Batman: Arkham City Identity Theft side mission guide

Someone in Arkham City is stealing identities--more specifically, slicing off faces. True Batman fans may already have an idea of the villain behind it all, but for those who don’t know the Dark Knight’s legend, more evidence is required to find out who’s behind these murders. Here’s how to get this mission done--spoiler-free of course--as soon as each portion of it becomes available.

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Victim #1

The Identity Theft side mission can be officially started as soon as you exit the subway following your disabling of Penguin’s third communication disruptor. The first victim can be found just east of the subway exit. This victim’s location will be the only information explicitly given to you by the Batcomputer in regard to this mission.

After scanning the victim’s head and the blood nearby, follow the trail north around the building, then south, and finally east. You’ll come upon a witness with more information, but unfortunately none of it pertains to victim #2’s location.

Victim #2

The second Identity Theft victim only appears after you’ve completed the first main story mission inside the Museum. Look for a small alleyway in the middle of the building north of Ace Chemicals. Scan this victim’s face and the weapon next to him. After a lengthy conversation with Oracle, it’s up to you find the next lead. Head south.

Victim #3

Once again, the next victim will not appear until you progress past a certain point in the game. Finish your time in Wonder City and rescue the infamous new inmate when you get back to street level. Now you are finally free to find the third victim, who is lying in the middle of an alley on the south side of the Ace Chemicals building. As you approach the corpse, Batman should make a remark about finding another victim; if he doesn’t, quit and reload your game.

Scan the victims face and the spot of bleach near his body. Follow the trail of bleach to another alley to the northwest, interrogating the inmate you find there. Finally, you have the location of the killer’s hideout: an apartment just east of the courthouse. Enter the hideout and listen to the journal on the table to trigger a scene. Hack the console afterwards to escape the hideout, completing the mission. 


  • Ironarm - October 28, 2011 6:14 p.m.

    Torn off faces. It was a dead give away. Bat fans knew.
  • Headstandz - October 28, 2011 7:12 p.m.

    If you need a guide for these Batman puzzles give up on puzzles. They are so easy!
  • batman5273 - October 28, 2011 9:55 p.m.

    It not necessarily the actual puzzles, but the locations of the victims
  • Pwnz0r3d - October 28, 2011 9:36 p.m.

    This one really pissed me off. It was pain finding the bodies, the 2nd was the hardest to find for me. It was indeed obvious who the killer was just by the MO, and the end result is a creepy as hell pyschopath that Bats will get to "tomorrow night." DLC?
  • rapmasterRH - October 28, 2011 11:10 p.m.

    I'd love to see some DLC to fix this loose end. This one and the 'Unknown person' stalking Batman.
  • peaceful765 - October 29, 2011 3:26 a.m.

    Thanks. Could not find the second body anywhere, must of `walked passed it loads of times.
  • Person5 - October 31, 2011 2:23 a.m.

    In case anyone doesn't know who it is, I don't want to spoil anything, I just want to say that after playing this side mission it made me want to reread the arc where the character first appears, along with his return, this game made me want to reread a lot of batman comics, including "The Long Halloween"
  • rob619 - November 5, 2011 5:08 p.m.

    This side mission has the biggest indication along with "watcher in the wings" about a new Batman game, where these characters will continue. Batman says and I quote "I will continue the work tomorrow" meaning Next Batman we will see most of those assiociated in side missions in next one?
  • jamesgrayh - May 30, 2012 9:31 a.m.

    I agree. I'd like Hush and Azreal to both have more prominant roles in the next game, preferably not in side missions as hush is one of my favourite villains and I find Azreal pretty interesting.
  • Milo - January 2, 2012 10:50 a.m.

    anyone else think where do we go to find the batcomputer in arham city ? ;) i think the inevitable 3rd game should be set in gotham city which would make sence be bigger gives us more options like gta style stuff..
  • BazookaSamurai - July 15, 2012 2:13 a.m.

    I just finished the main story line (incredible game!) and I am working on the side missions. Aside from the Riddler's trophies, this is the only mission left. However, I go to the 3rd victim's location and he isn't there! I've reloaded several times but to no avail. Do I have to go to New Game Plus? Any tips would be appreciated :]
  • Dominic_CORLEONE - April 9, 2014 4:39 p.m.

    U should go to the top of the Ace Chemicals building and in front of it there should b a tower then look to the left or right of the chemical building and there should b a body with pants on
  • boondocktango - October 20, 2013 10:28 a.m.

    "True" Batman fans. *scoff* I hate when people use that term. But really, fans of the series who have more knowledge than more relaxed readers of comics would know that there are SEVERAL villains whose MO fits this. In fact, I thought and HOPED it was Jane Doe and was SEVERELY disappointed when I found it was Hush. Please stop acting like there's such a thing as "TRUE" fans of anything just because they have some esoteric knowledge other people don't.

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