Top Rung achievement in Injustice: Gods Among Us

Top Rung

Complete Classic Battle with all characters

Top Rung+0.2
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle Player

How to unlock the Top Rung achievement

  • PBreezeyPBreezey163,046
    18 Apr 2013 21 Apr 2015
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    Classic battle is the traditional arcade mode most gamers are used to from Mortal Kombat and other fighters.

    To find Classic Battle, simply go to Single Player - Battles, and then choose "Classic Battle" from the list.

    There are a total of 24 characters as of this guide being written (12 heroes, 12 villains), so you must complete a Classic Battle with all 24 characters. Upon completing each battle, you will get a short cinematic about what happens to that character you played with, and you will also get some nice unlocks from each battle as well.

    Tips:
    - To make this as easy as possible, you CAN play each classic battle on "Very Easy." Doing so will make each fight, literally, VERY EASY. In every battle I've completed on Very Easy, I never even got down to my second health bar.

    - I also wanted to comment about experience. For each fight in classic battle, you gain experience. This is very helpful while working towards:
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    Experience is based on the time you have left, your health, the number of object interactions you complete, level transitions, if you use your supermove, and some other factors. HOWEVER, experience is not based on difficulty AT ALL. I assumed there may be a difficulty multiplier for the higher difficulties, however, I found none. In fact, I was able to score significantly more experience on Very Easy because I was able to execute more interactions and transitions than on higher difficulties. So not only is Very Easy the easiest way to win each battle, it will also help you level up.

    - Since you will be playing with EVERY character on a variety of the stages, this is also a great time to work towards other achievements. You should be able to put a significant dent, if not complete, all of these achievements as well:

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    While there are other arguably easier ways to complete each of these achievements I've listed (see the excellent guides attached to each), since you have to beat battle mode with EVERY character anyways, there's no reason to not attempt to complete them during battle mode instead of practice or versus.

    - Final tip: Use this time playing with each character to improve your combos with each one, and determine who you like using the most. It will come in handy for the multiplayer achievements!

    *UPDATE* 4/21/15: Due to reports from multiple users, it appears that when working towards this achievement you should use ONLY the classic character skins. Using certain skins causes the game to not recognize your completion with that character. So, it is best to just use the standard skin for every character while working towards this achievement.

    If there's anything wrong with my solution, please comment!

    Good luck, and happy hunting!
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    dooseyboythanks you so much, what an awesome guide, you're amazing
    Posted by dooseyboy on 21 Apr 13 at 05:53
    neeker75The boredom of it is what makes this achievement "difficult". Into my 15th character now and getting sick and tired of the game already. Lol. +1 for the guide though.
    Posted by neeker75 on 21 Apr 13 at 06:49
    ArahshiiHey everyone, when doing this achievement make sure you don't choose the 'Yellow Lantern' costume when doing Green Lantern's battle. My achievement didn't unlock when I did the last character and turns out for this achievement Yellow Lantern counts as an entirely different character albeit he isn't needed.. :S got it after replaying Green Lantern with no costume change. Nice guide PBreezey!
    Posted by Arahshii on 26 Apr 13 at 04:10
    A BatwomanYou should write in here takes about 5-10 mins for each character. :]

    2hr - 6hrs for this achievement with all characters right?
    Posted by A Batwoman on 02 Jul 13 at 12:07
    xSFHx Chr1SRyze azura brings up a good point. You CANNOT use certain skins. I used cyborg superman and it did not count toward the acheievement. Also, you can check who you've completed it with by going into the archives and checking if the characters endings have been unlocked
    Posted by xSFHx Chr1S on 22 Aug 13 at 23:06
    Warboy925Sorry, down vote from me simply because Ryze Asura and xSFHx Chr1S brought up VERY important points, if DLC or alternate skins mess up the achievement, I feel that its VITAL for you to include that in your solution!! I beat classic mode using a couple characters in different skins, if I read the comments earlier, I would've stuck with default.....
    Posted by Warboy925 on 03 Dec 14 at 20:55
    Warboy925Update: As I stated above, I beat classic mode using a couple characters in different skins, it just popped for me tonite, it might have been a patch update but I reversed my down vote to a +1 from me.........
    Posted by Warboy925 on 04 Dec 14 at 12:37
    SilvrgunSuprmanIs there any easy way to see who you have beaten the classic mode with?
    Posted by SilvrgunSuprman on 21 Apr 15 at 08:13
    Warboy925Yes, as xSFHx Chr1S stated in his above comment, "you can check who you've completed it with by going into the archives and checking if the characters endings have been unlocked"
    Posted by Warboy925 on 21 Apr 15 at 10:48
    thunderkiss92As Warboy stated above, I used alternate skins on virtually every character (why have the Ultimate Ed. of the game if you can't use all those sweet skins?!) and still popped the achievement after I finished Classic Mode with the last character. Great solution all around, +1 from me!
    Posted by thunderkiss92 on 26 Sep 15 at 19:42
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