Mortal Kombat 11 Friendships list: How to perform all Friendships

How to input all Friendships as part of the May 2020 update.

Mortal Kombat 11 Friendships are comical finishers added to the game in a free update alongside May 2020's Aftermath DLC.

Originally a feature of Mortal Kombat 2 all the way back in 1993, NetherRealm has brought them back as an alternative to the various fatalities every character has.

By inputting a specific series of buttons at the end of a fight, it's possible to perform these amusing finishers which range from cuddling a giant toy bear to doing motorcycle tricks across the screen.

Friendships, like fatalities, can be tricky to pull off. Learning exactly what buttons to press and where to stand is crucial to pulling these off in a match - there's nothing sadder than flailing around at the end of a match as you fail to perform your chosen finisher.

As well as a full list of Mortal Kombat 11 Friendships, we have the following explainers:

What is a Friendship and how do they work in Mortal Kombat 11?

Friendships are playful finishers that you can be performed by the winner of a match.

If you stand in the right spot and input the correct button inputs, you'll successfully execute the finisher, adding a touch of glamour to proceedings, rather than the brutality of a fatality.

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Kano's 'Kiss the Crook' Friendship.

Every character in Mortal Kombat 11 - including DLC characters - come with their own unique Friendship, each with a specific input required to perform the move.

Each character's Friendship is available immediately once you download Mortal Kombat 11's May 2020 'Aftermath' update - though you don't need to purchase the DLC, or have to search the Krypt - in order to use them.

If you're struggling to perform a Friendship, an easier input can be used instead at the cost of one Easy Fatality Koin.

How to perform Friendships in Mortal Kombat 11

Friendships in Mortal Kombat 11 rely on specific button inputs, which are as follows:

InputXbox OnePlayStation 4SwitchKompetitive
Front Punch X Square Y 1
Back Punch Y Triangle X 2
Front Kick A Cross B 3
Back Kick B Circle A 4

When trying to use a Friendship at the end of a match, you also have to take into consideration the range between yourself and your opponent. These ranges include Close, Mid, and Far:

  • Close: You should be as close as possible - though you can also take one or two steps back, depending on how large your character is.
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  • Mid: This leaves some room between each character and the edge of the screen. You can measure this by leaping from the opponent's position, then taking an extra step back.
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  • Far: This sees both characters at opposite ends of the screen. You can do this by leaping back twice, then taking an additional step.
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With that sorted, here's the full list of character Friendships in Mortal Kombat 11:

Baraka Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Nailed it

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Forward, Down, Down, Front Punch
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Cassie Cage Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Feeling Cute, Might Delete Later

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Forward, Down, Down, Front Punch
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Cetrion Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Serenity

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Down, Down, Down, Down, Front Punch
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D'vorah Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

I Feel Pretty

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Forward, Down, Back, Back Punch
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Erron Black Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

What The Duck

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Forward, Down, Forward, Front Kick
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Frost Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Frost-Capades

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Forward, Back, Forward, back, Front Kick
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Fujin Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Let's Go Fly A Kite

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Down, Back, Down, Back Punch
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Geras Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Beach Party

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Down, Back, Down, Back Kick
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Jacqui Briggs Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Wibbly Wobbly Kronibop

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Down, Down, Down, Down, Back Punch
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Jade Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

I Want Kandy

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Down, Down, Down, Back Punch
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Jax Briggs Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Sexy Jax-a-phone

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Forward, Back, Down, Down, Back Punch
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Johnny Cage Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Dub Dub WB

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Forward, Back, Down, Back Punch
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Kabal Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Bop It

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Forward, Down, Back, Down, Front Punch
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Kano Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Kiss the Crook

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Forward, Back, Forward, Back Punch

Kitana Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Do You Want To Build A Shao Khan?

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Down, Down, Back, Front Kick
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Kollector Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

One Man Band

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Forward, Back, Down, Down, Back Punch
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Kotal Khan Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

G.T.L

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Down, Forward, Down, Back, Front Kick
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Kung Lao Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Kung-Ductor

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Forward, Back, Forward, Back Kick
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Liu Kang Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Shaolin Hustle

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Forward, Down, Down, Forward, Back Punch
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Nightwolf Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Matokan Sideshow

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Forward, Back, Forward, Down, Front Punch
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Noob Saibot Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Me And My Shadow

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Down, Back, Down, Forward, Front Kick

Raiden Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Earthrealm's Got Talent

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Down, Back, Forward, Down, Back Kick
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Robocop Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Breakin' It Down

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Down, Forward, Down, Back Kick
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Scorpion Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Teddy-ality

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Forward, Back, Forward, Back, Back Kick
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Shang Tsung Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Rainbow Konnection

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Back, Down, Forward, Back Kick
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Shao Khan Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Winner Winner Outworld Dinner

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Down, Forward, Down, Forward, Back Punch
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Sheeva Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Krystal Clear

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Forward, Back, Down, Down, Front Punch
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Sindel Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Sweet Serenade

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Forward, Down, Down, Up, Front Kick
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Skarlet Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Masterpiece

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Down, Down, Down, Down, Front Punch
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Spawn Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Hellish Desires

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Down, Forward, Down, Front Punch
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Sonya Blade Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Fetch, Good Drone

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Down, Forward, Down, Down, Front Punch
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Sub Zero Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Frosty Treats

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Down, Down, Forward, Back, Front Punch
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Terminator Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Stuntman

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Back, Down, Back, Down, Front Kick
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The Joker Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11

Come On Bats

  • Range - Mid
  • Input - Down, Down, Down, Down, Front Kick
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Looking for more finishing moves? Our Mortal Kombat 11 Fatalities list might be of use!

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