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Horizon Forbidden West update brings 120Hz mode and VRR support

Ever since release, the developers behind Horizon Zero Dawn have been working on patches and quality of life updates. The latest patch is arriving this week, and it includes two particularly major improvements – VRR support and a 120Hz mode. 

With Patch 1.17, Horizon Zero Dawn now has a high refresh rate mode, allowing players to run the game at up to 120Hz. There is also a new 40Hz mode for better V-sync with 120Hz displays, similarly to the 40Hz mode included with Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart last year.

The patch also adds support for Variable Refresh Rate, which allows the display to better sync with the console to eliminate screen tearing and reduce stuttering. This couldn't be included at launch as Sony was still working on enabling VRR on the PS5. Fortunately, the feature finally arrived in April.

Aside from these two headlining improvements, the developers have also squashed a good number of bugs. You can see the full patch notes, HERE.

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KitGuru Says: Sony's first party games typically get an impressive level of post-launch support. Even on the PC side, we've seen PlayStation Studios dedicate itself to regular patches and improvements. 

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