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PC patch for Batman: Arkham Knight is in testing, just weeks away

by Eric Frederiksen | August 21, 2015August 21, 2015 8:40 am PST

Get ready, PC gamers. Your chance to play the hottest game of the early summer is near, just in time for all the big games of fall. The first big patch for Batman: Arkham Knight is almost here.

A spokesperson wrote on the forums that Warner Bros. is “happy to confirm that we are now putting the first interim patch into testing.”

“If all goes well, we expect to issue the patch in the next few weeks. We’ll be sure to report back in the next two weeks on how testing is coming along,” they added.

Here are the fixes we can expect to see in this patch, which isn’t the only one planned:

  • Reduced frame rate hitches
  • Optimized system memory and VRAM usage
  • Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)
    – Min Spec AMD GPU is once again the Radeon HD 7870 2GB
  • More Robust In-Game Settings, including:
    – Added the ability to change settings for Max FPS to 30/60/90
    – Added toggles for Motion Blur, Chromatic Aberration, and Film Grain
    – Added a “High” Texture Resolution value
    – Added Texture Filtering option
    – Added an Adaptive V-Sync option (NVIDIA only)
    – Added VRAM Usage Meter
    – Added Mouse Sensitivity Slider & Mouse Smoothing Option
  • Fixed low resolution texture bugs
  • Fixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)

In addition to fixing the busted parts, they’re also working on adding a few features. One is getting the Season Pass content ready for play. They’re also looking to let players skip the boot-up splash screens, and a Photo Mode is planned as well – an addition that could work better in a comic-based game like Batman than just about anywhere else.

It’s possible, though not likely, that the patch could hit before the end of August, but we should know more soon.

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Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...