New patch for Horizon Zero Dawn PC fixes up some things, but there's still more to be done

New patch for Horizon Zero Dawn PC fixes up some things, but there's still more to be done

Earlier this week, Horizon Zero Dawn was launched for PCs. The game in itself is an atmospheric journey but for PC players, this journey was riddled with bugs, crashes and frame drops. Now, the developers at Guerrilla games have sent out a patch that does little to fix these things.

The patch 1.01 "addresses several issues" with the game, including one that could prevent saving. It's a fairly small update, and Guerrilla said it's still working to fix a number of other "high-priority issues."

Horizon Zero Dawn finally stable on PC?

The main issue with the game is that people running extremely high end computers also encountered issues. People running an i7 and an RTX2080Ti have reported quite a few problems as well.

Developer Guerrilla Games said on Steam shortly after Horizon Zero Dawn's launch that it was aware of the problems and investigating them, and followed up on Twitter a few days later, saying that it is "still working hard to address the issues with Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC that have affected some of you since launch."

So, here's what was fixed with Patch 1.01:

  • Some players are experiencing startup crashes. Patch 1.01 fixes a few, but not all, of these crashes.

  • Some players are experiencing GPU-related hangs during gameplay. The improved diagnostic data collection added in Patch 1.01 is aimed at making it easier to track these down.

  • Some players are experiencing graphical settings issues, such as Anisotropic Filtering not working, 4K not displaying correctly, or HDR not working correctly.

  • Some players are experiencing performance issues on specific GPUs or hardware combinations.

The developers are still hard at work in order to figure out more and more problems and to iron them out.

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