Horizon: Forbidden West receives a free major update, available now

    Horizon: Forbidden West is coming back around for an update! This new free update mainly introduces two new game modes: Ultra Hard difficulty, and New Game+. It also features some new cosmetics options for Aloy, Performance Mode for PS4 Pro and PS5 players, the ability to reset spent skill points, an animal parts vendor, and new weapons and trophies. This free update is available now!

    Horizon Forbidden West gets a big update

    Of course, at the studio, we’re continuing to build on Horizon Forbidden West, which launched this past February.

    We’re so thankful for our incredibly talented community and are happy to announce that a major update will be released today. It includes the much-requested New Game+ feature and Ultra Hard mode for those who want challenge themselves further, but also a host of quality-of-life features that we know our community would appreciate: the transmog feature allows players to easily customize the cosmetics of their equipped outfit to look like any other owned outfit, and with respec players are enabled to freely reset their skill points and redistribute them.

    Think you can still take down that Slaughterspine? This update also comes with a dedicated trophy pack so you can track your victories as you revisit the Forbidden West on Ultra Hard through New Game+!

    Additionally, there’s a new Herbalist vendor who sells animal parts, and we’ve revamped Temporal Anti-Aliasing to improve the visual fidelity of our Performance mode on PS5 and rendering on PS4 Pro. We’re already working on an upcoming patch which will include VRR support and a 40FPS Mode, so stay tuned for more.

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