Mortal Kombat 11 first-person mod is suitably chaotic

Mortal Kombat 11
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A modder has enabled a first-person camera for Mortal Kombat 11, and it's just as chaotic as you're imagining.

You can see the mod in action from YouTuber ermaccer just below, in which a number of camera modes for Mortal Kombat 11 are put on display. The user firstly positions the camera over their character's shoulder in the third-person action style, before switching the viewpoint to entirely first-person, resulting in some absolute carnage up close and personal.

It's fairly obvious why the first-person camera perspective has never been an official thing for Mortal Kombat. Despite being incredibly weird and whacky for just a few moments, I can imagine the viewpoint gets pretty intoxicating after a very short time, even if it is somewhat satisfying seeing Scorpion rip someone apart from his own perspective.

In fact, it appears that the last time a fighting game got an official first-person mode was Ultra Street Fighter 2 for the Nintendo Switch, back in 2017. The mode, called Hadoken, transports you into the first-person perspective, so you can see Ryu's arms shoot out ahead of you when pulling off the classic move of the same name. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it wasn't received well.

Mortal Kombat 11 was just ported to PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S as a free upgrade for existing players two months ago in November 2020. Around the same time, a trio of characters including John Rambo, Mileena, and Rain all joined NetherRealm's fighting game.

For our pick of the best classic and modern brawlers you can play right now, head over to our guide on the best fighting games for more. Or if you're feeling saintly sweet, check out our guide on how to do Mortal Kombat 11 Mercy finishers!

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.