Batman: Arkham Knight PC fixes “will take some time”


We all know that when Batman: Arkham Knight launched on last week Tuesday, the PC version was broken. It caused a bit of a scene; you might have read some things online. Rocksteady and (we’re assuming because it still hasn’t been officially clarified) Iron Galaxy Studios have been working hard to fix the PC port, and have already released an update that has solved a few issues. There is still a lot of work to be done however, so don’t expect the PC version to be stable anytime soon.

“Rocksteady is leading our team of developers and partners as we work on the PC performance issues that players have been encountering,” it was announced via an official post on the game’s forums. “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 will continue to release updates as they solve issues; this is so that those already playing the PC version (which has since been pulled from Steam and store shelves) can hopefully find some stability. The forum post shared the issues that have been resolved so far:

  • 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

Right now, Rocksteady and co. are focusing on the following list of high priority fixes. There has been no timeframe given as to when any of these fixes will be made available via a patch:

  • 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

There’s clearly a lot of work left to do; something Rocksteady is not afraid of admitting. The good news is that the PC version is already looking better, as can be seen in the following comparison video put together by YouTuber “Robert Cram”.

Source: Batman: Arkham Knight Forums