Horizon Zero Dawn cracked by CODEX on the day of release

Horizon Zero Dawn cracked
Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is an action role-playing game from Guerrilla Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment. The title originally came out on the PS4 back in 2017 but is now available on PC as well. Now, Horizon Zero Dawn has been cracked by CODEX on the day of release.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Cracked

Well, unlike Death Stranding, Horizon Zero Dawn didn’t have denuvo DRM protection. This means that scene groups were able to crack the game on release. It isn’t something new, and happens in the industry on a daily basis. However, given how negatively impactful Denuvo can be for performance, it’s nice to see Guerilla Games not opting for this kind of DRM protection.

Horizon is already selling well on Steam, and there are over 30k concurrent players at this very moment.


Denuvo’s fight with piracy has been something amazing to witness. Scene groups have managed to crack games literally 3 days from release with titles like Hitman 2. However, at times pirates had to wait months and months for their favorite games to be available on torrent sites.

Various scene groups have joined hands in the fight against Denuvo. New groups like FCKDRM are consistently working on new ways to counter Denuvo.

Many games over the past few months have shown that performance without Denuvo has actually been better. This has been the case in DMC 5 and RE 2.

What do you think about the title getting cracked on release? Let us know in the comments below and share your thoughts.

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