Patch 1.11 for the PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn adds support for Nvidia's DLSS and AMD's Fidelity Super Resolution

Guerrilla Games has released Patch 1.11 for the PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn, adding support for Nvidia's DLSS and AMD's Fidelity Super Resolution features. This is the first update to the game since Patch 1.10 launched in January 2021, when Guerrilla stated that focus was shifting to the development of Horizon Forbidden West.

The update also makes changes to how the port handles the shader optimization, which no longer pre-compiles on launch.

The full patch notes can be found below. 


Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC - Patch 1.11 is now available

Hi everyone!

We’re happy to announce we’ve just released Patch 1.11 for our PC players. Here’s what this patch contains:

Graphical Improvements

  • Added Nvidia’s DLSS upscaling technology.
  • Added AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution, replacing FidelityFX CAS.

UI Changes

  • Adjusted settings screen to facilitate the addition of DLSS and FSR.
  • Render Scale option has been removed but same result can now be accomplished by adjusting setting Upscale Method to Simple and adjusting Upscale Quality.

Performance Improvements

  • Improvement to the shader management system. This will result in a few noticeable differences:
  • There is no longer a shader pre-compilation step on startup. The game will always compile shaders during loading and in the background.
  • Stutters during gameplay that used to occur due to background shader compilation have now been significantly reduced.
  • Because shader compilation is still happening in the background you may notice the game having a higher CPU utilization while that is happening.
  • Loading screens will wait for the required shaders to be fully compiled. This may cause loading screens to take somewhat longer on certain systems.
  • On higher spec machines with faster CPUs the loading screens will typically be shorter, due to more efficient shader compilation that better leverages high-end CPUs.

Please ensure your game is up-to-date before heading back out into the wilds, and reach out to us if you’re still experiencing any issues. We appreciate all of your wonderful support and feedback; we wish you a fun-filled festive period!

- Guerrilla