Every now and then, a patch completely changes how players experience a game. And that’s certainly the case with today’s release of Patch 1.07 for Horizon Zero Dawn for PC.
What does this patch do? First of all, the anisotropic filtering now works properly. If you’re a player who loves to tweak various graphics settings, this is a real game-changer.
And secondly, players no longer have to sit through an unskippable shader optimization step when the game first launches. Instead, optimization is mostly confined to the in-game menu, and the game may optimize some shaders dynamically while you play. Plus, if you don’t want to fiddle with these settings, you can skip shader optimization altogether.
Horizon Zero Dawn still has a few major issues, including HDR issues, performance issues, and even instability issues for computers that have more than 16 cores. But this patch, like previous major patches, showcases an ongoing commitment to improving the overall quality of the game.