Horizon: Forbidden West is designed for players of all types. You can choose exactly how you want to navigate the world and choose from five levels of difficulties. Further accessibility features in Horizon: Forbidden West include Co-Pilot mode. We’ll explain exactly how that all works so you can figure out if it’s something worth checking out.
Co-Pilot Mode Explained in Horizon: Forbidden West
In Horizon: Forbidden West, Co-Pilot mode allows for two players to control Aloy. As it’s on, a player can use a second controller with mirrored controls at the same time as the primary player. The only way to do this, however, is that they will need to log in with a second user profile.
This is not a stand-in for multiplayer mode, though. Rather, Co-Pilot mode is a pleasant accessibility feature in Horizon. For instance, say a child wanted to play. Perhaps they struggle with a certain mission or a machine fight, but instead of taking their control, a parent, friend, or older sibling can just jump in with the Co-Pilot mode and help out.
It allows the main player to still keep their controller while the second player just tags in, so to speak, to get them over that hump.
Additionally, Co-Pilot mode is a fun feature to use with a friend or a partner if you want to pair up and play. It’s a good way to take turns after every death against a tough new machine or every mission, and you won’t have to keep switching the controller back and forth.
Turning on Co-Pilot Mode in Horizon: Forbidden West
Head over to the Main Menu, and from there, go to the Accessibility tab. You’ll see “Co-Pilot” underneath the “Mount Follows Road” option and before “Show Headpiece.” Just toggle it “off” or “on” whenever you wish.
Horizon: Forbidden West is available on PS5 and PS4.