The Last of Us Part I PC Version Gets Hotfix Patch to Address Some of Its Issues

Published: April 4, 2023 2:18 PM /


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Today Naughty Dog and Sony Interactive Entertainment released a hotfix update for the PC version of The Last of Us Part I

The update, which can be downloaded now, is numbered v1.0.1.7 and includes fixes for the user interface and experience, unintended character behavior, and more. 


here are the full patch notes:

  • Fixed an issue which could cause the Xbox controller stick inputs to erroneously read as zeros for brief periods of time
  • Fixed an issue where the 'Reset to Default' function in the Graphics menu under Settings could make improper selections
  • Fixed an issue where the HUD performance monitors could impact performance when enabled
  • Fixed an issue where a crash could occur when using [ALT+ENTER] to toggle between Fullscreen and Windowed modes
  • Fixed an issue where a memory crash could occur during the transition from the end of the game into the credits sequence
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a crash while the game launched
  • Added additional crash report logs to provide further insight for developers
  • Added a new feature where users will be prompted to enable additional GPU diagnostic tooling following a GPU-related crash (optional and only enabled for the current gameplay session)

This follows the acknowledgment that "some" PC users aren't experiencing the quality that one would expect from a Naughty Dog game, and the promise of a larger patch later this week

Users who are using Geforce RTX 30-series video cards are also encouraged to use the new hotfix drivers 531.58, which can be downloaded directly from Nvidia's website. The drivers should address some crashing issues.

We can only hope that the issues plaguing the game at launch will serve as a learning experience for Naughty Dog, which has pledged to continue engaging in PC development going forward. At the moment, the game has "Mixed" average reviews on Steam, which is certainly not what one would expect from a first-party Sony Interactive Entertainment game.

If you're unfamiliar with The Last of Us, it's an ultra-popular post-apocalyptic adventure game that was originally released by Naughty Dog in 2013 for PS3 and then remastered for PS4 only a year after. The remake titled The Last of Us Part I was then released for PS5 last year, and it launched on PC today. 

A sequel, titled The Last of Us Part II was released to critical acclaim for PS4 in 2020, while Naughty Dog is currently working on a multiplayer title set in the franchise's world about which we know very little, but is said to be one of the developer's most ambitious projects and more news have been promised for later this year. 


A TV show has recently debuted on HBO and HBO Max, and it has been met with widespread praise from critics and fans. It has been renewed for season 2 after just two episodes were aired, which is definitely a testament to its success and to how loved the franchise is by its fans. 



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