Horizon Forbidden West pre-order guide: PS5 upgrade, special editions & more

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Horizon Forbidden West’s various editions have now been revealed by Sony and Guerrilla Games. Here’s what to know before pre-ordering.

Guerrilla Games are back with pre-order information for Forbidden West, the long-awaited sequel to 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn.

If you’re looking for more information on Forbidden West, check out our release hub.

In the meantime, here’s a breakdown of each edition you’ll be able to pick up before the game’s release on February 18, 2022.

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Aloy’s journey continues in Forbidden West. Where will she go next?

PS5 upgrade for Horizon Forbidden West

The standard edition of the game is exactly what you’d expect. Regardless of which system you buy it for, this version will only come with the base game and none of the extra bells and whistles.

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After facing major blowback from fans over the initial PS4 to PS5 upgrade path (which required fans to shell out $10 more for the Digital Deluxe edition), Sony and Guerrilla reversed course and confirmed they would honor their original promise to fans.

If you purchase the PS4 version of Horizon Forbidden West, you will be able to upgrade to the PS5 version at a later date for no extra cost.

Digital Deluxe Edition

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The Digital Deluxe Edition comes with several interesting goodies.

This is where things start to ramp up. The Digital Deluxe edition includes the game for PS4 and PS5, along with a few extra in-game items and outfits. The most notable item included here is the Nora Legacy outfit which seems to be inspired by Aloy’s father figure Rost.

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This edition also comes with The Sunhawk – the first Horizon Zero Dawn graphic novel. It follows Talannah of Meridian as she navigates through the world after the conclusion of the first game.

Special Edition

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The Special Edition brings a gorgeous new steel book to the table.

The Special Edition includes an upgraded artbook (offering a physical copy instead of the digital version that comes in the Deluxe Edition), and you will also receive a shiny new steel book to go along with it.

This edition doesn’t come with the in-game items from before but it does include the digital soundtrack — and perhaps most importantly, if you purchase the Special Edition for PS4 you can upgrade your title to the PS5 version later.

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Collector’s Edition

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Even more Forbidden West goodness in the Collector’s Edition.

The Collector’s Edition is truly worth its namesake. This version of the game combines all of the added bonuses of the other editions into one, and throws in a terrifying Tremortusk statue to boot. That’s not to mention the special display case for the steel book either.

This edition will cost you though, as it retails for $199.99.

Regalla Edition

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The Regalla Edition offers up the penultimate pre-order offering for fans.

This is the ultimate Forbidden West experience. A replica Focus, a high-quality map, and the upgraded Tremortusk combine to create one of the most unique gaming collections in recent memory — and that’s before mentioning the in-game items.

This mighty bundle will set you back $259.99 and is only available for a limited time.

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And there you have it, that’s all there is to know about the pre-order editions for Horizon Forbidden West. The game will officially release on February 18, 2022, so make sure to scoop up whichever pre-order selection that fits your fancy before the game hits shelves next year.