Horizon Forbidden West: Breaking down your pre-order options

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 15: Producer Jochen Willemsen presents the 'Horizon Zero Dawn' videogame at 'La Neomudejar' on February 15, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 15: Producer Jochen Willemsen presents the 'Horizon Zero Dawn' videogame at 'La Neomudejar' on February 15, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images) /

Horizon Forbidden West is set to launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on February 18, 2022. But this week, Sony opened up pre-orders for the highly anticipated sequel, and in doing so detailed al the different editions of the game you can buy.

Standard Edition ($59.99/PS4 or $69.99/PS5)

Obviously, there are your Standard Editions of the game. On PS4, it will cost $59.99, while on PS5, you’ll be paying the new next-gen cost of $69.99.

Regardless of what edition of the game you buy — Standard or one of the Collector’s Editions — pre-ordering will get you the Nora Legacy Outfit and Spear as a bonus.

Interestingly, Sony is not allowing Dual Entitlement — a free upgrade from the PS4 to the PS5 version — with either of the Standard Editions. If you plan on upgrading from last-gen to current-gen, you’ll need one of the special editions.

Speaking of these special editions, here are all the different pre-order options for Horizon Forbidden West.

Digital Deluxe Edition ($79.99)

Available only on the PlayStation Store, the Digital Deluxe Edition is your cheapest option for Dual Entitlement. Rather than pay the $10 price difference as an upgrade free from the PS4 to the PS5 edition, you’ll be paying $20 — $10 more than if you were to just buy the PS5 version.

But you’ll get a bunch of exclusive digital items as well:

  • Horizon Forbidden West (Digital) PS4 and PS5 versions
  • 2 Special Outfits (Carja Behemoth Elite and Nora Thunder Elite)
  • 2 Special Weapons (Carja Behemoth Short Bow and Nora Thunder Sling)
  • In-game Resources Pack including ammunition, potions, and travel packs
  • In-game Apex Clawstrider Machine Strike Piece (more on Strike in the FAQ)
  • Exclusive Photo Mode pose and face paint
  • Digital Art Book
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Digital Version of The Sunhawk, the first Horizon Zero Dawn graphic novel

A lot of people have been complaining about the lack of Dual Entitlement for Horizon Forbidden West, and the complaints are completely valid. Sony is taking advantage of the fact that the PS5 is hard to come by due to supply issues. And they are charging more than the PS5 version on its own. On the bright side, if you buy the PS4 version, you’ll still be able to play the game on a PS5 should you upgrade, but you just won’t experience any of the next-gen features.

Special Edition ($59.99/PS4 or 69.99/PS5)

The Special Edition is for those who still prefer the traditional physical form of video games. Available for PS4 or PS5, this comes with an actual disc in a gorgeous SteelBook. You  also get access to the digital soundtrack and a mini art book. Unfortunately, Dual Entitlement is not included.

Collector’s Edition

Here’s where things get really interesting. The Collector’s Edition ($199.99) comes with the digital versions of Horizon Forbidden West for PS4 and PS5. You’ll also be getting the SteelBook display case with a download code inside, so you still get the sweet box despite it being the digital game. Also included is a custom sculpted Tremortusk and Aloy statue, mini art book and everything that’s included in the Digital Deluxe Edition.

Regalla Edition

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The grand-daddy of all the special versions, the Regalla Edition costs costs $259.99. In this behemoth of a package, you’re getting everything that’s included in the Collector’s Edition plus a Regalla-themed Tremortusk and Aloy statue, a Replica Focus and custom stand, canvas map, and two art print cards.

And there you have it — all the different versions of Horizon Forbidden West available. A lot of these are limited in supply, and some are already sold out currently, so you’ll have to check regularly to see if they return in stock.