It's a little later than planned, but the interim patch for the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight is now available to download via Steam. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have issued a list of the fixes, which aim on improving the overall performance of the game, along with what they will be sorting out in the next few patches.
Here's the full list of changes in the interim patch:
- Reduced frame rate hitches
- Optimizations 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)
Here's what the future updates will be focusing on:
- Adding support for SLI and Crossfire
- Adding support for the latest DLC & Season Pass content
- Adding support for additional updates such as Photo Mode
- Continued improvements and bug fixing for a Windows 7 specific memory issue that occurs on configurations with 8GB of system RAM and some
- NVIDIA GPUs during extended game play
- Continued improvements for Windows 10 specific issues on systems with some AMD GPUs
This first step is highly overdue after the issues many PC gamers faced back in June, but it has meant that the price of the PC version has plummeted as a result. In fact, CDKeys have reduced their price yet again to £7.99 for the PC version (and you can bring that price down an extra 5% with their voucher code) making this the right time to snag a cheap copy for your Steam library.
That said, we hope that the patch helps out those who have found the game unplayable since release. If you have downloaded the patch, do let us know if it has helped improve performance, made things worse, or not done anything at all!