Originally Posted by Batmanbeyond
I finally got past the thugs and exited the subway. I didn't have to fight the thugs at all.
First I took out the leader by using the takedown. Next I dropped the smoke and headed to crates. I climbed on the highest crate and used my cryptographic scanner to unlock one set of doors. I threw the freeze grenade a couple of times to trap the thugs and then ran through the door and up the stairs. I jumped over the turnstile and then turned around to see the thugs stuck at the turnstile. I was then able to exit the subway and continue on. I did not get a "you must secure the area to continue" warning so I'm guessing that the developers allowed this escape on purpose.
Watch out for thugs throwing stuff while using the scanner!
Can you be more specific when you say crate and highest crate? I don't remember ever seeing a crate where you can climb above the thugs... You're not lying are you? If you're not then please be specific it's your best friend and I would like to know this to those thugs are too hard for me to beat in new game plus
Edit : saw no crates in there so far this hasn't worked for me. even with the smokes that effect only stops them for a few seconds. So I'm sure you made this up. if you hadn't it would've worked for me too