Horizon Zero Dawn update 1.10 released, may be the last one for now

Written by Neil Soutter on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 4:00 PM
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It’s been over 5 months since the release of Horizon Zero Dawn on PC, and in that time I’ve nearly forgotten the game had it’s issues with performance. 9 updates down the line and everything seems to be okay now, but Guerrilla Games have released a 10th update for the game aimed at fixing more crashes and bugs.

The latest update fixes an issue with AMD graphics cards that cost up to 250MB of video memory, so AMD GPUs should see a slight increase in performance at least. There is also a bunch of crash fixes as usual. You can check out the full 1.10 patch notes for Horizon Zero Dawn below:

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Horizon Zero Dawn update 1.10 Patch notes:

Crash Fixes

  • Crash fix for when players continuously pressed the windows key
  • Crash fix for when you press the LMB on the ESC button in the Benchmark Results

Performance Improvements

  • Issue fixed on AMD GPUs which cost upwards of 250MB of VRAM

Graphical Improvements

  • Fix for negative values in cubemap relighting shader (fixes for example the red graphical glitches in the Hades fight if you let the timer run out)
  • Fix for the graphics settings preset name not updating when you pressed Auto-Detect
  • Fix for the menu (and loading screen) being displayed at incorrect scale when changing AF in borderless mode
  • Fix for the resolution sometimes being too low in windowed mode
  • Fix for the errands quest list overlapping with tutorial quest list

Other Changes

  • Graphics settings are now stored in a text file instead of a binary file to facilitate easier tweaking

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Interestingly there are no ‘Known Issues’ listed with the latest patch, as presumably Guerilla Games has finally finished all the major problems with the PC port. We’ll have to wait and see whether more updates are released down the line, but for now this looks like it might be the last of any major updates.

Horizon: Zero Dawn was your vote for best post-launch support in the 2020 Global Game Awards, and rightly so it seems as the developer could have easily given up by now. But 5 months down the line and they're still working on making sure it is the best experience it could possibly be for PC players.

What do you think? Have you played Horizon Zero Dawn lately? Has performance improved for you? And have you noticed any major performance/graphical issues still? Let us know!

Are you still experiencing performance issues after Patch 1.10?

Our favourite comments:

I finished the game one month ago without even encountering an issue. If you were waiting for it, now is the time.

konnathan

Just bought the game right after they did the 1.09 patch. Almost no issues so far in my playthrough. I do get the occasional frame drop but it's been fairly stable. Glad they didn't just abandon this port.

RealMTL

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04:33 Jan-20-2021

Will it be fine if I have 8 gigs ram? It stays free generally - idle about 25%

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22:26 Jan-19-2021

I finished the game one month ago without even encountering an issue. If you were waiting for it, now is the time.

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21:43 Jan-19-2021

I think I'm still on 1.08 patch, but game works just fine - uses often over 9GB vram on my spec though

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20:31 Jan-20-2021

I'm guessing everything's on Ultra. If you don't stare at the sky that much reducing the Clouds setting to medium would take a healthy chunk off the vram usage if I remember right.

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20:33 Jan-20-2021

I think I tweaked settings to somewhat very high or high, not that I would always notice difference though xD

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17:24 Jan-19-2021

Just bought the game right after they did the 1.09 patch. Almost no issues so far in my playthrough. I do get the occasional frame drop but it's been fairly stable. Glad they didn't just abandon this port.

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10:05 Jan-20-2021

Good News for Future Titles to be shipped to PC

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