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Batman under 3 unsuspecting militia soldiers about to perform the Fear Multi-Takedown

The Fear Multi-Takedown is a new Takedown style in Batman: Arkham Knight.

About

The attack allows Batman (And certain other characters, see below) to take down up to 6 enemies in rapid succession. It's activated by pressing Square/X/PC when near a group of enemies, and can also be activated by performing a knockout smash during any takedown. If the character is capable of FMT, using a double takedown will consume a charge.

Using the move creates a lot of noise and attracts attention, so stealth-wise, using the move isn't recommended unless the player can take down all the surrounding armed thugs at once or has an escape route planned out. Additionally, the move is very useful before entering combat, as it can be used either to thin the enemy ranks or to take down the most dangerous enemy types to make the fight easier.

Due to its power in clearing a large number of enemies, the player needs to perform any silent takedown to "charge" the attack after each time the move is used. Performing a knockout smash will not restore a charge. This limitation is only present in predator situations, and the move can be used more often in combat situations.

The move can also be interrupted by performing an "escape" move, which causes the character to quickly retreat either underground or to a vantage point, depending on which option was chosen.

Incident Reports

The Arkham Knight Incident

Batman used the move for the first time after upgrading to Batsuit 8.03, which allowed him more mobility. He rescued a hostage by quickly taking out the three guards watching over him. Throughout the night, Batman used the move whenever the situation called for it, and during certain Riddler challenges.

A Flip of a Coin Incident

Robin, now capable of moving much faster than before, used the move to bypass two thugs and their sentry guns.

Waynetech

WT Upgrade Price Changes
None Free The move can chain up to 3 takedowns
Upgrade 1 4 Waynetech Points The move can chain up to 4 takedowns
Upgrade 2 8 Waynetech Points The move can chain up to 5 takedowns

Tips

  • Using a Smoke Bomb followed by a Fear Multi-Takedown to enter a fight can be used to make almost any combat situation much easier, although if any enemy sees the character entering the smoke, the move can not be performed.
  • Using a double takedown to start the attack allows performing up to 6 takedowns when the move is fully upgraded.
  • In "New Game +" (knightmare difficulty), if you have been spotted by a guard in Predator Mode and the guard is going to shoot you (this can be noticed when the time stops for a moment while the camera is aiming at the soldier that is going to shoot) while having a charge, the charge will be lost. You will have to perform another silent takedown to restore the charge, so in case you see that is difficult to take an enemy without alerting another one, it is advisable to use the smoke bomb to help taking a soldier out to restore a charge without taking the risk of losing it again (if you are lucky and the enemies are still stunned by the bomb you can actually perfom a multi fear takedown just after restoring the charge, although the smoke bomb does not tend to last that long unless with the longer duration upgrade).
    • this can be explained by the amount of adrenaline a person get when it manage to attack a predator that was hunting them down, the adrenaline reduces (or eliminate in really desperate cases) the fear on that person, and knowing that the predator can be hurt reduces fear on the rest of the soldiers as well.

Other Characters Capable of FMT

  • Nightwing can also perform the Fear Multi-Takedown, due to his innate speed and the fact that his suit is not as heavy as Batman's typical armor.
  • Robin is also capable of using the FMT, but only in Challenge Mode and during A Flip of a Coin story DLC, either for the same reasons as Nightwing, or purely for gameplay reasons.
  • Azrael, reusing Batman's moveset, is capable of performing the attack.
  • Batgirl can perform an identical Takedown to this from above, even though it is not labeled as "Fear Multi-Takedown", the enemies do not glow as an indicator in the process, and there is no "Fear" meter.

Trivia

  • Moves that can be used to recharge the attack:
    • Silent Takedown
    • Corner Takedown
    • Ledge Takedown
    • Reverse Ledge Takedown
    • Vent Takedown

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