Batman: Arkham Knight PC Patch Adds Support for All DLC and Updates

All post-release content, except platform exclusive DLC, will be playable.

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The upcoming patch for Batman: Arkham Knight on PC will bring the game to content parity with its console counterparts, developer Rocksteady Studios has confirmed.

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Posting on the game's Steam community page, social marketing manager Gaz Deaves confirmed the update--which is scheduled for release by the end of October--will allow players to access "all the patch content and non-exclusive DLC released across all platforms at that point."

Naturally, you'll have to either own the season pass of have purchased any additional post-release content to play it.

Deaves continued: "So when it launches, Batman: Arkham Knight for PC will have content-parity with console with the exception of platform-exclusive DLC). Not wanting to speak for everyone here, but I think we're all looking forward to this patch being live."

Amidst its troubled launch, Batman: Arkham Knight sales were suspended. On October 2, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirmed the game will be available to purchase on PC again by the "end of October."

Mortal Kombat X and Arkham Knight have reportedly each sold more than five million units, together helping Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment offset the lacklustre performance of its movie division.

Batman: Arkham Knight's next major expansion is Catwoman's Revenge, which is set after the events of the main game and casts players as Catwoman "as she seeks her revenge on Riddler."

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The patch is over 9gb for season pass holders.

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My faith in game companies is pretty much non-existent now, if it isn't published by CD Projekt Red or Bethesda, I'm avoiding it till atleast a week in. Warner Brothers dropped the ball in the most epic fashion possible and now they are trying to make up for lost time with this blatant cash grab.

F*** 'em.

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@kezriak: I couldn't agree more

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Content parity. I want the game fixed. I don't care about your DLC.

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WB makes PC gamers puke in their mouth a lil'.

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The game was really fun, but the bugs really sucked. I'm annoyed that not even one piece of DLC is offered for those that did buy it and didn't refund it. They have had our good money and we've had their broken game for months now.

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For everyone saying they're going to pirate this game because it was bugged....

YOU'RE PART OF THE FUCKING PROBLEM.

If you care about this platform at all you support it. You don't pirate EVER. if you do you de-incentivize the time and resources needed to make quality product. Why bother if some shit weasel is just going to steal it all. Vote with your wallet. Not with torrent sites.

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I think my peers are going to get the game and all the dlc.

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Go to hell WB. You should give this to the PC players for free.

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This is what we got since the last news from WB:

September 3rd Update and Patch Notes

3 SEPTEMBER - YORICK

Good news - testing for the interim patch has been completed and it is now available for those who already have Batman: Arkham Knight for PC. As a reminder, below are some of the major fixes and improvements that will be addressed with this patch:

Reduced frame rate hitches

Optimizations for system memory and VRAM usage

Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)

More Comprehensive In-Game Settings

Fixed low resolution texture bugs

Fixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)

In addition to the above, we’re continuing to work on the following for future updates:

Adding support for SLI and Crossfire

Adding support for the latest DLC & Season Pass content

Adding support for additional updates such as Photo Mode

Continued improvements and bug fixing for a Windows 7 specific memory issue that occurs on configurations with 8GB of system RAM and some NVIDIA GPUs during extended game play

Continued improvements for Windows 10 specific issues on systems with some AMD GPUs

As always, we will monitor for any additional issues that come up and will provide further optimizations and bug fixes along the way.

We would like to thank everyone for their patience and invaluable feedback. We’ll provide ongoing updates here as they are made available. In the meantime, please enjoy the game with the latest patch.

- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

I will not play this game until they fix the goddamn support for SLI. It's ridiculous by now. Fix your s*** WB.

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I hope they plan to compensate PC buyers with something...

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Knowing that people had issues, I ended up getting the game from a seller on ebay for about half price. Of course it could have run better, but as-of the last patch before the big update, the game has been running decent, though that's most-likely due to my hardware. At least if the DLC costs money, I'll still have spent less than full-retail for the complete experience.

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Just fix it already. I have been holding out on this ever since I paid for it back in April, with the Season Pass.

