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Horizon Zero Dawn Walkthrough and Guide by Paul (vhayste)
 
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Though there are a lot of datapoint “collectibles” in the game, there are no trophies tied to them. They also count towards the Game Progression percentage but reaching 100% game progression won’t unlock any trophies as well. Some of the trophies are very self-explanatory so we will only include descriptions on certain trophies that require additional notes or direction to unlock.

Getting the Platinum trophy in this game is rather easy, with no repeating playthroughs, save for the "checkpoint" save the game automatically creates before the last mission where you can still continue your pending activities and sidequests even after you finish the game.




All trophies obtained (Platinum)
Obtained all Horizon Zero Dawn trophies.

Stealth killed 10 machines (Bronze)
Performed a stealth kill on 10 machines.

3 Strikes From Above (Bronze)
Killed 3 enemies using the Strike from Above skill.
Strike from Above Kills Trophy


Tore off 10 components (Bronze)
Detached 10 components from machines during combat.
Easily done with tearblaster arrows or tearblaster weapon

10 Vulnerable machine kills (Bronze)
Killed 10 machines weak to Fire while burning, or weak to Freeze while frozen.
Scan machines by using your Focus to highlight their components and weaknesses and you must kill them while the status effect is active. This is represented by the small circle above the machine’s head. You must deliver the finishing blow while the machine is either burning or frozen. For example, sawtooths and glinthawks bodies are weak against fire. Set them ablaze then take them out while they’re burning to register the kill towards this trophy. Chances are you’ll unlock this trophy during normal progression in the game.

Tore off 5 heavy weapons (Bronze)
Detached 5 heavy weapons from machines during combat.
Thunderjaws are the best candidates for this trophy since it carries two disc launchers at a time. If you can’t take down thunderjaws effectively yet, then you can concentrate on taking on Ravagers. Deathbringer guns can also be torn off but taking them on is already a huge risk so I wouldn’t recommend it. Tear these components off using tearblaster arrows or the tearblaster.


Headshot 30 human enemies (Bronze)
Killed 30 human enemies by landing headshots on them.
Sharpshot bows with precision arrow and concentration is very effective in scoring headshots, even at incredible distances. You can commonly find human enemies in bandit camps and cultist dig sites. Just attempt to do headshots, preferably while in stealth, to get a steady aim.


Downed 23 Grazer dummies (Bronze)
Found and knocked over all of the Grazer Training Dummies in the Nora region.
Refer to this page in the guide for the individual locations of the Grazer Dummies.


First Modification (Bronze)
Used a Weapon Coil or Outfit Weave on a modifiable weapon or outfit.

Reached level 10 (Bronze)
Reached player level 10.

Reached level 25 (Bronze)
Reached player level 25.

Reached level 40 (Bronze)
Reached player level 40.

Reached level 50 (Bronze)
Reached player level 50.
LV50 is the game’s max level. It’s possible to attain this with minimal grinding but you’ll have to do most of the other activities and sidequests.

All Skills learned (Bronze)
Learned all available skills.
You can learn all skills with minimal effort since some quests give skill points as reward and you’ll also get one during while leveling up.


Secret Trophies
7 types of machine overridden (Bronze)
Unlocked and used the overrides for 7 different types of machine.
You’ll obtain the ability to override machines early in the story. The default override code is PSI which covers the capability to override Watchers, Striders, Broadheads, and Chargers. You’ll need to clear other cauldrons to gain the ability to override other machine types.
7 machine types overridden
-- Video coming soon --


All Acquisition machines killed (Bronze)
Killed at least one of every type of Acquisition machine.
There are only 26 types of machines in the game and you’ll most likely encounter/kill at least one of them as part of the story or when doing quests. Just aim to catalogue and hunt down each machine type since killing the other machines will also unlock additional trophies.

