WB Announces Batman: Arkham Origins Server Closure

By Kelly Packard, 3 years ago
Grand Theft Auto V just had its three-year anniversary honored with a special event and login bonus. October 25th marked Batman: Arkham Origins's third anniversary, but WB Games is celebrating the milestone a tad differently than Rockstar — with a server closure.

August 22nd

A WB Games employee posted the announcement on the official Batman Arkham forums:

As of December 4, 2016, the online services portion of Batman: Arkham Origins will be retired. We thank those that have joined us to battle over the last 3 years. The Single player campaign may still be played and enjoyed offline. For any questions relating to Batman: Arkham Origins, please contact WB Games customer service http://support.wbgames.com/
As is often the case with online service discontinuations, it can be hard to tell which features use dedicated servers versus peer-to-peer servers, or if private matches will still be available. As a result, it is difficult to predict which achievements will be affected. For example, chat lobbies in Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe were disabled years ago, discontinuing two achievements, but other forms of online play (such as ranked and player matches) are still available to this day.

Our system has flagged 11 achievements that require online multiplayer; these would be the ones of which to be wary:

Batman: Arkham OriginsPredator ParagonThe Predator Paragon achievement in Batman: Arkham Origins worth 121 pointsTake down 6 different Elites in a match, using 6 different methods as Batman or Robin in multiplayer

Batman: Arkham OriginsKilling JokeThe Killing Joke achievement in Batman: Arkham Origins worth 72 pointsReach max level with the Joker faction in multiplayer

Batman: Arkham OriginsFallen KnightThe Fallen Knight achievement in Batman: Arkham Origins worth 71 pointsReach max level with the Bane faction in multiplayer

Batman: Arkham OriginsGotham All-StarThe Gotham All-Star achievement in Batman: Arkham Origins worth 97 pointsReach max overall level in multiplayer

Batman: Arkham OriginsClutchThe Clutch achievement in Batman: Arkham Origins worth 54 pointsKill a Hero to bring back your entire gang when at 0 reinforcements on a full multiplayer server

Batman: Arkham OriginsTales of GothamThe Tales of Gotham achievement in Batman: Arkham Origins worth 122 pointsWin a round of each map with each faction in multiplayer

Batman: Arkham OriginsI Like Those OddsThe I Like Those Odds achievement in Batman: Arkham Origins worth 112 pointsAs a Hero, defeat 4 Elites within 40 seconds without using melee in multiplayer

Batman: Arkham OriginsNot An Ordinary CriminalThe Not An Ordinary Criminal achievement in Batman: Arkham Origins worth 42 pointsAs an Elite, earn 4000 XP in a single multiplayer match

Batman: Arkham OriginsArsenal, AwesomeThe Arsenal, Awesome achievement in Batman: Arkham Origins worth 76 pointsFully upgrade a weapon in multiplayer

Batman: Arkham OriginsLegendThe Legend achievement in Batman: Arkham Origins worth 244 pointsEarn a level of prestige in multiplayer

Batman: Arkham OriginsKnow Thy EnemyThe Know Thy Enemy achievement in Batman: Arkham Origins worth 81 pointsDefeat each of the enemy players at least once in a multiplayer match

All of the multiplayer achievements are already quite rare with none earned by more than 9% of players. The rarity will only increase if they officially become unavailable.

If you're looking for like-minded gamers who are trying to clean up this set of achievements before the multiplayer functionality is lost, the Gaming Session Calendar is a great place to get started by either joining an open session or creating one of your own.

With regard to the closure, be sure to exercise caution as there is always a chance that the servers will become inaccessible earlier than the scheduled date depending on your timezone. According to WB's post, the online services will be retired as of December 4th. Although there is always a chance that the features needed to obtain every achievement might still be alive and well, most completionists would rather not take that chance.

We've got the full list of Batman: Arkham Origins achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Credit for this story goes to IstIngiliz
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.