Batman: Arkham Knight Mod Lets You Explore Gotham With Catwoman, Joker, and Others

Gotham isn't just for Batman.

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Batman: Arkham Knight's launch on PC was a total mess, but when its issues will get fixed, it'll be the only platform where you'll be able to mod the game for some interesting new ways to play.

One mod that's already out there, allows PC players to explore Gotham with characters other than Batman in the game's Free Roam mode.

The mod lets you play as Red Hood, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Robin, Azrael, Bruce Wayne, Catwoman, Commissioner Gordon, Joker, and GCPD Officer Owens.

You can find the mod and instructions on how to use in the description below the video here. Keep in mind that the modder highly recommends you backup your files and saves before applying the mod.

The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight launched last week with so many performance issues that publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment eventually decided to pull it from Steam. Graphics card giant Nvidia has said it is offering its QA and technical assistance to help quell the problem, and Rocksteady co-founder and director of the Batman: Arkham series Sefton Hill said the studio has its "best engineers" on the case.

Yesterday, the game got a patch, which fixes a bug that disabled the game's rain effects and other issues.

"Rocksteady is leading our team of developers and partners as we work on the PC performance issues that players have been encountering," Warner Bros. said. "The work is significant and while we are making good progress on improving performance, it will take some time to ensure that we get the right fixes in place."

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The patch actually did not fix the missing graphical features.

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After playing Arkham City's challenge modes with Nightwing, I immediately thought about how cool a Nightwing game would be.

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Man Arkham Knighth is such a dissapointment. How they going to focus on the batmobile and not have challenge maps or have the ability to play as other character in both free roam mode and even in the lame asss AR mode

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Guess I'll be waiting until the game's patched and Steam's sale on this one. Rocksteady you let us all down. :(

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MoD is Freaking Good. PC is surely a platform of Creativity & Full of surprises.

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And just like that the PC version is back on top again.

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@drocdoc: Really? Last time I checked, we got **** all for updates - just improvements to the bloody rain... Still capped at 30 FPS with rubbish graphics.

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@TonnFool23: They said more updates will still be coming. Be patient, my brethren.

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Only took me 4 days to beat this game, Traded it in to pay off my copy of J-Stars

While the game is fun, When I see stuff like this, it just makes me wish I waited to grab the GOTY Edition for PC.

What was the point of putting in pretty much the whole Bat Family, when you cant even play as any of them AFTER you beat the game atleast?

You could switch between Catwoman and Batman whenever after you beat Arkham CIty....why even take that out for this game?

Ill pick up the PC Version again during a steam sale sometime.


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@crepingdeath said:

You could switch between Catwoman and Batman whenever after you beat Arkham CIty....why even take that out for this game?

I agree. I liked that about AC, and if they were easily able to do this in Arkham knight, why not include it in the actual game?

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I finished the game, and I can tell you this article has minor spoilers

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@jonsono2: Here have a cokie for finishng a game.

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Ah well, nothing like jumping rooftops and exploring the dark alleys like Bruce Wayne..
That could be a DLC in itself..

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@krishnaV_: Please don't -_-

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@krishnaV_: Don`t give them any ideas....

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Edited By Roland3710

Heh. Playing as Harley Quinn plus the mod that swaps the Batmobile skin to the Jokermobile's could be entertaining for a little while. Actually that probably won't work. I think the button that calls in the Batmobile is keyed to Harley's psycho-mode.

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Edited By JackNief

Nightwing! AWAY! *grappling hook.. suprise! No grappling hook.* Seems the characters are locked to whatever equipment lineup they're given. Which I guess means Red Hood and Robin are the least broken of the additional characters.

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@JackNief said:

Nightwing! AWAY! *grappling hook.. suprise! No grappling hook.* Seems the characters are locked to whatever equipment lineup they're given. Which I guess means Red Hood and Robin are the least broken of the additional characters.

I think it's pretty cool and unique. It'll be nice to suddenly feel different in Gotham

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@JackNief: Yeah, it is weird that Nightwing has no grapple action, plus Catwoman has no thief sense, both making it a hassle to find bad guys to beat on in that huge city. Maybe someone can mod those in...

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@UrbanMessiah: Chances are, with the next bits of game content from Gotham City Stories, we might at the very least get that kind of stuff.

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20$ each playable character DLC inc for consoles.

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Should have been in the game to begin with. Along with actual challenge mode

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@Evanduil: This 1000x! Why did they take out challenge mode? I don't know why

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@MikeManiac61: Season pass

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@Stebsis: Really it's in the season pass? Well i got for a cheap price so i hope it's in it

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Commissioner Gordon how do you stay so limber?

That's my secret....never skip leg day

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Edited By JustBeFahad

Now THAT's a sweet mod! Kudos to the Modder who did this!

Off-topic: They didn't do a full week round-up this weekend, slow news week? Can't be, we've got so much Arkham Knight drama this week,!

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I thought this game doesn't work...

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@Pelezinho777 said:

I thought this game doesn't work...

It works fine, mostly. It's just incredibly unoptimized thus far. Though the AMD patch worked for me.

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Now that is pretty cool

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Edited By dark_princess29

this isnt fair thats only for pc

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@dark_princess29: <shrug> It's inevitable. Mods aren't always easy to set up and sometimes won't pay much attention to copyrights (play as Saint's Row's Johnny Gat in Batman?) so the closed software environments just can't deal with them. WB might be able to make it a patch to the official game, I suppose, but that never seems to happen.

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@Zloth2 said:

@dark_princess29: <shrug> It's inevitable. Mods aren't always easy to set up and sometimes won't pay much attention to copyrights (play as Saint's Row's Johnny Gat in Batman?) so the closed software environments just can't deal with them. WB might be able to make it a patch to the official game, I suppose, but that never seems to happen.

...Heehee... Johnny Bat.

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@Zloth2: Oh, it happens, they just call it DLC.

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LOL I'll wait for GOTY edition.

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Some of this must have been planned as a future DLC.

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Cool :D

Nice to know this game is no longer being outsourced , might actually work next time, City has stunning reviews on Steam.

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Glorious

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Nice !

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Edited By NL_Skipper

Sweet, now why isn't this in the base game...?

PS. The commissioner has some moves!

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OMFG this is the type of stuff that makes me buy a game! Imma go compare prices

As a PC gamer, this totally makes up for the crap launch haha

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@Armyboy5: Only a fool would buy the game right now, it's broken! At least wait until it works.

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@Thanatos2k: i think it was sarcasm

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@Saidrex: He added the second line later.

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Why do I feel like this was supposed to be DLC somehow?

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