Batman Arkham Knight, the final game in Rocksteady’s Arkham series, has been burning up the sales charts since it released late in June. Featuring an open world Gotham City, a brand new foe in the Arkham Knight, and the introduction of the Batmobile for the first time on top of the already familiar and popular gameplay mechanics from past games in the series, there’s no wonder why the game has been received as well as it has.
Even though the game launched to stellar reviews, the title wasn’t a perfect experience, something that Rocksteady is working to correct not only for PC players but console players as well. While PC fans continue to wait for a status update, console players were greeted to a new update file for Batman Arkham Knight which adds a number of fixes to the game – including a very popular mode seen in a few other games as well.
Yesterday, Rocksteady Studios unleashed update 1.05 on Batman Arkham Knight which weighed in at a hefty 4.3 GB. In addition to getting the title ready for the previously announced August DLC, the patch fixes a number of trouble spots in the game including audio and graphical issues. Here’s the brief patch notes below, originally reported by Eurogamer.
- New Feature: Force Original Voice Cast option for non-English Territories
- Support for August additional content
- Updates for WBPlay and Downloadable content
- General gameplay, graphical, audio, ui and localization fixes.
The patch also introduced Photo Mode to the game, letting players pause the game to use an in-game camera to freely move around Batman to create interesting screenshots. Like other titles that utilize this feature, players can then add in additional effects to the image such as new filters, depth of field, and exposure.
Strangely enough, it’s not clear at this time if this patch is also coming to the troubled PC version of Batman Arkham Knight. After releasing with large amounts of glitches and bugs, Warner Bros. began pulling the title from store shelves and removing it altogether from digital marketplaces. According to reports, the wait for an updated and playable title on PC may be a bit longer than initially thought.
Warner Bros. is no stranger to the popular photo mode as its other hit title, Middle earth: Shadow of Mordor also received the fan-favorite mode post release as well. Made popular on the PlayStation 4 through games like inFAMOUS: Second Son and The Last of Us Remastered, Photo Mode has taken off with the community and even getting functionality added to the Xbox One as well.
What do you think of Photo Mode being added into the game? Have any of you taken a few brooding selfies as the Dark Knight already?
Batman Arkham Knight is now available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The PC version was removed by the publisher until the product is fixed. Currently, there is no timetable for its re-release.