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.