The new game plus mode is accessed from inside Aloy’s home base. It makes a save of player’s current game, allowing them to continue at the previously selected difficulty with all of their stats and inventory items in place. The update also offers a new ultra-hard mode.
Additional key features included in the patch is the ability to reset skills within the menu; a new “transmog” setting to alter the look of Aloy’s outfits while retaining their special abilities; new weapons, dyes, and face paints; and a new set of trophies.
Horizon Forbidden West was released to positive reviews in February. It tells the story of main character Aloy’s quest in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by climate change and malevolent AI. In our review, Polygon’s Nicole Clark called it “a beautiful and densely packed world [and] a journey I won’t walk away from anytime soon.”
Thursday’s announcement was accompanied by the first trailer for Horizon Call of the Mountain, a virtual reality game set in the Horizon universe. It will be a launch title for the PlayStation VR2 headset, which does not yet have a release date.