Horizon Zero Dawn gets first PC patch to address some issues

The primary post-launch patch for the PC model of Horizon Zero Daybreak is right here.

Guerrilla Video games has simply rolled out a brand new replace for Horizon Zero Daybreak on PC, one week after the sport’s launch.

The PC model of Horizon Zero Daybreak has, to say the very least, been disappointing. From inexplicable efficiency issues on highly effective methods, to bizarre bugs and omissions, the port has been irritating lots of those that selected to leap in at launch. Guerrilla Video games has since confirmed it’s conscious of all experiences, and as we speak’s patch is the primary of many.

Patch 1.01, out there now on Steam and the Epic Video games Retailer, doesn’t truly deliver that many fixes. It does, nonetheless, repair the bug that prevented Focus (slow-mo) from activating for some gamers, regardless of having the ability. There’s additionally a crash repair to do with the Steam UI.

Outdoors of that, the remainder of the fixes are for numerous “backend points” in addition to a video corruption bug that occurred on sure system configurations. See the total change log under.

Crash/dangle fixes

Fastened a problem the place the sport would crash if the SteamUI didn’t initialize correctly on startup.

Performance fixes

Fastened a problem the place Focus and different slowdown mechanics wouldn’t work for everybody.
Fastened a problem the place Home windows/Steam profile names containing particular characters would forestall some gamers from saving the sport. We’re nonetheless investigating different saved sport points as nicely.
Fastened a problem the place Home windows/Steam profile names containing particular characters would forestall some gamers from saving screenshots in Picture Mode.

Different fixes

Added improved diagnostic knowledge assortment when submitting a crash report.
Fastened a number of backend points.
Fastened a video corruption concern for particular {hardware}. We’re persevering with to have a look at different {hardware} configurations as nicely.

Extra fascinating than the patch notes themselves is the brand new checklist of identified points, which joins the present set of identified points Guerrilla outlined at launch.

The up to date checklist contains 4K decision issues, damaged anisotropic filtering, GPU-caused stutters and different assorted efficiency points on particular GPUs. Listed below are the brand new objects on the checklist.

Some gamers are experiencing startup crashes. Patch 1.01 fixes a number of, however not all, of those crashes.
Some gamers are experiencing GPU-related hangs throughout gameplay. The improved diagnostic knowledge assortment added in Patch 1.01 is geared toward making it simpler to trace these down.
Some gamers are experiencing graphical settings points, reminiscent of anisotropic filtering not working, 4K not displaying accurately, or HDR not working accurately.
Some gamers are experiencing efficiency points on particular GPUs or {hardware} mixtures.

“It is a small preliminary patch; please know that we’re already engaged on the subsequent one – thanks in your persistence and understanding!” mentioned Guerrilla, promising one other patch subsequent week

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