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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Batman: Arkham Origins – Patch Update V1.2 (PS3)

Batman:  Arkham OriginsOk, well just a quick update.  At the end of last week, Warner Bros. Montreal released a new patch for Origins, to solve some of those pesky bugs.

The one most notable improvement, is the frame rate.  It’s no where near as bad as it was but at the same time it’s no where near where it should be either.

However, NPC’s are still getting stuck on objects at times, usually at bad ones and some users are still complaining about the saved game corruption.

The combat system also needs to be tweaked.  I’ve found that in combat, sometimes, some groups of enemies that should be separated by some virtual line, are becoming part of combat encounters which SHOULDN’T include them in the first place.  So when you are done beating who you think the last guy is.  Think again.  If Batman is still in his combat pose , chances are there is a badguy/badguys some where near you that is part of the combat encounter.

Let it be known that Warner Bros.  did issue a public apology and assured that their teams are working very hard to rectify the problem.  I’m playing through the game again to see if there’s any improvement.

Still, the fix is better than nothing…..*sigh* I really wish I could believe that.  But it’s hard when when Batman:  Arkham City casts a very big shadow

BEYOND!

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