Unlock Requirement: Pick up an enemy from the ground and perform a critical beat down (3 times).

**Ranking:** **Requirement:**
3 Stars 16,000 Points
2 Stars 8,000 Points
1 Star 4,000 Points

This is one of the more difficult of the AR Challenges, especially if you have made do throughout the story only using your standard melee and counters. To earn the high score on this challenge you are going to need to either complete the entire fight in a single combo, or get enough hits in play with variation bonuses to get a nice multiplier to boost the score.

The fight itself takes place over three waves, with the next wave appearing as the previous waves enemies are almost eliminated. In total, you’ll need to dispatch 15 Thugs (two of whom will carry knives and several others with melee objects) and a Brute.

Well have to fight in a small enclosure (left), additional Thugs and tougher enemies will spawn (right).

Try to use as many of your different combat moves as possible whilst keeping your combo going. Again, it is incredibly important not to button bash, but to take your time and only use a quick-fire attack when you see an opening. I would also recommend using your jump over ability to attack the knife wielding assailants from behind (unless you are confident in your ability to counter them). It’s also a good idea to try and use the pickup critical beat down on one of the first wave enemies to build up some combo points quickly near the start.

Ultimately this challenge is about maintaining that combo and getting hit, shooting quick-fire gadgets into space, button mashing and attacking the Brute without stunning it first will all end your attempt. This is tough, but with a bit of practice most people should be able to knock it over.


User profile pic
Welcome Guest

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    23 July 2015
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author

Share this free guide:

Batman: Arkham Knight takes part six months after the events of Batman: Arkham City and has our caped crusader take on the super-villain Scarecrow and a renegade militia led by the mysterious titular Arkham Knight. Leaving Arkham City behind, the latest Batman title takes part in the confines of Gotham City, the largest open world in the series to date. Filled to the brim with gadgets, collectibles and nods to the greater Batman mythos, Batman: Arkham Knight does its best to be the ultimate Batman simulator. Let us guide you through Batman’s latest adventure every step of the way!

Our comprehensive guide will provide you with:

  • Complete walkthrough to the story from beginning to end.
  • Complete walkthrough to all 14 Most Wanted side-missions.
  • Winning strategies to take down the assortment of nasty bosses.
  • Strategies to earn top marks in all of the 23 AR Challenges.
  • Locations and solutions to every Riddle, Riddler Trophy, Bomb Rioter challenge.
  • Achievement/trophy unlock guide.

Get a Gamer Guides Premium account: