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Original story (published on October 25, 2022) follows:

Gotham Knights is a new action game set in the universe of the Batman franchise that combines multiple genres to try to offer an entertaining and dynamic experience.

The game has elements from the adventure, combat, action-RPG and open world genres. Players will have to choose one of the available characters from the Bat-family and enter Gotham City to face many dangers.


However, it seems that the first days of the game’s launch are a little bumpy. Many Gotham Knights players are reporting crashing issues on both PC and consoles.

Gotham Knights crashing on PC and consoles since its launch

Many Gotham Knights players have been unable to enjoy it due to notable performance issues (mainly crashing) that interfere with the experience.

The crashing issue reportedly can occur at any point in the game. There are reports where it happens while traveling the map or even during game boot.

Source (Tap/click to enlarge)

Game Crashing on Launch on PC?

I’m trying to launch the game through steam. The game launches, gets a black screen for about 10 seconds, then crashes. I’ve updated drivers, uninstalled and reinstalled the game. I meet the specs (I7, 3080, 16 gb ram).

Game keeps crashing bruh

Is anyone else encountering this I can’t even play the first five mins of the game so much fun 😁

Also, the problem is not only present on PC. There are many reports about Gotham Knights crashing on consoles as well.


I love it when you spend 2 days playing and you lose all your progress due to the game crashing tons of times. Great job 👍

I can blame PlayStation more for this fuckery, I have never loss so many game saves in my entire gaming existence since playing on that platform.

Why do my damn Gotham Knights keep crashing as soon as I start it up. PS5 console.

It’s worth pointing out that the crashing issue even causes loss of progress. That is, once the crash occurs, your ‘game save’ file is in danger of being deleted or corrupted.

Potential workaround for PC

Some Gotham Knights players found a workaround to fix or mitigate the crash. However, it only works for PC (Steam version) and it involves using two command line parameters:

Two command line parameters that have stopped the game from crashing on PC for me. Obviously I’ve found this info in various places but for what it’s worth these two commands have legitimately made the game playable for me:

-USEALLAVAILABLECORES -notexturestreaming

Those command line parameters must be placed in ‘Advanced launch options’ (available from the right click menu on Steam client).

There is no official acknowledgment of this issue from Gotham Knights developers yet. We will update this story as events unfold.

Update 1 (November 08, 2022)

09:46 am (IST): WB Games support team confirmed that the Gotham Knights crashing issue has been escalated. However, there is no ETA for a fix yet.

We are sorry that our troubleshooting steps did not resolve the issue, Lucas. We have passed this information on to our game to take a look at.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and please feel free to reach back out if you need assistance with anything else.

Update 2 (November 14, 2022)

12:31 pm (IST): It seems that Gotham Knights recently received a new update but it hasn’t really fixed the crashing issues as some users still continue to struggle with the same.

Although the WB Games support is aware of the issue but states that there is no ETA for a fix yet.

Hi there. Thanks for reaching back out. We don’t have an estimate for a fix, but we recommend keeping an eye on that bug report listing as well as the official @GothamKnights page for any updates on this issue as they become available. We appreciate your patience in the meantime!

Update 3 (December 22, 2022)

04:45 pm (IST): Fresh reports (1, 2, 3, 4) from gamers suggest that the crashing issues on Gotham Knights have worsened after the recent update.

Update 4 (December 28, 2022)

05:22 pm (IST): Some Gotham Knights players on PC and consoles are reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) that the game is crashing for them for the past few days.

Meanwhile, the support team has responded to one of those affected and suggested some troubleshooting steps to fix the problem.

Hey there, Greg! Thanks for reaching out and letting us know you’re running into some crashing issues in Gotham Knights. We wanted to recommend some other steps you could try, which you can read about here. (Source)

Featured image: Gotham Knights on Twitter

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