Batman: Arkham Knight fans who complete literally everything that Rocksteady Studio’s action-adventure game has to offer at this point will get a tiny, yet shiny reward.
Yesterday’s arrival of The Season of Infamy DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight not only brings fans brand new skins, race tracks, challenge rooms, as well as conflicts against Killer Croc, Ra’s al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, and the Mad Hatter, but it also gives players who hit 240% completion a rather lackluster golden bat chest insignia for Batman’s suit of armor. Dubbed the “Batsuit v8.05 – Prestige Edition”, this Batman: Arkham Knight unlockable definitely has pizzazz, but it may not be worth all of the the time would-be crime-fighters have to spend earning it.
The only way to officially receive the Arkham Knight reward is to first finish the base game itself, and then beat the title’s “New Game+” mode for 200%. The full completion of the purportedly final DLC — Rocksteady Studios teased more Batman DLC for 2016 — will make up the final portion of the percentage with 40%. However, PC players can manipulate the title’s code and exploit the game’s files in order to bypass the time required to unlock it should they choose to do so.
As many fans might argue, putting all of that effort into receiving the golden bat crest might just end up being as disappointing as Batman: Arkham Knight‘s true ending. After all, the emblem adds no additional value to the gameplay other than possibly letting street toughs know that players have a gaudy fashion sense and are obsessive compulsive when it comes to completing arbitrary tasks. At any rate, check out the video below to get a better gander at the latest bit of bat-bling.
While the “Batsuit v8.05 – Prestige Edition” may look cool to some, Batman: Arkham Knight offers up a bevy of costumes for the Caped Crusader that are far more interesting, which can give the game an extra dimension of fun should players suspend their disbelief a tad more. For instance, the Christoper Nolan-inspired batsuit DLC modeled after Christian Bale’s version of the character in The Dark Knight was recently made available. Not to mention, fans can pretend that Terry McGinnis has traveled back from the future to clean up present-day Gotham in his Batman Beyond skin.
No matter what gamers think about how the actual emblem looks, there are a good deal of completionists out there who will obtain it simply to have finished everything that Batman: Arkham Knight has to offer. Maybe in the process those fans will find a hidden surprise that’s on par with the game’s Halloween Easter egg.
What do you think about the Batman: Arkham Knight golden bat insignia? Are you going to try to finish the game with 240% to unlock it, or do you believe it’s too much work for too little of a reward? Let us know in the comments below.
Batman: Arkham Knight is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.