Before Batman: Arkham Knight launched in June, excitement for Rocksteady’s conclusive chapter was at a fever-pitch, and the threequel enjoyed remarkable success across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version, meanwhile, proved to be a hot mess. With users complaining that the game was ostensibly unplayable on the platform, Warner Bros. pulled the PC version from sale and once reports surfaced about the publisher outsourcing the port to a skeleton team, things began to unravel – and fast.
Two months since launch, and it appears there is now light at the end of the tunnel for Arkham Knight‘s PC port, after WB revealed that the hefty interim patch is primed to touch down “in [the] next few weeks.” Warner made the announcement earlier today after the patch itself moved into the early stages of testing, and we expect that the publisher will be much more rigorous about the state of the port following the community backlash back in June.
Rocksteady is said to have its best engineers working on the case, and though Warner may have burned a lot of bridges by releasing what proved to be one of the worst PC ports in recent memory, we’re hopeful that the imminent interim patch can get Arkham Knight on the right track and back on store shelves.
Here’s a list of improvements set to roll out once testing is complete.
Reduced frame rate hitches.
Optimized system memory and VRAM usage.
Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)
Min Spec AMD GPU is once again the Radeon HD 7870 2GB.
Added the ability to change settings for Max FPS to 30/60/90.
Added toggles for Motion Blur, Chromatic Aberration, and Film Grain.
Added a “High” Texture Resolution value.
Added Texture Filtering option.
Added an Adaptive V-Sync option (NVIDIA only)
Added VRAM Usage Meter.
Added Mouse Sensitivity Slider & Mouse Smoothing Option.
Fixed low resolution texture bugs.
Fixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)
Batman: Arkham Knight launched back in June for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more on Rocksteady’s excellent adventure title, be sure to check out our review.