If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Batman: Arkham Knight 'Interim' Batpatch Due In August

But when will it be back in shops?

Zam! Biff! Pow! Bap! Awk! Boff! Flrbbbbb! Vronk! Zlott! Zlonk! Swa-a-p! Crunch-eth! These onomatopoeias and more are the sounds that have surely filled meeting rooms at Warner Bros. since the disastrous PC launch of Batman: Arkham Knight [official site]. Almost four weeks after pulling the game from sale until they'd fixed it up, it seems WB and Rocksteady are still a fair way off bringing it back.

The next patch for folks who bought Bats before he was sent to the Batcave's naughty step will arrive in August, WB have announced. This is described as an "interim patch update", which suggests that The Big One is still lurking in the future beyond.

"This update will address many of the issues we listed in our June 27 update," WB say. Those included better performance, AMD crossfire support, and an option to run faster than 30fps, though WB don't yet say exactly which problems from that list will be fixed. "We will provide additional details as we finalize that interim patch over the coming weeks."

When will the list be cleared, and the game ready for relaunch? Who could say!

A supposed internal e-mail leaked from the Australian arm of games shop EB Games to Kotaku Down Under claimed that "The latest information from Warner is that the updates won't be available until Spring" (Aussie spring starts in September, remember - because they're upside-down). Whether that's real and whether the information it relays is correct, I couldn't say.

In the meantime, PC players are also missing out on DLC (y'know, if that's a thing they're interested in). Batgirl is biffing Joker in a story set way back before Arkham Asylum, but we won't see it on PC until Arkham Knight is back on sale.

About the Author

Alice O'Connor avatar

Alice O'Connor

News Editor

When not writing news, Alice may be found in the sea.

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch