Horizon Zero Dawn is a sprawling, stunning, and immersive experience with a remarkable level of polish that’s not always seen in AAA titles. Still, Guerrilla Games must feel there’s always room for improvements because they’ve added a whole bunch in the game’s upcoming 1.20 patch.
Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Guerrilla’s Community Manager, Jeroen Roding, expressed a sense of validation over the level of enthusiasm fans have developed for Horizon.
“Over at Guerrilla we enjoy scrolling through our Twitter timeline seeing all of the beautiful pictures the fans have been sharing, and we want to give something back,” he said in his post. “The sheer beauty of the photos you have been sharing has been a huge compliment for us.”
Photo Mode is featured pretty prominently in the 1.20 update. When it arrives next week, the patch will include several new features for crafting and capturing your experience with the game.
For starters, it’s getting three new filters, a ‘greetings from’ option for images, and a grid that you can toggle on or off. You’ll also be able to position Aloy in various poses, trigger different facial expressions, and make her look directly into the camera. You can choose to hide her in settlements now too.
The additions to Photo Mode are just a few of the improvements the patch will introduce. There are several ‘quality of life’ upgrades to the game that should streamline the experience. For example, a new optional slider will allow you to adjust the camera and aiming sensitivity settings.
A legend has been added to the game map. As part of the feature, you’ll now be able to filter through the dozens of different icons. This will remove clutter when searching for a specific location.
The HUD is getting some new customization options. You’ll be able to choose whether to display enemy stats, quest markers, and tutorial tips. There’ll also be an option to toggle Aloy’s head gear, which should prove beneficial to Photo Mode.
Some of the best improvements are the ones made to the inventory and Merchant menus. Previously, you needed to trade items individually, or press square to adjust a slider for how many of a particular item you want to sell. You also couldn’t sort the items in your inventory, which meant it could be a minor hassle to find what you’re looking for and keep track of what you have.
All of that is being addressed in version 1.20. There’ll now be an option to sell an entire stack at once by simply double tapping the square button. You can also press triangle to mark multiple items to sell in bulk. Finally, you’ll be able to categorize and sort your inventory.
There are many more adjustments and additions included in the update—far too many to list here. For a full list of changes introduced in 1.20, you can click the link at the beginning of this article to view the patch notes.