dealing with snipers (minor late game spoilers ?)

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#1  Edited By BradBrains

whats you guyses strategy for getting rid of snipers?

im at the part later in the game when you have to get to joker in the theater but at the location there is around 6 or more snipers on the roof and im just finding myself rolling around getting shot. maybe im just rusty.

but either way how are you getting by?

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#2  Edited By FlyingRat

Watch for the snipers aiming at other snipers and take them out first, or you'll get shot taking out the sniper being watched... If that makes sense...?

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#3  Edited By Wasara88

take less hits to avoid being killed.

Seriously i just dropped down from a vantage point and did a silent takedown and none of them noticed me and if you get spotted you have your smokepellet and theres lots of buildings to use for cover.

and @FlyingRat said:

Watch for the snipers aiming at other snipers and take them out first, or you'll get shot taking out the sniper being watched... If that makes sense...?

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#4  Edited By BradBrains

Im hoping its going to be.one of those sleep on it and then everything clicks kinda thing.

I do understans what your saying @flyingrat and didnt notice that. Ill have to watch the patterns better.

Makes me feel like a chump having this much trouble haha

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#5  Edited By InfiniteGeass

Take them out one by one. It's what I ended up doing.

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#6  Edited By Catarrhal

It's fully possible to take out every one of the snipers without ever being noticed. At first, one may think to prioritize the highest-positioned sniper; don't do that. Instead, take as long as necessary to really consider the angle (literally) of your approach. Focus on the snipers who are most hidden from others' line of sight, and go from there. More so than the Smoke Pellet, Freeze Blast is particularly useful for avoiding detection.

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#7  Edited By Ronin147

I use the gun disabler on the 2 closet to the one i'm about to take out.

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#8  Edited By Andorski

Pick them off one by one. Generally, you should take out the one who is positioned the highest and then work your way down (line of sight makes taking out the higher sniper easier even if there is another sniper at a lower position looking at him).

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They're all facing inward in a circular formation. Stay to the outside of their circle and use Silent Takedowns, disruptors, and the Batclaw to eliminate/reduce threats individually. The members of one pair of snipers can be downed simultaneously. Use the rooftops as cover, but keep crouched. Taking an elevated position against the snipers make you an easier, more noticeable target.

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#10  Edited By CenturionCajun

Like people have already said look at the laser sights of all the snipers. Try to pick off the one or two that have no one else watching them. From there you just work your way down the pattern.

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#11  Edited By Commisar123

well I worked my way around and made sure no laser sight was looking at the guy I was taking down after that I just did a silent takedown

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#12  Edited By Yanngc33

Try to start with the highest perched sniper and work your way down

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#13  Edited By Poppduder

Don't forget you can disable 2 and freeze another. An easy way to take out 3 armed douches.

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#14  Edited By fetchfox

I worked my way around taking everyone down silently. It guess it wasn't necessary, but I just prefer that method.

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#15  Edited By cavemantom

I found this part pretty frustrating until I figured out which snipers weren't being covered by other snipers, and that you more or less need to do silent takedowns, or you'll have upwards of 5 snipers firing on you in a heartbeat. Smokebombs and building-cover sound nice, but they don't help a whole lot once all of the snipers are alerted-- especially since these crack-shot-thugs can hit you while diving/grapple-boosting.

Disabling a couple of their guns is indeed helpful, though.

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#16  Edited By BradBrains

It took me some time but I figured out the best order. Satisifing but frustrating until I though about it in a different way

I found myself fighting with the controls in ways I never had a proble with jumping and hanging when I wanted to fall then gettibg shot.

Now all thats left is that last catwoman stealth spot that im fucking up

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#17  Edited By gjedwards

just sneak about take them one by one. make sure its a silent takedown so dont get seen

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#18  Edited By BradBrains

I find even with a silent takedown they still hear it everytime

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#19  Edited By Crash_Happy

@Darkstalker: Yes there is a way in. My gut instinct was go for the highest guys first but they are covered by other snipers. Also, make sure you aren't grabbing the slam button as that turns a silent takedown into a more rapid but definately loud slamdown.

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#20  Edited By RJMacReady

I used the remote batarang and would knock down 1 covering sniper and then move in and do a noisy takedown on tthe sniper that is no longer covered. Also i used the smoke pre-emptivly, throwing it on a nearby sniper and then move into teh smoke and take him out, snipers don't seem to fire into smoke.

Finally i used the line launcher/tightrope walk to get into positions directly above a sniper.

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