How to perform a Wavedash in Mortal Kombat 11

The Wavedash in Mortal Kombat 11 may be an unofficial move, but it's a useful one to have under your belt. Until it's patched out.

Pro gamers have had their hands on Mortal Kombat 11 for hours now, so of course they’ve broken the game apart and reassembled it. One such player, R-Cade’s Alioune Camara, has discovered a way to wavedash in the game. That is, to very quickly close the gap between you and your opponent.

How to Wavedash in Mortal Kombat 11

In theory, performing a Wavedash is ‘simple’, but takes a lot of practice. This is less of a cheat and more of a high-level skill that could separate the pros from the wannabes. Here’s how it works:

  • Immediately before keeping hold on the block button, attempt a dash.
  • Quickly stop blocking and press forward.
  • Repeatedly block and move forward very quickly and you’ll propel yourself across the stage.

Got that? Easy, right? You’re going to need to experiment with this in your own time to figure out the timings, which appear to be different for each character.

Whether this was an intended feature, or a ‘bug’, is unclear. It’s also unclear whether NetherRealm will patch it out of existence. The fact that it remains in the game bodes well, but maybe wait to see if it’s removed with the next game update before you spend countless hours perfecting the move. Having said that, if you do start training now you’ll have the upper hand on people who come to it late. Classic risk/reward...

Jem is an alumnus of Sumoner's Rift, knowing all there is to know about Riot's League of Legends. Thankfully that also imparts a sort of cosmic wisdom, which gives him an understanding of most games unless they have "creeps" instead of "minions". Deviant.

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