Horizon Zero Dawn PC Update 1.09 Brings Performance and Graphical Improvements, Patch Notes Here.

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Guerrilla Games released a new update that gets rid of some graphical bugs and certain rare crashes. As such, Horizon Zero Dawn's terrible PC port is now fixed , more or less.

The everlasting HDR bug is finally resolved. Now, you can enjoy the world of Horizon with HDR without any issues, assuming you have a monitor that supports it. Plant animation is no longer stuck at 30 FPS and turning off shadow in graphics option will not turn off the fog.

The patch optimized the overall shader as well. A VRAM gauge is also added to the graphic settings to let you set graphics easily. Developers addressed crashing issues that occurred when switching resolution. They fixed too the crash triggered during a cutscene in the quest “The Face of Extinction.”

This is probably not the last update of Horizon as there are still some minor issues that need solutions. You can check out the highlights of the patch and the list of known issues below.




  • Fixed a crash that could occur when switching resolutions
  • Fixed HDR looking washed out on certain HDR configurations
  • Fixed that fog turned off when you turn off shadows in graphical settings
  • Fixed plant simulation at frame rates higher than 30FPS
  • Fixed a crash that occurred during the cutscene during main quest "The Face of Extinction" after objective "Defend The Ridge"
  • Improved the automatic Shader Optimization step in the menu – The optimization step message should now show less frequently on mid-/higher spec machines (please note you are also able to skip it on most machines!)
  • Added a VRAM Gauge that indicates amount of VRAM available and used, to help you optimize graphical settings for your hardware


  • Some players are experiencing performance issues on specific GPUs or hardware combinations.
  • We're aware of and continue to investigate issues that are not yet solved on both the player-compiled lists by u/EvilMonkeySlayer and u/Rampage572 – thank you!

Source: Guerrilla Games

For the full patch notes including the previous update, click here.

So, what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Is there any other bug that you want to get fixed? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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