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Gotham Knights frame rate still stutters without Denuvo DRM

The latest Gotham Knights patch removes the controversial Denuvo DRM software, but it's done little to address wider performance issues with the action game

Gotham Knights protagonist Nightwing, stands ready to fight, his blue logo behind him, illuminating the dark

Gotham Knights frame rate issues have plagued the action game since launch, with just about every gaming PC struggling to get it running well regardless of specs. Now, with the removal of Denuvo DRM, many hoped that performance would improve, but this isn’t quite the case.

The latest Gotham Knights patch dropped earlier this week, bringing a host of minor fixes while also removing the game’s implementation of Denuvo. Yeeting this DRM software has previously helped boost fps in games like Resident Evil Village, and the same is true here to an extent.

CapFrameX reports that average frame rates jump slightly in its absence, which should be welcome to news to those without the best graphics card. However, frame pacing issues and stuttering continue to hamper the Gotham Knights experience, making this fps boost feel rather pointless in the grand scheme of things.

Developer WB Montréal promises to deliver a “larger patch” in the near future, which should “improve performance overall and give you the best possible experience.” There’s no ETA for this update, so you’ll need to put up with less than optimal performance in the meantime while you search for Gotham Knights Batarangs and their locations across the city.