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.

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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

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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