Batman: Arkham Origins Patch Incoming, Warner Apologises For Technical Issues
Written Friday, November 01, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
It looks like we were lucky when playing Batman: Arkham Origins for our review. We didn't experience a single bug, crash or glitch. But it seems that a lot of people have been subjected to a whole litany of problems that have prevented them from enjoying the game.
Warner Bros. is intent on fixing the issues, telling us as much in a statement issued to the site yesterday. A title update addressing Arkham Origins numerous problems is set to land within the next week or so. These problems include "Infinite Falling/Falling Out Of World," namely Batman dropping into limbo, as detailed on WB Games' own community page.
"Some players have been stuck in an endless loop of falling, making it impossible to complete certain missions and progress through the single-player campaign," Warner stated. "We believe we have identified the issue and are currently testing the software update, which will push most players back to their previous save so that they will not be stuck in an infinite loop."
Another issue to be addressed is an "Unable To Continue Story" bug that hampers players' progress through the story. "Some 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," Warner added. "This issue should be resolved and the 'Continue' option will once again be available."
The third issue is "FreeFlow Focus mode not unlocking upon reaching Shadow Vigilante rank 3", which Warner is looking to rectify on all platforms. Then there are a number of bugs that are specific to the Xbox 360 version of the game, including save data corruption.
"Players have reported losing their saved game to data corruption," Warner acknowledged. "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."
Also specific to the Xbox 360 release are "Ongoing Crashing/Freezing Issues," also set to be patched. "Players have reported recurring crashing and freezing while playing the game," Warner continued. "We have been working hard to track down and resolve the problem as quickly as possible. 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."
Warner issued the following apology to Batman: Arkham Origins players affected by the above problems: "We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you all for your patience as we work to resolve the issues."
A patch will be coming soon. In the meantime, read our bug-free Batman: Arkham Origins review here.