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How to beat the Hotline Miami Biker

Our guide to Hotline Miami's biker is here to help you best the baddie or take to the mean streets in the character's helmet with throwing knives on hand.

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If you’re trying to take on Hotline Miami’s Biker, or want to know how to play as the character, you’re in the right place. Our guide to this important character in the top-down shooter has all the details you need to beat the Biker and then dish out some damage by unlocking him as a playable character. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get into it.

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Let’s get into our Hotline Miami Biker guide.

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Who is the Hotline Miami’s Biker?

Hotline Miami’s Biker is the second playable character of Hotline Maimi, after Hotline Miami Jacket. He wears a motorcycle helmet instead of a mask like many other characters and underneath has long green hair. Biker is calmer than Jacket and exhibits rational behavior, even when acting very violently.

How do I beat Hotline Miami’s Biker?

You face the Biker near the end of the seventh chapter in Hotline Miami, ‘Neighbours’. In this fight, Biker uses a cleaver and three throwing knives, meaning it’s best to keep your distance and try to avoid projectiles. To defeat Biker, grab the golf club from the bag in the same room as the boss fight, and move quickly to avoid projectiles.

Eventually, Biker throws his cleaver at Jacket, and if the attack misses, Biker moves to retrieve the cleaver, this is when he’s vulnerable. Use the opening to attack Biker with the golf club, do this twice, and you beat Biker.

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Can you play as Hotline Miami Biker?

Yes, after you complete the main story, you unlock the Hotline Miami Biker chapters. They take place before the events of the main game and use a different playstyle. Biker uses a cleaver and three throwing knives, with the throwing knives resetting at each save point.

Is there Hotline Miami Biker cosplay?

Unsurprisingly, there is plenty of fantastic Hotline Miami Biker cosplay. If you want to make your own, YouTube creator and cosplayer Django Fett breaks down an easy and effective version of Hotline Miami Biker cosplay in the video below. Good luck!

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There you have it, our guide to Hotline Miami’s Biker. If you’re something of a petrolhead yourself, be sure to check out our picks for the best motorbike games and the best car games you can play right now.