Horizon Zero Dawn: New Patch & Photo Mode Features Next Week

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Horizon Zero Dawn: New Patch & Photo Mode Features Next Week

Step up Aloy's Photo Mode game when the new Horizon Zero Dawn patch drops next week.

Since the launch of Horizon Zero Dawn we have seen an enormous amount of fan activity. Not only in the form of fan art but also in the shape of screens captured via Photo Mode. 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.

The sheer beauty of the photos you have been sharing has been a huge compliment for us. We asked Roderick van der Steen, our lead lighting artist and in-house photographer, to select a few of his favorites and add some details on what makes these stand out.

Horizon Zero Dawn Photo Mode: Ladyriven

Photo by @Ladydriven
‘This is a lovely composition with an almost duotone color palette, giving the screenshot an almost illustrative “cover art” look.’

Horizon Zero Dawn Photo Mode: adxvent

Photo by @adxvent
‘This is a great example of a very realistic and cinematic shot using depth of field to eliminate any distractions and leaving the eye to focus on Aloy.’

Horizon Zero Dawn Photo Mode: Sistoska

Photo by @Sistoska
‘Night time was designed as having a “long exposure” look, this image shows this off very well with a lot of range in lighting in combination with a great composition.’

Horizon Zero Dawn Photo Mode: hadiruto

Photo by @hadiruto
‘This is a very striking and dynamic image. Everything feels in motion and the sparks add to the feeling of this being a split second of action.’

Horizon Zero Dawn Photo Mode: Solid_Alexei

Photo by @Solid_Alexei
‘The Cauldrons, an almost alien environment as this image shows clearly. This is a great Iconic picture that fills you with a feeling of foreboding.’

Horizon Zero Dawn Photo Mode: duncanbirnie

Photo by @duncanbirnie
‘Aloy responds to weather in a natural way, and as this image shows if can fill you with a feeling of wonder. Beautiful use of depth of field, and the right time of day for the lighting.’

We would like to thank you all for these amazing images, so we’re adding more ways for you to express your artistry. We’re very happy to share that our upcoming 1.20 patch, currently scheduled for release next week, will include an update for Photo Mode.

We are adding three new filters, the ability to show a grid, an option to add ‘greetings from’ to the image, the ability to select different poses for Aloy, select a facial expression and make her look into the camera. We already created some images for you to get an idea of what we are adding and we cannot wait to see what you can do with these new additions.




These added Photo Mode features are just a small portion of the enhancements we have made to the game. Over at Guerrilla we feel that is very important to listen to the community, so the patch will also include a lot of feature requests straight from the community.

Version 1.20 will include a slider that will adjust the camera/aim sensitivity, supports a Map legend where you are able to filter on icons, more HUD customization options (hide enemy stats, quest markers and tutorial tips), the ability to hide head gear and more.

1.20 also adds Spanish language support for North American copies of the game. Spanish subtitles can now be enabled, and Spanish audio is also now supported via a Spanish VO pack that can be downloaded from the North American PlayStation Store*.

For a detailed list of patch notes please follow this link.We will keep listening to all your requests as we feel it is important that you have the best possible experience when playing Horizon Zero Dawn.

*Spanish VO pack must be downloaded from PlayStation Store to enable Spanish audio support. Spanish VO pack download only applies to North American copies of the game.

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