Latest update to Batman: Arkham Knight for PC brings 'heavier rain' and more

Mired by performance issues and game-breaking bugs, Batman: Arkham Knight for PC has been the center of controversy since its launch. It had so many problems that it was de-listed on Steam and then re-released again, but was still unable to escape criticism from PC users. It also sparked some strong disapproval from gamers after a patch stated that at least 12GB of RAM was required for Windows 10 users. The game was the target of even more criticism when users reported that performance issues in Batman: Arkham Knight had still not been fixed and as a result, full refunds were offered to people who purchased the game on Steam.

Now, Rocksteady Studios has updated the game on Steam again in order to fix some persistent bugs, add support for December's DLC content and improve performance. One other minor feature added in the game includes "heavier rain" in the opening sequence of Batman: Arkham Knight. The full change log includes:

  • Fixed some issues with stars being awarded or lost incorrectly in specific AR Challenges
  • Improved target prioritization during combat
  • Restored heavier rain during the opening section of the game
  • Fixed missing rain effects on a few remaining player character skins
  • Miscellaneous gameplay fixes and stability improvements
  • Fixes to some keyboard and mouse prompts after being rebound
  • Made frame times more consistent for 60hz monitors running at 30fps with VSync enabled
  • Previously equipped gadgets can be selected with keyboard and mouse again after restarting an AR Challenge
  • Fixed the default key binding for Harley’s Snare gadget
  • Batgirl’s Remote Hacking Device can now be properly selected with keyboard & mouse in AR Challenges
  • Minor performance optimizations for certain combinations of hardware
  • Fixed keyboard & mouse controls that did not function in DLC AR Challenges when no previous save data existed
  • Quick Photo Mode can now be triggered with keyboard and mouse controls when using the Batmobile
  • Special Combo Takedowns can now be performed with Quickfire Gadget binds if they were rebound
  • Fixed graphical corruption that may occur after Alt-Tabbing
  • Improvements and corrections to some localized text
  • Added new Classic Harley Quinn skin for use in AR Challenges & the Harley Quinn Story Pack
  • Added Arkham Knight as a playable character for AR Challenges & the Red Hood Story Pack
  • Added support for December DLC content

You can purchase Batman Arkham: Knight for $49.99 on Steam, where it holds a 'Mixed' user review mostly due to some interminable bugs and performance issues.

Source: Steam via GameSpot

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