Gotham Knights To Run At 30 FPS & No Performance Mode Available



Gotham Knights, the highly-anticipated game, is set to release on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S with exciting features on November 29, 2022. However, a recent announcement has brought some unexpected news for gamers eagerly waiting for its arrival. Let’s dive into the details.


Heroic Assault Mode: A Standalone Experience

Gotham Knights will introduce a thrilling four-player co-op mode called Heroic Assault. This mode, as per the game’s FAQ page, is separate from the main story campaign. It offers an arena-like environment with specific objectives on each of its 30 floors. Gamers can team up online, with up to four players, to take on enemies and complete these challenging tasks.


No Performance Mode, Steady 30 FPS

The big reveal that caught many gamers by surprise is that Gotham Knights will run at a steady 30 frames per second (FPS) on consoles. Unlike some other games, it won’t have a performance mode option to crank up the frame rate at the cost of graphics quality.

Executive producer Fleur Marty explained that due to the complex nature of Gotham Knights, especially the fully untethered co-op experience in its intricately detailed open world, achieving higher frame rates by simply reducing the resolution isn’t possible. Therefore, the game won’t provide a performance/quality toggle option.

Marty clarified, “For this reason, our game [Gotham Knights] does not have a performance/quality toggle option and will run at 30 FPS on consoles.” While this news disappointed some players hoping for smoother graphics, it ensures a consistent gaming experience for all.


Two-Player Online Co-op

Another aspect that drew attention is the limitation of four-player co-op to the Heroic Assault mode. Despite featuring four iconic characters – Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood – the game’s developer, WB Games Montréal, explained the choice to focus on two-player online co-operative (co-op).

According to WB Games Montréal, this decision was made to provide a seamless experience for both solo players and those teaming up with a partner. The game’s world is designed to work well for both solo adventurers and duos, making it adaptable to different playstyles.



While Gotham Knights promises an exciting and immersive gaming experience with its Heroic Assault mode and intriguing storyline, it’s important to note that it will run at a consistent 30 FPS on consoles without a performance mode. Additionally, the four-player co-op feature will be limited to the Heroic Assault mode, while the main story campaign focuses on a two-player online co-op experience. Gamers should keep these details in mind as they prepare to dive into the action-packed world of Gotham Knights on November 29, 2022.