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Batman: Arkham Knight suffering major PC issues

Sam Loveridge


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Rocksteady has admitted Batman: Arkham Knight is suffering from major issues on PC.

Numerous reports surfaced showcasing that the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight is suffering major performance issues.

These weren’t isolated reports either, with Steam owners of the game taking to the review pages to complain, while the NeoGAF boards were also bombarded with comments.

Rocksteady has been quite to issue a statement though, saying:

“We’re aware that some users are reporting performance issues with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight,” said Rocksteady in a statement via IGN. “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 thred when we’ve got more info to share.”

We’ve had a lot of problems with the PC version ourselves, with performance absolutely shocking. The game wouldn’t even run the intro sequence unless we turned the graphics down to the defaults.

Even running at 720p, the gameplay and cutscenes are jerky.

Elsewhere people have been complaining of frequent stuttering and audio glitches when moving around the open world.

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Additionally, many gamers were a little perplexed to find the game’s framerate has been locked at 30fps.

Thankfully there’s a work around for that and all you need to do is open your Arkham Knight install directory and navigate to:


Then, in the config file, search for “Max_FPS=30” and change it to “

There's no word on a patch for the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight at the moment, but we’ll keep you posted.


June 24, 2015, 11:22 pm

Seems to run smoothly at 60 FPS with V-Sync on, but I have a pretty new and reasonably powerful PC. Windows does keep coming up with out-of-memory messages though, and it has 12GB.

However I'd just summoned the Batmobile and Windows blue-screened!

Also the performance test crashes the game.

Yet another publisher who thinks it's ok to get people to pay full-price to be unwitting beta-testers.


June 25, 2015, 2:58 am

All that message from rocksteady seems to say is,we know it's broken but had nothing to do with it.

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