Horizon Zero Dawn PC Requirements & Release Date

The previously PS4-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to the PC and people are asking “Can my pc run it?” With the game’s release date drawing near, the Steam page of the game has revealed the system requirements for the dazzling game. More importantly, the game comes with graphical improvements such as unlocked framerates, ultra-wide support, and a benchmark tool.

Check out our PS4 review of the game here.

Horizon Zero Dawn PC System Requirements

Minimum Recommended
OS Windows 10 64-bit
Windows 10 64-bit
Processor Intel Core i5-2500K@3.3 GHz or AMD FX6300@3.5Ghz
Intel Core i7-4770K@3.5GHz or Ryzen 5 1500X@3.5GHz
Memory 8 GB RAM 16 GB RAM
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 (3 GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)
DirectX Version 12 Version 12
Storage 100 GB 10 GB

The PC requirements of Horizon Zero Dawn  are pretty standard with even 9-year old processors being capable to run them. But again, do take these requirements with a grain of salt. Although Horizon Zero Dawn is an old game (it’s 4.5 years old), it can be expected that it will bring a lot of graphical improvements with its PC port.

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Release Date

The game is set to be released on August 7, 2020 (Friday). Users can purchase the game on either Steam or Epic Games.

The good thing about this release is that it’s the complete package. This means that includes everything the PS4 version released, including the expansion sets. However, items from collaboration events in the past, such as the MHW collaboration, may not be included.

Complete Edition Contents*

The Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition includes the following:

  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • The Frozen Wilds expansion
  • Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Carja Mighty Bow
  • Carja Trader Pack
  • Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Banuk Culling Bow
  • Banuk Traveller Pack
  • Nora Keeper Pack
  • Digital art book

*Taken from the official Steam page.

In other news, the game is also set to release a sequel on the PS5, Horizon Zero Dawn Forbidden West.