Those who played Batman: Arkham Origins on PC should consider themselves lucky. Except for a couple of game bugs and a frame rate issue that plagued only a specific stage; the rest of the game ran smoothly. However, the console versions have been reported to be hosting a lot of technical problems.
Warner Bros. has acknowledged those issues and promised that a software update scheduled for next week will iron out three main issues; after which the game should run smoother.
The first is “Infinite Falling/Falling Out Of World” where “players have been stuck in an endless loop of falling, making it impossible to complete certain missions and progress through the single-player campaign.”
The second is “Unable To Continue Story” where “players can see their story progress in the main menu, but once they choose the story slot they don’t see an option to ‘Continue’ and only ‘New Game’ shows up”.
Third is “FreeFlow Focus mode not unlocking upon reaching Shadow Vigilante rank 3”, which Warner said will be fixed on all platforms.
Additionally there is also the issue of save files being corrupted on the Xbox 360, as well as the game crashing/freezing on the same platform. Warner Bros. has said that they are still investigating these issues and will pass a statement soon.
“Players have reported losing their saved game to data corruption,” Warner said. “Specifically, when you try to choose a story slot to continue, it says ‘Corrupted’ and if you select it, an error message appears which says, ‘The save is corrupt. Please delete it.’ We believe we know what is causing this and need a few more days to validate before pushing a patch through.”
“Players have reported recurring crashing and freezing while playing the game,” Warner said. “We believe we know what is causing these issues and need a few more days to validate before pushing this patch through. In the meantime, some players have managed to avoid the freezing by disconnecting their console from the Internet while playing.”
Sit tight Batman fans, next week’s patch will make your gaming experience better.