You are likely to either love this “Batman: Arkham Origins” boss fight with Deathstroke or hate it for being incredibly annoying. Since “Arkham Origins” just came out on Friday, October 25, the first players to get to the Deathstroke fight are flocking to sites to figure out how to beat Deathstroke quickly without doing a dozen reloads. Overall the fight has a beautiful, cinematic feel to it while still leaving you in control of the battle, and Deathstroke lives up to being the threat he posed in comic books, such as “Identity Crisis” where he successfully took out a large portion of the Justice League membership on his own.
This fight is being dubbed one of the toughest boss fights in “Arkham Origins” by other gaming sites. But is it really that hard?
With a little patience, paying close attention, and anticipation of moves before they happen, you can take down Deathstroke easily.
The game flat out tells you, “Countering too soon against Deathstroke’s counter attacks will fail your counter. Watch for an opening” so it’s wise to heed this advice. Be patient with your countering trigger or you’re going to drop your own health bar fast. No button mashing and make yourself familiar with your block button as well.
In the early stages learn Deathstroke’s pattern. He works in a pretty repetitive and predictable way so you can learn to anticipate those moments you need to counter; use them quickly. Following the pattern should lead you to anticipate when the counter lines are going to appear above Deathstroke’s head signaling you need to hit the counter trigger quickly. You might end up getting hit with the first barrel while learning the repetition of Deathstroke’s moves, but you shouldn’t have much more trouble than that if you don’t lay on the counter button constantly.
After you use the Batclaw pull on Deathstroke be sure to get in a good combo of hits. You have a short window to get them in but they speed up the fight quite a bit.
As with most modern games, remember that the difficulty you set makes all the difference in a fight. If you get too frustrated on a higher setting, take a step back and restart on a lower difficulty level. Then work your way back up to the previous difficulty once you learn what signs to watch for. There's no shame in working your way up from the easiest setting.