It’s no secret that the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight has extremely bad optimisation. This eventually led to its publisher, Warner Bros., pulling the PC game out from sale, promising that it will be available for purchase again once the game has been patched. Finally, the promised fix is now available, but the game still can’t be purchased on Steam at time of writing.
The PC patch actually went live accidentally to several players earlier this week. Now, Warner Bros. said that it is available to everyone who owns the game. Here are some of the improvements and fixes that the patch brings:
- Reduced frame rate hitches
- Optimisations 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)
If you happen to have a PC version of the game, try it out for yourself. Gamers who have tested the game with the new patch are reporting pretty significant improvements. While a game as highly-aclaimed as this should run well upon release, it’s good to finally have a fix for the issues.