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Horizon Zero Dawn PC patch 1.06 brings graphical improvements and startup crash fix

Published: 11:24, 13 October 2020
Horizon Zero Dawn - “This is a very striking and dynamic image. Everything feels in motion and the sparks add to the feeling of this being a split second of action.”

Guerrilla Games have released another patch for the PC version of their action-adventure Horizon Zero Dawn. This time, the patch brings a couple of graphical improvements and a fix for startup crashing.

Earlier this year, Guerrilla Games' Horizon Zero Dawn released on PC via Steam and Epic Games Store but sadly, it was a release that suffered from many technical issues such as poor frame time, crashing and other graphical glitches. 

Fortunately, the developers worked hard in the last couple of months to deliver several post-launch patches which improved the game, fixing many crashing issues and squashing several bugs in the process. 

Today, we have another patch which once again improves the stability of the game. The full patch notes, which you can check below, reveal that the startup crash issue has been fixed and on top of this, there are several graphical and gameplay improvements too. 

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  • Crash Fixes
    • Fixed a streaming compute shader crash
    • Fixed a crash on startup related to file paths with non-ANSI characters
  • Graphical Improvements
    • Fixed an issue where characters would noticeably warp between cuts during a specific cutscene in the main quest "The Point of the Spear"
    • Fixed an issue where box graphics would flash during the final cinematic of the game
    • Fixed an issue in HDR where the UI could get overlapped by a black scene
    • Fixed an issue where turning on the Adaptive FPS option gave lower performance results than setting similar results manually
  • Gameplay Improvements
    • Aloy forward walking direction – Aloy now walks directly towards the direction the camera is facing when you press forward, rather than at a slight angle
  • Other Improvements
    • Executable details – Properties of the executable now also displays the current version 

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Horizon Zero Dawn - “Night time was designed as having a “long exposure” look, this image shows this off very well with a lot of range in lighting in combination with a great composition.”
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