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Horizon Forbidden West patch adds balanced graphics mode and VRR

A new patch for Horizon Forbidden West adds a “balanced” graphics mode and VRR, features that have been long requested by fans.

The balanced graphics mode offers a great compromise between fidelity and performance for 40Hz for compatible TVs. Furthermore, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) has also been implemented bringing dynamic resolution scaling at 60Hz.

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HFW looks and plays better than ever!

However, that is not all, because the patch also brings High Refresh Rate (HFR) too. Meaning that as long as you have a compatible TV, you can now play Horizon Forbidden West with VRR as well as HFR with a target refresh rate between 60Hz and 120Hz.

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Additionally, Patch 1.7 will also make various quality of life improvements, as well as fixing a number of reported bugs and issues, related to quests, combat and more.

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Patch 1.7 is available now for PS4 and PS5. It will download and install the next time you fire up Horizon Forbidden West.

In our review of Horizon Forbidden West, we said: “Horizon Forbidden West is a triumph for Guerrilla Games. It takes the shining promise of Zero Dawn and elevates it in almost every way possible. This truly feels like the RPG the studio has always wanted to make, and I’m so glad that it finally gets to breathe without being overshadowed.

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In related Horizon news, a new TV series for the Sony franchise has been confirmed for Netflix, as well as God of War for Amazon Prime Video.

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Have you been impressed with patch 1.7 for Horizon Forbidden West? Let us know across our social media channels. You can buy Horizon Forbidden West for £55.95.

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