Horizon Zero Dawn Update 1.06 Now Live On PC, Patch Notes Here

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Horizon Zero Dawn patch 1.06 is finally here. This update has been in development for more than three weeks and, just like previous patches, brings bug fixes and technical improvements. Horizon Zero Dawn was much more stable after update 1.05, but, it still had some minor crash issues. Hopefully this patch can iron out even more of these issues.

Crashes that occurred during the streaming compute shader have been fixed. HDR issues caused by the black scene have been fixed. The adaptive FPS option will not give you lower performance anymore. To make sure you have updated your copy to 1.06, you can check the game version via the executable details option.

The update also made an important gameplay improvement. Aloy will now run where the camera is looking. She will not run at a weird slanted angle anymore.

While the majority of game-breaking issues have been fixed, there are still tons of minor issues that still persist. Guerrilla Games is slowly, but surely, improving the state of Horizon Zero Dawn. Check out the complete patch notes of the update below. They are also mentioned on the official site over here.


Crash Fixes

  • Fixed a streaming compute shader crash
  • Fixed a crash on startup related to file paths with non-ANSI characters

Graphical Improvements

  • Fixed an issue where characters would noticeably warp between cuts during a specific cutscene in main quest “The Point of the Spear”
  • Fixed an issue where box graphics would flash during the final cinematic of the game
  • Fixed an issue in HDR where the UI could get overlapped by a black scene
  • Fixed an issue where turning on the Adaptive FPS option gave lower performance results than setting similar results manually

Gameplay Improvements

  • Aloy forward walking direction – Aloy now walks directly towards the direction the camera is facing when you press forward, rather than at a slight angle

Other Improvements

  • Executable details – Properties of the executable now also displays the current version


  • Some players are experiencing an out of memory error during the game optimization process.
  • Some players are experiencing graphical settings issues, such as Anisotropic Filtering or HDR not working correctly.
  • 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!
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