Warner Bros. has said the promised "interim" patch for the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight is due in the next few weeks.

The patch is being tested now, Warner said in an update on the Batman: Arkham Knight Steam page.

"If all goes well, we expect to issue the patch in the next few weeks. We'll be sure to report back in the next two weeks on how the testing is coming along."

Previously, the publisher had said the patch would be released in August. It sounds like it may miss that target.

As for what it does, Warner promised reduced frame-rate hitches and improved performance on all GPUs.

Here are the notes:

  • Reduced frame rate hitches
  • Optimized system memory and VRAM usage
  • Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)
  • Min Spec AMD GPU is once again the Radeon HD 7870 2GB

We're promised "robust" in-game settings, including:

  • Added the ability to change settings for Max FPS to 30/60/90
  • Added toggles for Motion Blur, Chromatic Aberration, and Film Grain
  • Added a "High" Texture Resolution value
  • Added Texture Filtering option
  • Added an Adaptive V-Sync option (NVIDIA only)
  • Added VRAM Usage Meter
  • Added Mouse Sensitivity Slider & Mouse Smoothing Option

And finally:

  • Fixed low resolution texture bugs
  • Fixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)

Warner said the above list is the priority, but it's still working on the following:

  • Skipping the boot up splash screens
  • DLC/Season Pass content
  • Additional updates such as Photo Mode

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