Gotham Knights: How To Unlock Momentum Abilities

Learn how to unlock faster the momentum abilities in Gotham Knights

Momentum abilities can be used further to increase the character’s power alongside the skill trees. As the players proceed through the game, they notice some momentum abilities aren’t available for the character. Even though the game doesn’t explicitly explain how to obtain them, most of them are rather simple to unlock. So, to find out what you need to do to unlock all the Gotham Knights Momentum Abilities, read below. 


Key Highlights:

  • By completing three different challenges, all Knighthood skill trees are unlocked.
  • Challenges are to be done separately for each character.

Checking Momentum Abilities On Batcomputer

Momentum Ability Tab [Image Credit: eXputer]
As you progress through the main story of the game, you will get to notice the fact that most of the momentum ability slots are empty. You will only be equipped with the default ability, which you acquire at the start of the game, and the rest of the seven momentum ability slots will be empty, which depends on how far you are in the game.

There isn’t any information provided by the game on what exactly are the remaining momentum abilities, what is to be done with the empty slots, and how they can be unlocked. So, it gets confusing for the players that are playing for the first time.

To know which challenges to complete to unlock the momentum abilities, you can check the momentum ability challenge tab on the Batcomputer, except for the Knighthood challenge, which has its separate tab. To check what ability a challenge unlocks, you can look into the momentum ability tab option.

Most of the momentum abilities are locked behind the main story. As you ace through the story of the game, momentum abilities and momentum challenges will start to unleash. The first two abilities of each character would be automatically unlocked as you complete the story events. Following are the steps that are needed to unlock each momentum ability:

Blackgate Blues Mission 1.4

In Gotham Knights, the final mission in Batman’s Last Case is titled Blackgate Blues, and it opens with the squad receiving a video message from an unexpected and insidious source. In this mission, Harley Quinn is called from Blackgate Penitentiary. Before Batman’s death, she was working with him and now has some very important information.

Our goal is to find her in Cell Block 3 and to reach the Blackgate Penitentiary as soon as possible. As you complete the mission, your first piercing ability is unlocked. 

Blackgate Blues Mission [Image Credit: eXputer]

The Knighthood Challenge

Now one of the main things you would want to unlock with your character, at the very least your main, is the Knighthood skill tree which is the fourth one in the picture below.

Knighthood Skill Tree [Image Credit: eXputer]
This provides access to each hero’s traversal mechanics so that you are not stuck with the bike or the grappling hook. It also gives access to six additional passive skills that can be very strong and the ultimate ability for that hero marked with this yellow icon in the momentum ability screen.

Ultimate Ability unlocked after Knighthood Challenge [Image Credit: eXputer]
Now, this requires you to complete three objectives, the most lengthy of which is the one that requires you to complete 10 premeditated crime events around the city.

Objectives of Knighthood Challenge [Image Credit: eXputer]
Unfortunately, you have to complete these each time for all four characters. Hopefully, that will change in the future.

Complete Challenge Unlocked After Personal Mission

Another way to unlock a certain momentum ability is to ace the personal missions of every character and then complete the challenge, which only gets unlocked when you complete that particular personal mission.

Each character’s mission is based on short narrative cut scenes. These can only be completed after finishing File 6 of the main case. As you complete the very end step of that mission, a challenge involving your ultimate ability becomes available.

Red Hood Personal Mission [Image Credit: eXputer]
If you complete that challenge, you are rewarded with a unique ability whose type varies.

The Shadowed Perch Challenge

After finishing Mission 3.2, a challenge is unlocked, which is named Shadow Perch. The main task of this mission is to find Owl’s Nest crimes. You have to interrogate the Court of Owls informants and patrol through to discover the ongoing crimes.

Shadowed Perch Challenge Tab [Image Credit: eXputer]
You start this challenge by locating the Owl’s Nest and taking out the Talons and Court members guiding it. After completing this mission, you would be awarded a buff-granting momentum ability which is Adrenaline Surge in the case of Batgirl as the playing character. 

Ability Unlocked after Shadowed Perch Challenge [Image Credit: eXputer]

The Guard Breaker Challenge

Another way of unlocking a unique momentum ability is to complete the Guard Breaker challenge. The main task of this challenge is to find Premeditated crimes, then to find and defeat the Freaks Bulldozer.

To unlock this momentum ability, you are required to defeat 5 Freaks Bulldozers, who are a kind of mini-bosses that spawn during Freaks crimes and are usually located at premeditated crimes during the early stages of the challenge.

Guard Breaker Challenge Tab [Image Credit: eXputer]

Chelsea Tunnel Mission 3.2

In this mission, Gotham Knights tend to explore the Chelsea Tunnel construction site to unleash if any secrets are lying underneath the walls of the tunnel after knowing the fact of the suspension of the ongoing work done on the tunnel was just a part of an extensive cover-up.

During this mission, you are required to complete a Ferocious Challenge in which you have to beat about 15 talons to get your hands on the Area-of-Effect momentum ability. Talons are a unique type of Court of Owl foes. They are introduced during the mission and usually appear during Court of Owls crimes.

Chelsea Tunnel Mission [Image Credit: eXputer]

The Orchard Hotel Mission 4.2

In this mission, Gotham Knights try to identify the members of an elusive secret society of Gotham by invading the annual costume party by using the information obtained from the hotel’s head of security.

Another way of getting hands-on an exclusive momentum ability is by completing In Plain Sight challenge that is unlocked during Mission 4.2-“The Orchard Hotel”. You are required to defeat 5 of the League of Shadows Assassins during this challenge.

These Assassins are unique enemies that are introduced during the mission and who appear during League of Shadows crimes.

The Orchard Hotel Mission [Image Credit: eXputer]
It is very important to note that as challenges unlock at the same time for all the characters but the players will have to complete all the challenges separately for each of the characters.

Now that the players are aware of how to unlock the momentum abilities completing missions and challenges would be a pinch of a task.

Wrap up

The game has just been released, and everyone is grabbing their favorite character. Skills and abilities are different for each character. So, the players should pick the character that matches their playstyle.  

Gotham Knights is an open-world adventure game; a wonderful reason to celebrate for someone who loves the family of Bat. Players can experience this game through four different playable characters that include Robin, Red Hood, Batgirl, and Nightwing. 

DC fans surely adore Gotham Knights and appreciate the efforts that have been put into the game. Gotham Knights are composed of many secret momentum abilities that can help the players ace the game. Here we have discussed all the steps that are needed to unlock all the momentum abilities present in the game.

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Matt Hunter


With four years of experience as a tech writer on a multitude of websites, Matt Hunter currently reports to eXputer with the latest in gaming.

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