Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2017, giving The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild a run for its money when it comes to console-exclusive action adventure titles. Developer Guerrilla Games has offered up plenty of post-launch support, and that continues today with a brand new patch.

Patch 1.30 for Horizon: Zero Dawn fixes some troublesome progression issues that have marred some players’ enjoyment of the game. It also introduces some brand new features that should make replaying the adventure even more appealing to anyone who’s already experienced the entire campaign once over.

New Game+ mode allows players to take on Aloy’s quest from the beginning while maintaining all the character progression they made on their first run through the game, and retaining their full inventory. The level cap of 50 is still in effect, but XP can still be earned along the way.


Anyone who felt that the campaign was a little easy has a nice surprise in store, also. Guerrilla has implemented an Ultra Hard difficulty setting that upgrades machines’ senses and behavior, and puts a limit on Aloy’s health regeneration, among other tweaks. Adventurous types who take on Ultra Hard mode should realize that they can’t switch to an easier difficulty setting once they start the campaign.

The patch also adds some updated versions of existing weapons and outfits that offer up an extra modification slot, giving players the chance to augment their gear to an even greater degree. However, that ability comes at a cost — expect to drop a serious amount of shards for these desirable items.

The New Game+ update also adds two new trophies, and some bonus unlockables that can be used to give Aloy some facepaint or switch out her Focus. The patch is available from today.

Horizon Zero Dawn is available now exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

Source: PlayStation Blog