MK11 Krypt Guide – Krypt Walkthrough and Guide
MK11 Krypt Guide- Once you end the story mode in Mortal Kombat 11 and its Aftermath DLC, as well as succeed in Klassic Towers and Towers of Time, you’re going to spend a healthy portion of your time in the game’s Krypt. This third-person exploration area houses a large number of the game’s customization items and gear, and if they’re available in the Krypt, you’re not going to find them in the other modes.
The Krypt can be overwhelming when you first begin, as it’s filled with deep passages, multiple types of chests, and puzzles, but with our Mortal Kombat 11 Krypt guide, you can get a sense of it all and get the gear of your dreams.
How the Krypt works
The Mortal Kombat 11 Krypt is really an enormous dungeon filled with treasure, and you’ve been invited to collect as much of it as you can afford. Running along the walls and in the middle of almost every area you explore are chests that can be opened with the Koins currency you’ve been accruing over your time in the game’s other modes.
The price of opening a chest in the Krypt is directly tied to the value of the items inside. A chest that costs 2,000 Koins will contain minor things like development art or music, while chests at or above 8,000 Koins can have character-specific gear, augmentation items, or skins. You can get more Koins in the Krypt by smashing particular objects — more on that below — and by opening up new pathways, but the primary way you will get more Koins is to go back into the Towers and fight versus enemies.
There are two different currencies in the Krypt — Hearts and Soul Fragments. Hearts are used to open rare chests that can be found by the terrifying mask located above them. This must be crushed, and then you can spend 250 Hearts to unlock the contents. These contain some of the best rewards in the complete game, including several customization pieces for a character. To get Hearts, you can perform Fatalities during matches, and you can destroy the bodies found hanging in the Krypt itself using Scorpion’s Spear.
Soul Fragments are used to unlock the green Soul Chests you’ll start encountering soon later you begin the Krypt. You’ll accrue these through regular play and occasionally for completing specific tasks in the Krypt, but you won’t be able to use them to open Soul Chests until you’ve acquired Ermac’s Soul Amulet. So don’t worry about them until you’ve grown further into the Krypt.
MK11 Krypt Guide: Key items to find
Much of your journey in the Krypt is tied to key items scattered through the sprawling map. These range in use but are all tied to letting you continue progressing to new areas and unlocking better gear. Below, we’ve detailed the essential items you’ll discover and what they allow you to do. They’re placed in order of when you should acquire them.
Shao Kahn’s Hammer
Shao Kahn’s Hammer is difficult to miss, as it’s located directly in front of you as you first enter the Krypt. The hammer is what you’ll utilize to destroy damaged walls and doors, and you’ll find one of each in the very same room. It would be best if you looked for damaged areas as you progress, as you’ll often find enormous rooms behind them loaded with treasure.
You can also use Shao Kahn’s Hammer to smash pots and skeletons scattered throughout the Krypt. This will reward you with a little amount of Koins, but it’s so trivial that it will make very little difference in how many chests you can open.
Gem of the Living and Cracked Horn of the Motaro
The Gem of the Living is a special item you need to progress further into the Krypt and enter Goro’s lair, which is home to some of the best treasures in the game. When you’re in the outdoor area, head to the center and then north until you see a site with statues of different characters. Progress first, and a meteorite will smash the Raiden statue. Click the meteorite with your hammer to get the Gem of the Living.
The Cracked Horn of the Motaro is also needed to progress further into the Krypt and only be acquired after already having the Gem of the Living. Utilize the Gem of the Living to open a door near Kronika’s Time Vault — and progress into the underground area. You’ll get the horn behind an unlockable gate inside. With the horn, head to Goro’s Lair Door on the western part of the outdoor zone, and you can enter.
Ermac’s Soul Amulet
This is the item you require to unlock those pesky green glowing Soul Chests you’ve seen throughout the Krypt. Once you’ve made your path into Goro’s Lair, progress until you reach an enormous hall that has a statue in the front and a feasting area, go forward, walk around the outside working the stairs, and in the front-right corner, there will be a chain you can pull to open a gate. Do this and progress until you get a cutscene showing a man getting impaled and locating him in the room. He has Ermac’s Soul Amulet, and you can immediately open those chests.
Ermac’s Soul Amulet is also used to open up specific new pathways. For instance, you’ll use it for the first time to exit the room you found the amulet in, which has caved in with rocks.
Spear of Hanzo Hasahi (Scorpion’s Spear)
Scorpion’s Spear can also be seen inside Goro’s Lair, but this time you’ll have to head to the Armory area on the southeast side. Once you’ve entered this area, search until you find a flaming vertical line running along a pillar. Interact with it to draw the spear and equip it.
Once you have Scorpion’s Spear, you can use it to interact with particular environmental objects, including drawbridges. However, the primary purpose of the spear is to pull down the bodies you’ll find hanging above your position. These are destroyed and usually include hearts that you need to open the Krypt’s valuable chests.
You’ll occasionally get materials while opening chests that are not used for customization or for opening new pathways — these are called Forge Items, and they can be found on their page in the Krypt menu. For the beginning of your time in the Krypt, they will be worthless. Still, you will finally find a gong that you can hit with a hammer and open the path to the Forge – it’s an intimidating area with flames behind it, but by feeding it the stuff you’ve gathered, you can produce rewards.
The rewards you get are based on the combination of stuff you throw in, but you can also get nothing from the Forge if you put in the wrong variety. If you throw three items in and it fails to yield a reward, don’t do it again, as the same result will occur every time.
Not only does the Forge necessary materials to produce anything, but it also needs currency. This can take the form of Koins, Soul Fragments, and Hearts, so make sure your combination of materials will produce something valuable before you throw them into the Forge.