Mortal Kombat 11 Krypt walkthrough: key items, chests, and secret rooms

Here’s how to find the key items you’ll need to open up new rooms and chests in the MK11 Krypt

Looking for a Mortal Kombat 11 Krypt walkthrough to help you traverse NetherRealm’s gory labyrinth? Each room features puzzles that require you to fetch items from other areas to solve and there are plenty of hidden paths to uncover. Also littered throughout Mortal Kombat 11’s Krypt are a slew of chests that each require different approaches to unlock. You’ll need to douse Special Flaming Chests, and Shao Kahn’s Chests will require anything from 100 to 250 hearts, for example.

Another way to open chests is by using Koins, and you can expect to spend between 1,000 to 15,000 of the fictional currency on them – or should that be Kurrency? Soul Vaults require 100 Soul Fragments to unlock and are distinguished by their green appearance.

Much like Mortal Kombat 10, the Krypt is also stuffed with unlockable Konsumables, Brutalities, gear, Kosmetics, and even fatalities. It’s worth noting, however, that the contents and locations of a locked chest is random. As NetherRealm explains, any two players who unlock all the chests will walk away with the same rewards but will have obtained those rewards from different locations. So, while we can’t tell you how to get to each chest and what it may contain, we can still explain how you can progress to new areas and rooms.

Unfortunately, there’s currently a Mortal Kombat 11 Krypt bug in the game that effects the Kenshi’s Blindfold item. Essentially, you’re supposed to use the item to the cost of Soul Fragments, but players are reporting their currency going past zero into the negatives. A fix is yet to come, and we’ll update you when it does. On the bright side, the devs have risen the Mortal Kombat 11 fps cap in the Krypt from 30 to 60, so you can enjoy exploring this morbid maze in all its gooey splendour. Now that everything has been laid out, here’s a swift walkthrough of all the areas we’ve found in the Mortal Kombat 11 Krypt so far.

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Palace Entrance

After the opening cutscene runs its course, you’ll notice two chests in front of you. These two are freebies and should reward you with 50,000 Koins and 100 Hearts, each. Once you open them, a big gate should swing open in front of you, and Shao Kahn’s Hammer will be visible upon an alter – pick it up as it’ll allow you to break down cracked walls, which will open up new locations for you.

Right behind the area where you picked up the hammer, you should notice a half-broken gate. Break it down and head to the Courtyard.

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Once you’re in the courtyard, head to the left side and you should spot a breakable wall next to the blue glowing Kronika’s Time Vault.

You should see a big ol’ gong – give it a whack with your hammer, and you’ll unlock a new gate in the courtyard, along with an accomplishment. Head back to the central courtyard to the newly opened gate to reach the Forge.


As the name suggests, you can craft various items in the Mortal Kombat 11 Krypt Forge, but for that, you’ll need ingredients we don’t have. If you’re curious, however, then you can check out our MK11 Forge recipes guide. Anyway, take the path to the right that leads to the Mountain Pass, and you’ll find yourself at the Shrine.

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There are various things you can do here. For the completionists, you can pick up the ‘Gimme Dat Money’ achievement if you spend 50,000 Koins. Aside from that, you can win key items needed to unlock more rooms alongside crafting materials.

But, first, head to the right to trigger a cutscene where a meteorite comes crashing down – smash it to pieces and you’ll get the Gem of the Living. Once you’re done, head to the left of the Meteorite and down the stairs, and you should find another gong. Hitting it gifts you 25,000 Koins and opens a gate that’ll take you back to the central Courtyard.

As a side note, if you’ve got the Blue Amulet from a random chest, you can use it on the broken statue to get Raiden’s Staff.

Warrior Shrine

If you exit the Shrine at the North point of the map, you’ll come to an area called the Warrior Shrine. Here you’ll find the head of every fighter in the game with a chest in front of them – although they are ‘locked’ will appear at first. To unlock them you’ll need to hop out of the Krypt and perform 50 fatalities or brutalities on any given fighter in the Towers of Time mode to unlock their head. Once you have one, come back and put it on their respective pike.

The Courtyard

Head back to the area where you hit the first gong, and you should see a door to the left of it that will open when you have the Gem of the Living. Head through the opened door, and you’ll find yourself in the Gardens.

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Head over the bridge, and destroy the wooden barricade to your left. Head on through into the new room, and you should find another room with a lever. Pull it to open the right gate, and behind it, you’ll find the Cracked Horn of Motaro.

Now for some backtracking, head to the Meteorite crash site and approach the large door that’s directly in front of it. Place the Cracked Horn of Motaro inside of it, and you’ll gain access to the Courtyard Cave.

Courtyard Cave

You won’t be here long, head on through and pull the lever on the elevator to get to Goro’s Lair.

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Goro’s Lair

There are various rooms in Goro’s Lair, and each of them has puzzles to solve. To make a start, follow the path straight ahead and a cutscene will trigger.

Now that’s done with, let’s start with the room to the right. At the end of this path, you’ll reach an area filled with jail cells where you can find Kenshi Takashi’s Blindfold, which lets you peek into the spirit realm to see hidden loot and more breakable walls. Do keep in mind though that using this item consumes Soul Fragments. To get out, use the blindfold, and you should see a destructible wall on the side of the room that you can hit with your hammer.

Now you’re in the clear, head back to Goro’s Throne and take the path slightly to the right that should take you straight up and behind the throne. Follow this path, and you should find the Scorpion’s Spear, which lets you grab out of reach objects and corpses.

