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Horizon Forbidden West Cheats & Tips


Cheats, Tips and Questions for Horizon Forbidden West

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Horizon Forbidden West Cheats and Tips

Horizon Forbidden West is available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Take a look at our cheats and tips to get help in the game.

Horizon Forbidden West is an action role-playing game that is a sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic version of the Western United States recovering from the aftermath of an extinction event caused by a rogue robot swarm.

You play the role of Aloy, a Nora Brave, Seeker, and machine hunter as she braves the Forbidden West - a majestic but dangerous frontier that conceals mysterious new threats. Explore distant lands, fight machines, and encounter new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon.

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Horizon Forbidden West Cheats, Tips Strategy

Below is a collection of hints and tips that will help you to progress in the game. These include why you need to hunt wildlife and why you should always listen to Aloy. As well as these hints and tips, we also have a Beginners Guide here which goes into more details on some of the tips we have below:

Take Advantage of The Daunt

You begin Horizon Forbidden West in a region called The Daunt, this area is basically a segment of open world that allows you to get to grips with the different mechanics of the game before you enter the Forbidden West proper.

Resist the temptation to get through this area as quickly as possible as the side missions it offers will reward you with a decent amount of skill points that will make Aloy a far more formidable hunter when she does finally head through the gates of Barren Light.

Begin by Following the Story

Once you have left The Daunt and entered into the Forbidden Wilds it is recommended that to begin by sticking to the first few Main Quests of the story as doing so will enable Aloy to acquire tools such as the Igniter which you will need to complete many of the activities out in the wild. By following the story you will also be able to unlock the Arena which will give you the opportunity to unlock some of the game's best armor sets.

Take a look at our Arena Basics Guide to find out everything you need to know about this feature in Horizon Forbidden West.

Practice at Melee Pits

Make sure whenever possible you invest in Aloy's Warrior tree, so you unlock lengthy combos, resonator blasts, and the ability to leap off enemies mid-flight. It is essential that you unlock these and other abilities as they are vital in some boss encounters. If you go to the Melee Pits like the one in Chainscrape you can use them to learn the basics of the things you unlock.

Don't Upgrade Everything

In Horizon Forbidden West there is no need to upgrade every single weapon and outfit you unlock. Unless you are aiming for 100% completion it is recommended that you start off by only investing your Metal Scraps in the abilities that suit your playstyle.

Keep in mind that the first upgrade tier for each ability tends to only cost a few Metal Scraps and items that you will be able to easily recover, this means it is worth going to a workbench to improve it before you test it out.

Take a look at our What Skills to get Early On guide to find out the best way to invest your Metal Scraps on at the start of the game.

Gather Resources for Pouch Upgrades

Hunting wildlife is the only way in Horizon Forbidden West that you will be able to get the resources required for Pouch upgrades. These are needed to boost things like your stock of arrows, traps, and potions.

It is important that you acquire Pouch resources early in the game from animals like raccoons, birds, boars, and squirrels that can be found in or close to the Daunt. If you fail to do so you will find Aloy will be left with minimal supplies and will struggle to survive. Use your Focus to tag nearby animals, so you are able to hunt them down quickly and get resources from them.

Keep an Eye out for Loot

Scattered throughout Horizon Forbidden West is loot which is generally found hidden in places you might not expect. Loot will be inside barrels which you will need to smash open to gather their contents. You will be able to find these hidden stashes of loot by either keeping an eye on your Focus for interactable spots or watching out for the 'R2 Pry' prompt that appears on-screen when Aloy wanders through ruins.

Always Listen to Aloy

When Aloy is wandering around exploring you will notice that she tends to talking to herself. Make sure you pay attention to what she is saying as her advice will tell you useful things that will help you considerably in the game. Aloy will also tell you by muttering to herself about the need for 'special equipment' when you can't yet complete a task.

Take a look at our Hunting Grounds Guide to find out everything you need to know about the Hunting Ground Challenges in Horizon Forbidden West.



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