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Horizon Forbidden West Adds Much-Requested Features

Updated: Jul 6, 2022 1:05 pm
Horizon Forbidden West Adds Much-Requested Features

Horizon Forbidden West released earlier this year to pretty much complete critical acclaim. Now a patch has been announced that will give players features that they’ve requested for quite a long time.

What has Horizon Forbidden West added?

Here’s the important parts of the patch notes:

  • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and High Refresh Rate (HFR) support
    • VRR improves dynamic resolution scaling on 60Hz
    • VRR & HFR targets a refresh rate between 60Hz and 120Hz
  • New ‘Balanced’ Graphics Mode introducing 40Hz for supported displays

This means that players will be able to play Horizon Forbidden West with a consistent framerate, allowing them to experience the game as the developer intended. Something like this has been requested since the game first released, and it coming to the game now might entice more players to actually play the game. Variable Refresh Rate didn’t come to the PS5 until after launch, and is a dynamic display that can seamlessly change its refresh rate without any user input at all. It makes gaming itself way smoother than if you play a game without it.

When Did The Game Originally Release?

Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West released in February of this year, and has been described by many outlets as being one of the favourite games of the year so far. What with the fact it’s a sequel to one of the most loved PS4 titles, Horizon Zero Dawn, this likely comes as absolutely no surprise to literally anybody. The game released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, but the actual game plays and looks the best on the next-generation system, with gorgeous vistas and terrifying robotic dinosaurs.

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