Trouble accessing sections of Batman Arkham Knight? Getting frustrated with the “installing game data” message? Here’s how to get rid of it for good.
I, like many other fans, have been enjoying my copy of Batman Arkham Knight and I’ll be posting my review very soon (Edit: the review is now live). In the meantime, some players have reported a strange problem.
While the PS4 version of Batman Arkham Knight has avoided the woeful launch issues of the PC edition, some players have experienced trouble with the installation to hard disk. It seems to be limited to disc based copies of the game, with the latest game update installed.
I experienced the issue myself, seeing the message “installing game data” at certain points. It showed a progress percentage value which refused to budge, except once or twice when I rebooted the console.
This in turn, led to segments of the game, such as Riddler challenges, being inaccessible or impossible to continue. Here’s how I fixed the problem.
I believe that there is a bug in how the game reports its installation percentage to the PS4, in combination with another bug, which prevents it continuing to copy data to the hard disk while the game is being played.
This means that the Playstation thinks it is 100% installed, while the game is actually stuck at say, 7% or perhaps, 56%.
To get Batman really, properly, fully installed, follow these steps:
The game is now ready to play and you should be able to access all areas.
Now go get those super villains!
Download a quick summary of these steps below.
I'm Tim Bader, founder of ErgonomicToolbox.com and the Ergonomic Toolbox training course. I am a writer, author, blogger and church leader, and I help people to overcome RSI and live comfortably with technology. When I'm not writing, helping or training people, I live at home with my wife, two teenage kids and Playstation.
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