If you were searching online for more ways to add offensive pressure on your opponents, you just got your wish in Mortal Kombat 11.

For those unaware, wave dashing is a technique in fighting games where you can move faster by cancelling forward inputs. NetherRealm Studios never confirmed the gameplay mechanic in any of its reveals but thanks to someone from the fighting community, you can learn just how to wave dash in Mortal Kombat 11.

It might look pretty easy to do but it takes a lot of practice. You’ll probably fumble with the inputs for a while before training your finger muscles to do it right. The following is how you can wave dash in the game:

  • Dash forward and then immediately hold block
  • Release block and press forward quickly
  • Hold block again and quickly release to press forward
  • Repeat to propel yourself across the arena
  • In terms of button inputs, it looks like: Forward Forward, Block, Forward, Block, Forward, Block, Forward…

Interestingly, wave dashing seems to be different for most characters in Mortal Kombat 11. Kotal Kahn, for example, can wave-dash at a pretty fast pace. Shao Kahn is a tad slower. Others like Sub-Zero and Cassie Cage fall in-between. Others might be even faster or slower. You’ll have to experiment yourself to see which character’s at what level.

Take note that wave dashing is not a cheat or glitch. As far as professional players are concerned, it’s actually a high-level technique that separates the greats from the newbies.

Despite many professional players already using wave dashing in Mortal Kombat 11, the technique remains an unofficial mechanic for now. It’s possible that NetherRealm Studios may patch it out down the road, which would make your practice-time pretty irrelevant. Nonetheless, it’s something that you can make good use of in your online matches for the time being.

Mortal Kombat 11 is now available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.