Horizon: Zero Dawn Day One Patch Notes Revealed

According to a post on the Dutch gaming site PSX-Sense, Guerrilla Games has now officially made the day one patch notes available for Horizon: Zero Dawn ahead of its launch next week. Once fans download and apply the update – which is a combination of version 1.01 and 1.02, apparently – some improvements to certain performance issues ought to be made, and it will also include Performance Mode to give the game smoother frame rates in 1080p and 4K.

For those concerned about having to wait a lengthy amount of time to download the update for Horizon: Zero Dawn upon launch, there need not be much worry, as the contents of the patch are surprisingly small when one considers the amount of refinements being made. As a matter of fact, the day one patch size is ridiculously tiny when compared to other contemporary releases’ launch day updates, as Horizon: Zero Dawn fans will only have to set aside about 227.3MB. The full changelog for the game’s day one patch can be found directly below.

Patch 1.01

  • Added options to switch graphics mode and HDR rendering
  • Multiple crash fixes and progression
  • Various performance improvements

Patch 1.02

  • Multiple crash fixes and progression
  • Various fixes to avoid getting player’s stuck
  • Updated visual settings
  • Performance improvements

With the day one patch notes seemingly making a point to primarily focus on enhancing visuals, it makes sense as to why some are already considering Horizon: Zero Dawn to be the most technically adroit title for the PlayStation 4 yet. Of course, fans who go on to experience Guerrilla Games’ action-RPG on the PS4 Pro stand to receive even better graphics thanks to the enhanced strength of Sony’s most powerful console to date.

While graphics aren’t always the most important aspect to bear in mind while playing a game, it seems as if the visuals for Horizon: Zero Dawn are definitely a major highlight, with many critics publishing positive reviews that make sure to mention the beauty of the world created by Guerrilla Games. Of course, the very same reviews have acknowledged the strength of the title’s story and deep lore, its unique combat elements, and its remarkably wonderful blend of nature and technology. Taking all of this into consideration, should Horizon: Zero Dawn sell well, there seems to be loads of potential for the franchise ahead.

Horizon: Zero Dawn is set to launch on February 28, 2017 for PlayStation 4.

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