A patch has finally arrived for the Batman: Arkham Knight, bringing with it promises of making the game actually run on PC. For those of you who bought Arkham Knight and didn’t immediately request a refund, you’ll find that several improvements have now been made.
The patch, as detailed on the Steam Community page, offers up the following fixes:
- 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)
Warner Bros. do note that this is an ‘interim’ patch however, and there are still several areas which need work. The development team are still working on:
- 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
Despite fixing a number of notable problems, there’s still clearly a lot of work to be done on Arkham Knight. The patch gives is no indication that the game is close to being put back on sale, but will hopefully allow some existing owners the chance to actually play the game now.