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Horizon Zero Dawn receives its second bug-fixing PC patch

This patch addresses the cause of most game crashes

Horizon Zero Dawn recieves its first bug-fixing PC patch

Horizon Zero Dawn receives its second bug-fixing PC patch

Horizon: Zero Dawn didn't have a strong launch on PC. The game sold well, but many gamers were plagued with bugs, performance issues and other problems which PC gamers shouldn't expect from a AAA release.

Today, patch 1.02 has released for Horizon Zero Dawn's PC version, addressing several major bugs within the game. Sadly, this patch does not fix everything that's wrong with Horizon Zero Dawn, but alongside this patch comes a list of "known issues" which the studio plans to address as soon as possible.

Thankfully, patch 1.02 has been able to address most of the crashing issues which some players have been experiencing. Even so, Guerrilla Games is far from fixing all of the game's issues on the PC platform. 

Below are a list of Horizon Zero Dawn's known issues on PC and what patch 1.02 has been able to fix.

Known Issues

- Some players are experiencing an out of memory error during the game optimization process.
- Some players are experiencing GPU-related hangs during gameplay. The improved diagnostic data collection added in Patch 1.01 and Patch 1.02 is aimed at making it easier to track these down.
- Some players are experiencing graphical settings issues, such as Anisotropic Filtering or HDR not working correctly.
- Some players are experiencing performance issues on specific GPUs or hardware combinations.
- Some players with a non-Latin-1 codepage may have had their save games missing after Patch 1.01, we have a script that can help relocate the missing save games. Please reach out to our team here using “Report Other Issue” for support.
- We're aware of and continue to investigate issues on both the player-compiled lists by u/EvilMonkeySlayer and u/Rampage572 – thank you!

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.

 
Those who want a glimpse at Horizon Zero Dawn's PC performance and want settings optimisation tips should look at our performance analysis for the game. 

Horizon Zero Dawn recieves its first bug-fixing PC patch

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19-08-2020, 08:14:46

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