Find out how long it would take to beat the Horizon Forbidden West 'Burning Shores' DLC

Find out how long it would take to beat the Horizon Forbidden West 'Burning Shores' DLC
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Written by 

Joshua Boyles


19th Apr 2023 16:34

If you’re thinking about hopping into the Burning Shores DLC for Horizon Forbidden West, then you may be wondering how long it is. Horizon Forbidden West is one of the biggest, most sprawling open-world RPGs on PS5 right now, so it makes sense that the Burning Shores DLC follows in its footsteps.

Thankfully we've done the hard work and figured out how long can you expect to spend fighting mechanical dinosaurs as Aloy in the Buring Shores DLC - letting you plan your time accordingly. 

How long would it take to beat the Burning Shores DLC?

If you’re just looking to complete the main story of the Burning Shores DLC, then you can expect to be playing for between eight and 10 hours in total. This will see you continue Aloy’s story from the climactic ending of the original game, tying up any loose ends and setting up a potential sequel.

However, if you’re the sort of person who likes to explore every nook and cranny, then you can easily eke out around 15-20 hours of game time. The area of LA is added to this new content pack, so there’s a whole new piece of the world to explore.

Key art of Aloy flying over the Burning Shores of LA in Horizon Forbidden West DLC
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While the size of the world in Burning Shores doesn’t quite match up to the size of the original game, the DLC still offers a hefty chunk of landmass to uncover. Fans of the series certainly won't be disappointed by the amount of content on offer here, with side quests and collectables galore.

How long is the original Horizon Forbidden West?

Key art of Aloy flying over Burning Shores from the game
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In contrast, the original game took around 30 hours to complete the main story, with a completionist run taking upwards of 85 hours. If you’re starting out from scratch and want to complete Burning Shores straight after the main game, Horizon Forbidden West can now officially be classified as over a hundred-hour RPG.

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Joshua is the Guides Editor at GGRecon. After graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Broadcast Journalism, he previously wrote for publications such as FragHero and GameByte. You can often find him diving deep into fantasy RPGs such as Skyrim and The Witcher, or tearing it up in Call of Duty and Battlefield. He's also often spotted hiking in the wilderness, usually blasting Arctic Monkeys.

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