Players of the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight are reporting many issues with the title.
Update: Game director and co-founder of Rocksteady Games Sefton Hill has released a duo of tweets addressing the issues. “I’m aware that some users are reporting performance issues with the PC version. This is something that Rocksteady takes very seriously. WBGames is working with the PC developer IronGalaxy to address the issues ASAP. Rocksteady will provide any support to get this resolved.”
Original Story: Release day is a big day for any video game developer or publisher, and Batman: Arkham Knight is no different. This highly anticipated title unfortunately ran into quite a few issues following its midnight release, most notably with PC users. Gamers have taken to Steam, Reddit, 4chan, NeoGAF, and a variety of other comment sections and forums to discuss the issues they have run into, which include frequent stuttering, sporadic freezing, memory leaks, and audio glitches while moving around.
Many gamers also reported a 30fps cap. Although a poster in NeoGAF shared a way to work around that (Go to the Arkham Knight installation folder and navigate to “BmGameConfigBmSystemSettings.ini”. In the config file, change “Max_FPS=30” to “Max_FPS=9999”) Reddit users have reported instability issues when doing so.
The issues appear most apparent for those using AMD graphics cards, with multiple users reporting a drop to as low as 5fps during certain points of gameplay. Warner Bros Interactive VP of game technology Gary Lake-Schall addressed the issue on Steam, saying “there are some known issues with the performance of Batman: Arkham Knight for PC owners using AMD graphics cards. We are working closely with AMD to rectify these issues as quickly as possible and will provide updates here as they become available. We thank you for your patience in this matter.”
Rocksteady acknowledged the issue in a brief statement, saying “We’re aware that some users are reporting performance issues with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight. This is something that Rocksteady takes very seriously. We are working closely with our external PC development partner to make sure these issues get resolved as quickly as possible. We’ll update this thread when we’ve got more info to share.”
Batman: Arkham Knight released at midnight on June 23 for Xbox, PS4, and PC.