Horizon Forbidden West Patch 1.17 Brings Balanced Graphics Mode, VRR Support, and More

Horizon Forbidden West Update 1.15
Horizon Forbidden West Update 1.15 Sony

Horizon Forbidden West received quite a lot of new features today. Patch 1.17 went live a few hours ago and it brings highly demanded features, bug fixes, and general improvements.

Thanks to the update, the game now supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), High Refresh Rate (HFR), and “Balanced” Graphics Mode. VRR improves dynamic resolution scaling on 60Hz. Both HFR and VRR will target a refresh rate between 60 to 120Hz. Meanwhile, Balanced Graphics Mode will allow players to play the game at 40Hz.

You can read the rest of the changes below.

Performance and Stability
  • Multiple crash fixes.
Main Quests
  • Fixed an issue in Main Quest “The Wings of the Ten” where the objective “Defeat Regalla” was not updating.
  • Fixed an issue in Main Quest “The Wings of the Ten” where the “Sunwings” might be missing during the objective “Override a Sunwing.”
  • Fixed an issue in Main Quest “All That Remains” where the cinematic with Tilda after the gallery might not start.
  • Fixed an issue in Main Quest “The Broken Sky” where sometimes Dekka would be behind Hekarro’s throne during the objective “Talk to Dekka.”
Side Quests
  • Fixed an issue in Side Quest “Shadow in the West” where the objective “Kill Vezreh and His Machine” was not updating.
  • Fixed an issue in Side Quest “The Gate Of The Vanquished” where the objective “Defeat Yarra/Drakka” was not updating.
World Activities
  • Fixed an issue in Errand “Nights of Lights” where collecting the “Gizmo” earlier would block progress.
  • Fixed issues in Relic Ruin “The Stillsands” where the activity would be blocked.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Dreadwing” would remain cloaked when knocked down.
  • Fixed an issue where “Apex Clawstrider Hearts” would be placed in “Valuables to Sell” in the inventory
  • Fixed an issue where “Elemental Arrows” from fully upgraded bows would destroy canisters instead of detonating them.
  • Fixed an issue where using “Elite Precision Arrows” with “Iriv’s Downfall” would not deal additional damage for enemies in “Brittle” state.
  • Updated text for selecting “Ultra Hard” difficulty to clarify that the setting cannot be changed.
  • Removed exclamation point icon when all skills have been unlocked and skill points are available.
  • Fixed an issue where “Desert Bird Wing” could not be looted from birds.
  • Fixed an issue where trophy "All Machine Types Scanned" would not unlock, if scanning remaining machines on NG+
  • Fixed an issue where changing the “Crouch/Slide” button to R1 would make it unusable.
  • Multiple localization and subtitles fixes and improvements.

You can read the complete changelog on Reddit.

So what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Are there any other features that you want the developer to add? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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