Another Horizon Zero Dawn patch (the third of the series of patches) is released for the PC port of the game.

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[Original Post – 14/8/2020] One week after the Horizon Zero Dawn release for PC, the game has received its first patch.

Guerilla Games have released a new update for Horizon Zero Dawn that will, hopefully, address some of the title’s issues. The PC port of the popular game have been a total disaster, with inexplicable performance problems on powerful systems, strange bugs, countless glitches and FPS drops. Fortunately, the company have stated that they will take care of these bugs with a series of updates. The first update (Patch 1.01) is now live and it will fix some major problems like the random Steam UI crashes and the Concentration bug. The patch will also adress some minor issues, like the video corruption bug and the screenshot prevention.

Patch 1.01 is now available now on Steam and on the Epic Games Store. However, the game is still unplayable and it will need many more updates before it becomes the masterpiece that we played on our consoles.Thankfully, Guerilla Games looks determined to fix all these bugs in the following weeks. We will update the article as soon as a new patch is released. You can read the full 1.01 Horizon Zero Dawn PC patch notes below.

Crash/hang fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the game would crash if the SteamUI didn’t initialize properly on startup.

Functionality 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.

[UPDATE 1 – 31/8/2020] Another Horizon Zero Dawn patch (the third of the series of patches) is released for the PC port of the game

Guerrilla Games continues its work towards eliminating all the bugs in Horizon Zero Dawn for PC. The new update, version 1.03, will adress several bug issues and will bring more balance to the game. In addition, the patch will fix all non-crash related problems such as the bug that glitched the snow terrain and another that did not allow Concentration to work at all. Last but not least, the issue where players were forever stuck as a kid Aloy, unable to grow up and transition to an adult, was finally fixed.

Unfortunately, many of the bugs like the low FPS for no reason, cinematic crashes and stuttering remain. The good news are that the company looks determined to repair all these glitches and turn Horizon Zero Dawn into the masterpiece it really is.

Be sure to read our “Everything We Know” article about Horizon Zero Dawn: Forbidden West and check out these new Horizon comics.

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