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Move - Traversal

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While running you can automatically climb over obstacles, jump between structures, and launch into a glide. When crouched, movement is quick and silent, making this a very useful tactic when employing stealth.

  • L stick to move
  • L stick + X (Hold) to run/climb/glide
  • Hold R2 to crouch


Use Evade to dodge incoming melee attacks and minimize damage while escaping from gunfire. You can also evade through glass or over railings.

  • Tilt left stick then press X, X

Detective Mode

Gain an immediate tactical analysis of the current location, identifying potential threats, even through solid walls. Enemies carrying firearms are highlighted in orange. All other personnel in the vicinity are highlighted in blue. This scan mode also highlights items of interest in the environment, providing information via a direct connection to the Batcomputer.

  • Press the Up button in DPAD

Environmental Analysis

This is used to scan the solutions to riddles as well as additing the location of discovered Riddler trophies in the map. This is useful for marking down the trophies you can't collect or solve for the moment and come back for them later.

  • Press and hold the Up button in DPAD


Slide to navigate through narrow gaps near the floor. It can also be used to kick straight through vent covers, saving time removing them by hand but at the cost of making more noise and alerting nearby threats. Also, a slide can be used to initiate combat as the first strike of a combo attack.

  • Tap R2 while running

Line Launcher Tightrope

Instantly deploy the Line Launcher zip line as a tightrope. This can be used to create new positions to observe and attack enemies, or even collect certain Riddler trophies. While on the cable, you can move above the enemy to perform a Drop Attack, Glide Kick, or Takedown. Take note that for the Line Launcher to deploy, there should be two solid surfaces on both sides it should attach on.

  • Hold L3 while gliding


This is an essential part of your navigation equipment. Look at any ledge and the Grapnel will lock on to the nearest ledge within its range. When traversing large structures, you can chain grapple moves. While running or gliding, the Grapnel will target the nearest valid ledge, allowing you to use this move at any given time.

  • Press R1

Grapnel Targeting

Study the rooftops while gliding to manually select your next grapple target. Skill use of this targeting override will provide the effective movement throughout the Gotham Skyline.

  • Hold L2 while gliding

Grapnel Boost

When grappling over medium to long distances, this gadget boosts the speed of the grapple, launching you high into the air above the target point. Combine this move with the Dive and Glide maneuvers to cover long distances without ever touching the ground.

  • Press R1 then press X, hold X, while grappling

Grapnel Boost Mk II

This upgrade boosts the speed of the grapple, launching you higher and further into the air above the target point. When combined with the Dive and Glide maneuvers, vast distances can be covered swiftly, greatly reducing travel times.

  • Press R1 then press X, hold X, while grappling

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