Batman: Arkham City experiencing issues with DirectX 11 on PC, fix inbound

Batman: Arkham City has been out for a couple of days now on the PC in the US, and in that time users have been noticing some significant performance issues when running the game in DirectX 11 mode, regardless of how beefy their computer may be.

Fortunately, it looks like Warner Bros. Interactive and Rocksteady Studios are aware of the issue, and a patch is in the works. The studio didn’t provide a timeline for when we can expect the patch, only that it would release “in the near future”.

In the meantime, Warner Bros advises PC gamers to set the game to run in DirectX 9 mode rather than DirectX 11, at least if you don’t want any jarring frame drops to hit you out of the blue. If you have no idea how to do that, the publisher was kind enough to provide instructions on how to make the change on the Arkham City forums. You can find the instructions below.

Games for Windows LIVE:
Start > All Programs > Games > Right click on Batman: Arkham City and select Launcher > Settings
1. Open the Start Menu
2. Select All Programs and then the Games folder
3. Right click on Batman: Arkham City and select Launcher
4. Choose Settings then click on the arrow next to DX options to change

Steam:
Launch Steam Client > Library > Right click on Batman: Arkham City > Configure PC Options
1. Open Steam
2. Select Library
3. Right click on Batman: Arkham City and select Configure PC Options
4. Choose Settings then click on the arrow next to DX options to change

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