Horizon Forbidden West Patch 1.05 fixes several main and side quests

One of the first big updates for the game is here.

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PlayStation players have been able to dive into the world of Horizon Forbidden West since Friday, Feb. 18.

The game has been positively received by both critics and players, cementing itself as one of the best PlayStation exclusives so far. And now, it’s about to get even better with its first major update, Patch 1.05.

It fixes a couple of annoying issues, which have been a pain in the neck for players experiencing them. The devs have focused on fixing main story issues, as well as side quests, errands, and world activities problems.

Patch 1.05 also changes more than a dozen performance issues, including flickering HUD, NPCs getting stuck in some places, and infinite loading screens. Several crashes are said to be fixed as well.

The Guerrilla Games team has also made it clear that it’s looking into a few other problems that are being reported by the community. Endless loading into the Melee Pits, graphical issues and Photo Mode inconveniences should be fixed soon. The developers encourage individuals who encounter other issues in their gameplay to report them via the support form.

The full list of changes is as follows:

Known issues

“We are currently looking into several issues reported by the community:”

  • The team is investigating with high priority, several graphical issues reported by players regarding shimmering, sharpening and screen saturation when moving the camera.
  • Some players are experiencing an issue with infinite loading screens when attempting to load into Melee Pits.
  • Some players are experiencing an issue where Aloy’s outfit appears blurry in Photo Mode.
  • Some players are experiencing an issue in main quest ‘Reach for the Stars’ where Aloy can’t interact with a machine carcass, blocking progression.

Fixes and improvements

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.