Everything you need to know about Horizon Forbidden West pre-orders

Pre-orders for Horizon Forbidden West went live on September 2, 2021 with some controversy attached.


Aloy's foray into the titular Forbidden West might have to wait until 2022, but fans can start pre-ordering Guerilla Games' upcoming title already.

Forbidden West is now available for pre orders in case you're interested.

Here's a quick summary of what's included in the Horizon Forbidden West pre-orders:

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How many Horizon Forbidden West editions are available?

The Regalla edition is a must-buy if you are a huge fan of Guerilla Games' Horizon titles.

Horizon Forbidden West is the sequel to 2017's critically acclaimed PlayStation-exclusive, Horizon Zero Dawn. The game was initially scheduled to launch in late 2021 after being showcased earlier this year. However, in a statement released last month, Guerilla Games confirmed that the highly-anticipated title was going to be released on February 18, 2022, instead.

Once the pre-orders for Forbidden West went up, fans had a couple of things to say about how PlayStation handled it.

In particular, fans were furious to know that Sony had intentionally locked the "free" PS5 upgrade to the more expensive versions of Forbidden West. Thankfully, in a later update, SIE President and CEO, Jim Ryan, rectified the problem and said, "the offerings we confirmed in our pre-order kickoff missed the mark."

Because of the changes, all five editions of Forbidden West will come with both PS4 and PS5 copies of the game.

Scroll down below if you're curious to find out what's included in the different Forbidden West editions:

Horizon Forbidden West Standard Edition

  • 1 x Nora Legacy outfit (pre-order)
  • 1 x Nora Legacy spear (pre-order)

Horizon Forbidden West Special Edition

  • 1 x Steelbook case
  • 1 x Mini art book
  • 1 x Digital soundtrack
  • 1 x Nora Legacy outfit
  • 1 x Nora Legacy spear

Horizon Forbidden West Collector's Edition

  • 1 x Tremortusk statue
  • 1 x Aloy statue
  • 1 x Mini art book
  • 1 x Digital soundtrack
  • 1 x Horizon Zero Dawn Vol. 1: The Sunhawk digital comic book
  • Photo mode unlocks (special pose and face paint)
  • 1 x Carja Behemoth Elite outfit
  • 1 x Carja Behemoth Short Bow
  • 1 x Nora Thunder Elite outfit
  • 1 x Nora Thunder Sling
  • 1 x Apex Clawstrider Machine Strike piece
  • Resources pack

Horizon Forbidden West Regalla Edition

  • 1 x Regalla Tremortusk statue
  • 1 x Aloy statue
  • 1 x Replica Focus
  • 1 x Focus stand
  • 2 x art cards
  • 1 x Clawstrider Machine Strike piece
  • 1 x Sunwing Machine Strike piece
  • 1 x Steelbook display case
  • 1 x Mini art book
  • Digital soundtrack
  • 1 x Horizon Zero Dawn Vol. 1: The Sunhawk digital comic book
  • Photo mode unlocks (special pose and face paint)
  • 1 x Carja Behemoth Elite outfit
  • 1 x Carja Behemoth Short Bow
  • 1 x Nora Thunder Elite outfit
  • 1 x Nora Thunder Sling
  • 1 x Apex Clawstrider Machine Strike piece
  • Resources pack

While everyone who buys Forbidden West will get a copy on either the PS4 or PS5 regardless of the edition that they end up purchasing, Ryan's announcement does come with a caveat. It appears that Forbidden West marks the last game that Sony will make the PS5 upgrade for cross-generational games for free.

As per Ryan's statement, "any other exclusive cross-gen PS4 & PS5 title published by Sony Interactive Entertainment" will come with a $10 digital upgrade option from the PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5. Ryan specifically singled out the next God of War game and Gran Turismo 7, as both are slated to release in 2022 and were only recently confirmed as cross-generational games.

Ray Ampoloquio
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