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Now let’s tackle the path left to Goro’s Throne. If you use the chains on the walls along the way, you should be able to open the gate – this brings you to a large dining hall. Make your way upstairs and you’ll find another gate on your right that you can open with the chain on the nearby wall. Head through and you’ll find an elevator you can use. Once at the top, follow the path until you’re greeted with a grizzly cutscene of a man falling on a group of spikes. Loot the poor chap’s corpse for Ermac’s Amulet of Souls, which gifts you the ability to spend souls on green pots for 100 each. You can also use it to repair particular objects like the bridge by the Forge. To get out of this area, exit the way you came in.

Also, if you picked up Raiden’s Shattered Staff from before, you can open a door down the left path from the Torture Halls. Once you’re in, evade the swinging traps and open the 20,000 Koin chest to find the Dragon Amulet Keystone, which you can use to open the door in the Mountain Pass just past the Forge.

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Now that you have armed yourself with some new toys, it’s time to head back to the start of Goro’s Lair and open the door that stands there. To do this you’ll need the Mind of One Being, Soul of the One Being, and the Heart of the One Being. Then you’ll have to exit the Krypt and head into either Klassic Towers or Towers of Time and perform ten fatalities, ten brutalities, and ten mercies in Tower challenges. Once you’ve done that you can head into the vault to find a chest that takes a stonking 80,000 Koins to open. Once you have the funds, open it to receive the Heart of Blaze. We need that later to solve the puzzle in The Sacrifice – more on that in a moment.

Kytinn Hive

While we’re in the area, we can visit our first Kytinn Hive by taking the right path from the Torture Halls. You’ll find a big ol’ spider on patrol who will light you on fire should you cross him – unless you kill him with your hammer, first. Once that’s done you’ll get a unique Character Skin for D’vorah. The main thing you want to do here is to keep pummeling the other spiders until one drops a special forge item called the Ensorcelled Eye of a Dragon, which we’ll need later to forge a Key Item.

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The Sacrifice

Back to that Heart of Blaze item that’s burning a hole in your pocket – let’s put it to use. Head back to the Courtyard and then to the Warrior’s Shrine where you can head down some stairs below the statues. While you’re here you can gain access to the Shao Kahn chest that’s behind the busted gate. Use your blindfold to see that the broken chains are still intact when viewed in the other realm.

After that, head down the path behind the chest to get to The Sacrifice. You’ll see the bodies of three Monks placed on a pyre between three giant statues and two locked chests. Pull the lever, and a large cage will lower – put the Heart of Blaze in it when prompted. After that, pull the lever to raise the cage and the Heart back up and strike it with Scorpion’s chain to ignite it. That way you’ll be able to access both chests.

The Dojo

Head back up to the statues and look for a small alcove, which should be to the right of the door to Goro’s Lair. Put your Blindfold on, and you should spot a weak spot in the wall that’ll lead you to the Dojo.

Once you’re done with the various chests in this area, go to the gate and pull the lever to open a new path, which will net you 1,000 Koins and 10 Soul Fragments.

Second Courtyard

As you exit, look at the wall opposite the Dojo gate, put on your blindfold, and you should see another section of the weak wall. Breaking this open will reveal another cave that goes behind the Central Courtyard.

As you leave the Dojo, look at the wall opposite the gate to the Dojo, and put on your Blindfold. You’ll notice the wall is cracked, which means it can be broken into. You’ll find a small number of chests scattered throughout this cave alongside a chain that’ll raise a gate – this lets you head back to the central courtyard. There’s also another gate that’ll lead to an area that requires the Dragon Amulet to unlock. If you have it, you can use it to open the door at the Mountain Pass, which will open this gate to the rest of the Courtyard Cave. From here, we can head into the second Kytinn Hive.

Second Kytinn Hive

Head to the bottom of the pit past the Dragon Door, and you’ll come across a sealed gate that requires the completion of a puzzle for it to open. Inspect the three stone wheels and levers and pull ‘em until you see three slots – each of these require three specific key items:

  • Kronika’s Amulet: donate 1,000 Koins to the large Shrine just past the Mountain Pass.
  • Shinnok’s Amulet: This requires three items that’s crafted at the Forge. You’ll need a random reward called the Ensorcelled Demon’s Heart, the Ensorcelled Dragon’s Eye – obtained by killing spiders in the Kytinn Hive, and the Ensorcelled Gem of Trapped Souls – a reward for opening the Soul Vault in the Dead Woods that requires 10,000 Souls. This takes a while, to put it mildly.
  • Cetrion’s Amulet: head back to the Towers of Time and finish off Cetrion with 50 fatalities. Once you have her head, make your way over to the Warrior’s Shrine and put it on the pike in front of her bust.

Once all these are in place, you’ll get 5,000 Koins for your efforts and access to a new area stuffed with chests and other rewards.

Shang Tsung’s Throne Room

This one is a bit of a grind, but it does lead us to the end of our walkthrough. Remember the Warrior’s Shrine? You’ll want to head over there and place the, well, head of each fighter onto their respective pike. To jog your memory, you can get those domes by performing 50 fatalities on each fighter in the Towers of Time or Klassic Towers. Getting ten will grant you access to Shang Tsung’s Throne Room, 15 heads will give you access to his first treasure cache, and 25 will let you into his other treasure cache. This is worth doing as you’ll pick up rare items from the treasure chests, such as intros and victory animations for each character.

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And there you have it, our Mortal Kombat 11 Krypt walkthrough so far – from the Shrine to the Forge. We’ll be sure to update this list with new rooms we find and tweak anything that changes with any patching.