaging in battles that involve multiple opponents and aim to achieve as many Flawless Victories as you can.
2 High Score, Is That Good? - Obtain A Total Score Of 5,000,000 In Gateway Towers
In Mortal Kombat 1, there are two locations where you can find towers — in the Towers mode or within Invasions. Regardless of where you choose to complete them, you will always receive a score at the end. This score takes into account factors such as the time it took you to complete the tower, the amount of damage you sustained, and various other variables that influence the final tally.
The towers located in the Gateway Portal mesa within Invasions mode rotate on an hourly, daily, and weekly basis. To unlock this trophy, you will need to achieve a high score of 5,000,000 in one of these towers. It won't be an easy task, as numerous factors influence your final score. Your best strategy is to aim for as many Flawless Victories and Brutalities as possible, as they accumulate the most points and provide bonuses.
1 The Mighty Have Fallen - Komplete A Titan Battle
If you're aiming to achieve the platinum trophy for Mortal Kombat 1, it is currently impossible due to The Mighty Have Fallen trophy. This trophy's requirements involve completing a Titan Battle, which is a mode that is currently unavailable. As of now, no one has been able to unlock this trophy, making it by far the most challenging one in the game.
Once Titan Battles are introduced in Mortal Kombat 1, it is expected that this will be the last trophy that most players will need to obtain in order to complete their collection.