Batman: Arkham Knight Tips, Tricks and Hacks (Xbox One, PS4 and PC)

Grab your controllers. It’s time to take back Gotham City from Scarecrow and his otherwise formidable team of villains and the mysterious Arkham Knight. We can do this the hard way, weave our way through the content without using any tips, tricks, and hacks or waltz our way through the content by using the best Batman: Arkham Knight cheat codes.


Even though I fancy the idea of unlocking hidden content and character capabilities, I must admit that cheats are my last option. I only turn to them after playing the entire game content or when I want to unleash an otherwise hidden aspect of the game.

Indiscriminate cheating might land you in trouble with the latest examples being banned Overwatch accounts and users and suspensions on Pokemon Go by Niantic.

Batman: Arkham Knight draws inspiration from the well-established comic book Arkham mythos. The series has inspired up to four main video games and a huge range of spin-offs that are either direct combat-detective pieces or subtle Batman: Arkham-themed games that give veteran gamers diversity without breaking character. 

Game Gadget Shortcuts

PC players will have to set each desired effect manually over at the pause menu> controls section. Console players can use the following gadget shortcuts.

  • Batarang Shortcut: Tap L2 (on PS4) OR tap LT (on Xbox One).
  • Batclaw Shortcut: Press L2 + Triangle (on PS4) OR press LT + Y (on Xbox One).
  • Explosive Gel Shortcut: Press L2 + Square (on PS4) OR press LT + X (on Xbox One).
  • Freeze Grenade Shortcut: Press R2, R2 (on PS4) OR press RT, RT (on Xbox One).
  • Remote Electrical Charge Shortcut: Press L2 + Circle (on PS4) OR press LT + B (on Xbox One).
  • Smoke Pellet Shortcut: While you’re under fire, tap Triangle (on PS4) OR tap Y (on Xbox One).


Tips and Tricks to Use in the Game

Dodge when driving the Batmobile. It might be versatile but you will need it at its best performance later on in the game.

Using special weapons while on the Batmobile will increase your lethality

Mash up combos to get the best XP from combat. Frequent takedowns increase your score

Pay attention to the side missions as they contribute to the final ending of the story

Use the disruptor to give you an upper hand when storming a room full of enemies

When flying through Gotham, tap X multiple times to enact the Batman grapple boost. It will give you maximum height

Batman: Arkham Knight Achievements and Trophies

Achievement/Trophy Description
I AM the Batman! Reclaim your city.
A Leap of Faith Complete 8 different jumps over 100 meters.
Absolution Achieve 69 Stars in AR Challenges.
Blunt Trauma Perform every type of predator takedown.
Brutality 101 Perform 15 different combat moves in one FreeFlow.
Choice of Weapons Use all five Batmobile weapons successfully in one tank battle.
City of Fear Defend the assault on your ally’s fortress.
Cold World Destroy the first weapons cache in Gotham City.
Creature of the Night Freedom of the city.
Cycle of Violence Use 100 Quick Gadgets while in free flow combat.
Death and Glory Take out 20 thugs with fear takedowns.
Death by Design Obtain a key by completing the seventh Riddler trial.
Death of Innocents Rescue station 17 fire crew.
Dirty Tricks Achieve 3 minutes of drifting time in the Batmobile.
Fear of Faith Rescue the ACE Chemical workers.
Fortunate Son Achieve 46 Stars in AR Challenges.
Gates of Gotham Destroy all of the militia watchtowers.
Gotham After Midnight Glide for 400 meters while less than 20 meters from the ground.
Gotham Underground Defuse all of the militia explosive ordinance in Gotham City.
Jekyll & Hyde Stop the bank heist on Miagani Island and lock up the master mind in GCPD.
Journey Into Knight Even The Odds.
Judgment Day Win the rumble down under.
Lethal Pursuits Obtain a key by completing the ninth Riddler trial.
Living Hell Interrogate the Militia APC Driver.
Nine Lives Obtain a key by completing the last Riddler trial.
No Man’s Land Restore power to the bridges of Gotham City.
Pieces of the Puzzle Obtain a key by completing the second Riddler trial.
Point of Impact Perform 5 perfect shots in a row with the Vulcan Gun without taking damage.
Riddler on the Rampage Obtain a key by completing the fourth Riddler trial.
Run Through the Jungle Fly under 3 main bridges between the islands in one continuous glide.
Savage Metal Smash 10 militia transport vehicles off the road without using the immobilizer.
Seduction of the Gun Achieve 50 critical shots on light tanks.
Sins of Youth Achieve 23 Stars in AR Challenges.
Streets of Gotham Destroy all of the militia checkpoints.
The Burning Question Obtain a key by completing the fifth Riddler trial.
The Cat and the Bat Obtain a key by completing the third Riddler trial.
The Frequency of Fear Scan Gotham City to pinpoint Scarecrow’s location.
The Monster Machine Track down and apprehend the serial killer.
The Primal Riddle Obtain a key by completing the sixth Riddler trial.
The Real Deal Takedown 20 moving cars without using the Batmobile.
The Road Home Destroy all of the militia APC’s.
The Road to Hell Successfully complete the first Riddler trial.
Touch of Death Apprehend the weapons dealer and lock him up in GCPD.
Trail of Fear Lock up your first Supervillain in GCPD.
What a Vengeance! Take on the heavy artillery reinforcements.
A Battle Within Fight for your sanity.
A Heart Broken in Two Secure the secret base.
Angel in the Dark Complete the trials and prove you are a worthy successor.
As the Crow Flies Escape from ACE Chemicals.
Be Not Afraid Win the war for Gotham.
Brotherhood of the Fist Return of the Dynamic Duo.
Dark Allegiances Apprehend Scarecrow’s senior commander.
Dark Wings Fly Away in Fear What is the Cloudburst?
Days of Fire Extinguish the fires in Gotham City.
Double Jeopardy Face off with an old friend.
Fear of Success Survive Scarecrow’s ambush.
Knightfall Initiate Knightfall Protocol.
Master of Fear Wayne vs Crane.
Riddle Me That Lock up the Riddler in GCPD.
Scar of the Bat Cure the doctor.
Strange Deadfellows Deploy the Cloudburst countermeasures.
The Cult Save the sacrificial victim and lock up the executioner in GCPD.
The Long Halloween Wayne vs Crane in New Story +.
The Riddle Factory Obtain a key by completing the eighth Riddler trial.
Who Rules the Night Batman vs the Arkham Knight.

Even though the Batman: Arkham Knight series might be over, there’s still some hope of another Batman game with Damian Wayne (Son of Batman) featured as the replacement to his retired father.