This page details the basic patch notes for Gotham Knights, covering the first patch addressing some crash issues mostly on PC, released on 26.10.2022. We’ll briefly discuss what you can expect from this patch in terms of potential performance and stability fixes.
What’s in the 26.10.2022 Patch Notes for Gotham Knights?
The official notes for this patch are the following:
- Invincible enemies playing a “meditating” animation will no longer appear in crimes.
- Various UI issue fixes.
- Fixed issues caused by graphical settings not being applied properly.
- Various localization fixes.
- Fixed various Keyboard/Mouse specific input issues.
- Fixed an issue that was preventing being able to join friends through invites.
- Various crash fixes throughout the title, most notably during the S.T.A.R. Labs “free the scientists” fight and the Harley Quinn Hospital Boss Fight.
- Fixed an AMD specific crash related to shadows.
- There may be some compatibility issues with Nvidia Ansel that we are still investigating for this patch
What Does This Mean for Performance on PC?
As you can probably tell, the patch notes don’t necessarily include a comprehensive fix related to the general performance and stability of the game if you’re running it on PC. However, there are some specific fixes for particular types of crashes.
To begin with, you can now be assured that any graphical changes you make in the settings will be applied properly, so if you were changing some settings without seeing a difference to visuals or the rate at which you were crashing, this might be why. As we covered in our page on How to Fix Gotham Knights PC Crashing, you may want to try adjusting specific settings such as shadows and special effects by gradually reducing them to see if this reduces the frequency of your crashes, or hopefully eliminates them altogether.
The most intriguing part of these patch notes are in the stability section. If this patch has been implemented successfully, there should now be more stability for specific types of crashes throughout the main story, such as in the S.T.A.R. Labs “free the scientists” fight and the Harley Quinn Hospital Boss Fight. It remains to be seen whether these fixes will apply to other side missions and general exploration throughout Gotham City, especially when you’re traveling over bridges, which seem to be causing a significant amount of crashes for PC users at the moment.
There is some hope that for those using AMD cards, crashes related to how shadows are implemented in the game may be significantly reduced. You can test this with your current shadow settings if you’ve already reduced them, but it’s worth experimenting by increasing the shadow quality setting if your PC specs can handle it, if only to check whether you can now handle the better shadows where you couldn’t before.
The patch notes do mention the known problem of compatibility issues with Nvidia Ansel, so those of us experiencing this problem will likely need to wait at least a few more days, but there’s some hope that this will be fixed in the near future.