MK11 Krypt Guide: The Krypt in Mortal Kombat 11 is more complicated than ever before, and if you want to unlock its many, many secrets, you’ll probably need a little help. The Krypt is an alternative in the Konquest menu, dropping your nameless third-person hero into Shang Tsung’s Island. You’re free to explore and spend in-game currency to unlock tons of kosmetics, konsumables, and more stuff that starts with a ‘K.’ Even a few items aren’t influenced by the ‘K’-ness of Mortal Kombat.
The Krypt is the primary place where you’ll find Brutalities, Fatalities, Intros, Victories, skins, costumes, and everything excellent and unlockable. There are three types of chests, and each one requires different currencies — standard koin chests, soul fragment containers, and heart chests. Most chests are random, but a small amount always gives you the same item every single time.
Mortal Kombat 11 Krypt chests
The significant majority of the chests found within Krypt have randomized locations. The loot of each chest is the same throughout, so you’ll only get a specific combination of items. For example, if a chest were to include two pieces of concept art for Jacqui Briggs, those two concept art pieces would be found together in a different chest in someone else’s game, but always together.
The one exception to this is the Shao Kahn headed “Heart chests.” These require you to smash the bounce off of the first, before spending a whopping 250 hearts to open it. Seats are by far the least common currency in the game, and NetherRealm Studios have recently announced that they’ll be increasing the amount of all money, including hearts, earned.
Currently, you’ll get a few hearts at most for executing a Fatality or Brutality, so it’s a bit of a grind. We have some tips on farming resources in our Mortal Kombat 11 farming guide. You obtain resources by doing the following:
- Koins – Obtained by doing anything from combos to smashing pots and finishing modes.
- Souls – Acquired by completing towers and achieving objectives.
- Hearts – Obtained by performing Fatalities and Brutalities and using the Scorpion Spear on corpses in Krypt mode.
How to Smash Weak Walls
Collect Shao Kahn’s hammer, straight ahead in the Palace Entrance. The hammer is an essential item — press [X / Square] to smash weak walls and other objects. You’ll need the hammer to access multiple areas and solve puzzles.
How to Access Goro’s Lair
To access Goro’s Lair and open the doors to the underground area of the Krypt in the Warrior Shrine, you’ll need Motaro’s Horn. To enter the Warrior Shrine, smash the weak walls to the left of the Courtyard from the Palace Entrance — then attack the gong to open the gates.
Past the Forge and Shrine, you’ll get the Warrior Shrine. A cutscene will play with a meteorite. Smash the meteor and get the Gem of the Living. Revert to the Gong Room and unlock the left door. This leads into the Gardens and then the Vault. In the Vault, you’ll find Motaro’s Horn.
Use the Horn on the door in the Warrior Shrine to open the underground area.
How to Draw Down Corpses / Skulls / Switches
You’ll find Scorpion’s Spear in The Armory. Once you access Goro’s Lair, go straight ahead to Goro’s Throne Room and enter the passage behind him. Collect this chain, and you’ll pull down hanging corpses to gain a Heart — you can also strike skull icons to unlock Heart Chests.
You’ll also require this item to solve future puzzles, so keep it handy.
How to Use Green Aura Containers
Enter Goro’s Dining Hall and find the elevator in the back-right door. Ride up to join the Lower Pit — you’ll see Ermac’s Corpse fall from the sky. Collect the special Ermac’s Amulet from the body, and you’ll interact with any green aura.
By spending Soul Fragments, you can eliminate debris from passages, unlock soul containers, and create a bridge for 2,000 soul fragments near the Forge.
How to See Hidden Chests & Find Hidden Weak Walls
The last primary key item for the Krypt is Kenshi’s Blindfold. Activating it will allow you to see invisible chests, cracks, and enable you to solve specific puzzles. Go to the Jails, following the path to the right in Goro’s Throne Room. Begin the area down the hallway called Kenshi’s Last Stand to gain the Blindfold, then use it to find a weak wall and escape.
There are thin walls everywhere, and now you’ll be able to explore most of the Krypt.
That’s everything you need to know about the Krypt in Mortal Kombat 11 in the game. If you want to get some hearts, there are a few ways that you can do it.
You can either go to our Mortal Kombat 11 farming guide to learn more about obtaining them quickly. You can also perform some fatalities or Brutalities, so find out how in our Mortal Kombat 11 fatalities or Mortal Kombat 11 brutalities guides.