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Things Aren’t Getting Any Better With Batman: Arkham Knight On PC

by Mike Futter on Jun 24, 2015 at 08:16 AM

Following yesterday’s acknowledgment that there are significant problems with the PC version of Arkham Knight, Rocksteady has issued a lengthy statement intended to help players. If you want to “Be the Batman,” you’re going to need to massage the settings a bit.

What stands out in Rocksteady’s post is that the developer strongly urges players not to edit the .ini file. Players have been doing so to remove the 30 frames-per-second cap, an oddity in contemporary PC gaming.

“We do not recommend that users change anything in the game’s .ini files as this will potentially negatively impact performance, including frame rate, and stability,” Rockstead writes. “At this time we do not recommend using NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience or AMD’s Gaming Evolved Optimization tools.”

Additionally, Rocksteady says that Crossfire support for AMD graphics cards is not yet supported. The developer suggests that AMD will need to issue updated drivers. For those using Nvidia cards and SLI, Rocksteady suggests forcing the game to use one card for dedicated PhysX support.

For those playing with minimum settings, Rocksteady recommends a resolution of no greater than 720p. For recommended settings users, that should stay at or below 1080p. For complete recommendations, you can check out Rocksteady’s post. WB Games has yet to respond to yesterday’s request for comment. 

[Source: Rocksteady]


Our Take
While these workarounds might be getting some people up and running, the situation on Steam is getting worse. Batman: Arkham Knight continues to carry a Mostly Negative rating with approximately 5,000 more reviews posted since our story yesterday. Rocksteady needs to get in front of this and start laying out a plan for repairs quickly.