Mortal Kombat 1 PS5 PlayStation

Mortal Kombat 1 will include the series' signature method of dealing with dishonourable competitors: the Quitality. Introduced first in Mortal Kombat X, the Quitality is a kind of finishing move that can only occur during online matches, punishing the unsporting behaviour of quitting early in a suitably gruesome fashion.

Fighting game pro Ryan "Ketchup" Neal caught one such incident over the weekend during the title's Online Stress Test session, which you can see for yourself below. Whereas previously, a quitter's head would simply explode, we see here a character smartly snapping their own neck.

It's a pretty awesome way of punishing cheaters and one which will hopefully shame proponents out of bailing early once the fight starts to go against them, but we won't hold our breaths. Still, it remains more satisfying than a simple disconnect, so we will stow that king of complaining (for now).

What's the best way you have seen a developer punish players in-game? Devise your own secret tortures in the comments section below.