Rocksteady Studios promised us a fix, and they’ve delivered.. sort of. Instead of fixing the issue entirely, Rocksteady has only fixed the DX11 performance problems on 64-bit operating systems.
The PC patch fixing DirectX 11 issues in Batman: Arkham City has gone live, but Rocksteady is suggesting folks running 32-bit versions of Windows 7 or Vista to skip it for the time being.
“Users running Windows 7 32 bit or Windows Vista 32 bit should ONLY use DX 9 settings until a future patch that addresses this specific issue is released,” said Warner Brothers in a statement. “We are actively working to address the remaining issue tied to DX 11 for users running 32 bit versions of Windows Vista or Windows 7.”
Take a look at the Major fixes that this patch addresses are listed below:
• Performance / hitching issues have been greatly improved for running in DX 11.
• An issue with players running out of Video Memory or encountering a Rendering Thread Exceptions has been addressed. This was primarily affecting 32-bit Operating Systems.
• A progression block after defeating Ra’s Al Ghul has been fixed. This was an issue that occurred primarily on lower end computer setups and is described as Batman not readying his Reverse Batarang.
• A crash that occurred when scrolling between the Character Bios and Arkham City Stories has been fixed.
• A crash that occurred when selecting “Press Start” immediately when available at the Title Screen has been fixed. The issue was described as crashing/hard locking around the DLC (Downloadable Content) check.
Take a look at The Arkham City Skins Pack video below, which contains seven bonus Batman skins: 1970s Batman, Year One Batman, The Dark Knight Returns, Earth One, Batman Beyond, Animated Batman and Sinestro Corps Batman.