Bring Back Challenge Maps In Arkham Knight

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Bring Back Challenge Maps In Arkham Knight

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As many a Bat-Fan will know, Rocksteady's titular finale to the Arkham videogame saga released this past Tuesday, but with a somewhat odd feature being omitted from the game.

In the previous two releases challenge maps had formed a big part of the overall content package of the titles, so it's easy to understand why so many people were rather baffled at their premature dismissal from Knight's package. The maps added a sense of competitiveness to a largely solitary experience and allowed players the chance to replay different maps with their favourite characters from the Bat-mythos - who often even didn't get a chance to shine in the main single-player story.

It's frustrating in particular as Rocksteady Studios, nor their publisher, made fans aware of their decision to axe this particular staple of the franchise. It can of course be said that the content is made up in the amount of side-content for Knight's main proceedings, but it doesn't take much to repackage areas of Knight's map into challenge areas - as both Asylum and City showed rather easily.

It is also understood that AR challenges are meant to replace challenges, but they pale in comparison as they can only be accessed by Batman. Red Hood, Catwoman, Nightwing, Azrael, Robin and Harley Quinn are only playable in Dual Play or their meagre DLC offerings. It goes without saying that this isn't as satisfying as one would hope.

We hate to whine like this, because at its core Arkham Knight is a fantastic experience. As a studio, Rocksteady have worked incredibly hard to bring this release to us, but a lack of explanation coupled with a very aggressive DLC plan is making players rather uncomfortable, especially as one of the pieces of DLC is actually being referred to as the 'Challenge Map Pack'.

We would like to know why the decision was taken to remove this element from the game, ask that Rocksteady reconsider their inclusion as paid DLC, and instead make them a piece of free additional content. We know this is a lot to ask, but Challenge Maps were a key part of the series and their omission has left a great amount of players disappointed.

Until a response is given, we would urge others in the community to refrain from purchasing the season pass and ask them to raise the issue wherever possible on Arkham social media and the forums itself.

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