Unlocking This Horizon Forbidden West Trophy Helps Save The Planet

Sony has pledged to plant trees every time a certain trophy is unlocked in Horizon Forbidden West. Which is a wonderful incentive.

For the release of Horizon Forbidden West, we want to do something to help nature… with you,” reads the description in a YouTube video. “Just like how Aloy fights to save the Earth in the game, we can do something together to help our planet.

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Partnering up with Arbor Day Foundation, a tree will be planted in the United States to help complete three different reforestation projects. Sure, the trees might not be planted in your country, but this project will have a positive impact worldwide.

Unfortunately, this will only be a limited-time promotion and will not run forever. The project will run from the launch of Horizon Forbidden West this Friday and will end on March 25th. This means you have just over a month to unlock the trophy for the worthy cause.

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Where will the trees be planted?

The project aims to plant a total of 288,000 trees in either Douglas County Forest (Wisconsin), Torreya State Park in Liberty County (Florida) and finally Sheep Fire Private Lands in Lassen County (California). Furthermore, the latter location suffered a devastating fire in 2020, which resulted in nearly 30,000 acres of damaged land.

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What trophy do we need to unlock?

The trophy required is “Reached the Daunt.” This is the trophy you get for beating the tutorial and entering the main gameplay loop.

Not that you need any reason not to unlock trophies if you buy Horizon Forbidden West, but if you do, you might just help heal the planet in the process. That’s a win, win in my book.

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In our review, 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.

Horizon Forbidden West releases this Friday for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Will you be picking up Aloy’s highly anticipated sequel? Let us know across our social media channels.

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Featured Image Credit: Guerrilla Games