New Horizon Zero Dawn Patch Released, Coinciding with GOG Release

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Guerrilla Games’ critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic action RPG, Horizon Zero Dawn, is now available to purchase on GOG. Marking the occasion is a substantial new patch (1.08), which fixes a variety of crash-related issues and a problem with awful-sounding dialogue. Version 1.08 also adds AMD’s FidelityFX Contrast Adaptive Sharpening feature for improved graphics, as well as Achievements and Cloud Saves for the Epic Games Store version.

“With Patch 1.08, we are also introducing an update to our Epic SDK, adding features such as Cloud Saves and Achievements!,” the developer wrote. “Do note that Achievements will not retroactively unlock, so in order to successfully obtain all Achievements you will need to restart your playthrough.”

PATCH 1.08 (HRZ-PCR 140/6102784 17:43)


  • Some players are experiencing graphical settings issues, such as 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!


Crash Fixes

  • Fixed an audio crash when using mono audio devices
  • Fixed a crash that could happen in certain circumstances on 5.1 audio devices
  • Fixed a crash in NetPresenceManager
  • Fixed multiple crashes that could occur during Shader optimization
  • Fixed a crash in PlacementMeshUpdateJob that occurred on machines with more than 16 cores
  • Fixed a start-up crash for CPUs that do not support AVX instructions

Audio Improvements

  • Potential fix for dialogue sounding metallicy and blown out for some users

Functionality Improvements

  • Epic SDK updated to latest version and now supports platform features like Achievements and Cloud Saves
  • GOG SDK integrated for launch on

Performance Improvements

  • Improved VRAM budgeting which should help prevent VRAM-related instability and improve general performance and reduce micro-stutters
  • Improved Clouds performance on high and ultra settings
  • Improved swap-chain buffering to allow for smoother frame-pacing

Graphical Improvements

  • Fixed clouds looking pixelated in certain windowed resolutions
  • Added FidelityFX Contrast Adaptive Sharpening functionality to Graphics Settings

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