Batman: Arkham Knight Tweaks and 30FPS Framerate Unlock Guide

Batman: Arkham Knight is out today, and with its release players on the PC have run into a number of snags that have prevented them from having an experience that's as good as they would like. 

Disable Intro Movies

For starters, there's those pesky intro movies that play each time you start (or restart) the game. To stop them from playing every time you boot up Arkham Knight, simply follow the instructions ahead:

Head into the Batman: Arkham Knight folder and look for the "Movies" folder. 

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

Once there, look for two files: "Intro_BM3Logo_fire.usm" and "nv_logo.usm". Rename these two files into literally anything else, such as by appending .OLD to the end of each of the files. This way, you'll be able to restore the files should you decide to undo the tweak. 

Booting up the game should lead you straight to the start screen. 

Disable 30FPS Cap

As Batman: Arkham Knight is a console port, its developers, for one reason or another, have capped the game's framerate to 30FPS by default. There is no way to uncap this framerate lock within the game itself so you'll need to edit a configuration file within game's folder.

Go to the Batman: Arkham Knight folder and find the "Config" folder 

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

Open the following file with a text editor like Notepad: BmSystemSettings.ini

Press CTRL+F to search, and paste the following line: 

MaxFPS=30.000000 

Press "Find"

Now edit the 30.000000 value to set desired your desired FPS. 

If you want to cap the game at 60FPS, the string should look like:

MaxFPS=60.000000 

Save the file. 

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Pray that Rocksteady releases a patch for the game that allows players to configure these settings within the game.