Batman Arkham Knight is the most recent addition in Batman series. Batman is quite popular super hero and almost all its series is a hit. But there are ample of known issues with this edition as well. One of the major performance issues is associated with Denuvo DRM that protects the game from piracy. But ample of users reported that the game after launch consumes 100% CPU that causes major problem while playing like game lags, slow performance/stuttering are common bugs. We will try to troubleshoot as many possible bugs with the game here.
Batman Arkham Knight PC Requirements: The details below are taken from the official Community of Batman Arkham Knights. Below is the minimum system requirement. Also it has been found that those who are having AMD graphics cards will have some issue in the game. The game developer is going to provide a fix soon for the same. This can be in the form of upcoming patch.
OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
Batman Arkham Knight Crash to Desktop, Black Screen, Slow Performance and Driver Fix:
Nvidia and AMD have released Batman Arkham Knight optimized drivers. These drivers will enhance the gameplay by offering better performance. Before installing this game, install the below optimized drivers.
Click here to download Batman: Arkham Knight GeForce Game Ready Driver 353.30 version
Click here to download Batman Arkham Knight AMD Beta 15.6 Drivers
Click here to download Batman Arkham Knight AMD Drivers 15.15.1004 for Radeon 300 Series Graphics Card.
Also try to update the DirectX version in your PC to the most recent version, get it from this address. If this program is outdated in your computer then it can cause crash to desktop issues in Batman Arkham Knight.
Just recently Batman Arkham Knight Day-One Patch was revealed on PS4. The patch size is around 3.5GB. This patch is going to resolve lots of problem in the game. It will be evenly released for PC and other gaming consoles.
Batman Arkham Knight Flickering and Stuttering Fix:
This is a known problem and it will be resolved in the upcoming patch released by the game developers. But for a temporary solution you can try to avoid this issue. Simply ensure that your graphics card driver is upto date, installed with the latest drivers, and secondly try to play Batman Arkham Knight in Windowed Mode to avoid all sort of flickering and stuttering issue. If you are playing on a laptop with switchable graphics of Nvidia then try to switch to Windowed or Borderless Display Modes with the help of GeForce Experience program to get rid of these issues.
Batman Arkham Knight Unlock 30FPS CAP:
Batman Arkham Knight is dealing with heavy performance issue on PC edition. The reason lies with the DRM and few other things in the games. As per the game developer they are working on a fix. Till the time you can simply try playing the game on 30fps. This would be not so great but the game will at least work well. Turn off Motion Blur, disable extra graphics settings and set a standard resolution. Also, you can try to verify game file integrity through Steam to correct any missing files issues.
The fps can also drop due to Nvidia Gameworks. But there is no option available to turn it off. The game can still work on old drivers, but you will face performance issue at maximum resolution. Turn off options like hairworks, hbao+, etc; to get more fps. Batman Arkham Knight is protected by Denuvo DRM due to which the game has high disk read and write activity that puts heavy impact on the game output.
Go to Steam\steamapps\common\BatmanArkhamKnights\BMGame\Config and look for BMsystemSettings.ini file. Create a copy of this file first. Here you can boost the fps to 60 by modifying MaxFPS= 30.000000. Modify the value to 60.000000. If you are unable to find the file look for UserSystemSettings.ini and try playing the game. If the game crashes then simply restore the old file back.
Turn off Motion Blur for FPS gain:
By turning off the motion blur you can gain more fps. For that, go to Steam\steamapps\common\BatmanArkhamKnights\BMGame\Config. Look for BMSystemSettings.ini and open it in notepad. Search for MotionBlur. Set the value to False.
Batman Arkham Knight Skip Intro Videos:
To skip intro videos in Batman Arkham Knight, just go to Steam\steamapps\common\batman2\BmGame\Movies folder and search for two files, namely StartupNV.swf and Startup.swf, rename them to something else. Don’t forget to backup these files, somewhere on your desktop, if anything goes wrong. After that, try to launch the game without the intro videos.
Turn off Startup Logos for fast game launch:
The startup logo in the game can delay the game launch. It is easy to turn them off. For that you have to move two files from the parent directory. They are Intro_BM3Logo_fire.usm and nv_logo_usm. Go in the game installation folder. That is most probably Steam\steamapps\common\Batman Arkham Knights\BMGame\Movies. Do not delete these files, just move them somewhere else.