Batman: Arkham Knight Receives Free Update; Gifts 2 Skins From 2015
Originally, players unlocked the skins by logging into WBPlay back in 2015.
It may have been way back in 2015 that Rocksteady Studios released Batman: Arkham Knight, but that isn’t stopping the studio from giving out skins for caped-superhero. In this case, players can expect to receive a free update that introduces two free skins, one of which looks rather…ew.
According to the announcement tweet, players have been asking for skins, and Rocksteady has decided to introduce the skins as part of a way to celebrate the holiday season. The skins aren’t holiday-themed though. Player’s will receive the Zur En Arrh skin and Anime Batman skin as a free update that is available now.
The Zur En Arrh skin looks positively hideous in my personal opinion and finds the iconic black cowl being paired with other parts of the costume that are pink and golden and looks like something resembling a wealthy salmon. The skin itself is based on the 1958 appearance in the Batman comic Issue #113 “Batman—The Superman of Planet-X!” In the story, Tlano, an alternative Batman from the planet Zur-En-Arrh, battles against robots and aliens alongside the classic Batman.
You asked, and we couldn’t help but answer with a little gift just in time for the holiday season. From today, all Batman: Arkham Knight players can access the Zur En Arrh and Anime Batman skins via a free update. pic.twitter.com/6zdKt2ouWC
— Rocksteady Studios (@RocksteadyGames) December 3, 2020
The other skin is the Anime Batman that is more likely known from Batman: Gotham Knight and features a cowl that somehow looks more menacing and a more stylized cape. The suit appeared in the 2008 production directed by Yasuhiro Aoki, and Futoshi Higashide and saw Kevin Conroy as the voice of the hero. Conroy later went on to voice Batman in Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, and also Batman: Arkham Knight.
It’s worth noting that these skins aren’t entirely new as they appeared in the game back in 2015 as a reward for logging into your Warner Brothers WBPlay account — That’s according to IGN’s guide from way back then and a news post from Gear Nuke.
However, given that that was years ago, I imagine the WBPlay support for the game has probably become out-of-date, or the time to unlock the rewards has now passed. Either way, players who missed out on getting these skins back in 2015 will be able to get them for free now by updating the game.
Batman: Arkham Knight is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The games are also available via Backward Compatibility on the Xbox Series X / S and PS5.