Gotham Knights single-player - Can you play solo?

Image of Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Red Hood in Gotham Knights.
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Sometimes, as a brooding hero in Gotham's dark underbelly, you want to take things at your own pace and work alone. It's what Batman himself does, so those playing Gotham Knights may want to go down that route. Here's how to play Gotham Knights single-player to save the city on your own terms.

Gotham Knights lets players choose whether to become Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, or Red Hood as they fight crime in the night-time hours. Each character has their own abilities and builds, which will be fun to play around with as you progress. The game is releasing on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation consoles, and can be played in co-op, too.

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Can you play Gotham Knights in single-player?

The good news is that yes, Gotham Knights can be played solo. Warner Bros. Games has confirmed that the game is single-player and that the entire game, side missions included, will be playable solo.

If you want to play co-op, however, everything is available for two players, including exploration and boss battles. You won't get taken out of your current situation to let someone join.

You also won't need an internet connection to play solo, so don't worry if you have spotty WiFi. A connection will only be needed if you're planning on playing co-op with someone. No longer do we have to fear the repercussions of internet going down!

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How does multiplayer work in Gotham Knights?

Gotham Knights will be available in co-op and single-player as soon as the game releases this week. Here are some answers to frequent questions that players have:

Does Gotham Knights have local co-op?

If you are looking to play Gotham Knights with a friend, you won't be able to team up locally via splitscreen. To join a friend, no matter where they are, you will need to link up online via the internet. As such, you'll need a subscription to your console's online matchmaking service.

Gotham Knights also appears to only have invite-only online play, with no random matchmaking. This could be beneficial, but may mean players wanting to team will have to wait until a friend is available. In the meantime, you'll have no other choice but to patrol the streets of Gotham City solo.

When does Gotham Knights release?

Gotham Knights will release worldwide on October 21. You can find it on Steam and the Epic Games Store on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.

The game will not be available on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, and as such is one of the few new-generation only releases we've seen. A previous-gen version was initially planned, but it was canned to ensure current systems get the best possible version.

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