Naughty Dog Releases Patch v1.0.1.7 For The Last Of Us Part 1 PC

The new update fixes UI-related issues, among other problems currently plaguing the title.

Story Highlights

  • The Last of Us Part 1 was ported to PC on March 28, 2023, being one of the eighteenth first-party PlayStation exclusives to make landfall on the platform. 
  • Unluckily, the game launched to poor reception due to a severe lack of optimization, leading a myriad of PC players to run into a swath of different issues with the title. 
  • In attempts to alleviate the situation, Naughty Dog has released its third hotfix for The Last of Us Part 1 on PC in recent times, hoping to resolve many of the game’s bugs and pertinent problems.
  • The hotfix mainly includes fixes for the game’s UI/UX and inadvertent character movement while bringing more additions to diagnostics.  

Naughty Dog has just pushed out Patch v1.0.1.7 for The Last of Us Part 1’s PC port—hitherto the third hotfix for the survival horror title. This particular release focuses on UI fixes, revamping the now-notorious Xbox controller’s analog stick problem, and improving crash report logs to help the developers with more diagnostics. The patch has also catered to “unintended character behavior,” and multiple crash situation resolutions.

The Last of Us Part I v1.0.1.7 Patch Notes for PC
The Last of Us Part I v1.0.1.7 Patch Notes for PC

Fans haven’t taken The Last of Us Part 1’s PC iteration too lightly ever since the title’s launch, given how it’s yet another addition to the party of disappointing PC ports. Several issues encompassing abrupt shutdowns, unrendered character models, performance drops, and stability problems have affected playability. Here are some of the major release notes of the patch that Naughty Dog has talked about on its feedback handle. 

  • 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 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.

Moreover, the developer advises those with an Nvidia 30-series GPU to update their driver to the latest available GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 531.5 to negate random crashing from here on out. The new driver update has seemingly addressed issues of games other than The Last of Us Part 1, including the Resident Evil 4 remake and Assassin’s Creed Origins. 

Things have been going badly for the title at the moment, with the r/thelastofus subreddit getting loaded with user posts detailing the various albeit hilarious problems plaguing the PC port. There’s this clip that showcases a bunch of characters sweating profusely and dripping for no reason during a cutscene. Additionally, here’s a portrait of Joel on the title’s launch day. 

PC Joel lookin hella fine
by u/Zerindo in thelastofus

That is one of the reasons why the game had been labeled with a “Mostly Negative’ review mark for quite some time now on Steam, until receiving an upgrade on that front and transitioning to “Mixed” lately. In other news, though, the developers have even stated that they’re currently prioritizing fixes and patches for PC over sending the game in for Steam Deck compatibility.

Still, The Last of Us Part 1 has managed to be PlayStation’s fourth-biggest on PC by concurrent players. The top spot still goes to God of War (2018) on that note, which seemingly logged 73,000 users on Steam at one point. Let us know in the comments section which first-party PlayStation exclusive you’re looking forward to play on PC next. 

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