Horizon Zero Dawn recently joined PC, and players weren’t exactly satisfied. The game was filled with bugs, poor optimization, and to sum it up. It was a bad port on the PC.

Anyhow, Guerrilla Games responsible as they are, released several updates that have significantly improved the performance, and now the game to some extent has become enjoyable. In addition to previous updates, a new patch 1.02 has also been released and its main focus is to stop the crashings.

In a post on Steam, Guerrilla Games ensured that the majority of crashes have been fixed, and in case you are still having problems. Make sure to let them know so they can further enhance it. The update has also brought forward some game improvements, and most of them are related to performance. 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.

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