Guerrilla Games has released the first PC patch for Horizon Zero Dawn. This patch will update your game’s version to 1.01, and addresses a small number of issues. Unfortunately, though, it does not resolve any of the major issues that we’ve brought to your attention this past week.
Going into more details, the Horizon Zero Dawn Patch 1.01 fixes an issue where the game would crash if the SteamUI didn’t initialize properly on startup. It also fixes an issue where Windows/Steam profile names containing special characters would prevent some players from saving the game.
Furthermore, this update adds improved diagnostic data collection when submitting a crash report. It also fixes several backend issues, as well as a video corruption issue for specific hardware.
Sadly, this patch does not address the 30fps animations or the bugged in-game Anisotropic Filtering option. It also does not fix the bug with Aloy’s hair at high framerates or the PS4 snow deformation effects. Additionally, it does not fix the game’s bugged screen-space reflections. Therefore, we suggest still using the Horizon Zero Dawn Special K Mod or this latest Horizon Zero Dawn Crash Fix Mod.
The good news here is that Guerrilla Games is already working on the next PC update. So, hopefully, this next patch will address at least some of the aforementioned issues.
As always, Steam will download this update the next time you launch its client. Below you can also find its complete changelog.
Horizon Zero Dawn PC Patch 1.01 Release Notes
- 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.
- 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.
In addition to the issues identified previously, we’re working on a number of high-priority issues:
- Some players are experiencing startup crashes. Patch 1.01 fixes a few, but not all, of these crashes.
- Some players are experiencing GPU-related hangs during gameplay. The improved diagnostic data collection added in Patch 1.01 is aimed at making it easier to track these down.
- Some players are experiencing graphical settings issues, such as Anisotropic Filtering not working, 4K not displaying correctly, or HDR not working correctly.
- Some players are experiencing performance issues on specific GPUs or hardware combinations.
- We’re aware of and continue to investigate all issues in this list on Reddit as well.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”