There are four achievements/trophies that are tied into the games combat system and using the various takedowns, gadgets and combat maneuvers at your disposal in order to defeat enemies. These achievements/trophies include ‘Brutality 101’, which I consider the hardest in the game to complete but with a little practice and a lot of luck you should be able to unlock them all in time.
Here’s a list of said achievements/trophies and how to accomplish each:
Description: Perform every type of predator takedown.
Collecting this achievement/trophy requires that you knock out an enemy using all 22 types of predator takedown. These takedowns refer to the takedowns undertaken whilst being stealthy. They include the following:
- Ceiling Takedown
- Corner Takedown
- Drop Attack
- Drop Down Takedown
- Environment Takedown
- Fear Multi-Takedown
- Glide Kick Takedown
- Grapple Boost Takedown
- Grate Takedown (from above)
- Grate Takedown (from below)
- Inverted Takedown
- Knockout Smash
- Ledge Takedown
- Line Launcher Takedown
- Silent Takedown
- Smoke Pellet Takedown
- Swing Down Takedown
- Vent Takedown
- Wall Grate Takedown
- Window Takedown
- Wooden Wall Takedown
Between melee attacks, counters, quick-fire gadgets and an array of contextual takedown moves there are a huge number of moves that are available for use during combat in Batman Arkham Knight. This achievement/trophy requires us to use 15 different attacks within a single combo and is by far the most difficult in the game to pull off due to having to:
- Maintaining attacks to keep the combo alive,
- Prevent taking damage to keep the combo going and
- Remembering to use a sufficient number of different moves.
- Keep an eye on your combo meter and use different special takedowns each time you are able to add to your differing attack counts.
Cycle of Violence
Description: Use 100 Quick Gadgets while in free flow combat.
Just about every gadget in the game has a quick-fire mode that can be used during combat to keep combos ticking over, stunning enemies and giving you a bit of an edge. This achievement/trophy requires that you use these quick-fire gadgets a cumulative total of 100 times across the game. Depending on your plays-style, this should unlock somewhere towards the game, however if you are a little more conservative with your gadget usage, it can be achieved by simply spamming quick-fire attacks between melee attacks.
Quick-fire attacks are linked to the following gadgets:
- Explosive Gel
- Remote Electrical Charge
- Freeze Blast
Death and Glory
Description: Take out 20 thugs with fear takedowns.
You’ll be able to activate Fear Takedowns from quite early on in the game. To trigger them, you’ll firs need to complete a Silent Takedown on an enemy. When you do this, you’ll see a yellow Bat icon with ‘Fear’ written next to it. Approach an enemy undetected and hit the ‘Fear Takedown’ or ‘Fear Multi-Takedown’ when the button prompt appears to knock out said enemy. Repeat as many times as necessary to unlock the achievement/trophy.