Gotham Knights first patch targets bugs – better performance promised for future update

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Following last week’s launch of Gotham Knights, Warner Bros. Montreal has released a first patch for the game on PC, promised an update for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S gamers by the end of the week, and highlighted framerate stability as something they will be targeting with a larger patch, hopefully in the not-too-distant future.

Gotham Knights has been widely criticised for disappointing game performance on the latest generation consoles, not just for targeting 30fps, but for not having a stable 30fps at that. On PC, even ultra-high end GPUs are struggling to maintain higher performance levels that would be expected from top gaming rigs.

“We are aware that players on both PC and console have been experiencing performance challenges,” they write on Twitter. “The team is hard at work on a larger Patch to improve performance overall and give you the best possible experience. For console users, we are specifically aiming to address challenges with framerate stability.”

For now, though, a patch is now live for the PC version of the game, aiming to fix keyboard input issues, co-op matchmaking and stability regarding game crashes – it also removes the maligned Denuvo copyright protection. The console patch will similarly target general stability and necessary fixes.

Update: Looks like Denuvo has been added back.

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Here’s the patch notes for Gotham Knights’ PC update:


  • Invincible enemies playing a “meditating” animation will no longer appear in crimes.
  • Various UI issue fixes.
  • Fixed issues caused by graphical settings not being applied properly.
  • Various localization fixes.
  • Fixed various Keyboard/Mouse specific input issues.


  • Fixed an issue that was preventing being able to join friends through invites.


  • Various crash fixes throughout the title, most notably during the S.T.A.R. Labs “free the scientists” fight and the Harley Quinn Hospital Boss Fight.
  • Fixed an AMD specific crash related to shadows.

Known Issues:

  • There may be some compatibility issues with Nvidia Ansel that we are still investigating for this patch

For what it’s worth, we rather enjoyed Gotham Knights. It’s at the same level of excellence as Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham series, but it tells a new kind of story in a similar universe. In our Gotham Knights review, Aran said:

‘With Batman dead, his four proteges have big boots to fill in Gotham Knights. Thankfully Warner Bros. Montreal has largely pulled it off, creating a Gotham City that’s filled with things to do, and letting the four characters’ contrasting styles show in combat and their personalities come through in the story.”

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