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Gotham Knights

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How to Use Smoke Bombs

Nathan Garvin

This page contains information about using smoke bombs in Gotham Knights.

How to Use Smoke Bombs to Escape Enemies

Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor, and while the various physics-defying grappling hooks the Gotham Knights possess are excellent tools for traversing Gotham City, they’re also capable of facilitating a quick escape in a pinch. To use the grappling hook, whether to escape from combat or just to get around Gotham City, you merely need to be looking at a prospective perch (the edge of a building, one of Gotham City’s legion of leering gargoyle statues, a lamp post, etc) and press DualSense-L1 / Xbox-BumperLeft when you see the Gotham Knights Screenshot grapple icon.

(1 of 2) Use smoke bombs to conceal your movements,

Use smoke bombs to conceal your movements, (left), allowing you to grapple to safety, escaping detection by your enemies. (right)

Most of your enemies aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer, but they’re competent enough to follow you if you grapple to supposed safety, especially if you grapple somewhere that’s not all that high or sheltered. In this case, expect your enemies to continue attacking you with whatever ranged weapons they can get their hands on - resorting to throwing stones if no other options are at hand.

If you want to escape and ensure you enemies won’t find you, you’ll need to deploy smoke bombs. To do this, use your gapple to escape like normal, but you’ll need to hold the DualSense-L1 / Xbox-BumperLeft button. Doing this will cause you to deploy a smoke bomb while you grapple, confusing your enemies and obscuring your escape.

Your supply of smoke bombs is finite - you’ll start out with nine at the beginning of every patrol, and these will be replenished every time you return to the Belfry. You cannot use Smoke Bombs when you’re not in combat, thankfully, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally using them when you’re traveling around Gotham City. You can check how many smoke bombs you have by checking out the Gear menu in the Batcomputer - they’re listed on the bottom left of the screen, along with your current stock of health packs.

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  • Publisher
    Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS5, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    20 October 2022
  • Last Updated
    6 November 2022
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Gotham Knights is an open world RPG released on October 21st, 2022. Batman is dead and Gotham City is vulnerable, leaving the burden of its protection in the hands of four protagonists that you’ll have the opportunity to play as: Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin, each with unique abilities and playstyles. As you play through the story you’ll be uncovering some of Batman’s last cases, leading to a conflict with the ancient Court of Owls.

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