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Game: Gotham Knights
Content Type: Gaming News
Date: November 29, 2022

Both PC and console versions of Gotham Knights received similar patches today, with the biggest update coming in the form of two new game modes. Both new modes are free, and available to players with any version of the base game. The 4-player PvE mode Heroic Assault was promised pre-launch, but Showdown, which lets up to two players face off against the game’s main bosses, comes as a something of a surprise.

Offering 30 floors of enemies to fight through with your friends, Heroic Assault also features a new enemy: Starro, the Conqueror. He sounds like he’s probably a boss, and he’s also got a familiar foe by his side — a Man-Bat. Given that players will “venture into the depths below Gotham City”, it sounds like you’ll be fighting lower and lower as you progress through this new mode. For groups of 3-4, this new game mode should be a great way to finally get everyone in the same lobby for some Gotham Knights action.

Showdown is the second new mode, offering a chance to face off with all of the game’s main bosses: Clayface, Harley Quinn, Mr. Freeze, and Talia al Ghul. These fights feature “supercharged” versions of the bosses, presumably with new moves and more health and damage. You’ll be able to earn new legendary gear blueprints and unique suit and Batcycle colorways by defeating the bosses in this mode.

We’ve got a guide on unlocking both game modes if you need help getting started! Read on to see the complete patch notes for both PC and console.

Heroic Assault

• Journey deep into Gotham’s underworld (literally) and discover the mystery awaiting at the bottom!

• Four player co-op

• 30 floors

• New gear

• New transmogs

• Launched from player’s location in North Gotham or through the main menu

• Main menu access is available after initially using the North Gotham entrance

Showdown

• The villains are back for round 2! Square off against supercharged versions of the game’s main DC Super-Villains, including Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn, Clayface and Talia al Ghul.

• Solo or two player co-op

• More difficult versions of the game’s boss fights

• New gear

• New transmogs

• Launched from the villains trophies in Belfry

Balancing

• HP requirements for Stealth takedowns

• Boss elemental gears requirements and resistances

• Late game content

• AI Spawning closer to the player’s level

• Enemy health has been lowered on hard difficulty

• Weapon and gear stats

Abilities

• Fix for missing ability points not granted to the player at times

• Robin’s Vantage Mine blast radius reduced

• Robin’s Hanging Vantage Takedown will slightly alert enemies instead of revealing the player’s location

• Robin’s Warping Shot ability doesn’t stop armored attacks anymore

• Fix for AI reaction to Batgirl’s Hacking Overload on non-grounded turrets

• Robin’s Slideways Takedown ability disabled on Court of Owl’s Talons

• Robin’s Bo Swing now applies guard break

• Fixes for Piercing ability icons

• Removed cooldown HUD visual feedback for instant abilities

• Throwing enemies will do increased damage. Additionally, it will cause the enemy to be stunned

• Co-op attack damage has been increased and will award 1 bar of momentum

Gear

• Ruthless Healing conditional property now working as intended

• Increased stealth potential stat on stealth gear

• Adjustment of CPL value, to make it more representative of the gear strength

Challenges

• Simplified and clarified Knighthood challenge objectives

• Increased the amount of Nth Metal awarded by Penguin

Archetypes

• Reduced Health of the Drone Master

• Fix for throwing Large Enemies into wall not causing damage

Database

• Fix for incorrect enemies vulnerabilities.

Rewards

• Player will have access to the Cosmic Batcycle colorway after completing Batgirl’s Heroic Traversal side activity in North Gotham

Gear drop

• Fixed last Hidden cache not rewarding anything

• Added a message when blueprints are automatically converted into salvage

• Boss Fights

• Fix for Talia getting stuck on a wall without evading

• Fix for Talia using her bow as a katana during the fight

• Fix for Batgirl’s Drone staggering bosses

• Fix for Red Hood’s “Focus fire” ability being blocked by Bosses

• Fix for Clayface’s spiked attacks on cloaked Robin

• Fix for Harley Quinn counter attacking when being stunned

Photo Mode

• Added new Body Poses

• Added Intensity option for many of the Filters

• Added Look at Camera option (available when a Body Pose is applied). This option is replicated to other players

• Light Rigs are now replicated to other players

• Light Rig global intensity is now higher and each light’s intensity can be separately controlled

Miscellaneous

• Matchmaking privacy setting option added when starting a New Game

• Fix for certain crime victims dodging the Batcycle

• Turning Off the Enemies stat display in the Options menu will no longer make the Informant Icon disappear

• Red Hood’s laces will no longer stand out

• Fix for rumble suddenly stopping from working

• Adjusted rumble intensity in various situations.

