Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores expansion length: How long to beat the DLC?

Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores expansion length: How long to beat the DLC?
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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 will take you to beat it. 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.

So, how long can you expect to spend fighting mechanical dinosaurs as Aloy in the Buring Shores DLC for Horizon Forbidden West? Keep reading to find out.

How long to beat Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores?

Key art of Aloy flying over the Burning Shores of LA in Horizon Forbidden West DLC
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If you’re just looking to complete the main story of the Horizon Forbidden West 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 that likes to explore every nook and cranny, then you can easily eke out around 15-20 hours of game time in the Burning Shores DLC. The area of LA is added to this new content pack, so there’s a whole new piece of the world to explore.

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.

So, now you know how long it takes to beat the Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores DLC.

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