Batman: Arkham Knight Receives PC Performance Patch

Batman: Arkham Knight launched in a horrendous state on PC and suffered from frame hitching, poor optimization and instability. Unbelievably, Warner Brothers decided to outsource the PC version to Iron Galaxy, a studio with a fairly sketchy record. For example, they are still a relatively new studio created in 2008 and were responsible for the clunky Borderlands 2 port on the PlayStation 4. Batman: Arkham Knight took things to a completely new level and customers had to resort to the Steam Refund policy because the game was completely broken. Warner Brothers admitted this was a massive error on their part, and promised to make the PC version a priority. Despite this, the PC edition is still quite buggy and doesn’t run that well on some setups. Additionally, there’s no support for SLI at all, and the publisher said the possibility of it being integrated is zero.

Yesterday, Batman: Arkham Knight received a new patch and changelog on the official Steam page which reads:

“Hi Everyone,

The latest patch for Batman: Arkham Knight was released today and contains the following updates:

  • Fixed some issues with stars being awarded or lost incorrectly in specific AR Challenges
  • Improved target prioritization during combat
  • Restored heavier rain during the opening section of the game
  • Fixed missing rain effects on a few remaining player character skins
  • Miscellaneous gameplay fixes and stability improvements
  • Fixes to some keyboard and mouse prompts after being rebound
  • Made frame times more consistent for 60hz monitors running at 30fps with VSync enabled
  • Previously equipped gadgets can be selected with keyboard and mouse again after restarting an AR Challenge
  • Fixed the default key binding for Harley’s Snare gadget
  • Batgirl’s Remote Hacking Device can now be properly selected with keyboard & mouse in AR Challenges
  • Minor performance optimizations for certain combinations of hardware
  • Fixed keyboard & mouse controls that did not function in DLC AR Challenges when no previous save data existed
  • Quick Photo Mode can now be triggered with keyboard and mouse controls when using the Batmobile
  • Special Combo Takedowns can now be performed with Quickfire Gadget binds if they were rebound
  • Fixed graphical corruption that may occur after Alt-Tabbing
  • Improvements and corrections to some localized text
  • Added new Classic Harley Quinn skin for use in AR Challenges & the Harley Quinn Story Pack
  • Added Arkham Knight as a playable character for AR Challenges & the Red Hood Story Pack
  • Added support for December DLC content”

How does Batman: Arkham Knight run on your PC?