Audio

• Added Dynamic range presets under audio options

• Home Theater (Default and Full dynamic range)

• Night Mode

• TV

• Headphones

Heroic Assault

Journey deep into Gotham’s underworld (literally) and discover the mystery awaiting at the bottom!

• Four player co-op

• 30 floors

• New gear

• New transmogs

• Launched from player’s location in North Gotham or through the main menu

• Main menu access is available after initially using the North Gotham entrance

Showdowns

The villains are back for round 2! Square off against supercharged versions of the game’s main DC Super-Villains, including Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn, Clayface and Talia al Ghul.

• Solo or 2 player COOP

• More difficult versions of the boss fights

• New gear

• New transmogs

• Launched from the villain’s trophies in Belfry

Balancing

• HP requirements for Stealth takedowns

• Boss elemental gears requirements and resistances

• Late game content

• AI Spawning closer to the player’s level

• Enemy health has been lowered on hard difficulty

• Weapon and gear stats

Accessibility

• Sprint Activation option has been implemented

• Crouch Activation option has been implemented

Abilities

• Fix for missing Ability points not granted to the player sometimes

• Robin’s Vantage Mine blast radius reduced

• Robin’s Hanging Vantage Takedown will slightly alert enemies instead of revealing the player’s location

• Robin’s Warping Shot ability doesn’t stop armored attacks anymore

• Fix for AI reaction to Batgirl’s Hacking Overload on non-grounded turrets

• Robin’s Slideways Takedown ability disabled on Court of Owl’s Talons

• Robin’s Bo Swing now applies guard break

• Fixes for Piercing ability icons

• Removed cooldown HUD visual feedback for instant abilities

• Throwing enemies will do increased damage. Additionally, it will cause the enemy to be stunned

• Coop attack damage has been increased and will award 1 bar of momentum

Gear

• Ruthless Healing conditional property now working as intended

• Increased stealth potential stat on stealth gear

• Adjustment of CPL value, to make it more representative of the gear strength

Graphics

• Adjusted Depth of Field effect

• Further optimization to improve the stability of the framerate

• Raytracing has been optimized

• Frame pacing has been improved

Challenges

• Simplified and clarified Knighthood challenge objectives

• Increased the amount of Nth Metal awarded by Penguin

Archetypes

• Reduced Health of the Drone Master

• Fix for throwing Large Enemies into wall not causing damage

Database

• Fix for incorrect enemies vulnerabilities.

Rewards

• Player will have access to the Cosmic Batcycle colorway after completing Batgirl’s Heroic Traversal side activity in North Gotham

Gear drop

• Fixed last Hidden cache not rewarding anything

• Added a message when blueprints are automatically converted into salvage

Boss Fights

• Fix for Talia getting stuck on a wall without evading

• Fix for Talia using her bow as a katana during the fight

• Fix for Batgirl’s Drone staggering bosses

• Fix for Red Hood’s “Focus fire” ability being blocked by Bosses

• Fix for Clayface’s spiked attacks on cloaked Robin

• Fix for Harley Quinn counter attacking when being stunned

Photo Mode

• Added new Body Poses

• Added Intensity option for many of the Filters

• Added Look At Camera option (available when a Body Pose is applied). This option is replicated to other players

• Light Rigs are now replicated to other players

• Light Rig global intensity is now higher and each light’s intensity can be separately controlled

Controls

• Left/Right Stick Deadzone options have been added

• Left/Right Trigger Deadzone options have been added

Miscellaneous

• Matchmaking privacy setting option added when starting a New Game

• Fix for certain crime victims dodging the Batcycle

• Turning Off the Enemies stat display in the Options menu will no longer make the Informant Icon disappear

• Red Hood’s laces will no longer stand out

• Fix for rumble suddenly stopping from working

• Adjusted rumble intensity in various situations.

• UI and Input Fixes

• Localization fixes

• Multiple crash fixes

Audio

• Added Dynamic range presets under audio options

• Home Theater (Default and Full dynamic range)

• Night Mode

• TV

• Headphones

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