How Long is Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores DLC - Answered

How Long is Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores DLC? – Answered

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The expansion for Horizon Forbidden West is finally here! Burning Shores continues directly after the end of Forbidden West, the second Horizon mainline game, but this time as a PlayStation 5 exclusive. Mainline Horizon titles are massive open-world action games with large maps where you can spend hundreds of hours exploring and taking mechanical animals apart! But how long does it take to complete newest the expansion? Let’s find out how long it takes to finish additional content from Burning Shores DLC.

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How Long is Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores DLC? – Answered

Burning Shores DLC for Horizon Forbidden West can be completed in 8 to 10 hours, on average. If you enter this expansion over-leveled or play on a lower difficulty, it is possible to fly through it in five to seven hours. However, it takes about 15 to 20 hours to complete everything.

Related: Horizon Forbidden West Map vs. Zero Dawn

To put this duration into perspective, the DLC expansion for the previous game, Frozen Wilds, also took about seven and a half hours to complete at a fast pace, or about 17 hours for a completionist run – which makes Forbidden West’s expansion somewhat longer. That seems appropriate when we take into account that the main game was also much bigger, it took about 30 hours to complete Zero Dawn, or about 75 to do everything in the game, while completing everything in Forbidden West can take up to 90 hours.

Related: How to Start the Burning Shores DLC in Horizon Forbidden West

Burning Shores is set on a completely new map that covers the territory of former Los Angeles that became unrecognizable after the archipelago became a volcanic zone. The expansion brings many new enemies, weapons, and equipment for Aloy, but also directly continues the story after the shocking ending of Forbidden West – which you will have to complete before starting this expansion. Unlike Frozen Wilds, which was mid-game additional content in the last game, Burning Shores represent a true post-game continuation that should keep Horizon fans entertained until we get a proper sequel announced.

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Nick has been a Prima Games Staff Writer since May 2022, an old-school gamer, and a gamer journalist with over 25 years of expertise. Our resident micro-influencer from Serbia! When he's not driving through Belgrade, he's probably racing in Gran Turismo or Forza, playing some strange JRPG games or just watching pro wrestling.