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New Horizon: Zero Dawn Patch Adds Music Playback Feature

Who doesn't love to jam out to their carefully curated playlist while they level up in their favorite game?

Guerrilla Games has launched the latest patch for Horizon: Zero Dawn, its PlayStation 4-exclusive action-RPG title. Patch 1.13 clears up a ton of bugs, such as the stunted progression glitch following a cutscene skip and an issue that unintentionally awarded players 10,000 XP after clearing a hunting trial.

However, the most notable update in patch 1.13 is the introduction of an awesome new feature. Gamers can now listen to their own music as they venture through Horizon's world. Whether you're into '80s hair metal or you're more of a modern-day music listener, Horizon: Zero Dawn's newest addition gives you total freedom to choose your tunes.

Take a look at the full patch notes (via GameSpot) below, but be aware that they contain minor spoilers for the game's story chapters:

New Features


  • Added support for background music playback.

  • Added the ability to drop treasure chests.

Progression Fixes


  • Fixed an issue in The Point of the Spear where some players could escape the quest area and get stuck here, blocking progression of this quest.

  • Fixed an issue in A Seeker at the Gates where some players could get stuck behind the gates to All-Mother Mountain.

  • Fixed an issue in The City of the Sun where some players were able to exit Olin's basement during the Investigate Olin's Secret Workshop objective.

  • Fixed an issue in The Grave-Hoard where the objective would not update when some players fast traveled away after activating the Holo Projector.

  • Fixed an issue in Deep Secrets of the Earth where some players could avoid triggering a cutscene, resulting in the quest not progressing.

  • Fixed an issue in Fatal Inheritance where talking to Ranaman after freeing Daradi would cause Daradi to disappear for some players.

  • Fixed an issue in Hammer and Steel where for some players the quest objective would not update after gathering all nine Behemoth Cables.

  • Fixed an issue in Cauldron Xi where some players could avoid triggering a cutscene, resulting in the quest not progressing.

General Fixes


  • Fixed an issue in The Point of the Spear where the objective Meet Rost at the North Gate would always be marked as failed for some players in the objective log.

  • Fixed an issue in The Point of the Spear where the fix for duplicate spears introduced in Patch 1.12 would not solve the issue for some player if they already finished In her Mother's Footsteps.

  • Fixed an issue after The Proving for certain players where Aloy would not retrieve her Focus after visiting Rost. Fixed an issue where some players could permanently lose the Tearblaster in their playthrough after selling it at a merchant. The Tearblaster will now be available to purchase from certain merchants after completing Hunter's Blind.

  • Fixed an issue where a pile of Ancient Debris appeared to be located underground for certain players.

  • Fixed an issue where some players were not able to pick up their loot when it was dropped in water.

  • Fixed an issue in the Gatelands Bandit Camp where some players could get stuck in a rock after performing a 'Strike from below'.

  • Fixed an issue when certain players would try to mount during Aloy's falling animation, causing Aloy to float in midair.

  • Fixed the issue where some players were able to gain +10,000 XP every time they cleared hunting trials with all Blazing Suns.

Crash Fixes


  • Fixed various miscellaneous crashes.


It seems Horizon: Zero Dawn is constantly improving with each new patch. Combine that with its already lauded open-world design, dynamic female protagonist, and thrilling gameplay, and it's little wonder why so many (including us) think it's one of the best video games of 2017.