Batman: Arkham Knight PC patch finally released on Steam

4 Sep 2015

Over two months after Warner Bros Interactive took the nuclear option and suspended sales of the new Batman: Arkham game due to complaints from early users, a patch has been rolled.

The final iteration of the Batman: Arkham series – called Batman: Arkham Knight – was released in mid-June across multiple platforms, but PC users were far from enthused.

Message boards filled with complaints of graphic issues and frame rate speeds, forcing the company’s hand.

“We want to apologise to those of you who are experiencing performance issues with Batman: Arkham Knight on PC,” the company’s statement said at the time, suspending sales of the PC version while it worked on a fix.

And now, after issuing a new statement on Steam, the patch is here.

“Good news,” beams the post, “testing for the interim patch has been completed.”

Customer patience is thanked, with a note that any subsequent issues will be dealt with “along the way”.

The full list of fixes includes:

  • 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)

There are also a number of 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

“We’ll provide ongoing updates here as they are made available. In the meantime, please enjoy the game with the latest patch.”

The game still isn’t available for new purchasers, though, at the time of writing.

Main image via BagoGames on Flickr

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic