Batman: Arkham Knight Framerate Unlock & Tweak Guide

Batman: Arkham Knight Framerate Unlock & Tweak Guide

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Batman: Arkham Knight Framerate Unlock & Tweak Guide

 

Batman: Arkham Knight is out today and here we will show you how to get past a few of the games issues with a few simple tweaks.  

Before we start I would recommend that you download some new GPU Drivers for this game, as both Nvidia and AMD have both released new drivers for this game over the past 20 hours. For the best performance in this game you will need to be using the latest game drivers. 

 

Batman: Arkham Knight Begins Pre-loading on PC

 

Disabling Intro Movies/ Cinematics

Many games are plagued with opening cinematics, which after your first boot of the game do nothing but slow down when you just want to game. Your time is limited, so here is how to skip these pesky intro movies.

First you must head into your Batman: Arkham Knight Install directory and find the games "Movies" folder. The folder can usually be found at the below location, if you installed it on your C:\ drive.

 

 

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Batman Arkham Knight\BMGame\Movies 

 

Once you are there you must find these two files, "Intro_BM3Logo_fire.usm" and "nv_logo.usm". These two file contain the game's intro movies, and all you need to do to disable them is rename them.

We advise that you simply add something like .DISABLE or .OLD to the end of the file names, so that you can easily re-enable the files again if you wish.

Now with this edit you should boot the game directly to the game's start screen.

 

Disabling the 30FPS Framerate Cap

For most of us PC gamers a 30 FPS framerate cap is far too low, yes on consoles you hardware is fixed and will not be able to go higher, but on PC this is simply not the case.

With the right hardware this game should be able to play at a higher framerate, so why limit yourself or your PC if you do not need too, after all a steady 60 FPS will give you a much better gaming experience. 

Firstly you will need to find Batman: Arkham Knight's config folder, which will be found in the below location if you use your C:\ drive for installation. 

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Batman Arkham Knight\BMGame\Config 

 

Inside this folder you will find a file called "BmSystemSettings.ini", which is where you can edit where the games framerate cap is. You can open and edit this file using Notepad or a different text editor. 

When you have opened the file in your preferred text editor, press CTRL+F to open it's search function and use it to find the following line.

 

MaxFPS=30.000000 

 

Once found you can edit the value of 30.000000 to any framerate that you desire, for example 60FPS if you use a 60Hz display.

 

MaxFPS=60.000000 

 

You can use this method to change the framerate limit to any framerate that you choose, be it 60, 120 or 144Hz. We do not advise that you place the limit beyond your displays refresh rate to prevent tearing. Alternatively you can set the limit to 9999 if you want to framerate to be "uncapped".  

Once you are finished editing your .ini file please save and exit it. 

Now your game should now be able to run at your desired framerate, provided that you have the hardware to back it up.

 

Warning - The game was not designed to run at above 30FPS by default, so some graphical glitches may result by uncapping your framerate. 

 

Disabling Motion Blur

Before the game's first PC patch disabling Motion Blur in the .ini file caused crashes, and many other issues. This has now been fixed, but the option is still yet to be added to the games graphical options menu.

To disable Motion Blur you must enter into the same .ini file that you did to uncap the framerate and change the following values.

 


    • MotionBlur=True
       
    • Change too

      MotionBlur=False


 

Some users may still experience issues with this fix, but Warner Brothers assures us that this option will no longer cause and game crashes in their patch notes

 

Batman: Arkham Knight Framerate Unlock & Tweak Guide  

Hopefully Rocksteady games will bring these option into the games settings in a later patch, but until then we hope that these fixes will help you get a better gaming experience with Batman Arkham Knight.

 

You can join the discussion on the Batman Arkham Knight Framerate Unlocking Guide on the OC3D Forums.

 

 

Batman: Arkham Knight is out today and here we will show you how to get past a few of the games issues with a few simple...

Posted by OC3D on Tuesday, 23 June 2015
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Most Recent Comments

23-06-2015, 13:32:12

Mondo
So I'm a bit confused. If Batman:AK on the PC is locked at 30FPS, Why does the inbuilt benchmark tool on my rig say it's getting a MAX of 94FPS, Min of 43FPS and average of 81FPS. Is the benchmarking tool broken? I'm using a GTX 780 with a G-Sync screen so shouldn't really notice an issue with stuttering. Fair enough I haven't had a chance to actually play it yet, but all looks good so far!?!Quote

23-06-2015, 13:50:03

Dicehunter
This so far is appalling feature set wise i.e graphical menu is bare bones to say the least.

As well as the horrendous performance on lower end cards the game has a tendency to downclock the GPU memory, I noticed on my card the memory clock was stuck at 6600 while ingame yet if I ran Asylum, City or Origins the clock shot back up to 8000 no problem.

The PC development was outsourced to a small studio consisting of 12 people from a studio called " Iron Galaxy Studios".

I really wish outsourcing would stop, It only ruins the end product.Quote

23-06-2015, 14:19:32

Thelosouvlakia
too bad that swearing is not allowed on the forums so here I go
It's a PC GAME! IT CAN RUN AT 60FPS or more. WHY LIMIT IT?!Quote

23-06-2015, 15:18:53

Ofan
I know I'm probably going to get shouted at by someone for saying this but on my rig it runs pretty well tbh, I unlocked the frame rate after about 12 seconds of play, and really I have only experienced a noticeable frame drop once and thats was when driving through the middle of the city and it's not really repeatable.

I'm not saying it's well optimised, it clearly has some problems, but I've never been that guy before and had it running well when other folk seem to be reporting problems lol.

Even more surprisingly I'm on an AMD cardQuote

23-06-2015, 15:24:22

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ofan View Post
I know I'm probably going to get shouted at by someone for saying this but on my rig it runs pretty well tbh, I unlocked the frame rate after about 12 seconds of play, and really I have only experienced a noticeable frame drop once and thats was when driving through the middle of the city and it's not really repeatable.

I'm not saying it's well optimised, it clearly has some problems, but I've never been that guy before and had it running well when other folk seem to be reporting problems lol.

Even more surprisingly I'm on an AMD card
Same here, Performance wise it's ok it's just the extreme lack of options.

Capping the frame rate out of the box to 30, Having only on or off for AA, Texture has 2 settings low or normal, Things like that, That have really annoyed a lot of people as the last Batman game, Origins, Was awesome in the graphical customization department.Quote
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