Horizon Forbidden West Update 1.05 Patch Notes

Guerrilla Games has rolled out Horizon Forbidden West update 1.05, the first major update since the game’s launch. In addition to fixing numerous visual issues, the patch resolves progress blocks in some main missions, as well as side missions, gameplay issues, crashes, and world activity issues. Guerrilla Games has said it is still investigating a number of other graphics and gameplay issues that players have reported, which will be addressed in a future update. This includes various bugs when moving the camera, infinite loading screens in melee pits, Aloy’s outfit that appears blurry in photo mode, and a progress block in the ‘Reach for the Stars’ quest that prevents Aloy from interacting with the machine carcass.

Horizon Forbidden West Update 1.05 Patch Notes

Main Missions

  • Fixed an issue in the ‘Reach for the Stars’ main mission where reloading a certain auto-save after completing the first mission could block progress.

  • Fixed an issue during the ‘The Eye of the Earth’ interlude where Aloy could fall from the world after skipping a movie.

  • Fixed an issue in the main quest ‘Cradle of Echoes’ that caused Varl to wander when reloading save.

  • Fixed an issue in the main mission ‘The Sea of ​​Sands’ related to different grab points.

Side Quests and Messages

  • Fixed an issue in the ‘Blood Choke’ side quest where Atekka appeared to fall from the sky.

  • Fixed a progress issue in side mission ‘In The Fog’ related to fast travel during the quest.

  • Fixed an issue in the ‘Night of Lights’ quest quest where a pullout box could get stuck and block the progress of the quest.

World activities

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Relic Ruin: The Daunt from launching under certain conditions.

  • Fixed an issue in The Greenswell: Plowhorn and the Plants salvage contract where an optional objective could not be completed if the required item was sent to the player’s supply.

  • A rogue Tallneck at The Stand of the Sentinels who would sometimes change the direction of his route is disciplined.

Gameplay fixes

General Solutions

  • Oversharpening of the image in HDR mode has been corrected.

  • Fixed an issue where some settlements would flow in and then flow out under certain conditions.

  • Fixed an issue where the HUD would flicker when the player takes a loot action.

  • Fixed an issue where opening and closing the card quickly could cause graphical anomalies.

  • Fixed an issue where Aloy’s animation would sometimes vibrate quickly when climbing after picking up a plant.

  • Fixed a global issue where the direction of Aloy’s gaze, or that of certain NPCs, was incorrect.

  • Fixed several cases where Aloy, NPCs or enemies could get stuck in the geometry.

  • Fixed an issue where roads and icons on the map were sometimes displayed 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 now act more naturally.

  • Petra will no longer teleport to her seat at the Chainscrape brewery if followed immediately after the first conversation with her.

Crash Solutions


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