A new Spider-Man Remastered PC patch has been released that addresses some of the graphics flaws that have surfaced in the latest PC version of a big Sony open-world game. Developer Insomniac says the game should be more stable now and some of its graphics settings should be better, but the studio says it's still working on fixing some of the remaining issues.
In the most recent Spider-Man Remastered PC patch, which brings the game to version 1.817.1.0, a number of problems related to ray-tracing have been corrected. Ray-traced reflections on stainless steel surfaces had been rendered with distortion, and the studio says that has been corrected as well.
The latest update includes some visual improvements to the game's HBAO+ implementation, so indoor shadows should look a bit better if you're using that setting. The game's stability should improve when you exit the game with a quick alt-tab keystroke, and things shouldn't freeze up if you change your graphics preset during a cutscene anymore.
Insomniac is looking into a few known issues, including one that seems to be hindering some gamers from enabling ray-traced effects, even when they have compatible hardware. Other players have reported being unable to take a photo of the Empire State Building, which is a mission requirement early in the game. The studio says this only appears to be happening on Intel GPUs.
Finally, there is a Spider-Hack mission that requires special timing, and some players have reported that they have been unable to complete it. This is due to frame timing, and that the issue arises when the game is running far over 60 frames per second.
While the studio is looking for a solution, you may reach an outright fullscreen mode and increasing your refresh rate to 60Hz. Complete the puzzle and return to your preferred settings.
Insomniac is maintaining an unpatched game branch available for Steam players, who may return to the previous version via opening the game properties, selecting betas, and selecting previous_version in the drop-down menu.
You can read our Marvels Spider-Man Remastered PC review to see what we thought of the port, or check out the Spider-Man PC system requirements to make sure you have everything you need to run it.