Horizon Forbidden West Patch 1.17 Notes (1.017) | New Features

Horizon Forbidden West patch 1.17 (1.017.000) is now available to download on PS4 and PS5. According to the official Horizon Forbidden West 1.17 patch notes, the latest update added Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), High Refresh Rate (HFR) and more. Apart from this, Horizon Forbidden West update 1.17 (1.017.000) also includes new “Balanced” Graphics Mode supporting 40Hz.

Previously, a major update 1.15 was released that added Game+ mode and various quality of life improvements and fixes. Recently, an HFW update 1.16 was also released.

Unfortunately, players are still facing a number of issues with the game. Horizon Forbidden West version 1.17 will address a few of these issues.

Horizon Forbidden West Update 1.17 Notes (1.017.000) – July 6, 2022

NEW FEATURES (PlayStation 5)

  • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and High Refresh Rate (HFR) support
    • VRR improves dynamic resolution scaling on 60Hz
    • VRR & HFR targets a refresh rate between 60Hz and 120Hz
  • New “Balanced” Graphics Mode introducing 40Hz for supported displays


Performance and Stability

  • Multiple crash fixes.

Main Quests

  • Addressed a bug in Main Quest “The Wings of the Ten” where the objective “Defeat Regalla” was not updating.
  • Addressed a bug in Main Quest “The Wings of the Ten” where the “Sunwings” might be missing during the objective “Override a Sunwing”.
  • Addressed a bug in Main Quest “All That Remains” where the cinematic with Tilda after the gallery might not start.
  • Addressed a bug in Main Quest “The Broken Sky” where sometimes Dekka would be behind Hekarro’s throne during the objective “Talk to Dekka”.

Side Quests

  • Addressed a bug in Side Quest “Shadow in the West” where the objective “Kill Vezreh and His Machine” was not updating.
  • Addressed a bug in Side Quest “The Gate Of The Vanquished” where the objective “Defeat Yarra/Drakka” was not updating.

World Activities

  • Addressed a bug in Errand “Nights of Lights” where collecting the “Gizmo” earlier would block progress.
  • Fixed issues in Relic Ruin “The Stillsands” where the activity would be blocked.


  • Addressed a bug where the “Dreadwing” would remain cloaked when knocked down.
  • Addressed a bug where “Apex Clawstrider Hearts” would be placed in “Valuables to Sell” in the inventory


  • Addressed a bug where “Elemental Arrows” from fully upgraded bows would destroy canisters instead of detonating them.
  • Addressed a bug where using “Elite Precision Arrows” with “Iriv’s Downfall” would not deal additional damage for enemies in “Brittle” state.


  • Updated text for selecting “Ultra Hard” difficulty to clarify that the setting cannot be changed.
  • Removed exclamation point icon when all skills have been unlocked and skill points are available.


  • Addressed a bug where “Desert Bird Wing” could not be looted from birds.
  • Addressed a bug where trophy “All Machine Types Scanned” would not unlock, if scanning remaining machines on NG+
  • Addressed a bug where changing the “Crouch/Slide” button to R1 would make it unusable.
  • Multiple localization and subtitles fixes and improvements.

Download free for HFW update 1.17 (1.017.000) on PlayStation 4 and PlayStations 5.

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