The Batman Arkham series of games originally won over critics and players with a mix of fighting and gadgets. For every situation Batman had a remote controlled Batarang or a decoder. Batman Arkham Knight, the latest and final game in the series, launched last week. It contains the biggest, best gadget the games has ever delivered: the Batmobile.
The Batmobile in Batman Arkham Knight really is a character in its own right. It has its own progression tree, meaning players can add different upgrades to it as they get through more of the game. Some of these upgrades focus on defense, but many of them let you enable cool feature additions and upgrades. Here are five Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile tips and functions. Some are available immediately when you acquire the vehicle during the game’s story. Others are features and combos the Batmobile picks up as you progress through the game.
Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile Tips – Takedowns
A big part of Batman Arkham Knight is the combat itself. Since the first game, developer Rocksteady has weaved combos into the experience. You can progress through the game by doing simple attacks, but to really be effective as Batman you need combos.
Batman Arkham Knight has many new combos, but none of them are as potent as the Batmobile and Batman’s dedicated takedown ability. Say you’re on the street fighting a group of thugs rioting. You can beat them up, or you can have the Batmobile do some of the work for you.
When fighting near the Batmobile press the X button on your controller. The Batmobile’s riot suppression system will rise from the top of the car, allowing you to kick a thug in the air. The Batmobile will fire its riot suppressor for an instant knock out. On the PS4, press the Square button when fighting near the Batmobile.
Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile Tips – Weapons
The Batmobile comes equipped with all sorts of weapons. Here’s are some Batman Arkham Knight tips for use in the both the story mission and side missions.
The Batmobile has Immobilizers. When in the Batmobile and not in Pursuit Mode, press the B button to track an enemy vehicle and the B button again to fire it. The Immobilizer only works in Pursuit Mode, which is the standard mode for the Batmobile in Batman Arkham Knight. On the PS4 press the Circle button.
Switch to the Batmobile’s Battle Mode and you unlock tons of different extras. The RT or right trigger on the Xbox One allows Batman Arkham Knight players to fire the 60mm canon. On the PS4 this requires that you press the R2 button.
Drones tanks in the game are vulnerable to virus and EMP pulses. Xbox One users press B to fire EMP and disrupt drones around them. The Y button on the Xbox One lets you infect a drone with a virus so that they’ll target other drones and not the Batmobile. On the PS4 controller uses the Triangle button.
Press X on the Xbox One controller and you’ll fire a range a few missiles. That’s Square on the PS4 controller.
Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile Tips – Ejector Seat
Until Batman Arkham Knight, players had to rely on gliding to get anywhere. Batman Arkham Knight lets players transition seamlessly from driving the Batmobile to gliding around Gotham City. When in Pursuit Mode, press the A button o the Xbox One controller twice to launch Batman out of the font of the Batmobile. The suit you’re wearing plus the magnetic cockpit seat give you enough boost to glide for blocks. This’ll let you take down specific enemies without having to run down others, which is great if you’re near a crucial target on the streets of Gotham. On the PS4 this is the X button.
Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile Tips – Remote Control
Just because your sitting on the top of a building doesn’t mean you can’t take care of the thugs below. New in this game is a remote control that allows the Batmobile to go given orders without the player being in it. Press the down button on the Xbox One controller’s D-Pad and select the remote control from the list of gadgets you have at your disposal. You’ll be restricted to a certain range, but you’ll easily be able to take out anyone and anything within a few blocks. It’s the same for the PS4 version of Batman Arkham Knight.
Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile Tips – Movements
The Batmobile can be very cumbersome if you don’t have all of the movements down.
To go press the RT or right trigger on the Xbox One controller. On the PS4 this is R2.
In Pursuit Mode you can press the Y button on the Xbox One controller to give yourself a sudden burst of speed. This comes in handy when you’re dealing with some of the game’s mobile commanders. On the PS4 this requires the Triangle button.
Breaking and going in reverse are the same button in Batman Arkham Knight. On the Xbox One that button is X. On the PS4 press Circle.
Power slides allow you to hit corners in Pursuit Mode without slowing down and injuring anyone. On the Xbox One these require that you press the X button and use the left joystick to steer the Batmobile into a specific vehicle. This is Square on the PS4.
You can only steer the Batmobile acts like a pretty traditional car when in Pursuit Mode. Battle Mode gives you a bit more freedom to move. You can go back, forward or left and right pretty easily by moving the left joystick on both the Xbox One and PS4.
You can leave the Batmobile by pressing the LB button on the Xbox One controller. On the PS4 this is L1.
Good luck with the Batmobile and with these Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile tips.