Believe it or not, there is an Arcade mode in Injustice 2, it’s just stupidly hard to find in Multiverse. Some fans have had a hard time looking for the mode, and it’s really easy to see why. Even worse is the fact that it isn’t even called Arcade Mode, despite the fact that it functions like one.
For those unaware, the Injustice 2 Arcade Mode is found in the Battle Simulator Planet at the bottom right of Multiverse. Given the oddly confusing name, most experienced gamers probably assumed it was some sort of tutorial missions for the game. To make things more confusing, this is also where Survival and Endless mode can be found, so there’s plenty to do.
Battle Simulator Importance
While this mode isn’t the best mode Injustice 2 has, it’s still a vital gameplay experience for fighting game fans. Like most games with an Arcade Mode, it let’s players go through a number of enemies before reaching a hard boss. In all three Arcade Mode variations, the final boss is Brainiac and he has the same cheap moves from the Story Mode.
Aside from getting a neat ending for each character, including DLC ones like Darkseid, Battle Simulator also unlocks Shaders. When players beat the mode with their desired character, they unlock the alternate color of the default shader. These can also be unlocked via the Mother Box rewards, but fans that want specific ones should go through the mode.
Even though it should be called Arcade Mode, there are a few things that make Battle Simulator slightly unique. Players have access to three variations of the mode, increasing the amount of enemies that can be fought in the mode. Novice Battle Simulator starts players off with 5 enemies, while Advanced and Master Battle Simulator has 8 and 12 fighters respectively.
Meta challenges from Multiverse also make their way here, and players can choose to do them for extra currency or XP. These give the mode some variety and differentiate it from other games that happen to have Arcade Mode. It’s definitely fun, and anyone playing the game should check it out to see all the various character endings.
Injustice 2 is available now on PS4 and Xbox One, with a mobile spinoff also available as a free download. Red Hood will be the first DLC character coming to the game in June, with Starfire and Sub-Zero coming after. Six more characters are planned for the future, and fans can get them all by upgrading to the Ultimate Edition.