All Recon machines killed (Bronze)
Killed at least one of every type of Reconnaissance machine.
(Refer to All Acquisition machines killed)

All Combat machines killed (Bronze)
Killed at least one of every type of Combat machine.
(Refer to All Acquisition machines killed)

All Transport machines killed (Bronze)
Killed at least one of every type of Transport machine.
(Refer to All Acquisition machines killed)

First Tallneck Overridden (Bronze)
Scaled a Tallneck and accessed its information.
Refer to All Tallnecks Overridden (Silver)

First Bandit Camp cleared (Bronze)
Took back a settlement from a bandit clan.
Refer to Cleared all the Bandit Camps (Silver)

First Core Overridden (Bronze)
Reached the Core of a Cauldron and accessed its information.
Refer to All Cores Overridden (Silver)

All Suns at one Ground (Bronze)
Earned at least a Half Sun mark in all three trials at one Hunting Ground.
Refer to Blazing Suns at all Grounds (Gold)

Blazing Suns at one Ground (Bronze)
Earned a Blazing Sun mark in all three trials at one Hunting Ground.
Refer to Blazing Suns at all Grounds (Gold)

First Corrupted Zone cleared (Bronze)
Killed all the corrupted machines in a Corrupted Zone.
Refer to All Corrupted Zones cleared (Silver)

All Tallnecks Overridden (Silver)
Scaled all of the Tallnecks and accessed their information.
There are only five Tallnecks in the game. They can be found in fixed locations though getting to them may require a bit of sneaking or combat. Refer to this page for tips on how to get to them and how to scale to the top of their heads to override and access their stored information.
https://www.supercheats.com/horizon-zero-dawn/walkthrough/tallneck-locations

Cleared all the Bandit Camps (Silver)
Took back all settlements from the bandit clans.
There are only 6 bandit camps in the game. To clear out a bandit camp, you simply need to kill everyone inside. Some camps have alarms which will allow them to call in additional reinforcements and prisoners who you can free to help you liberate the camp. Disabling the alarms and freeing the prisoners will make your job easier. Otherwise, you can employ stealth and clear out the camp by yourself using stealth kills and arrow headshots. You may refer to this guide’s Bandit Camps section for a walkthrough on how to clear each bandit camp.

All Cores Overridden (Silver)
Reached the Core of every Cauldron and accessed the information within.
There are four cauldrons in the game, each with its own layout and property. You may refer to this guide’s Cauldrons section for a walkthrough on how to clear each cauldron.

All Suns at all Grounds (Silver)
Earned at least a Half Sun mark in all trials at all of the Hunting Grounds.
Refer to Blazing Suns at all Grounds (Gold)

Blazing Suns at all Grounds (Gold)
Earned a Blazing Sun mark in all trials at all of the Hunting Grounds.
The Blazing Sun is the highest mark you can get from the Hunting Grounds. Refer to this guide’s Hunting Grounds section for videos and tips on how to get the blazing sun on all of the five Hunting Grounds.

All Corrupted Zones cleared (Silver)
Killed all the corrupted machines in every Corrupted Zone.
Corrupted zones are fixed locations in the map where corrupted machines roam. The difficulty, recommended level, and type of machines that thrive these locations will differ from each zone. Take note that you can make preparations like laying down tripwires and traps before engaging the corrupted machines, except for a specific corrupted zone that has a couple of corrupted rockbreakers that can join battles outside their designated zones if ever you aggro other machines near their location.

All machines catalogued (Bronze)
Encountered and Focus scanned every type of machine.
You can encounter all machines in the wild and by going through with the story. Take note of the Red-eye Watcher since it’s still technically a watcher but considered a different type in the machine catalogue.

First Vantage found (Bronze)
Found and accessed a Vantage datapoint.

First Metal Flower found (Bronze)
Discovered a strange metal flower.

First Banuk Figure found (Bronze)
Found a wooden effigy left by a Banuk traveler.

First Ancient Vessel found (Bronze)
Found an ancient vessel once used by the Old Ones.

All Vantages found (Bronze)
Found and accessed all of the Vantage datapoints.
We have covered all vantage point locations in this map. Refer to our dedicated section for this collectible for the complete walkthrough on how to get each of them.

