The Last of Us Hotfix – everything you need to know

The Last of Us Part 1 has received yet another hotfix for its PC port after a week of countless bugs. Here’s what we know about the latest patch.

April 4 saw the release of another hotfix for the PC port of The Last of Us Part 1. This one is the third hotfix since the game arrived on PC on March 28. 

Latest hotfix

This hotfix aimed to address issues relating to Xbox controller input, graphic options and reported crashes. However, this hotfix did originally state it would fix “camera jitters” but Naughty Dog have said this fix will take a while longer. 

This news also comes a day after Valve revealed that TLOU was unsupported on the Steam Deck. This is disappointing news for those who wanted to take the post-apocalyptic adventure on the go. However, you can still technically play it via Steam Deck but it is rumoured to be a bad experience. 

Read: Valve declares The Last of Us Part 1 ‘Unsupported’ on Steam Deck

“We previously aimed to have a fix for camera jitters related to mouse controls. However, to address unexpected issues this caused, we’ve pushed this fix toward a later patch,” Naughty Dog said via an announcement on Twitter. 

“Our team is continuing to work toward future improvements and patches, including eventual Steam Deck verification. We will keep you updated on future patch plans, including this week’s patch on Friday.”

Full patch notes for The Last of Us version

  • 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)
Screenshot of Tess and Joel taken from The Last of Us Part 1
Credit: Naughty Dog

Additionally, Naughty Dog also posted a link to a GeForce hotfix driver which will hopefully address a crashing issue on RTX 30-series graphic cards.

With there still being a list of bugs the studio needs to fix as well as bringing TLOU to Steam Deck, it appears they have a busy few weeks ahead.
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