For nearly a year now, Horizon Zero Dawn fans with PlayStation 5 consoles have been wondering why one of the PS4’s biggest titles still hasn’t received a performance update that allows the game to run at 60 FPS on Sony’s next-gen console.
That day has finally arrived.
Guerrilla Games has released an Enhanced Performance Patch for Horizon Zero Dawn that allows the game to run at 60 FPS on the PlayStation 5. The original game only ran at 30 FPS, but now, players can journey through the lands of the Nora, Carja, and Banuk at a much smoother pace.
Here is what the Enhanced Performance Patch includes, as shared by Guerrilla:
- Unlocked framerate to 60 FPS when running on a PS5 console in backwards compatibility mode.
- Improved streaming performance when running on a PS5 console in backwards compatibility mode.
- Removed Graphics Mode option from the Visual Settings when running on a PS5 console in backwards compatibility mode. This is no longer required, as this update defaults to 60 FPS 4K.
Despite these welcome additions, Horizon Zero Dawn fans on PlayStation are still encouraged to check out the PC version that released on August 7, 2020 for the ideal experience. It includes support for higher resolutions (including ultrawide resolutions), as well as uncapped frame rates. Aiming Aloy’s bow is also much more convenient with a mouse.
This update means you can enjoy Horizon Zero Dawn and The Frozen Wilds at a stunning 60 FPS. Whether you’re uncovering the story of Project Zero Dawn for the first time, or you’re a seasoned hunter who has spent many hours exploring, you’ll be able to experience this update for free on PlayStation 5.
Source: Guerrilla Games