Spider-Man PC’s first patch fixes ray-tracing crashes and stability issues

The first patch for the PC version of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered has been released, fixing some ray-tracing issues.

The version 1.817.1.0 update is described as a “first small patch” by Insomniac and Nixxes, who say a subsequent patch is already in the works.

“We are already working on our next patch, that will be more substantial and will consist of bugfixes, improvements and additional features, based on the feedback we have received so far,” a statement representing both studios said.

The first patch is available for download now, and contains the following fixes:

Spider-Man Remastered PC – Version 1.817.1.0 patch notes

Release Notes

  • Fixed various ray-tracing related crashes.
  • Improved Windows version check, to prevent false positives.
  • Visual improvements to HBAO+.
  • Fixed the issue where ray-traced reflections in stainless steel were rendered distorted.
  • Various visual improvements to NVIDIA DLSS.
  • Fixed an issue that could freeze the game if the player would switch between graphics presets during cut-scenes.
  • Fixed an issue where the Side Mission popups would be stretched when playing in a widescreen resolution.
  • Improvements related to stability issues when using Alt-Tab.
  • Fixed various visual glitches.

Known Issues

  • Ray-tracing options may be unavailable in the menu, even with compatible hardware.
    • Ray-tracing is disabled when hardware or drivers are not compatible, or when the DirectX 12 Agility SDK is not functional. We have seen some reports of users that indicate this SDK is not working for them. We are investigating this issue.
  • Some players cannot progress during the Spider-Hack Mission.
    • This is a frame rate related bug that only occurs when well above 60 FPS. While we work on a fix, we have a workaround in place. Restart the latest checkpoint, go to the Graphics Menu, set the game to Exclusive Fullscreen and the Refresh Rate to 60Hz. You should now be able to progress. Afterwards you can switch back to your preferred settings.
  • Some players cannot take a picture of the Empire State Building.
    • Some players have reported being unable to take a photo of the Empire State Building, blocking progression. So far, we have only been able to reproduce this on Intel GPUs. Intel is investigating this issue.

VGC’s Spider-Man Remastered PC review said the game had never looked better, and that its support for Steam Deck enabled players to experience it in a new way.

“While Spider-Man Remastered doesn’t fix all the problems of the web head’s PS4 outing (the stealth missions are still an annoyance that interrupts any playthrough), the open world has never been more fun to swing around, or looked better,” our review said.