Horizon: Zero Dawn on PC Receives New 1.03 Update; Patch Notes Detailed

Guerilla Games have taken to Twitter this morning to announce a new update for Horizon: Zero Dawn for the PC platform. Titled as update 1.03, players will be introduced to fixes for the gaming randomly crashing, non-functional snow deformation, and much more.

Guerilla Games is doing a really good job with keeping up to date with any issues the game runs into on the PC platform, as this is the second update within the same month. If you’re playing Horizon Zero Dawn or replaying it on the PC, I’d check out the newly released patch notes, before jumping back into the game!

Check out the latest announcement from Guerilla Games down below:

Check out the full set of patch notes down below:


  • Some players are experiencing an out of memory error during the game optimization process.
  • Some players are experiencing graphical settings issues, such as Anisotropic Filtering or HDR not working correctly.
  • Some players are experiencing performance issues on specific GPUs or hardware combinations.
  • We’re aware of and continue to investigate issues that are not yet solved on both the player-compiled lists by u/EvilMonkeySlayer and u/Rampage572 – thank you!


Please note: These notes may contain spoilers!

Crash Fixes

  • Fixed a GPU resource leak which could build up over time and cause instability.
  • Fixed a GPU hang that caused a crash that could occur when Asynchronous Compute was used.
  • Fixed a crash when AI would try to aim at an invalid position.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when sound obstruction was calculated in highly detailed areas.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when moving the game to a monitor with different DPI settings while in the menu.
  • Fixed an issue where some players would crash on startup due to incorrect memory allocation.
  • Fixed a GPU hang that would occur when the window was resized to a very small size.

Progression Issues

  • Fixed a progression issue where some players would remain a child and not transition to adult Aloy.

Functionality Issues

  • Fixed an issue where snow deformation was not working correctly in the Frozen Wilds area.
  • Fixed an issue where the Concentration skill could stop working.

Other improvements

  • 4K Scaling – Fixed an issue where the game wouldn’t render at 4K properly on boot.
  • Frame Rate Limiter – Improved Frame Rate Limiter functionality to be more accurate.
  • Localization – Localized specific error messages.
  • Windows Version Check – The game checks if Windows 10 Build 1809 or above is used (lower versions cause instability in DirectX 12).
  • Minimum Spec Warning – Improved minimum spec warning message and options.
  • Saving Issue Warning – Clarified text that is displayed when you do not have access to your My document folder or enough disk space.
  • Player Profile Validation – The player profile is now validated and corrupt profiles (caused by manual editing or tweak tools) rejected.

In related news, Guerilla Games recently released another update for Horizon: Zero Dawn, which was titled update 1.02. The developers have been working hard to make sure the game runs as smoothly as possible for the PC platform. If you missed out on the previous update, you can learn more about it right here!

Horizon: Zero Dawn is now available for both the PS4 and PC platforms. Are you playing the game for the first time on PC? Let us know in the comments below!

source: Twitter