After a period of uncertainty over whether the DLC would even make its April release date, Sony is now fully tooting the Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores horn. Pre-orders are now live on the PS Store for £15.99/$19.99, but one key detail you might not know is you need to beat the game's main campaign before you start the PS5 expansion.
Burning Shores is a direct follow-up to the story of Horizon Forbidden West, picking up where the plot left off in the main quest named Singularity. Guerrilla Games has highlighted this important factor in a video, which doesn't contain any new footage. What it does tell us, though, is that Burning Shores begins when Aloy receives a call from Sylens. While it was fairly obvious he was always going to feature in the DLC, it's nice to know the late, great Lance Reddick has another voice acting performance for us to enjoy.
If you need any help fulfilling this requirement to start Burning Shores, our Horizon Forbidden West guide will come in use. The DLC is out for PS5 on 19th April 2023, and adds a new environment to explore alongside the new story beats. Are you prepared to head to LA? Get levelled up in the comments below.
It will be cool to hear Lance Reddick one more time. I actually weirdly decided to replay Zero Dawn recently and have been having a blast so I'm definitely in the mood for more Horizon next month.
Good. I prefer this over Frozen Wilds, from my memory that was only accesiable if you hadnt completed the main campaign.
It's a good way to motivate some to finish the game who might have put it down to play other things. I platinumed it on PS4 but now I'm gonna download it on PS5 and get reacquainted with the beauty that is the Forbidden West!
@ThorsHammer You could also play Frozen Wilds after finishing the main campaign…
I hope they had enough time to put an "in memory of" in the credits.
I tend to tackle the Story DLC content after I've completed the main campaign anyway, examples include the Left Behind DLC for The Last of Us, the Iki Island DLC for Ghost of Tsushima, The Old Hunters for Bloodborne, the ReMind DLC for Kingdom Hearts 3, ALL the Story DLC for Resident Evil 7 etc.
I knew why I went max level, upgraded all my stuff to max and didn't start NG+. Perfect to jump into the DLC. Then again, I can't even remember whether a seperate save could have done as well, lol. Don't know anymore how the game handled it with savefiles.
This is a good design, it was always awkward how Frozen Wilds slotted in so that you spend all this time in an expansion higher level than the last mission and come out with xtreme gear that makes the last mission play itself, or you beat the game then play the expansion in an alternate universe you rewound time to.
Am i going to be unable to play if im on ng+ and havent finished?
Haven't had a chance to say it yet, but RIP Lance Reddick, another great actor taken from us far too soon, my prayers go out to him and his friends and family.
It will be nice hearing Lance's voice again despite it sadly being the last time for the series. I'm in still in disbelief over it to be honest.
I usually start with the DLC, then the main story, then collectibles and achievements and only then side quests.
I'm 60+ hours into FW and should finish the main quest right after the DLC launched. This is perfect.
Was honestly disappointed in HFW, but I sort of want to get this to honor Lance Reddick. The man was a legend.
Although I put in 63 hours on my way to beating HFW, I wasn’t exactly in love with the game. But I’ll be grabbing the Burning Shores DLC at or around launch regardless. Despite my misgivings, it’s still an absolutely gorgeous game after all.
I'll need to try and get back to this bought it launch but something about it didn't click with me.
It’s cool and makes sense to me Aloy.
This makes sense as the article states the dlc is a direct follow-up from the main game’s story. I’d prefer to finish the game before playing Burning Shores anyway. I’ve got a ways to go yet, only got to open world part after taking the lift down.
I beat the game and got the platinum in PS4 and I got the platinum when I imported the save in PS5. This is way cool. You can do it in the Resident Evil games and in God of War Ragnarok
Hopefully they provide a refresher on how to play. I always find it tough to get back into a game and rememeber the controls and systems
Are they increasing the level cap? Trying not to watch previews, but was curious, not sure if I've seen this discussed
Also..I did finish the campaign, amazing game, but I do like when DLC is slotted as side content in games (like you have to be at least level 12 or reach a certain point, etc) as opposed to having to complete the whole game. Many of the games I have played in recent years have done this. Also it gets people back into a game that they may not have finished.
Its so weird to see people complain about needing to finish the game to play additional content. Do you buy video games and not intend to finish them? It's bizarre to me.
@Korgon I think his final work was actually John wick 4 so you can catch him there also 😁
My hype really has been soured at the thought of this possibly being sylens last appearance?. Or will all the mo-cap and voicing have already been done for Horizon 3?. Whatever happens it’s going to be tinged with sadness for me. RIP Lance
I’m actually playing HFW right now but I don’t think I’ll be jumping right into the DLC. Probably gonna wait for a sale on it, though I’m sure I’ll play it at some point
Do we already know if it’s possible to buy the DLC after playing the PS Plus version of the main game? I (think I) finished it on disc last year and sold it afterwards. I’m planning on doing a new run on Plus since I already replayed ZD last month.
@Darude84 You definitely should be able to play the DLC using the PS Plus version. It's the same game; you're just getting it via a service.
@LiamCroft Thanks! I think with FF7 Remake it wasn’t possible that way?
@Darude84 Yeah I believe there was an issue claiming the DLC at launch via PS Plus but it was later fixed. As long as Sony isn't doing anything weird, you shouldn't have any issues playing Burning Shores with the PS Plus version
Oh yeah. Good point! That completely slipped my mind.
@LiamCroft Cool, good to hear!
Damn. I’ve already sold my copy of HFW. I was hoping it would be stand-alone 😫
I am so excited about this! I loved HFW. Can’t wait to dive back in.
I completed almost 99% of all available missions, side quests, and unlockables. Can't wait to play again!
@somnambulance You're not alone.
It was by no means terrible, but I thought the whole thing was pretty basic and the writing was terrible.
I don't remember the dialogue bothering me at all in the first Horizon, but the second went super cheesy in a bad way.
But it's the Killzone guys. You never know with each release when it'll be incredible and when it'll be solid, but generic.
Loved both games but I am done. The grinding Ubisoft open world formula copied is too much at this point. Yes, it was copied.
Ooo the dlc is out on my 33rd birthday. Do I bite or not hmmm
I figured as much! I guess I should start playing Forbidden West soon, if I want to be ready in time for the DLC.
@frankmcma They didn't release any specific info about what will happen in the the DLC except that it took place right after FW so the player needs to finish the game.
Oh and that pre-order bonus.
I’ve played about ten hours of HFW, taking my time and doing a lot of side activities, and even though I’ve barely finished the Daunt, every trophy I have left to earn is rare. Fewer than half of all players have gotten more than a quarter of the way through the game. It’s surprising that they’ll gate the DLC behind finishing the game when so few people ever will.
I have the platinum. I'm ready. I'm kind of surprised at the price, but i'm definitely not complaining.
Still sucks you can't get it on PS4.
@ItsBritneyB_tch it’s on PS Plus for free
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