Wow, was Batman: Arkham Knight really released this year? I can hardly remember. I’ve been too busy rummaging through the bushes as Big Boss to further drive up the completion rate on my save file. Good news though to those wanting to play it properly on the PC. The patch fixing the problems that derailed its launch has been released, and now after many months of waiting, you can (almost) properly play the game.

Just think of it like you’re getting a free holiday AAA title.

The patch, which is just an interim patch as more improvements are expected later, will be downloaded when you turn on Steam. Warner Bros. Interactive has a list of improvements that this will make:

  • 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)

And it also has a list of improvements it hopes to make in the coming months.

  • 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

So it’s not perfect, but early downloaders are claiming that the PC version of this game is in much better shape than it had been at launch. Congratulations.