Horizon Zero Dawn's Last Big PC Patch Has Finally, Mostly Fixed The Port

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While it was great that PC owners got to play a big Sony exclusive last year, what wasn’t so great about Horizon Zero Dawn’s port was that it ran like shit. Well, five months later things are looking much better.

While players were initially beset by everything from sluggish performance to textures not loading, a number of patches since launch have chipped away at these issues. And now, a v1.10 release promises to clean up most of the remainder.

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I can’t speak to this personally—my stuttering was fixed in a previous patch—but a quick check on Reddit and forums shows that a lot of players, beset by issues that hadn’t yet been fixed, are now enjoying an improved experience.

That’s because v1.10 is a bigger and more comprehensive update than others, the result of players “sending in your crash reports over the past months, with Guerrilla saying, “The information we received through your reports was invaluable to further investigate and help fix some of the trickier issues that we fixed in Patch 1.10.”

Which is all well and good, because the reason for this bigger, more comprehensive patch is:

As our team continues development on our upcoming title Horizon Forbidden West, we are shifting to less frequent updates for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC after this patch.

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Let’s be clear, it sucks and was poor form that the game released with so many problems, both for its own sake but also as a bad look for future PlayStation ports. But loads of games do that and never get fixed, so at least this one did!

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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I find that upgrading my graphics card from an RX580 to an RTX 2060 Super clears out most of the issue I had with missing textures, stutters etc. I'm guessing the game just have shittier opimization for AMD cards.