Mortal Kombat 1: Quitality has returned with a twist

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There is still quite a bit of time before we will get the chance to dive fully into Mortal Kombat 1 as the game releases on September 19, 2023. However, even still with almost three months to go, that hasn’t stopped leaks from surfacing. One thing that is not a leak and is confirmation is the return of the infamous Quitality.

One of the best parts of the Mortal Kombat franchise is the way you can finish off your opponent. Depending on the character you choose will also depend on what devastating ways you can finish off your opponent. On the flip side, there may be an opportunity where you don’t get a chance to finish off your opponent due to them leaving beforehand. In this case, this would result in a Quitality.

Mortal Kombat 1 fans got the chance to test out the game this past weekend due to the Stress Test. This was a great opportunity for gamers to really stress out the servers so that the developers know what they need to work on come the game’s full release this September.

One thing that players noticed during the Stress Test was the return of Quitalities. A Quitality was first introduced into the Mortal Kombat franchise back in 2015 for Mortal Kombat X.

A Quitality occurs in an online match when your opponent leaves the game before you have the chance to properly finish them off. In a sense, they are rage quitting the game before they lose fair and square. In that case, you would be granted a Quitality. In other words, a devastating finishing maneuver penalty that the quitting player would have thrusted upon them for leaving the game.

In Mortal Kombat 1, the Quitality is different from years past. A Quitality in Mortal Kombat 1 will see your opponent’s neck twist until it breaks in dramatic fashion. A quick, but bone chilling way to be finished off. Of course, you are granted the win for your opponent leaving the game.

If you were lucky enough to participate in the Online Stress Test this past weekend, there may have been a decent chance you witnessed a Quitality at some point. After all, this was just a test of Mortal Kombat 1, so there was really no harm in players quitting if they wanted to. None of their online stats would be carried over to the main game anyways.

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If this was the first time you have ever heard or witnessed a Quitality and were semi-confused, now you know exactly what they are and how they happen.