It's fair to say Horizon Zero Dawn has had a bit of a rocky outing on PC so far. Plenty of users have reported severe issues with the port from Guerilla Games, including a wide variety of crashes on PC. Today, Guerilla has pushed out another patch aimed at dealing with some of the "more frustrating crashes" on PC.
"This patch aims to resolve some of the more frustrating crashes we've been seeing since launch," a post from Guerilla reads on the official Horizon Zero Dawn subreddit. "We are aware that there's still unresolved issues based on your feedback, so please know that we continue to investigate and work on solutions."
Patch 1.02 for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC fixes plenty of crashes, which include crashing due to a texture bug, due to memory being incorrectly overwritten, due to video drivers being previously updated and optimized, and more. Elsewhere, there's fixes that improve performance when auto-saving, removing the 30FPS lock on facial animations, and more. It's a pretty extensive list of fixes and improvements for Horizon Zero Dawn, and Guerilla has said they're still seeking out feedback on their official website.
Patch 1.02 has now been deployed for all PC players, shortly after Patch 1.01 was made available last week. The previous patch fixed some of the more preliminary issues with the game, such as Photo Mode or the slowdown Concentration ability not working.https://www.reddit.com/r/horizon/comments/i9jaa0/horizon_zero_dawn_complete_edition_for_pc_patch/
When Horizon Zero Dawn first arrived on PC earlier this month, Mike noted that although it was a largely positive port, things definitely weren't as tight as they could be. Guerilla's port clearly trails the very impressive Death Stranding PC port from Kojima Productions, which has been widely praised since it launched in July.