[Update: Following his Early Access period, (in which we all learned he’s a monster to deal with) The Joker is now available to purchase in Mortal Kombat 11 on all platforms. This article has also been updated to include several of Joker’s “Brutalities” along with his Krushing Blows, the inputs for which you can check out below.]

The Clown Prince of Crime himself, The Joker, is now available for Kombat Pass owners in NetherRealm’s Studio’s violent fighting title Mortal Kombat 11. Easily one of the most recognisable and popular comic book characters of all time, Joker now brings his personal brand of sick, homicidal carnage to Outworld and its denizens.

And you know what, on first impressions, he’s not a bad character. Joker has very deceptive reach, thanks to his long legs and cane, allowing him to start combos from just outside the reach of many characters. Said combos also have great mix-up capabilities, thanks to a brutal overhead blow option, which offers unpredictable strings that play mind games with those on the defensive.

While Joker’s projectile attacks have a pretty horrendous startup, many of them have awkward and difficult to dodge trajectories, causing havoc for players attempting to approach The Man Who Laughs. Throw in a parry, and a unique move sees Joker set the floor alight – thus creating pressure for downed or cornered opponents – and there’s a lot of tools available for those who want to take a walk on the wild side.

How to perform Joker's Fatalities, Brutalities, and Krushing Blows in Mortal Kombat 11 screenshot

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How to perform Joker’s Fatalities, Brutalities, and Krushing Blows in Mortal Kombat 11