Arkham Knight PC's Next Big Patch Slated For Sometime Next Month

Arkham Knight PC's Next Big Patch Slated For Sometime Next Month

Amidst chatter that the troubled PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight wouldn't be fixed until this spring, Warner Bros. has announced that a patch addressing a large portion of its to-do list of fixes is "targeted" for release in August. Yay.

The statement, which actually does nothing to disprove that a spring date for the PC version of the game to be officially fixed, reads as follows:

As an update, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Rocksteady and our partners are targeting an interim patch update for existing players to be released in August. This update will address many of the issues we listed in our June 27 update. We will provide additional details as we finalise that interim patch over the coming weeks.

Note the language being used here, specifically the word "targeting". It's basically saying they'd like to see this update released in August — that's the plan right now. A plan that could easily slip, just like the plan to release a stable, non-buggy PC version of one of the year's most anticipated games at launch, if that ever really was a plan.

Also note that this interim patch is aimed at fixing issues for "existing players" and is not indicative of when the game will be deemed patched enough to be a product Warner Bros. is willing to sell.

In summary, this entire situation is really stupid.


    "In summary, this entire situation is really stupid." Yes it is absurd. Good thing I am digging Witcher. PCars and Yoshi Wooley World. Feel bad for those kiddies who got this and only this game to tide them over.

      thank god steam introduced refunds not that long before... Hence why they stopped the sale of the game, they were getting bombarded with refunds left right and center... at that point while I feel sorry for the people who pre-ordered and were disappointed I'm not sorry for the people who didn't refund it.

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      Did you finish the first two before you started Witcher 3? I've tried playing the first one but I really can't get over my dislike of the combat system. Debating watching some plot summaries and just jumping into Witcher 3 directly.

        I had exactly the same experience, I just couldn't bring myself to keep playing 1 but I want to play 3.

        I remember playing the first one for a short time.. and the 2nd one I played the first 10 hours or so but couldn't stomach the way it forced you to prepare for combats that you had no idea about, before you even encounter the enemies.. the whole system of meditation and drinking potions in advance looks good on paper but plays out annoyingly, to me. Other people enjoyed it.. I didn't.

        I played Witcher 3 all the way through from start to finish, over 4 or 5 weekends and some weeknights in between. It had me hook, line and sinker from the prologue onwards. Certainly a much easier plot to follow and the entire combat and potion system was completely streamlined and more intuitive, to me.

        I even tried going back to 2 after finishing 3 and I just couldn't do it.. the combat is so clumsy by comparison. I think instead, I might wipe the dust off one of my Risen games and give that a try.

        Played 2 hours of the first and 30 mins of the second. Never watched any plot summaries and now about 80 hours into 3 and not once felt lost. Although I'm sure there's a bunch of references I'm missing.

        The first one is kind of painful until you get past Visima, the story picks up and becomes a lot more coherent. It's almost as if it takes them 2 acts to work out how to tell the story.

        The combat in number one made me hate it yet two is one of my favourite games till 3 came out.
        Dis-love for the first should not stop you from playing two and especially Witcher 3.

          Cool, thanks man. I figured it was just me after everyone raved about the first one.

            Actually if you look enough you will find heaps (and I mean heaps) of people can't stand how Witcher 1 plays. Yet most fans of the series feel the story is better in 1 than 2.

    Bought it from Dungeon Crawl for $50 then ran this great little utility from Kaldaien on the Steam forums:

    I'm getting around 60fps at max settings and no texture issues.

      Are you using SSD or HDD? They say they haven't tried HDD and I don't have 50gb to spare on my SSD lol.)

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        I'm using 2 SSD's — 1 for the system (120Gb) and 1 for major apps and games that I'm playing at the time (500Gb).

          Yeah, that's what I feared lol. I'll have to give it a try (or free up some SSD goodness). Cant take sub 30fps performance on a 970 at normal settings 1080p. It's just a joke.

    I played about 2 or 3% of the game so far.. just to get a feel for it. To be honest, it is almost playable without patches.. just that at certain points in the game, like with the batmobile, the FPS tanks and becomes really unplayable. So I've decided to hold out for a decent patch so I can really enjoy the game as it was meant to be. Hopefully the August patch brings it up to a reasonable level..

      If you want to play it before then, you can use settings guides like this:
      Should only take 5-10 minutes and it'll make the game much, much more playable

        Yeah, I followed that already. It does play quite well 90% of the time. It's playable.. it's just not an awesome experience.. so I'm holding out in the hopes that a performance patch might make that other 10% awesome, is all. I could play it as it is.. but I just prefer to wait so that those parts of the game can be enjoyable too.

          Admittedly i am enjoying this game a little bit too much. I should be angry at them. But the story and graphics are so good i am literally overlooking the occasional stuttering. Which is honestly rare for me to overlook in games, but i found this game so atmospheric and involving. That is not to say, that I am giving them a free pass. They should have seriously fixed all this crap before releasing the game.

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    I couldn't wait.

    I am about 94% of the way through on the main story playing at 4k on my 980ti with full detail and dealing with the little hiccups.

    The game in general is excellent, and 4k graphics are jaw dropping. But yeh at times, the hiccups and slow downs do get annoying. Its a shame such a great game came out poorly optimized.

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