Horizon Forbidden West New Game+ Trophy Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 6.5/10
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 15 hours (if you skip every cutscene and dialog)
- Offline Trophies: 3 (0, 0, 0, 3)
- Online Trophies: 0
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, you need to play the game on Ultra Hard for Completed Ultra Hard
- Minimum Playthroughs: 1, but 2 are highly recommended
- PS4/PS5 Autopop & Save Transfer: Yes
- PS4/PS5 Crossbuy: Yes
- Free-Roam / Level Select after Story?: Yes, there is free-roam, but cannot revisit the prologue area & final main quest area
- Release Date: June 02, 2022 via free Patch
Welcome to the Horizon Forbidden West New Game+ Trophy Guide! This update to Horizon Forbidden West adds a slew of new features, including the highly-requested NG+. This update also introduces three new trophies. In addition to your standard trophies for completing NG+ on any difficulty and Ultra Hard, you also need to collect a new type of Token, the Champion’s Token, which are earned by completing main and side content activities. To be able to unlock the trophy for obtaining all NG+ Rewards you need 125 Champion’s Tokens, which is equal to replaying 80% of the game.
Step 1: Complete NG+ on Story Difficulty and Obtain 95 Champion’s Tokens
It is highly recommended to do your first NG+ playthrough on Story Difficulty. The reason being that if you immediately start on Ultra Hard, you then cannot switch back to Story Difficulty after finishing the Story. You would then be locked into the highest difficulty setting for the Champion’s Tokens grind, taking a lot longer to 100% the DLC. So, rush through the Story first on Story Difficulty. Completing each Main Story quest will earn you 2 Champion’s Tokens. After completing the Story you will have 30 Champion’s Tokens. To obtain the remaining 65 Tokens, you need to complete side content. Prioritize Rebel Camps, Cauldrons, and supporting characters’ side quests as these unlock 3 Tokens each. Additionally, you can easily earn 10 Champion’s Tokens by overriding 5 Tallnecks (the story-related one doesn’t count). Simply land onto them with the Sunwing to speed things up. Everything else gives you 2 Tokens. With the exception of a couple of Errands, you can ignore anything that gives you only one Token or no Token at all. These are just not worth the hassle. Once you’ve collected 95 Tokens, you’re ready for Step 2.
Step 2: Complete NG+ on Ultra Hard Difficulty for the remaining 30 Champion’s Tokens
Now replay through the Story, but this time on Ultra Hard. Just focus entirely on the Story and skip everything else. Because Champion’s Tokens carry over from save file to save file, you now need an additional 30 Champion’s Tokens from just the Story to buy whatever you’ve got left.
Horizon Forbidden West New Game+ Trophy Guide
|Completed New Game+
Completed a New Game+ playthrough on any difficulty.
|Unlocked for completing NG+ on any difficulty.
It is highly recommended to play through your first NG+ on the Story Difficulty. The reason being that if you immediately start on Ultra Hard, you then cannot switch back to Story Difficulty after finishing the Story. You would then be locked into the highest difficulty setting for the Champion’s Tokens grind, taking a lot longer to 100% the DLC. During this playthrough, rush through the Story and then start the grind for Champion’s Tokens until you get to 95.
|Completed Ultra Hard
Completed a new or New Game+ playthrough on Ultra Hard difficulty.
|Unlocked for completing NG+ on the Ultra Hard difficulty setting.
It is highly recommended to keep Ultra Hard for your second NG+ playthrough. During this playthrough, just focus on finishing the story. If you’ve followed this roadmap, you should not need to focus on any side content during this step. On Ultra Hard enemies hit harder. Machines are not as deadly as human enemies, but some of the strong ones, like the Scorcher, can easily one-shot you if you’re not careful. Your best ally here is a fully maxed out Wings of the Ten Blastsling (obtained by collecting and returning all Black Boxes Collectibles) with Coils that increase its blast power.
How often you can use it really comes down to how many materials to craft ammo you have farmed during your very first playthrough of the game or how much you’re willing to do so during this Ultra Hard playthrough. If you have enough materials to consistently craft Advanced Bombs, these will make quick work of most enemies. Smaller machines go down in 2-3 hits, bigger machines and tankier human enemies in 7-10, provided you aim for their weak spots. Using other weapons on Ultra Hard doesn’t make much of a difference. Even the strongest arrow types don’t deal as much damage as a fully maxed out and properly coil-loaded Wings of the Ten. Just be aware that using the Wings of the Ten Blastsling increases the chance of destroying machine components. However, the goal during this Playthrough is to just finish the Story and farming materials to upgrade weapons should not be your primary focus.
|Obtained All New Game+ Rewards
Obtained all New Game+ weapons, dyes, and face paints.
|New to the NG+ update are 8 Legendary Weapons, 4 Dyes and 5 Face Paints that are unique to NG+. These can be purchased by acquiring Champion’s Tokens, earned after completing main and side content. To unlock this trophy you need a total of 125 Tokens (80 for the Legendary Weapons, 20 for the Dyes, and 25 for the Face Paints).
After playing through the story on your first NG+ run (awards 30 Tokens), prioritize Rebel Camps, Cauldrons, and supporting characters’ side mission as these give 3 Champion’s Tokens each. Everything else gives you 2 Tokens. Additionally, you can easily earn 10 Champion’s Tokens by overriding 5 Tallnecks (the story-related one doesn’t count). Simply land onto them with the Sunwing to speed things up. With the exception of a couple of Errands, you can ignore anything that gives you only one Token or no Token at all. These are just not worth the hassle. Because Champion’s Tokens carry over, once you’ve gotten 95 Champion’s Tokens from your first NG+, start a new NG+ on Ultra Hard to get the remaining 30 from finishing the Story again. Then you can visit any Hunter, Dyer, and Painter to get everything in one go or whatever you’ve got left to buy.
Here’s a brief rundown of everything needed for this trophy: