Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment may not be winning the battle for the hearts of PC gamers around the world, with the “Batman: Arkham Knight” PC version still being plagued by problems and technical issues, but there seems to be some good news with the announcement of the game’s first interim patch now being tested with a potential release within the coming few weeks.
The PC version of the otherwise critically acclaimed game was unfortunately met with negative reviews due to technical issues with the final game that was launched and distributed. The console game garnered rave reviews, but the PC version ended up being pulled from sales just a few days after it was released. Thousands of users had reported major technical problems with the game when they installed it on their computers. After pulling out the PC version, Warner Bros. even offered to refund those who had already purchased the game. The PC version ended up having 65% of over 11,000 steam customers not recommending the game.
Just a few days ago, Warner Bros. had announced their first interim patch was already undergoing testing and they should be releasing it to the public “in the next few weeks.” The patch was meant to be released this month, but based on the statements, PC gamers should be getting it sometime next month instead.
“The teams have been working hard to address the issues with the PC version of the game, We are happy to confirm that we are now putting the first interim patch into testing. If all goes well, we expect to issue the patch in the next few weeks. We’ll be sure to report back in the next two weeks on how the testing is coming along,” the post on Steam reads.
The new patch is set to fix numerous technical issues in the game including the max frame rate which is supposedly now adjustable to 30, 60, and 90, additional motion blur settings, film grain fixes, texture option and other settings have also been added. One thing of note is Warner Bros. calling the patch as their “first” release indicating a second, third and so on. PC gamers were expecting one update to fix all of the issues in their game, but it seems like they would have to wait for more than one to fix all the game’s problems.
Major fixes for the upcoming update are listed below:
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
More Robust In-Game Settings, including:
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)
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