With Batman absent in Gotham Knights, it’s up to the city’s four mightiest heroes — Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl, and Red Hood — to keep Gotham in order. Each of whom is a viable candidate for keeping Gotham’s streets clean and exposing the city’s darkest secrets. However, because your XP transfers over between each hero, switching characters is never a bad idea. This will not only help you learn each character, but it will also shake up the gameplay by experimenting with each hero’s unique play style. So, if you want to learn how to change characters in Gotham Knights, read on to find out!
How to Change Characters in Gotham Knights
To change characters in Gotham Knights, you need to head to the Belfry. Once there, head over to the left side of the Belfry where the four heroes’ suits are displayed. To switch characters, simply interact with the suit that corresponds to the hero you want to play as. Currently, this is the only way to change characters in Gotham Knights. You can’t swap characters mid-fight or when out on patrol.
Now, your XP does carry over from hero to hero in the game. So you can switch to anyone at any time and they’ll still be effective regardless of where you’re at in the story. You must, however, manually unlock each hero’s abilities. That means if you beat the game with Nightwing and then want to try out Robin or Batgirl, you’ll have a lot of abilities to still unlock for these characters. This does not necessarily imply that they are less effective; they are simply more confined in their play style until you unlock more of their moveset.
That’s why it’s worthwhile to swap between characters as you’re making your way through the Gotham Knights storyline. The good news, however, is that your salvage and mods do carry over between characters. Even if you’re not playing as them, you’ll unlock a variety of gear, suits, and weapons for the other heroes. As a result, if you decide to change characters, be sure to double-check your mods and crafting options to ensure you have their best gear equipped since you’ll most likely be behind on some of their abilities.
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Riley Fonger is a Calgary-based freelance writer. He is currently studying Journalism and Public Relations at Mount Royal University. Riley has been a sports and video game enthusiast since he was a child. If he isn't writing, he is most likely competing in an FPS game or in a pick-up game with his friends.