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What's the difference between Explorer and Guided modes in Horizon Forbidden West? What are Explorer and Guided, and how do they change the game? When you start up Horizon Forbidden West, you'll be asked if you want to use Explorer or Guided, but what does it mean? As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we will be explaining what these terms mean, and which one you should use.

Horizon Forbidden West: Explorer or Guided - What's the Difference?

Let's go through what the Explorer and Guided modes are, and what the differences are.

What Are Explorer and Guided Modes?

The Explorer and Guided options in Horizon Forbidden West are about how the game presents pathfinding to the player. In other words, the game has two ways of telling you where you need to go next to reach your destination.

What's the Difference Between Explorer and Guided?

Below, we'll explain the difference between Explorer and Guided pathfinding.

Explorer: If you choose Explorer, the game will present Quest and Waypoints to you, but it won't tell you exactly how to reach the marker. You can make your own way there with minimal guidance. You will still see icons on the screen, but the game won't explain how to get to them, leaving it up to you.

Guided: If you choose Guided, the game will provide a suggested route to any Quests or Waypoints you want to reach. It does this by putting the marker nearby, giving you a closer target, and then it will incrementally lead you to your destination, changing the location of the marker so you can follow it in steps, rather than having a vague icon somewhere in the distance.

How Can You Change Between Explorer and Guided?

You can easily toggle between Explorer and Guided pathfinding in the game's Settings menu. Pause the game and select Settings. Under the General tab, you will find options for Quest Pathfinding and Waypoint Pathfinding. Using the D-pad, you can toggle between Explorer and Guided for these options, changing how pathfinding is presented to you in your adventure.

And that's everything you need to know about Explorer and Guided in Horizon Forbidden West. Which are you using? Tell us in the comments section below, and check out our Horizon Forbidden West guide for lots more help and information.