Horizon Forbidden West DLC Expansion Burning Shores Will Be PlayStation 5 Exclusive

How to Start the Burning Shores DLC in Horizon Forbidden West

It's a big update, so download early

Horizon Forbidden West’s much anticipated DLC, Burning Shores, is on the horizon. Here’s everything you need to do for a smooth start on its release and how to start the Burning Shores DLC in Horizon Forbidden West.

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How to Start the Burning Shores DLC in Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West’s DLC, Burning Shores, is a 17 GB update that will come free on your PlayStation 5. Hard luck to all PlayStation 4 players. Naturally, this DLC is hotly anticipated for Horizon fans, who are excited to have all new stories, characters, and new areas to explore.

So, what do you need to do to get ready?

First, if you have a PlayStation 5, update the game. On April 18, Horizon Forbidden West released a patch that is meant to prepare the game for the DLC.

Related: Horizon Forbidden West: 1.21 Patch Notes Listed

Second, head to the PlayStation 5 store to pre-order the DLC. Do so by finding Horizon Forbidden West. The DLC should be accessible.

Third, make sure that the DLC begins to download. By pre-downloading it ahead of the release date on April 19, you ensure that you’re all set to go. If you opt to pre-download the game before the DLC is officially released, you’ll get certain pre-order bonuses.

With that done, you’ll just need to wait for the Burning Shores release time on April 19. It’s set to release at midnight in your region, but that might vary depending on your time zone. Once it’s officially released, load up your game, and Burning Shores should be accessible.

We’re still not sure what similarities The Frozen Wilds or the Burning Shores will have in common, but we’re excited to find out.

If you’re curious about what pre-order bonuses are available, check out our article here: Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores Pre-Order Bonuses – Listed.


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A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms