Batman: Arkham City Shot in the Dark side mission guide

Deadshot is in Arkham City, and he’s terrorizing the other inmates with his ridiculously accurate gunplay. As Batman, it’s up to you to investigate each crime scene and put the evidence together before this maniac takes out his final two targets. At GamesRadar, it’s up to us to help you get this sh*t done right.

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Crime Scene #1

This side mission becomes available after you leave the Steel Mill for the first time in the main storyline. Check your map for an S.O.S. signal coming from a rooftop in the Industrial District. Speak to the man there until...

Scan where the bullet hit to find its trajectory. Follow this south the location marked on the map, then turn on detective mode and search the floor of the cage for a casing.

Crime Scene #2

There won’t be crime scene #2 until you continue with the main game and explore Arkham City. Eventually, you’ll hear a gunshot and a large area will be isolated on your map that shows the relative location of the shot. To find the exact spot, see our map. The victim is located in the middle of the bridge at the northern part of Arkham City. Walk around him until Batman makes a comment, then scan the highway median to find where the bullet hit.

Follow the trajectory to a rooftop to the southeast and check the corner of the stone railing for a tripod. Scan it using detective mode.

Crime Scene #3

The third crime scene won’t trigger until you either enter the general Park Row area, or continue with the game, whether it be the main missions or side missions. We weren’t able to proceed until after we finished the main story. Eventually, you’ll hear another gunshot and another large area will be created on your map. See our map to find the exact location of the victim.

The victim is lying dead between a destroyed car and a gate. He’ll be surrounded by inmates, so be ready for a fight (we thoroughly de-thugged the area before taking that screen). Scan the bullet impact point on the gate, then follow the trajectory back to a metal shutter. The bullet ricocheted off of here, so scan that impact point and follow the new trajectory.

Follow the line up to the corner of a rooftop and look for where the sniper’s body heat melted the snow. Scan the area.

Deadshot’s Stash

There are three locations where you could potentially find some more evidence. Check our map for the actual location, which is the building north of GCPD. Open the hatch seen above to find a PDA, which you must hack with your cryptographic sequencer.  This adds a new location to your map: one which you must get to in under two minutes.

Defeating Deadshot

This is the least difficult part of the side mission. Just stay behind cover and move closer to Deadshot whenever he looks the other way. Crawl through the vent ahead of you and take him out from underneath.

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  • TriforcePlayer - October 28, 2011 7:04 p.m.

    Very nice
  • garnsr - October 28, 2011 9:17 p.m.

    I just did the second part, and I kept trying to get onto the dice on the sign above the tripod to keep the trajectory line going, instead of seeing the little tripod on the rail below. Don't do the same as me, it's very irritating and time wasting.
  • rob619 - October 29, 2011 5:15 a.m.

    Thank you GAMESRADAR, for providing such a detailed descrition on all the side missions. A great game like this deserve such detailed analysis. This is the best I have seen on any other site....continue with all the other missions! I want to complete the game to its fullest!
  • Sjoeki - October 30, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    Is it possible I skipped something? Cause I've done the first part, but the second victim never showed up. Did the first part as I left the steel mill for the first time, but now I finished the game on normal difficulty and I dont see a dead guy anywhere where it should be.
  • TheDarkslyder - October 30, 2011 7:04 p.m.

    Try completing other side quests. The triggers on a few of Arkham City's side missions are sometimes unpredictable.
  • Sjoeki - November 1, 2011 11:21 a.m.

    I decided to just roam about the city searching for political prisonners to rescue, and when I was in the neighbourhood of the steelmill I suddenly heard the second shot, got no clue what triggered it but now I finished the side mission. Thanks!
  • Ezio144 - December 1, 2011 12:15 p.m.

    I keep going to the 3rd body location and it won't appear :( what do I do? Have I done something wrong? Also I haven't yet heard the gunshot from Deadshot, how can I trigger that?
  • nakedman - September 3, 2014 11:34 a.m.

    I fucking love this shit. I was about to give up on the fucking sidemission, but thanks to this i sorted the crap out. Me being the son of a fatherfucking bitch that i am didn't see the bloody tripod. Thank you so much for helppong me complete this shit and defeat the turd known as Deadshot. My game is now 80% completed :-D

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