Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat Achievements

Arcade Champion

Complete Arcade Ladder with All Fighters  

Work your way up Arcade Ladder with all 27 characters including hidden fighters Quan Chi and Cyber Sub-Zero. Set Rounds to 1 in the Options menu and select Beginner after choosing your fighter(s) to make it easier.

If you are struggling to beat the Ladder with a specific character, select Tag Team Ladder and choose the fighter you want the ending for plus your main/favourite character, as this counts as having completed the mode with both characters. You can take advantage of this to speed the achievement up and cut your playthroughs in half.

You can see who you have completed the game with in Nekropolis. If it says "View Ending" then you have completed it with that character.

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Comment #1 by kakari32
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 05:08:29 PM

Is it possible to do this in tag team and complete all fighters in half the time of playing through individually?

Comment #2 by TheOrochi
Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 02:49:04 AM

I believe you only get credit for the character who lands the killing blow on Shao Khan.

Comment #3 by rockhopper
Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 11:53:10 PM

I'm wondering this as well, cause I only beat arcade tag ladder once so far with Cyrax and Sektor to get the robots achievement and when I go to the Nekropolis it shows I can view both characters endings even though I landed the finishing blow with Cyrax.

Comment #4 by i got squeezed
Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 01:58:47 AM

Hmm, I just went through that same place and scrolled over Sektors model and didn't see View Ending. Maybe I was looking to fast.

I would say it has to be don with 1 fighter since each character has his/her own plus most endings are enjoyable

Comment #5 by i got squeezed
Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 02:00:00 AM

Shit, forgot to add I did the tag with the robots as well

Comment #6 by BrotherDarkness
Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 01:39:40 PM

Must be done on single player Arcade Ladder. It was a workout getting this one.
Recommend setting it on Beginner and 1 round matches and farming your way past Shao Kahn. Hope you got free time cause' your gonna need it for this one!

Comment #7 by hanz0
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 02:28:15 PM

just got this, set the round limit to 1 round only, set it to beginner, choose a fighter that you kick ass with, when you get to shao khan, just switch fighters.

Comment #8 by xuxa29
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 07:49:45 PM

Why does this mode keep stoping, continuing, stoping, continuing etc... my downloads from live.

Comment #9 by Graymist
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 06:13:36 PM

@7 you just answered my question without me having to ask thank you!

Comment #10 by an0n1
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 02:28:23 AM

Is it original fighters only or unlockables too?

Comment #11 by IanAHD
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 10:06:13 AM

It works using Tag-Ladder I just unlocked it right now

Comment #12 by JConscience
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 08:59:28 PM

I have the same question as number 7. I grinded out the whole character list from top to bottom even sheeva and quan chi. and after completing the ladder with quan chi, his ending played and credits rolled and..... nothing. didn't unlock the achievement. I did every character on begineer and even left it at 2 rounds instead of one and the achivement didn't unlock for me. I heard you can play as Shao Kahn and Goro. Do i have to do the ladder with them as well? Someone help! lol

Comment #13 by mc365
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 08:04:15 AM

@ 12 did u beat it with cyber sub zero to?

Comment #14 by mc365
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 08:05:27 AM

also how do u unlock sheeva?

Comment #15 by JConscience
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 09:52:12 PM

@ #13 Yup Cyber Sub Zero too. I did it with literally everyone and nothing i'm gonna check nekropolis and see if maybe i actually did miss something. If I didn't I'm gonna be really pissed off lol

Comment #16 by JConscience
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 09:55:52 PM

@#14 Sheeva was always on my character list. I don't remember doing anything specific to unlock her

Comment #17 by JConscience
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 10:13:22 PM

Wait Wait, I don't have to do this achievement in one sit down do I? I mean beat the entire Arcade Ladder with everyone in one playthrough?!

Comment #18 by stockfish
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 05:34:48 AM

confirmed -> tag ladder counts for BOTH figters, not only the one you finish khan

Comment #19 by mc365
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 12:26:45 AM

there are 3 characters to unlock correct? i have cyber sub zero and quan chi am i missin n e body?

Comment #20 by twisted taco
Friday, May 06, 2011 @ 04:15:57 PM

just got the achievement it took me forever to get

Comment #21 by NastyNate051
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 10:59:03 AM

Can be done in tag ladder

Comment #22 by Dogor
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 09:26:50 AM

im finishing it with one caracter by one, it is great cuz you can unlock many other cheevos like the fatalities, babalities, throws, x rays etc in the same row

Comment #23 by caddyjack
Friday, May 27, 2011 @ 05:20:21 AM

Just got the achievmant! Its quickest 2 set the rounds to 1 and timer to 30 seconds and tag team it on begginer.

Comment #24 by LegendaryMarvel
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 04:41:53 AM

Anyone know if you can do this in 2-player tag ladder and get the achievement
simultaneously with both accounts?

I'm about to try it so I'll post what I find out afterwards, just wondering if anyone else did this already.

Comment #25 by LegendaryMarvel
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 05:29:31 AM

I can now confirm that the tag team ladder works (1 player) but the 2 player team ladder does not work. If you do the 2 player team ladder than it only counts for the main profile (player who selected the team ladder) and only the character that the main profile selected.

Comment #26 by raverj
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 04:14:25 PM

do you have to do this in one sitting? i have gone thru everyone and even left it on medium, no achievment. wtf

Comment #27 by liman
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 06:17:29 PM

You do not have to do this in one sitting.

Select "Tag Ladder" and start with any two characters on Beginner. Finish the ladder with your two characters, start over and select another pair once you're done. It takes a while but faster than you might think.

Summary: Tag ladder does count as already confirmed in this topic.

ALSO: It's a great opportunity to get the "e-X-cellent!", "The Grappler", "Finish What You Start!" achivements if you don't already have them. Simply have each of your two characters do the grapples, an x-ray and a fatality sometime before beating Shao Kahn. I got them all in one sitting.

Comment #28 by Maximum Sawfish
Sunday, June 15, 2014 @ 08:01:13 AM

if your doing this on tag ladder make sure you pick whoever's ending you need first as it will count as their ending even if your second character defeats Shao Kahn

Comment #29 by nicksk8er
Monday, August 10, 2015 @ 01:44:46 PM

Well the best you can do is set rounds to 1 and beginner difficulty. If you are good player and don't loses any round it will take you less than an hour

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US April 19, 2011
Europe April 21, 2011

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