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Does it add like...playable framerates?

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"Naturally, you'll have to either own the season pass ofhave purchased any additional post-release content to play it."

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After all the drama, WB still has the nerve to charge PC owners of this game for DLC. Unbelievable! They are certainly going after the crown of most hated company in the USA.

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Would the Beyond and DK Returns skins be considered exclusive since they were pre-order content or does that just mean those that got the game from the corresponding retailer gets that skin/content earlier? Thanks

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The game still isn't in a playable state for most and WB is back to trying to nickel and dime its pc customers. I think it's time they join Ubisoft as a publisher I'll never buy a game from again.

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@lunchbox2042: it is for me, the most recent patched helped

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Edited By Thanatos2k

Hahahahaha even the DLC was broken on PC? Rocksteady and WB, you are pathetic.

You should be giving all your DLC away for free to PC players as an apology for the disgrace you released.

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yeah yeah yeah so when is the complete/GOTY edition coming out? and when is the next possible steam sale for that? because before that time I won't spend a dime on the game.

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Skip this, wait a while and get everything at once with the Arkham Knight Glitch Of The Year edition for $5.99-

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Too little too late for the worst Arkham game in the series. I lost interest after the first play through.

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@HalcyonScarlet: same and for me that's RARE! I replayed AA & AC at least twice each plus I replayed the challenges so many times.

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The question is, to anyone who's finished the game, should I buy it on PC when it's re-released or should I wait for a potential GOTY Edition?

I only played about an hour before refunding the game when it launched, but I was enjoying it apart from the bugs and graphical problems. If those are fixed, should I jump right in or wait?

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@elheber: I'd say, go search for a cd key in some site outside of steam right now that the game hasn't been put back in the store. I bought the version with the season pass for less than 20 dlls back in September.

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@elheber: It's enjoyable, but it's not worth the full price. I put it firmly in third place in the whole series.

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@elheber:

I've finished it and whilst it's very good and a big game, I was about done when I finished it. Depends how much you like these games and if you have done all the DLC in the past.

I finished it except the riddler stuff, I couldn't be bothered with 240 odd puzzles.

I prefer MGS 5 than this myself.

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@elheber: i think u should wait for goty edition because then u would get everything such as dlcs . But if u do not care about dlcs or challenge maps go for it

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Refunded it when it first came out. Will wait for $15-20 GOTY Steam sale.

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so by the end of october the game will be in a "playable" state and back on the market with the new patch, but still not up to par with the console versions? sounds about right. and yet here is wb rying to nickel and dime the masses with dlc before the core game even works properly? wtf? lol

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@Xristophoros: it will be more than up to par with them, just who's going to buy it with FO4 and other big games launching that month.

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Sorry WB, busy with tales and fallout

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Sry, but Fallout 4.

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Playable? They should be free for PC gamers who still suffer to this day.

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"Not wanting to speak for everyone here, but I think we're all looking forward to this patch being live."

That's a strange way to structure a statement. "I can't speak for everyone, but I think I can speak for everyone."

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Nah....Fallout 4 and Starcraft 2 Legacy of The Void comes out on November 10th. Save money for those two.

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Wait, are they not going to give those who bought the game on launch day for PC any sort of compensation? I'm not one that asks for a lot of stuff, but that seems absolutely ridiculous. Those who bought in on the first day are the biggest fans of the Arkham series, and WB gave them a broken game that wasn't playable for months, and now we're being told "we're sorry about that, buy more stuff!"

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@brandonw00: It doesn't look like they plan to do anything for players affected.

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@brandonw00: The compensation they got was a life lesson - never buy anything from Warner Brothers.

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@Thanatos2k: Brilliant!

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@Thanatos2k: shadow of mordor was extremely optimised same with mad max the lesson learnt is dont give a pc port to console devs to optimise

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@danp111: Shadow of Mordor has extremely bland and lacking in environmental details world. Except character details there wasn't much to optimise...yet the game had ridiculously high system requirements. So, no I don't think it was well optimised

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