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Horizon Zero Dawn’s latest PC patch targets the ‘more frustrating’ crashing issues

Shortly following on from last week’s patch, the team at Guerrilla Games has released update 1.02 for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC this week. There are still a number of known issues, but this latest patch should fix more crashing issues and implements additional performance improvements. 

This patch “aims to resolve some of the more frustrating crashes” that players have been experiencing with the game on PC. However, some GPU hangs and memory errors still remain, so Guerrilla Games is encouraging players to continue submitting their crash reports and error logs to help the team isolate the lingering problems and squash them.

Here are the patch notes

Crash Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where some players would crash during their first game boot when the ‘game optimization’ screen is active and they ran out of disc space.

  • Fixed an issue where some players would crash if they updated their video drivers after the game was already optimized previously.

  • Fixed an issue where some players would crash during gameplay because of memory incorrectly being overwritten.

  • Fixed an issue where some players would crash during gameplay due to a texture unstreaming bug.

Game Improvements:

  • Improved performance when auto-saving (e.g. when completing a quest step).

  • Fixed an issue where some players experienced that V-sync wouldn’t properly turn off in borderless mode

  • Fixed an issue where some players experienced out of sync facial animations due to them being locked at 30FPS.

  • Reduced memory used when streaming shaders.

Other changes:

  • Improved crash report flow and messaging. Each crash now includes an identifier you can use to communicate with our Customer Support.

  • Added more features to improve diagnostic data collection when submitting a crash report.

The known issues list includes an ‘out of memory’ error during the game optimisation process, GPU related hangs during gameplay, graphical settings issues like HDR and anisotropic filtering not working, performance issues on certain hardware combinations and finally, some players missing their save games when using a non-Latin-1 codepage. These missing save files can be relocated though and aren’t gone forever.

KitGuru Says: Have many of you been playing Horizon Zero Dawn since it came out on PC? Have you encountered any issues during your time with it? 

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