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Arkham Knight has a large day-one patch because of course it does

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Batman: Arkham Knight is coming very, very soon for fans who’ve been eagerly waiting the final chapter in Rocksteady’s Arkham games. Unless they’ve been waiting for the Batmobile Collector’s Edition, that is, which was cancelled with just a week to go until release. Because it’s a new game on the new gen systems, it will (like every new game on the new gen systems!) be subject to a Day One patch. Of course it will.

The game’s street date has been broken in a few places (no, not CNA…yet!), and people who have the game have been able to load the game in to their Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4s. Those folks are starting to discover that the game will be subject to a pretty big Day one patch.

According to Reddit, it clocks in at 3.5GB on the PlayStation 4, which isn’t terrible for people in the first world, but for those of us here at the tip of Africa, with our paltry and piddly and importantly, pricy internet connections, it may pose a problem.


Thankfully, with the game having a single player focus, you should be able to just play the damned thing offline, or – on the PS4 – play while the patch downloads in the background – provided the game isn’t completely broken without said patch.

Arkham Knight is set for release everywhere next week on June 23, 2015. It’s coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and will feature a more open world that includes the Batmobile.

Last Updated: June 19, 2015


  1. CaptainNemo42

    June 19, 2015 at 07:58

    Does the Batmobile work at least?


    • Guild

      June 19, 2015 at 08:05

      Nope, flat front tire that needs to be patched.


  2. Guild

    June 19, 2015 at 08:06

    I don’t think we going to see games again that don’t need a day 1 patch.


    • Hammersteyn

      June 19, 2015 at 08:15

      Or just the one patch.


    • Nikola

      June 19, 2015 at 09:53

      Yeah it’s very frustrating and I don’t mind a small patch but 3.5GB is quite hefty size!


  3. Lord Chaos

    June 19, 2015 at 08:11

    Next game: Bruce while he’s still a kid and you’ll have to collect patches so the orphan doesn’t have holes in his clothes.

    Too mean?


    • Trevor Matrix

      June 19, 2015 at 09:23

      How’s about this: Bruce Wayne: School Days.
      “Tomorrow class, is bring a parent to school day. Bruce, you cannot take part because your parents are dead! Hee-Hee!”


      • Lord Chaos

        June 19, 2015 at 09:26

        Sad to say, But I’m glad you’re back.


  4. Hammersteyn

    June 19, 2015 at 08:14

    That’s June 23, 2016 for me.


    • Ir0nseraph

      June 19, 2015 at 09:22

      I want to wait for GOTY edition , but witcher is close to wrapped up and the game lineup looks very slim till September.
      I have a couple of older games that needs attention , but resistance might be futile.


  5. Mistake Not...

    June 19, 2015 at 08:34

    Yes, but when does the GOTY release? I’m so excited for this game but I can’t believe I’ll have to wait a year.


  6. Steffmeister

    June 19, 2015 at 11:15

    CDPR is still patching away at Witcher. Wish SA internet could catch up with the rest of the world. (sigh)


    • Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

      June 19, 2015 at 13:34

      Hehe he. He he he. He


  7. Chule Gcanga

    June 19, 2015 at 12:26

    Iesh, mara iss fine. As long as I will be playing In August..No stress, I’ll get my Batmobile…


  8. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 19, 2015 at 14:13

    Sigh! Just another day in current-gen Patch land!


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