Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City Achievements

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Destroy all Harley Balloons   

Probably the hardest achievement in this DLC. You'll need to destroy all of Harley's balloons. Make sure to look everywhere in the rooms you visit.

Note: If you completed the DLC and ended up missing a few ballons, you can start it up again and have all the "so far" collected balloons. (Thanks to JuSt BLaZe for the info).

Here's a video guide by JuanOrtizSr showing you where to get the 30 balloons.

Update: Here's another video guide by Plasma SKX with commentary:

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Comment #1 by XX HEH8ME XX
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 10:24:48 PM

50 points for this? just exactly how many balloons are there?
is to make up for the fact we didn't get any achievement(s) for destroying all the joker's balloons, chattering teeth, surveillance cameras, and everything else im forgetting

Comment #2 by TommyD758
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 10:32:54 PM

Well didn't they say the DLC would be more linear as opposed to the open world nature of the main game? Thus making destroying all the balloons a harder task. I might be wrong tho.

Comment #3 by kiedis1984
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 12:21:55 PM

#1, I believe that achievement was called 'Genius', couldn't get that achievement without doing all of the Riddler's Challenges, which included destroying balloons and chattering teeth etc.

I wonder if they will be any of Riddler's henchmen to interrogate? That was one of my favourite features of this game.

Comment #4 by Bum Commando
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 12:24:10 PM

@2 yeah thats the same thing i was thinking. Just how linear can they make the dlc without cutting it too short?

Comment #5 by Saintsrowfanboy
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 04:29:14 PM

i don't know why but i fell really upset now the jokers dead like the joker was one of batmans main villians and now that the jokers dead dos that mean there won't be anther batman game

Comment #6 by DESTRO5
Saturday, May 26, 2012 @ 07:35:35 PM

This might be quite the grind.

Comment #7 by Stiminal
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 09:30:23 AM

30 ballons in total, all around the steel mill and a couple of indoor areas. After DLC completion, you'll have to start the DLC over if you missed any. Balloons destroyed will be saved, so you only need to focus on those you missed in previous playthrough

Comment #8 by VectorUSS
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 01:59:18 PM

Only found 14/30 in the first playthrough hope someone posts a video soon on where to find them all

Comment #9 by id9mm
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 03:18:27 PM

yeah same as No. 8 just find 14 and already finish the dlc, we need a video guide here...

Comment #10 by id9mm
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 03:24:11 PM

just find this after a quick search on youtube... hope works 4 u imm going to try it right now...

Comment #11 by stianpuz
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 05:42:55 PM

meh annoying first blind playthrough 27/30 baloons ;((( now i have to use a guide and figure which 3 i didnt get.....oh ze pain oh ze horror!

Comment #12 by blackzr
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 09:39:17 PM

Warning: Once you start Harley Quinn, you can't restart it until you beat it. I tried to find a restart button or something, but nothing yet. Whenever I click Harley's Revenge, it will resume the game automatically. So make sure you don't miss any balloon, especially the last one where you get the key from Harley.

This is really annoying one. I had to play 3 times because I missed some.

Comment #13 by blackzr
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 09:50:07 PM

Or I think you can start another new file since they said you can play this DLC without beating the story mode?

Comment #14 by Captain Falcon
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 01:48:43 AM

This achievement almost ruined the DLC for me. I got most of them on my first run and had to suffer through 4 extra playthroughs trying to track them all down. My suggestion to avoid frustration would be to start a new file and run through it on there. It can be a touch difficult since you won't have any upgrades and bullets tend to hurt... but this video helped a lot. Good Luck

Comment #15 by asylumspadez
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 02:56:37 PM

As soon as you start playing the DLC, Load up the achievement hunter video for this achievement:

You can get them all as you progress through the story and you will get them all during your 2nd turn as Robin. Incredibly easy imo.

Comment #16 by pedroGodber
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 10:58:38 AM

I got 29 on my first playthrough!!!!! cant believe ive got to play this crappy dlc again just to find 1 balloon just so i can get the last achievement for this. All of them were increadibley easy to obtain!!

Comment #17 by ttdrevan
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 10:54:49 AM

Followed this video, got 29/30 damn it...

Comment #18 by BlueBomber144
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 12:03:35 PM

d'oh!! 28/30 first third play through....

Comment #19 by samjustsam
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 09:00:56 PM

very easy. i got all but 1 ballon on my first playthrough without a guide. i was only missing the second ballon. and in my game the ballons dont show up after you pop them on your second playthrough. very easy. just gotta look around alot. =)

Comment #20 by tonyr3dgrave
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 10:25:54 PM

easy 50g

Comment #21 by wab1996
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 11:09:24 AM

Played the DLC 3 times, the 3rd time just for this. Pretty easy, you just have to look everywhere you can.

Comment #22 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 03:11:38 PM

played thru 2 1/2 times to get this. its a pretty short DLC so no problem.

Comment #23 by Penny Bandit
Sunday, January 20, 2013 @ 08:59:19 PM

Got 27 of the balloons on my first play through, now to start the process again le sigh :P

Comment #24 by The Cipriani
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 02:25:23 PM

thank you so very much for not saying "spoiler alert" before your comment. I looked up this achievement just to see what the balloons looked like before I started the DLC but I haven't finished the main story yet. Next time let people know your about to say something like that before you say it so people like me can avoid reading it accidentally!

Comment #25 by BC32
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 08:37:07 PM

24 - it makes it worse due to the fact that the comment had nothing to do with this achievement.

Comment #26 by str8giGGin
Saturday, July 05, 2014 @ 08:17:48 PM

if anyone still happens to be doing this, the first video at the top of this page may be outdated. Balloon #24, for me, was in a different spot. It was just after balloon #25 at the top of the stairs, NOT in the area where you have to line launch twice

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US October 18, 2011
Europe October 21, 2011

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