Batman: Arkham Origins – Patch Update V1.3 (PS3)

(image courtesy of thedailyzombies.com)

(image courtesy of thedailyzombies.com)

Another quick update..

Warner Bros. Montreal has released another patch, V1.3 for the PS3.

I installed it last night and I must say I was quite impressed.  The most noticeable improvements are the frame rates.  They tend to drop for a few seconds (not badly, I might add) and then returns to normal.  Same can be said when exploring a part of the city that has a lot going on like lights to render, the snow, neon signs, etc, etc.  Keep in mind though that every so often the frame rates do drop but they return to normal quite quickly.

Combat also seems to have been tweaked, much of the free flow in the combat feels more like Arkham City.  I got into about fifteen fights last night and it felt more like a Batman game.  I did notice that thugs who shouldn’t be part of combat encounters are no longer a problem now (or that’s how it seemed) so maybe my rant was heard after all.   There are still a few tweaks that I think should be done and I have made my voice impossible to ignore but if I complain anymore then I might be deemed one of those guys that never appreciate anything.  Silly me for forking over R650-00 (+-$65) for a game I expected to work.

The fast travel has been improved, no longer causing the frame rate problem afterwards, but depending on how often you use the Fast Travel System you may experience audio lag and stuttering frame rates during the transition but once returning to the normal gameplay, everything returns to normal.

I must add that I have no idea what’s happening with the WiiU version, there are reported bugs, most of them identical but no official word on a patch is out for them yet.

With this patch a lot of bugs have been ironed out but unfortunately there are still quite a number of issues that needs to be addressed.

  • Some users are still battling with their corrupted save files across all platforms but the Xbox peeps seems to be having a worse time with it.

(A common link that I’ve found on the forums between the Xbox360 and the PS3 version is that on most accounts where users experience this corruption, the save file is being uploaded online.  So might I suggest that if you fall into this category, do not save to the cloud.  Disconnect from the internet, and save on the machine.)

  • Getting stuck in an elevator towards the end of the game
  • A switch not activating to allow access to the lift
  • Freezing periodically
  • Gordon not appearing on the bridge
  • Some case files are still not updating or not starting quests
  • Infinite falling when disarming bombs on the bridge

There are probably way more glitches and bugs but these are the main culprits.

(The 1.3 patch was supposed to sort the infinite falling out but it doesn’t seem like it.  I think those guys are going to have to restart their games to be honest)

Have an excellent day or evening depending on the time zone and I’ll keep you posted with any more news.

Beyond!

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7 comments on “Batman: Arkham Origins – Patch Update V1.3 (PS3)

  1. I can’t believe the game was so buggy, but it’s definitely a good thing that these guys are rolling out patches VERY quickly; at least they’re trying to make things better.

    • I know they are but it’s just that as a consumer this irritates me and if it isn’t stopped it’s going to keep happening, although it is actually the norm now i see

      • Right; I definitely agree with you. You should get what you pay for. I’m just saying that seeing as they have a problem, at the very least, they’re addressing it quickly.

    • There’s really no standard, but didn’t the game come out about a week ago? I mean, when you wrote this post, it hadn’t even been a full week and they cranked out 2 patches. I’d say that’s pretty decent!

      Definitely a good question though; should they have patches like this done within a day or two day maximum? Should they be working 24/7 till they fix their title?

      • My whole thing is, it shouldn’t have had these game breaking bugs to begin with.

        That’s why there is beta testing.
        Should I give them credit for getting three patches out within in a week? I don’t think so.
        When they released the game it was under the pretenses it was a complete product. We have now paid $60 to be beta testers. Am I going to die from not playing it? Not at all. I’ve got plenty of other titles to keep me busy but it’s on sheer principle alone that I feel so strongly about this.

        Unfortunately this wasn’t a complete game.. Me, I haven’t had as many harsh issues as other players have had. I’m one of the lucky ones.

        And if I did want to give them credit it would be when everything is working again

      • I see where youre coming from; especially with the “paying $60 to be a bets tester” thing. I suppose it’s a fault of mine that I try to give people the benefit of the doubt haha

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