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[Update]: Horizon Zero Dawn's newest update has brought in even more crash fixes and optimizations.

When Horizon Zero Dawn arrived onto PC back in August, it was a bit of a mess. Crashes were frequent and the performance was incredibly spotty, which combined with the and the plethora of quality of life problems, made playing Horizon Zero Dawn in the first few weeks a bit of a nightmare.

Thankfully, Guerrilla Games quickly set out to patch the PC version, and have over the course of a few months managed to correct pretty much all of the gamebreaking issues. The only problems that remain now are fairly minor in the grand scheme of things, but even so, I'm happy to say Update 1.07 has now arrived to correct a few more of them.

First and foremost, the Anisotropic Filtering options will now work as expected and will no longer cause problems. Secondly, the initial shader optimization is now completely optional, so if you're so inclined, you can jump straight into the gameplay. Under the new system, the shader optimization will still occur, but it'll happen automatically as you play the game, which should make the whole process a lot smoother and seamless.

Believe it or not, that short list is pretty much everything you need to know about Update 1.07. It really is a simple one, though that's probably for the best as it means that the PC version is already in a solid place!

Should another update arrive over the coming weeks, I'll make sure to let you know. For now, however, if you're interested in what else the Horizon Zero Dawn PC team is working on, you should hop on over to the official website.