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Batman Gets Its First PC Patch but “Significant” Work Still Needed

Batman Arkham Knight, Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Rocksteady, has had a very rocky release regarding the PC version to the extent that Warner Bros. had to suspend its sales to get it fixed first.

The first patch in a set of patches planned by the developer to get Batman Arkham Knight completely fixed is due to release this weekend and it includes a number of essential fixes:

  • Fixed a crash that was happening for some users when exiting the game
  • Fixed a bug which disabled rain effects and ambient occlusion. We are actively looking into fixing other bugs to improve this further
  • Corrected an issue that was causing Steam to re-download the game when verifying the integrity of the game cache through the Steam client
  • Fixed a bug that caused the game to crash when turning off Motion Blur in BmSystemSettings.ini. A future patch will enable this in the graphics settings menu

“Rocksteady is leading our team of developers and partners as we work on the PC performance issues that players have been encountering,” Warner Bros. announced “The work is significant and while we are making good progress on improving performance, it will take some time to ensure that we get the right fixes in place.”

Rocksteady also made their priorities clear by listing the issues they are determined to fix:

  • Support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menu
  • Fix for low resolution texture bug
  • Improve overall performance and framerate hitches
  • Add more options to the graphics settings menu
  • Improvements to hard drive streaming and hitches
  • Address full screen rendering bug on gaming laptop
  • Improvements to system memory and VRAM usage
  • NVIDIA SLI bug fixes
  • Enabling AMD Crossfire
  • NVIDIA and AMD updated drivers

The PC version of Batman Arkham Knight was developed by Iron Galaxy Studios and when it released on June 23rd was a complete mess. We hope Rocksteady does its best at getting the game to the standards it should be meeting in the shortest time possible. Tell us if you had tried Batman Arkham Knight on PC and what issues did you run into.