Storyteller achievement in Batman: Arkham City


Have 12 murderous dates with Calendar Man

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How to unlock the Storyteller achievement

  • DadliestGamerDadliestGamer396,221
    31 Oct 2016 31 Oct 2016 25 Feb 2021
    154 9 87
    "Storyteller" requires you to talk with Calendar Man on 12 specific days of the year. He is located in the basement of the Solomon Wayne Courthouse which is where you save Catwoman at the beginning of the game. The Calendar on the wall outside of his cell has each date that you need to visit him circled.

    Since this game came out in October 2016 thats where I'll start. Not that anyone reading this is going to wait to get this legit lol.

    Edit: I've updated the dates for 2021 and only listed the dates that change for 2022.

    -January 1st, New Years Day
    -February 14th, Valentines Day
    -March 17th, St. Patricks Day
    -April 1st, April Fools Day
    -May 9th, Mother's Day*
    -June 20th, Father's Day*
    -July 4th, Independence Day
    -August 16th, St. Roch's Day
    -September 6th, Labor Day*
    -October 31st, Halloween
    -November 25th, Thanksgiving*
    -December 25th, Christmas

    -May 8th, Mothers Day*
    -June 19th, Fathers Day*
    -September 5th, Labor Day*
    -November 24th, Thanksgiving*

    *Every Year these dates will change so verify with the calendar next to his cell for dates beyond whats listed.

    Now onto how to get this Achievement in about 30-45 minutes by changing the date manually, instead of waiting a year like intended.

    - First go into your Settings , Network Settings and click "Go Offline"- Afterwards power your console down (mine isn't set to instant on) otherwise the console won't let you change the date.
    -When your Xbone is back on go into Settings, System, Time -
    You can now change the date to one of the days listed above and your ready to go.

    Once in game enter through the back of the courthouse. This will be the load zone that we will use to save our progress each time we talk to Calendar Man. Go down, listen to what he has to say (some of its pretty messed up lol) then exit the building out of the same door we came in through. Once it saves hit the dashboard button cn_guide, then cn_left, click All Settings and change the date to another one of the specific days. Once done hit cn_guide and you can go back to Batman who will just be chilling outside the door to the courthouse. Never even needing to save/exit your game to change the date. Rinse and repeat. The game will track your progress by crossing out the months on the Calendar next to his cell.

    Final note, I did this on Halloween, so I left that date for last and connected back to Xbox Live to automatically change the date before popping my Achievement. If your trying to do this on a day not listed then connect back to Live after hitting cn_A to talk with him one last time. The Chievo should pop before he's done talking.

    Good luck and Happy Hunting!

    EDIT: Credit goes to NapoEarth for pointing this out as a solution to some issues people are having while visiting Calendar Man on the correct dates but being told to come back another day.

    It appears, after looking at the comments, that the date goes by GMT and your local time zone means nothing. This means that, depending on the time of the day, it will either work or you will be one day ahead or one day behind depending on where you live in relation to GMT.

    So essentially it seems that the game doesn't go by the players time zone and instead sticks to a standard time no matter where you live. Which is causing issues with Holidays not falling on correct days for some.

    I don't know why I didn't think of it earlier but thanks to The Dawn of Don heres a link to a website that will give you the current time for the GMT Timezone. You can also look up Holidays on this website.

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    Skittle1323I can confirm that chaning the year to 2021 worked for me as well. It seems as though the game's code for the internal calendar only goes up to 10 years (given the game originally came out in 2011). Any year before 2022 should work.
    Posted by Skittle1323 on 24 Nov at 16:17
    Metal Smith95Same here. Better to use the 2021 dates than the 2022 dates. The achievement popped for me after I reconnected to the internet.
    Posted by Metal Smith95 on 24 Nov at 22:36
    Whats a ChundyCan confirm that October 31 worked for me in 2022 (360 version but just sharing). I believe the dates that change every year are the ones that won't work. You can't use the 2021 dates for those unless you actually change your console date to 2021 as well.
    Posted by Whats a Chundy on 25 Nov at 10:15
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  • sonicfreak1986sonicfreak1986737,832
    05 Oct 2017 09 Oct 2017
    17 3 2
    I'd like to add something just in case people are still having trouble changing the date on their console.

    I contacted Xbox customer support, and I had the representative walk me through this process that I will share with you now:

    Step 1 - Turn off your console and unplug the power cord from the console AND the wall outlet
    Step 2 - After a few minutes, plug everything back in and turn your console back on
    Step 3 - Go to the Blu-ray settings, and select the "clear storage" box 3 times.

    After you do step 3, you should be able to change the date without any trouble.

    If this works for anybody else, please let me know.
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    LRD SOTHThis worked perfect. Thanks
    Posted by LRD SOTH on 14 Feb 18 at 22:24
    BudgetBallin360Thumbs up
    Posted by BudgetBallin360 on 21 Apr 19 at 02:12
  • AlteredScotsmanAlteredScotsman376,494
    24 Apr 2022 23 Apr 2022 23 Apr 2022
    2 1 0
    Hey everyone

    For those of you, like me, have the digital edition and not physical, you can still change the date and access the game offline!

    All you have to do is set your xbox as your "Home Xbox" and this enables you play your installed games offline. I just tried this and it works! Set the date to new years and went and talked to Calender Man.

    To set your Xbox as your "Home Xbox", be connected to XBL and go to:

    Settings > General > Personalisation > My home Xbox then hit the checkmark.

    After that, go offline, restart your Xbox and change the date.

    Good luck!
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