Community Helps New PS5 Owner With Ruined Horizon Forbidden West Download Code

A new PlayStation 5 owner runs into trouble when trying to redeem his code for Horizon Forbidden West, but the community steps up.

A new PlayStation 5 owner recently ran into trouble while trying to redeem the digital download code for Forbidden Horizon West that came with your system. The rise of digital gaming has seen the industry largely move away from physical media wherever possible. Years ago, video game console bundles would have included a physical disc for players to use, but today, many bundles come with digital download codes.

This is the case of the Forbidden Horizon West PS5 bundle. Regardless of whether one gets a PS5 with a disc drive or the PS5 Digital Edition, they will get a coupon that includes a Forbidden Horizon West download code instead of a physical copy of the game. This was recently discovered by Reddit user Kazuko_Kistune, who had some trouble trying to redeem her code for the game.


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After scratching off her coupon, Kazuko_Kitsune discovered that her code for Forbidden Horizon West was not eligible. They turned to the Reddit gaming community for advice, with many users suggesting that Kazuko_Kitsune contact PlayStation customer support to resolve the issue. Before Kazuko_Kitsune could get that far, another Reddit user, Biohazard_186, stepped up and gave Kazuko_Kitsune another code for the game. Others tried to redeem the spoiled coupon code using the letters and numbers they could read, and claim to have succeeded.

Forbidden Horizon West it’s one of the highest-rated new video game releases of 2022, and it’s one of the most critically acclaimed games on PlayStation 5, period. Forbidden Horizon WestThe positive reception from Sony is largely why Sony made the decision to start bundling the game with the PS5 console, although it should be noted that the game is technically a cross-gen release that is also available on PS4.

Some were surprised when Sony announced a PS5 console bundle that included a copy of a game, as the company hasn’t exactly had a problem selling consoles. In fact, it’s had the exact opposite problem, with the console maker struggling to produce enough PS5 systems to meet demand. A variety of other factors have also made PS5 supply virtually nonexistent in many markets, including the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, resellers, and chip shortages.

Sony hopes to ramp up PS5 supply for the holiday season, and if that supply includes the Forbidden Horizon West packages, potential customers should be very careful when scratching off their coupons.

Forbidden Horizon West is available for PS4 and PS5.

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