While many gamers have already beaten Batman: Arkham City on their consoles, PC gamers have been
patiently waiting for their chance to even properly use their copies since the game’s June 23 release. It looks like that is going to change very soon however, as the game’s publisher Warner Bros. and developer Rocksteady have finally released a patch for the PC version, said to fix several game-breaking issues.
For those of you who are unaware, this is basically the kind of choppy and inconsistent frame rate that players have had to deal with for the last two months or so.
The patch first appeared on Wednesday for Steam users who had previously signed up to beta test new updates made to the title, however it was quickly pulled after a few hours, possibly because it wasn’t actually 100% finished. Fortunately, the full patch was officially released the next day.
“We would like to thank everyone for their patience and invaluable feedback. We’ll provide ongoing updates here as they are made available. In the meantime, please enjoy the game with the latest patch,” wrote Warner Bros via steam.
Some of the fixed issues detailed in the post include:
- 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)
However users are still not able to buy the game on Steam. The game’s publisher suspended sales after its initial PC launch was met with overwhelmingly terrible reviews. Warner Bros. even gave customers the opportunity to get their money back if they said that they were unhappy with the status of the game, something that was later revealed to be a result of a third party studio – Iron Galaxy – handling the port. Steam users trying to buy the game are currently greeted by text saying it’s still “temporarily suspended while Warner Brothers works to address performance issues.”
Just hold on a little longer, PC gamers.