Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn Update 1.03 Patch Now Available on PC

Guerrilla Games has rolled out the newest Horizon Zero Dawn update 1.03 for the PC version of the game.

The new update version 1.03 has been rolled out today, August 31, 2020, to address some of the known issues and bugs in the Horizon Zero Dawn PC version. As seen on the official release notes, the new patch has fixed the GPU issues that have been causing random game crashes.

Apart from the bug fixes, it is also worth noting that the new Horizon Zero Dawn patch 1.03 includes stability and overall gameplay improvements. It’s been a while since the previous update has been released. Now that the new patch is available, players should expect that the game will be smoother than before.

To know more about the update, feel free to check the detailed changelog below.

Horizon Zero Dawn Update 1.03

Horizon Zero Dawn Update 1.03 Patch Notes

Crash Fixes

  • Fixed a GPU resource leak which could build up over time and cause instability.
  • Fixed a GPU hang that caused a crash that could occur when Asynchronous Compute was used.
  • Fixed a crash when AI would try to aim at an invalid position.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when sound obstruction was calculated in highly detailed areas.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when moving the game to a monitor with different DPI settings while in the menu.
  • Fixed an issue where some players would crash on startup due to incorrect memory allocation.
  • Fixed a GPU hang that would occur when the window was resized to a very small size.

Progression Issues

  • Fixed a progression issue where some players would remain a child and not transition to adult Aloy.

Functionality Issues

  • Fixed an issue where snow deformation was not working correctly in the Frozen Wilds area.
  • Fixed an issue where the Concentration skill could stop working.

Other Improvements

  • 4K Scaling – Fixed an issue where the game wouldn’t render at 4K properly on boot.
  • Frame Rate Limiter – Improved Frame Rate Limiter functionality to be more accurate.
  • Localization – Localized specific error messages.
  • Windows Version Check – The game checks if Windows 10 Build 1809 or above is used (lower versions cause instability in DirectX 12).
  • Minimum Spec Warning – Improved minimum spec warning message and options.
  • Saving Issue Warning – Clarified text that is displayed when you do not have access to your My document folder or enough disk space.
  • Player Profile Validation – The player profile is now validated and corrupt profiles (caused by manual editing or tweak tools) rejected.


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