Don’t walk but run back to Horizon Forbidden West, because developer Guerrilla Games is back with a slice of new DLC for the critically acclaimed action RPG title. Yes, Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores is here, giving players a new chapter in the ongoing saga of Aloy’s journey across the Western United States. But you shouldn’t travel without packing heat, and thankfully, a weapon previously featured in this Naughty Dog shooter will make your adventure a unique one.
Yes, Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores does in fact feature a cheeky The Last of Us 2 easter egg but don’t expect to be packing a mighty shotgun forged on Ellie’s workbench. Nope, forget that dream for a moment, this weapon is the vibrantly purple and pink Toy Bow wielded by none other than Abby Anderson. The Toy Bow is featured in the later half of TLOU 2’s story, during an interlude that sees Abby and love interest Owen compete in a friendly target practice challenge in an abandoned aquarium.
To find Abby’s Toy Bow in Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores, you’ll need to head to the location pictured below. Once you’re there, be prepared for a bit of a climb, as getting to the Toy Bow can lead to some unexpected falls.
Get acquainted with your surroundings and head up this climbing path, which takes you to the room where the easter egg is located. Watch your step.
Should you prevail and manage to make the climb up for your coveted prize, you’ll find The Last of Us 2 Toy Bow waiting for you inside a box. The weapon’s description says that is an “Old Ward’s child toy, recovered and repaired. A faint marking on the limb reads: Leyla’s.”
Its inclusion is a fun tip of the hat to the Uncharted franchise developer, though it won’t be serving up any particularly special damage. Should you bravely head into battle using The Last of Us 2 Toy Bow, then you’ll be greeted with not-so-incredible damage stats that peak at *drum roll please*… a whole ONE damage point. Well, what did you expect? It is a toy after all. Nevertheless, we recommend at least giving it a try, because Aloy can always use at least some kind of new weapon in her arsenal.
Now that the Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores release date is here, you might be looking for another PlayStation 5 adventure to dive into once your time with Aloy comes to a close. Sony is looking to give PS5 fans some of the best games to hit the platform, so don’t hesitate to put all the upcoming PS5 games for 2023 and beyond on your gaming calendar.