A player discovers an infinite combo in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate for Kung Lao and shows it, but warns that it is difficult to do.
The latest version of the Mortal Kombat franchise, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, has some throwbacks to games of yesteryear. Some are fun for everyone, like possibly a new secret reptile fight. Others have varying degrees of fun, like an infinite combination.
Infinite combos are certainly not exclusive to Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, and they have appeared in various fighting games. Basically, an infinite combo is exactly what it says: a combo that can be repeated infinitely. When done correctly, an opponent cannot break free and their health can be reduced to nothing very quickly. A gamer, calling himself The Kompetitor on YouTube, has discovered that Kung Lao now has an infinite combination, but there is a catch.
To successfully perform infinity, a player must first force the enemy into hitstun and then unleash Kung Lao’s Possessed Hat special move. This is one of several special moves he can equip, and he launches his h at like a zigzag projectile. Used closely, it leaves an opportunity for Kung Lao to transition directly to his basic jab. The jab combo can lead directly to another possessed hat, and the cycle continues until the opponent loses or the rage ceases. It’s a violent Mortal Kombat game that will make some players flinch more than a Fatality.
However, dropouts of rage can be rare, and whoever is playing Kung Lao may wince. This is because infinity, although true, is very difficult to achieve. The time to follow the Possessed Hat with a jab is exactly one frame and cannot be buffered. That means a player has a very, very small window of time to jab in, and if it’s not done perfectly, the opponent escapes.
Of course, Kung Lao is one of the friendliest characters for new players to Mortal Kombat 11. His mechanics are easy to learn, but it takes practice to master, making him a good character to play at any level. Theoretically, someone could learn infinity and practice it from the moment they chose the character.
Even then, infinity will most likely find little use in a full fight because timing is ridiculously precise, and to use it fully, a player would have to hit that moment over and over again without fail. Also, there are plenty of other fun things to do in MK11 instead of obsessing over an infinity, like having Rambo fight the Terminator or any of the other main DLC characters.
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.