Horizon Zero Dawn PC Patch 1.05 Introduces Graphics Improvements, Crashing Fixes and More

Francesco De Meo
Horizon Zero Dawn

A new Horizon Zero Dawn patch is now live for the recently released PC version, bringing new graphics improvements, fixes, and more.

The 1.05 patch fixes several crashing issues that occur at startup and during gameplay.

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  • Fixed a crash in NetPresenceManager that some players experienced when entering the game or the benchmark from the main menu.
  • Fixed a crash where the Steam SDK could crash on initialization when the game executable was started directly from installation folder rather than through Steam.
  • Fixed a crash which would occur if the player pressed ‘Stop’ in Steam immediately after pressing ‘Play’.
  • Fixed a startup crash when using Avast antivirus.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when VRAM was about to be oversubscribed.

The Horizon Zero Dawn 1.05 also brings multiple graphics improvements, like Aloy's hair now displaying correctly when running above 30 FPS, shader animations no longer being locked to 30 FPS, and more.

  • Fixed an issue with Aloy’s hair not displaying correctly when the game is running above 30 FPS.
  • Shader animations (e.g. hologram locks on doors, GAIA in cinematics, etc.) are no longer locked to 30 FPS, but running at unlocked framerate.
  • Fixed an issue with flickering textures in main quest “A Gift from the Past”.
  • Fixed an issue with flickering snow assets.
  • Fixed an issue with flickering paintings in Song’s Edge.
  • Fixed graphical corruption issues that only occurred on specific GPUs.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would open in windowed mode instead of fullscreen when the player is using another window when booting the game.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would not run in the correct resolution when switching from windowed to fullscreen.
  • Added an option to turn off “blurry sidebars” in ultrawide resolutions and display black sidebars instead.

The new Horizon Zero Dawn patch also brings other general improvements, which you can find detailed below.

  • Allow players to still boot the game even if the version of windows used is detected to be too low to run the game at a stable condition.
  • Added an option to turn off controller vibration/rumble.
  • Fixed an issue in the storing of the ‘permission to track data’ attribute of the player profile (subsequently re-asking for said permission).
  • Fixed an issue where the opening cutscene music would not play if the player quits out and immediately begins a new game.
  • Fixed an issue where inverting mouse controls also affected dialog tree choice input.

Horizon Zero Dawn is now available on PC and PlayStation 4 worldwide.

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