Horizon Zero Dawn – 21:9 or Ultrawide Cutscenes Fix

Horizon Zero Dawn is out for PC players on steam, and it is already creating quite the buzz. But some players are complaining that the Ultrawide (21:9) Cutscene is not working for them. So in this short guide, we will show you how to fix that issue.

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How to fix Ultrawide (21:9) Cutscenes in Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero dawn is quite enjoyable as a game on its own, given all the settings the game provides you with. The bad news is that Guerrilla Games have maintained their original 16:9 aspect ratio for all of Horizon Zero Dawn’s in-game cutscenes.

That means everything from big story sequences, like Aloy’s big growing-up montage at the beginning of the game, to tiny NPC interactions such as engaging quest givers in conversation.

This is a touch disappointing, especially after Kojima’s team went into the trouble of re-doing all of Death Stranding’s cutscenes to work with its newly supported aspect ratio.

Here are the steps to fix the Ultrawide Cutscene Issue in the game:

  1. Download and Open HxD
  2. Press CTRL+O
  3. Choose the Game’s Exe (”HorizonZeroDawn.exe” in \steamapps\common\Horizon Zero Dawn)
  4. Press CTRL+R
  5. Go to Hex Values (Located on top)
  6.  Search for 39 8E E3 3F and change it with 8E E3 18 40 (or your preferred resolutions)
  7. Activate Search direction all
  8. Press Change everything (Located at the bottom middle)
  9. Should change one hex value
  10. Go to the top left and save it where the normal exe is, changing it with the old one.
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If you face any problems, just repair the game via Steam.

What are the Hex Values?

21:9 Resolution Hex Values

  • 2560×1080 = 26 B4 17 40
  • 3440×1440 = 8E E3 18 40
  • 3840×1600 = 9A 99 19 40
  • 5120×2160 = 26 B4 17 40
  • 6880×2880 = 8E E3 18 40

32:9 Resolution Hex Values

 
  • 3840×1080 = 39 8E 63 40
  • 3840×1440 = AB AA 2A 40
  • 5120×1440 = 39 8E 63 40

Doing the above steps will most certainly enable you to play Zero Dawn in Ultrawide or 21:9 Ratio without any issues. Since this guide contains the use of third-party software, use it at your own risk!


And that should be enough to fix your ultrawide cutscene issue with Horizon Zero Dawn. In case of any issues with the game, simply repair the game files via steam, and it will be back to normal.

Avoid uninstalling and reinstalling at all costs. That is because the decompression time is a lot to wait for. Any general queries are welcome in the comments below. We will see you in the next guide!


Last Updated on February 4, 2023

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