Naughty Dog has just released a new patch for The Last of Us, and it should help resolve crashes related to graphics card memory. The v188.8.131.52 patch is designed to address “memory requirements and minimize out of memory crashes”, but the developer is still investigating various release day issues.
Not everyone has trouble getting Naughty Dog’s PC port to work, but the negative Steam reviews littering the apocalyptic adventure’s front page are certainly a red flag. Our best Last of Us setup tip should provide some performance help, but the PlayStation developer is hard at work on fixes and fixes.
According to Naughty Dog’s notes for Parche the last of us v184.108.40.206, the fix resolves a crash on first boot and increases animation streaming memory. In addition, the update reduces the size of the PSO cache, which should prevent the graphics card from having so many memory problems.
The patch should also help with the stability of The Last of Us Steam Deck, but portable performance is still not ideal. If you haven’t played the game yet and don’t have a GPU like the Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti, it’s best to wait for further updates.
Of course, the game could still crash even after the latest patch, as the team says they are still investigating performance and stability issues. The Last of Us building shader issue plagues new players as well, so you’ll want to take a walk or something and let the game do its job before your first playthrough.