First Patch For PC Version Of Batman Arkham Knight Is Out Now

By Mike Sousa on June 29, 2015, 2:57PM EST

Following the disastrous launch of Batman Arkham Knight on PC, Rocksteady Studios has now released the first patch for the game. The patch will introduce a few fixes, however, players will need to wait a bit longer for major performance improvements.

"Rocksteady is leading our team of developers and partners as we work on the PC performance issues that players have been encountering. 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," said Rocksteady.

The latest patch prevents crashs after exiting the game or when turning off Motion Blur in BmSystemSettings.ini, fixes the bug which disabled rain effects and ambient occlusion, and prevents an issue that was causing Steam to re-download the game when verifying the integrity of the game cache through the Steam client.

Rocksteady is aware that there's still much left to do, and so, the developer is currently working hard to fix all other performance issues. The list below represents a list of key areas that are currently the biggest concern and focus of Rocksteady and Iron Galaxy Studios.

  • 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

"We would like to thank our fans for their patience and invaluable feedback. We will continue to monitor and listen for any additional issues," Rocksteady added.

Batman: Arkham Knight released last Tuesday on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. However, the PC version has so many problems and issues that Rocksteady had to remove the game from Steam and major retailers. Those who want to experience the best of the game will either have to get a console version or wait a bit longer for the next patch.

Source: Warner Bros Games Community

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