100% completion fixes and headlining performance improvements from last week’s update for Forbidden Horizon West, which is quite understandable. However, that means the best thing about patch 1.09 isn’t getting the praise it really deserves. In fact, the change wasn’t even mentioned in the patch notes! If you dive into the game options, there’s now a toggle that removes Aloy’s animation for picking up healing items, plants, and wood in the open world.
If you decide to skip the animation, the process of collecting these items is greatly accelerated, meaning you can collect more in a much shorter amount of time. the Twitter Video below shows what happens, but effectively you press the Triangle button and the resource is automatically placed in your own inventory. Just walk past them while spamming the button and you’ll collect them all instantly.
Choosing not to skip the animation means that Aloy will crouch for a split second and have to individually pick up each healing item, plant, and piece of wood you want to loot. It’s good for immersion, but when you have 20 hours of gameplay, you just want to pick them up as quickly as possible and move on, right? This new toggle allows that.
To find the option, pause the game and select Settings. At the bottom of the General tab, you will find the “Pickup Animations” toggle. Set them to “Off” and they will be a distant memory for the rest of your game. Take a look at your collection of balloon healing items now!
Would you like to have this option when you played the game? Cursed be his absence in the comments below.