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Horizon Zero Dawn PC update 1.01 is now live, here are the full patch notes

Published: 10:49, 14 August 2020
Guerrilla Games
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Guerrilla Games have finally released a patch for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC. The patch fixes some crashing and functionality issues but some startup crashes are still being investigated.

Horizon Zero Dawn had a rocky launch on PC thanks to various technical issues which are preventing players from enjoying the game. Players report crashing, visual glitches and overall poor performance even on the fastest graphics cards.

Fortunately, Guerrilla Games, the developers of Horizon Zero Dawn have released the first patch for the game, fixing some of these annoying issues. Patch 1.01 is now live on both Steam and Epic Games Store and here is everything that is included:

Crashing/Hang Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the game would crash if the SteamUI didn’t initialize properly on startup.
  • Functionality Issue Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where Concentration and other slowdown mechanics wouldn’t work for everyone.
  • Fixed an issue where Windows/Steam profile names containing special characters would prevent some players from saving the game. We are still investigating other saved game issues as well.
  • Fixed an issue where Windows/Steam profile names containing special characters would prevent some players from saving screenshots in Photo Mode.

Other minor fixes

  • Added improved diagnostic data collection when submitting a crash report.
  • Fixed several backend issues.
  • Fixed a video corruption issue for specific hardware. We’re continuing to look at other hardware configurations as well.

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The devs also acknowledged that a lot more work is required in order to eliminate the rest of the issues which still include startup crashing and GPU-related instability. The also asked from players that they continue to report issues so they can fix these in the next patch, which will hopefully arrive soon.

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