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WB Games Testing Interim Patch For PC Version Of 'Batman: Arkham Knight'

Batman: Arkham Knight was released two months ago, and yet the game's PC version still suffers from the same issues that made fans frustrated, to say the least, at its overall quality. Now, WB Games has released another statement via Steam, promising that changes are coming in the near future.

These changes are coming in the form of interim patches, the first of which is already in its testing phase. If all goes well with the tests, then the patch should be delivered in "the next few weeks." The list of changes isn't lengthy, but it does cover most of the major issues concerning performance and graphics quality.

Reduced frame rate hitchesOptimized system memory and VRAM usageImproved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)Min Spec AMD GPU is once again the Radeon HD 7870 2GBAdded the ability to change settings for Max FPS to 30/60/90Added toggles for Motion Blur, Chromatic Aberration, and Film GrainAdded a "High" Texture Resolution valueAdded Texture Filtering optionAdded an Adaptive V-Sync option (Nvidia only)Added VRAM Usage MeterAdded Mouse Sensitivity Slider & Mouse Smoothing OptionFixed low resolution texture bugsFixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)

The developers are also working on some other issues as well, such as skipping the boot up splash screens and adding DLC, Season Pass content and Photo Mode. However, these aren't top priority fixes when compared to the list above. Still, it's reassuring that the PC version won't lag behind in terms of content and features when the bigger issues are fixed.

It's also important to note that the testing for the patch could take some time. The announcement stated that WB Games will provide an update on testing in two weeks. In addition, there's the slight chance that the tests won't produce the intended result, setting back the patch release date even further. In other words, don't hold your breath for this patch.

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  • Emanuel Elmo
    2 months and no progress. This is amazing. They got the money from all the suckers and are just now taking there sweet time.

    What a shock. Why I will never pre-order any games any more. This is just a bunch of BS.
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  • bskchaos
    <mod edit>, it is already behind consoles... Despite being able to play the game with minimal issues, I haven't see a single DLC, Their frigging Season Pass is pretty simple: delayed stuff, while pirates enjoy everything that has been released!!!

    Watch the language. - G
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  • jimmysmitty
    16499643 said:
    2 months and no progress. This is amazing. They got the money from all the suckers and are just now taking there sweet time.

    What a shock. Why I will never pre-order any games any more. This is just a bunch of BS.

    Problem is that they are making changes deep in the game. This is not like most patches which don;t need major rework. The game needs a rework of the entire thing, not just one part.

    I have already played and beat it and it performed fine for me. Not as well as I wanted it to in some areas but overall it was not as bad as people are making it to be.

    Personally I am just sad I have to wait for the DLC.
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  • gergguy
    This is what happens when big corporations buy up all the small game studios. Some big wig at the top says the game has to be done by such and such a date. The guys that are actually making the game know it's not ready but said big wig either doesn't listen or only sees $$$.
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  • kookykrazee
    Didn't WB remove the game from Steam because of the all of the refund requests?
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  • jimmysmitty
    They removed it because of the issue and will return it to Steam when they have it fixed and in good working condition. The refunds came just after that.
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  • davmazin
    What the hell and what about it eating away all the ram on a 8gb system i dont know any game except this that eats away 95% of system ram even gta v that looks better than this doesnt eat that much ram
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  • alidan
    Didn't WB remove the game from Steam because of the all of the refund requests?
    they removed it themselves seeing how broke this thing was and gave a tutorial on how to refund the game through various sites.

    even places without refund policies made refunding an option to tell you how broke the game was.
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  • Emanuel Elmo
    16499701 said:
    16499643 said:
    2 months and no progress. This is amazing. They got the money from all the suckers and are just now taking there sweet time.

    What a shock. Why I will never pre-order any games any more. This is just a bunch of BS.

    Problem is that they are making changes deep in the game. This is not like most patches which don;t need major rework. The game needs a rework of the entire thing, not just one part.

    I have already played and beat it and it performed fine for me. Not as well as I wanted it to in some areas but overall it was not as bad as people are making it to be.

    Personally I am just sad I have to wait for the DLC.

    The problem is they release a game that is broken and people like yourself don't seem to care and just throw money at the big corporations. Which in turn will not solve nothing and make things even worse with more and more releases of broken games. How quickly we forget about Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed Unity, Watch Dogs, etc. I can keep on naming more. This is crazy stupid. Games are 60 bucks. That is a lot of money for very short game play.

    What they should have done is release a game that is working.

    However, I am not mad at you for enjoying the game. I am just sick an tired of big companies releasing games that do not work. Yes.... pulling a game off the shelf is broken not matter how you pull it.
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  • canadianvice
    2 months and no progress. This is amazing. They got the money from all the suckers and are just now taking there sweet time.

    What a shock. Why I will never pre-order any games any more. This is just a bunch of BS.

    You deserved it if you pre-ordered.
    Who the hell gives someone their money before they've seen the product? You wouldn't buy a car blind. They do this specifically so they make game budget and profits on the pre-orders, since they tightly control any feedback and reviews beforehand.

    Once the game is opened, it can't generally be returned. Bam. Insta-profit. It's a model based on foolishness, and there's clearly plenty of fools!
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