Patch Coming to Fix PC Batman: Arkham City’s DX11 Issues

Some PC players of Batman: Arkham City are experiencing some performance issues, and I’m sure they’re not happy. Warner Bros. Interactive has confirmed that those troubles are related to the game’s use of DX11, and Rocksteady is on the case working to create a patch to fix it. That’s kind of annoying, given that the PC version had been delayed presumably to fix big troubles like this one.

For players currently having trouble with performance in the game, there’s a quick work-around that lessens the graphical impact of the game but at least makes it playable. If you go into the “Configure PC Options” menu in your Steam library or use the “Settings” menu in Games for Windows Live, you can disable DirectX 11 and bump the game back down to DX9. It’s not as horrific as it sounds — the game still looks pretty great — and you should avoid any issues with DX11.

Via Joystiq.

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6 Comments on Patch Coming to Fix PC Batman: Arkham City’s DX11 Issues


On November 25, 2011 at 11:50 pm

I purchased the game through steam. I find that if I leave the game running and wait for about 2 minutes, the glitchy-ness goes and runs quite smooth. The glitchy-ness comes back when you enter an new room then you gotta wait a few seconds to get it smooth again. Or when you’ve got looooads of enemies in one area (like the museum level with “gladiator room” fight – kinda slowed things down. Other then that I’d rather play it in DX11 mode because its not really preventing me to play the game.

My rig – intitally I didnt want it for gaming (coz i had both consoles and PC games were too impressive), I’m planning for a much meatier PC soon.

Intel Core i7 930 2.7ghz
Asus GTX 580 (original card)
6gb 1600Mhz XMP ram @1333 but XMP1600mhz is optional
Asus P6x58d-E motherboard
Creative Titanium HD sound card
Corsair Professional Series HX850Watt
x1 BluRay RW – x1 DVD+RW
x1 256GB SSD @ 80k (System)
x1 1TB HDD (Game files)
Asus 120Hz 3D Gaming Monitor with Nvida 3D Vision (Version 1)
Coolmaster HAF 932 Case

Darth Soda Pop

On November 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Not your gaming rig? Planning on a meatier machine? Are you trying to make me jealous on purpose?


On November 28, 2011 at 1:42 am

I just hope the game crashes get fixed also.


On November 28, 2011 at 8:07 am

ScrewTheConsole, you are an idiot!


On December 4, 2011 at 11:29 am

On warez site patch is and working fine no lags fast loads and on dx11 works super smoth


On December 4, 2011 at 10:56 pm

@ Screwtheconsole
Nice rig there. Throw another 580 in there and ur system will be blazing.

I don’t know why developers have the habit lately of releasing unfinished games with the intent to patch it later. Your release date purchases for your games, paying full price is going to fall big time. Everyone will just wait until the patch comes out to buy the game and wait to purchase when cheaper also.