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Irate gamers take to internet over game breaking bugs in Batman: Arkham Origins

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Update: We’ve added some links to the Steam Forum pages, Angry Joe’s rant and the WB Games Support pages. It appears as if the glitches and bugs are more significant than we first thought.

Gamers are reporting that they’re finding lots of bugs in Batman: Arkham Origins, and some notable ones break the game completely, meaning you can no longer progress through the storyline.

In one bug, to reach a battle with with Fire Fly, you must charge up an elevator, but the elevator simply doesn’t respond. This means that you can back track and fast travel, do side missions and free roam but not progress on the actual mission. Which, I believe is a story mission. This bug came from a friend of mine, but has also been mentioned on GameFAQS. Warner Bros are yet to send  out a fix, but we’ll keep you posted.

Another bug that has a lot of people talking is the bug in the Burnley communication tower. In this bug, Batman gets stuck climbing into a vent and can’t move. You can’t drop down, fly away…nothing. You basically have to escape from the game and reload – but you can’t continue at all. Angry Joe ranted about it here.

Steam Forum pages are filled with a litany of complaints and frustrations, with one Bugs and Crashes report page seeing over 80 pages of posts.

We’ve also seen Destructoid give the latest in the Batman series a 3.5 out of 10 – partly for having these huge bugs and glitches, and our review is forthcoming – stay tuned for that.

CrashWiki are currently running through all issues and looking for fixes, so keep your eyes on that too if you’ve been affected by a bug.

It seems as if Warner Bros Games will have to work overtime on getting these bugs fixed, and if their support page is any indication, they are working on it.

  • the_rick

    Yep, look at all the irate gamers mentioned in this article. Ignore the one who is a friend.
    Yep, look at them taking to the internet.

  • Dakan45

    Can games just release when ready?

  • PIRATE or NINJA

    The brumley tower bug doesnt prevent the main story from progressing. its only side quest that it affects

  • Greg

    I am having my screen freeze, may just be my 360 is old, but no issue with either the Fire Fly mission or Brumley Tower. I have progressed past both of these.

  • johnny

    Love the game, but it is the glitchiest game I’ve ever played on any system. My game has crashed and gone black 6 times in the 6 days its been out. my friends save was corrupted half way through and had to restart. I got to a part where you blow up a floor and its supposed to cue a cinematic, but the game froze black screen, and had to shut down and reboot. found other bugs too that wouldn’t let me progress. too bad, but i still love the game.