A new update from Rocksteady Studios has revealed a new tool in Batman’s arsenal for the upcoming Arkham Knight. The Disruptor is a versatile, long-range, tactical tool all about denying enemies their weapons to ensure an even fight for Batman.
When first equipped the Disruptor has three charges per engagement. These can be used to jam enemy weapons, blow up enemy weapons in their hands (for two charges), rig weapon crates to shock enemies who try to arm themselves, and tag vehicles with a tracking device. It comes equipped with a long-range scope so Batman can safely scout out and prepare for any given situation.
There are a variety of upgrades available to the Disruptor so Batman can enhance and customize its utility. He can give it additional charges to allow for greater flexibility in each encounter. A high-level upgrade that will eventually be available is to let Batman use the Disruptor to hack the turrets of the Arkham Knight’s Drone Tanks, causing them to backfire and self-destruct when they attempt to shoot.
The Disruptor is briefly featured in the latest trailer (above) for Batman: Arkham Knight, called “All Who Follow You.” The title likely alludes to the fact that the trailer features some of Batman’s allies in his fight to retake Gotham from the Scarecrow, et al. Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman are all shown fighting alongside the Dark Knight. We also recently learned that Batgirl will be in the mix as well, but only in a prequel episode (since by the time of the game’s events, she has already retired from the front line to support Batman as Oracle.
Batman: Arkham Knight is the third and final Arkham game from Rocksteady Studios (Arkham Origins was developed by Warner Bros. Montreal, and apparently doesn’t count). It comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on June 23, 2015.