How to Fix Horizon Zero Dawn Errors-Flickering, Black Screen, Crashing and more

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn finally is available on PC. Today the game releases for Windows and some gamers have come across few glitches and issues. Here we will find out how to fix Horizon Zero Dawn errors. The PS4 version has garnered many praise and so the expectation from the PC version is high as well. Check out the tips and tweaks given below to fix issues that may come up. It is always good check the system requirements as the first step. This avoids any obvious issues that may be due to the system configuration.

Horizon Zero Dawn System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System – 64 bit Win 10
Processor – Either Intel Core i5-2500K@3.3GHz or AMD FX 6300@3.5GHz
RAM – 8 GB
DirectX – 12
Graphics – Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 (3 GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB)
Storage – 100 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements

Operating System – 64 bit Win 10
RAM – 16 GB
Processor: Ryzen 5 1500X@3.5GHz or Intel Core i7-4770K@3.5GHz
DirectX: 12
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB) or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB)
Storage: 100 GB available space

How to Fix Horizon Zero Dawn Errors

Horizon Zero Dawn Crashing on Launch

This is an issue which mainly comes into play when there is some problem with the game files. Update all the drivers to rule out any put of date driver issue. Then the easy and most useful fix is to verify the integrity of game files. Here is how to do it – in Steam, click on Library, then click on Properties from the menu that comes up. Now you will see a dialogue box with one the tabs as Local Files. Click it. In this tab, click Verify Integrity of Game Cache. Once it is done, launch the game and check. If you still get the issue, check whether the anti-virus is the cause. Whitelisting Steam will solve it.

Horizon Zero Dawn Flickering Screen Fix

Flickering screen mostly points to issue with graphics drivers. If not already done, update the graphics drivers. If flickering started when you get the latest drivers, roll back to the previous version.

Horizon Zero Dawn Black Screen Fix

Install the latest graphics drivers to fix black screen issue. If you still see it happening, do a fresh installation of the drivers.

Useful Tips

  • Make sure there are no unwanted applications running in the background.
  • Remove any unused peripheral devices.
  • If the games lags too much, it is always better to reduce the graphics settings just enough to make it comfortably playable.