Rocksteady pushed out a patch today for the troubled PC port of Arkham Knight. The patch addresses some – though certainly not all – of the game’s issues, including a bug that caused Steam to completely reinstall the game when attempting to verify files, a bug that caused the game to crash once motion blur is activated, and adding ambient occlusion and water dripping effects on the Batsuit and Batmobile back in.
More patches are on the way for those who are still playing the game on PC, though there’s no date set for future patches or when the game will go back up for sale.
“The work is significant and while we are making good progress on improving performance, it will take some time to ensure that we get the right fixes in place.”
Rocksteady also outlined exactly what they are aiming to fix in future patches, which includes:
- Support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics setting 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 laptops
- Improvements to system memory and VRAM usage
- NVIDIA SLI bug fixes
- Enabling AMD crossfire
- NVIDIA and AMD updated drivers
Something worth pointing out is that the lack of dripping water effects, ambient occlusion, and high-res textures is attributed to various bugs, rather than them straight up not being included in the game, which is… suspect, but I’m honestly not savvy enough to see whether or not that’s the case. For the time being, water effects have been improved and look on par with the PS4 version, so that’s something at least.
Rocksteady also thanked fans for their patience and “invaluable feedback,” which more or less amounts to frustrated screaming on message boards.