These last few days have not been particularly joyous one for fans of the Batman. Batman: Arkham Knight was supposed to be a bombastic, over the top and extravagant finale to Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham trilogy but instead the game has been at the centre of a huge controversy.
When the game launched, those who bought Batman: Arkham Knight on PC found that the game had such a poor framerate that it was unplayable. Some people asked for a refund, others just left scathing reviews, and others criticised (PC development team) Iron Galaxy Studios for not having done a better job. Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive chose to pull the game from sale until the problems were fixed and now, a new Batman: Arkham Knight PC patch has been released.
Batman: Arkham Knight PC Patch
Unfortunately this patch – which went live over the weekend – is just a teeny tiny one, so if you haven’t gotten a refund (or if you’ve not bought the game yet) don’t expect all of the problems to be fixed. Here are the patch notes:
- 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
As for future updates that will actually make Batman: Arkham Knight work on PC, Warner Bros. says that in the near future we can expect “support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menu”, “fix for low resolution texture bug”, “improve overall performance and framerate hitches”, and “address full screen rendering bug on gaming laptops”. There’s no word on an exact date for this patch just yet, but we’ll keep you posted.
Have you encountered problems with Batman: Arkham Knight on PC? Have you gotten a refund or are you weathering the storm for a fix? Leave a comment and let us know.