Horizon Zero Dawn PC Patch 1.10 is out now – it will have less frequent updates from now on

Guerrilla Games have dropped Patch 1.10 for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition on PC, making another round of crash fixes and performance improvements to the game.

However, this will also mark the point at which Guerrilla step away from the PC release, shifting to less frequent updates as the team knuckles down and focusses on Horizon Forbidden West, which is expected in 2021 for PS5 and PS4.

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It’s a sign that Guerrilla are now fairly happy with where the game is on PC, after an iffy launch back in August. While the game could look as fantastic as always, they seemed to struggle with the many variables of PC development, leading to a game that performed worse on PC that fellow Decima Engine game Death Stranding, and featured numerous bugs, graphical issues and edge case errors.

Thankfully, they didn’t simply abandon the game, but started to investigate the problems and issued a steady stream of patches to resolve them. Coming up on half a year later and they can step away.

Notably, the patch notes no longer include a known issues list, with long-running “performance issues on specific GPUs or hardware combinations” seemingly resolved by the reduced VRAM usage on AMD GPUs.

Here’s the patch notes:

PATCH 1.10 (HRZ-PCR 154/6213244 00:20 – SAT JAN 09 2021)

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

  • Fixed an issue which saves up to 250MB of VRAM on all AMD GPUs

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

Source: Guerrilla Games

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