Batman: Arkham Knight for PC receives patch to fix some issues but major issues will take more time

Batman: Arkham Knight

The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight has received a patch which takes small steps towards fixing a long list of issues. The a forum on the official website for Batman: Arkham Knight (via Polygon) outlines what changes have been made and the many changes still needed that are on the way. Developer Rocksteady is leading the development team to address the issues.

Here’s the list of changes that arrive in the latest patch:

  • 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

These fixes are welcomed, especially for the Steam re-download problem, but the list of remaining fixes includes some more major issues that will take time. We’ve previously reported on negative reviews of the game’s PC release as well as other problems including a frame rate issue that limited users to 30 FPS.  Steam pulled the game due to bad reviews and it remains unavailable for PC. The official site’s forum lists the major issues that they are working on fixing:

  • 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 most notable issue requiring fixing may be “Support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menu.” High frame rates are a key component of gaming for many users, especially those with gaming PCs.

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