Batman: Arkham Knight PC owners have had to go through over two months of a broken game, but late yesterday, Warner Bros. has released an interim patch that provides some major fixes and improvements to the title.
Here are some of the changes WB has revealed have been made to Arkham Knight:
- Reduced frame rate hitches
- Optimizations for system memory and VRAM usage
- Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)
- More Comprehensive In-Game Settings
- Fixed low resolution texture bugs
- Fixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)
In addition to those changes, WB is currently working on the following for future updates:
- Adding support for SLI and Crossfire
- Adding support for the latest DLC & Season Pass content
- Adding support for additional updates such as Photo Mode
- Continued improvements and bug fixing for a Windows 7 specific memory issue that occurs on configurations with 8GB of system RAM and some NVIDIA GPUs during extended game play
- Continued improvements for Windows 10 specific issues on systems with some AMD GPUs
While we waited for Warner Bros. to release patches to improve Arkham Knight, we learned the game was outsourced and ported by only 12 people and would require “significant” work as Rocksteady and NVIDIA worked together to improve it. As a result, WB has suspended sales of the game on PC, which as of this writing, is still unavailable for purchase.
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Yeah, all better. There's even FPS options of 30, 60, or 90.
Sweet, I'll get around to playing this someday. With everything I'm trying to finish right now and with Fallout 4 coming up, it's not going to be soon.
At this point, I'm going to wait to see if it's 60% off on the Winter Steam Sale. Anything less and I'd feel like I'm rewarding them for terrible decision making.