Batman Arkham Knight November Updates Arrive

Video game developer Rocksteady and publisher Warner Brothers are finally letting gamers download the items included Batman Arkham Knight’s November Update this week. The major update for the game includes new content for both Catwoman and Robin, plus some fan service for the thousands who voted in a recent poll.

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Gamers that purchased the Batman Arkham Knight Season Pass or a copy with the game included get access to the November Update today at no additional charge. Users who haven’t purchased the Season Pass have to wait until December 1st to pick up the items they want piecemeal for $1.99 each.

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The Batman Arkham Knight Season Pass costs $39.99 separately. A few outlets, including GameStop and Best Buy should have the title on sale during their Black Friday 2015 festivities. The Xbox Store and PlayStation Store both offer it for $49.99 on its own.

Xbox One and PS4 owners with a Batman Arkham Knight Season Pass get a new Arkham Episodes mission featuring Catwoman, a series hero depending on who you ask. In this episode she’s determined to track down The Riddler. He’s used her as bait far too many times. Also included is an Arkham Episode featuring Robin, also known as The Boy Wonder. Robin is on the hunt for long-time foe Two-Face. He’s taken his crimes beyond bank robberies and straight into money laundering.

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Arkham Episodes are tiny add-on story content with a narrative of their own. Most of the Arkham Episodes added to the game since launch have focused on events that take place prior to the game’s main story. Both of the Arkham Episodes included in the Batman Arkham Knight Season Pass November Update take place after the main story it seems. As such, it’s a very good idea to finish that story before playing these new pieces of content.

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Joining these new Arkham Episodes are a new Crime Fighter Challenge Pack and new add-ons. The Batmobile, Batman’s main source of transportation in the new game, has three new skins. One is from the Batman Vs Superman movie, another for Robin and a third for the Riddler. Batman gets the suit taken from Batman v. Superman too. Finally, Robin gets another uniform inspired by the original custom worn by Tim Drake. Predator Challenges now allow players to switch between any of the main heroes instead of just playing as Batman, a video posted to YouTube reveals.

The WayneTech Pack comes with a themed track inspired by the movie itself.

In January, Rocksteady says that it plans to deliver the Community Challenge Pack, a large collection of maps taken from old levels in the game that were suggested by the community. These locations include the Iceberg Lounge, Crime Alley, Monarch Theatre, Batcave, Sanatorium and Wayne Manor. All but The Sanatorium are from Batman: Arkham City, according to a post on the community forum.

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The Batman Arkham Knight Season Pass costs $39.99 separately. A few outlets, including GameStop and Best Buy should have the title on sale during their Black Friday 2015 festivities. The Xbox Store and PlayStation Store both offer it for $49.99 on its own.

Batman Arkham Knight launched earlier this year to very favorable reviews. It’s the final open-world game based on the caped crusader to come from Rocksteady. The studio has said that it no longer plans to make any more games in the series, leaving the future of the franchise in question. The game received terrific reviews on Xbox One and PS4, but harsh reviews on Windows PCs. Players reported frame rate issues and general instability – even on the hardware recommend to them by Warner Brothers.