On Thursday, Warner Bros. pulled Batman: Arkham Knight from Steam due to a multitude of issues, including framerate dips and constant crashes. Not to fear though, help is on the way as Warner Bros. has just announced the game’s first patch. Furthermore, developer Rocksteady has promised that more work is being done to fix the game’s issues, but it will take “some time” for all these fixes to be completed.

Here’s what the first patch has sorted:

  • Fixed a crash that was happening for some users when exiting the game.
  • Fixed a bug which disabled rain effects and ambient occlusion. We are actively looking into fixing other bugs to improve this further.
  • Corrected an issue that was causing Steam to re-download the game when verifying the integrity of the game cache through the Steam client.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the game to crash when turning off Motion Blur in BmSystemSettings.ini. A future patch will enable this in the graphics settings menu.

Here’s what Rocksteady has promised for the future:

  • Support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menu.
  • Fix for low resolution texture bug.
  • Improve overall performance and framerate hitches.
  • Add more options to the graphics settings menu.
  • Improvements to hard drive streaming and hitches.
  • Address full screen rendering bug on gaming laptop.
  • Improvements to system memory and VRAM usage.
  • NVIDIA SLI bug fixes.
  • Enabling AMD Crossfire.
  • NVIDIA and AMD updated drivers.

The patch seems to have improved the game’s performance a lot, so hopefully it won’t be too long until the game is running perfectly.

Source: WB Games Forum

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