Horizon Forbidden West Update Fixes Quest Bugs, Visual Glitches, and More

Patch 1.05 has gone live for Guerrilla Games' newest open world action RPG, fixing various technical issues, bugs, and more.

Posted By | On 23rd, Feb. 2022

Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West has been out for a few days now, but as good as the game is, it’s not without its technical issues- which is to be expected in a massive open world experience such as this one. Developer Guerrilla Games has been working on patching out said issues, and has now released patch 1.05, ironing out some more wrinkles.

Various bugs – of the progression-blocking kind and otherwise – in a number of main quests, side quests, errands, and open world activities have been fixed, in addition to a couple of gameplay issues. Meanwhile, several animation and visual glitches have been addressed as well, while there are also fixes for “various” crashes, as well as some cosmetic and performance improvements. You can get more details in the patch notes below.

Horizon Forbidden West has got off to a solid start in terms of sales, if its debut in the weekly UK retail sales charts is anything to go by. The game certainly deserves it- in our review, we awarded it a score of 10/10, saying, “Horizon Forbidden West is an impressive achievement in storytelling, game design, and technology, and in improving upon its predecessor in nearly every way possible, it delivers one of the finest games of its kind in recent memory.” You can read our full review through here.

Horizon Forbidden West is available on PS5 and PS4.

UPDATE NOTES:

Main Quests

  • Fixed an issue in main quest ‘Reach for the Stars’ where reloading a certain auto-save after completing the first quest could block progression.
  • Fixed an issue during interlude ‘The Eye of the Earth’ where Aloy could fall out of the world after skipping a cinematic.
  • Fixed an issue in main quest ‘Cradle of Echoes’ where Varl would wander off on a reload from save.
  • Fixed an issue in main quest ‘The Sea of Sands’ affecting several grapple points.

Side Quests and Errands

  • Fixed an issue in side quest ‘Blood Choke’ where Atekka would appear to fall out of the sky.
  • Fixed a progression issue in side quest ‘In The Fog’ related to fast travel during the quest.
  • Fixed an issue in errand quest ‘Night of Lights’ where a pullable box could get stuck and block the quest progression.

World activities

  • Fixed an issue where Relic Ruin: The Daunt could not be started in certain circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue in salvage contract The Greenswell: Plowhorn and the Plants where an optional objective could not be completed if the required item was sent to the player stash.
  • A rogue Tallneck near The Sand of the Sentinels that would sometimes change the direction of its route has been disciplined.

Gameplay fixes

  • The Second Chance skill should now work correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the camera had an unintended position when using certain weapon techniques.

General fixes

  • Image oversharpening in HDR mode has been corrected.
  • Fixed an issue where some settlements would stream in, then stream out in certain circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue where the HUD would flicker when the player performs a loot action.
  • Fixed an issue where rapidly opening and closing the map could cause graphical anomalies.
  • Fixed an issue where Aloy’s animation would sometimes jitter rapidly when climbing after picking up a plant has been fixed.
  • Fixed a global issue where the direction of Aloy’s gaze, or that of certain NPCs, was incorrect.
  • Fixed several instances where Aloy, NPCs or enemies could get stuck in geometry.
  • Fixed an issue where roads and icons on the map would sometimes appear with a delay.
  • Fixed several streaming issues and unintended loading screens.
  • NPCs that seemed to suffer from insomnia and would gather in large groups at night in settlements should act more naturally now.
  • Petra will no longer teleport into her seat inside the Chainscrape brewery if followed immediately after the initial conversation with her.

Crash fixes

  • Fixed several crashes.

Other

  • Various performance improvements.
  • Various other minor fixes and cosmetic improvements.

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