All Metal Flowers found (Bronze)
Found all of the Metal Flowers.
We have covered all metal flowers locations in this map. Refer to our dedicated section for this collectible for the complete walkthrough on how to get each of them.

All Banuk Figures found (Bronze)
Found all of Arnak's figures.
We have covered all banuk figure locations in this map. Refer to our dedicated section for this collectible for the complete walkthrough on how to get each of them.

All Ancient Vessels found (Bronze)
Found all the Ancient Vessels.
We have covered all ancient vessel locations in this map. Refer to our dedicated section for this collectible for the complete walkthrough on how to get each of them.

Got the Shield-Weaver outfit (Bronze)
Recovered an ancient technology and put it to use.
Acquired after getting the Ancient Armory side quest.

Followed Rost's teachings (Bronze)
Learned to hunt and fight alongside Rost.

Defeated the Sawtooth (Bronze)
Defeated the Sawtooth that threatened the Nora.

Triumphed in The Proving (Bronze)
Overcame adversity and placed first in The Proving.

Fought back the corruption (Bronze)
Destroyed the corruption inside the Nora valley.

Learned of the ancient past (Bronze)
Learned of the ancient past at Maker's End.

Crashed the Eclipse network (Bronze)
Infiltrated the Eclipse battle camp and crashed their network.

Discovered the truth (Bronze)
Discovered the truth of Zero Dawn.

Broke the siege of All-Mother (Bronze)
Defeated the invaders and went inside the sacred mountain.

Recovered a powerful weapon (Bronze)
Explored The Mountain that Fell and recovered a powerful weapon.

All allies joined (Bronze)
Given Aloy's actions, all possible optional allies joined the defense.
Certain characters will join Aloy’s cause and aid with the defense of Meridian during the last mission. You should complete the following sidequests below before the final mission. Some of these sidequests will only become available after progressing in the story but they should all be available by the time you reach the main quest The Looming Shadow.



Just in case you forgot to take any of the sidequests listed, you can finish the game normally (and keep the exp and items you collected during the last main quest) and start off at the beginning of The Looming Shadow once again to tackle the missed sidequests again.



As part of the optional objectives in The Looming Shadow, you can check the defensive preparations by the ridge and the spire. You can find your named allies there.
  • Aluki
  • Elida
  • Erend
  • Janeva
  • Nakoa
  • Nil
  • Petra
  • Sona
  • Talanah
  • Teb
  • Uthid
  • Vanasha
  • Varl


Ended the war machine threat (Gold)
Ended the threat of the ancient war machines.
This is story-related. Complete The Looming Shadow and The Face of Extinction.

Victorious with the War-Chief (Bronze)
Found the Nora War-Chief and defeated the killers in the Ring of Metal.
This is story-related. Simply complete Revenge of the Nora to get this trophy.

Saved Meridian from its foe (Bronze)
Helped Erend investigate Ersa's fate, and foiled a plot against Meridian.
Complete the following main quests: The Field of the Fallen > Into the Borderlands > The Sun Shall Fall.

Aided the defectors (Bronze)
Aided the escapes of Uthid and the child king Itamen from the Shadow Carja.
Complete Traitor’s Bounty and Queen’s Gambit

Hunted Redmaw with Talanah (Bronze)
Rose through the ranks of the Hunters Lodge and helped Talanah defeat Redmaw.
Complete the following errands and sidequests: Hunting for the Lodge (Errand) > Hunter’s Blind > Deadliest Game (Errand) > Redmaw




 
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  • Basics
  • Main Quests
  • Side Quests
  • Errands
  • Skills
  • Collectibles - Ancient Vessels
  • Collectibles - Banuk Figures
  • Collectibles - Metal Flowers
  • Collectibles - Vantage Points
  • Tallnecks
  • Bandit Camps
  • Hunting Grounds
  • Cauldrons
  • Inventory and Crafting
  • Machine Catalogue
  • Extras
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