Horizon Zero Dawn guide: side quests, best weapons and outfit, collectables and The Frozen Wilds

By Staff
20 December 2017 05:50 GMT

Horizon Zero Dawn is a big game. Go at it systematically with our guide to quests, side-quests, collectables, the best equipment, The Frozen Wilds expansion and more.


Horizon Zero Dawn is best enjoyed without spoilers, so you won’t find any here; this guide hub links out to all the resources you’ll need to to track down that 100% completion stat, without revealing the mysteries of the world.

Built by the team behind the Killzone shooters, Horizon Zero Dawn is a single-player adventure set in a “post-post-apocalyptic” word where humanity ekes out a living in the shattered remnants of a long-forgotten technological past. Their only rivals? The terrifying machines that roam the landscape, intent on their own mysterious purposes.

Our hero, Aloy, must use all the skills of a Nora warrior – and many more unique to our red-haired heroine – as she confronts a growing threat. With three kinds of bow, two slings and a host of other weaponry, Horizon Zero Dawn hands players a crowded toolbox with which to dismantle their towering foes. Don’t worry, we’ll cover all that, too.

Whether you’re looking for the best armour, the best weapons, some tricky collectables, or just some advice on what to do when in Horizon Zero Dawn – we have you covered with this guide. Now: get out there and slay some robo-dinos.

Horizon Zero Dawn resources

Looking to tick off 100% of the content in Horizon Zero Dawn? You’ve come to the right place. Here we list everything you need to do, guide you through some of the trickier sidequests, point you at the best weapons and armour, maps showing where to pick up all the collectables, and more.

This pages pertain to the vanilla Horizon Zero Dawn experience. They’re still relevant and useful if you own the Complete Edition or have installed the DLC, but guides on the expansion are found in their own section below.

horizon_zero_dawn_the_frozen_wilds (3)

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds

The Frozen Wilds is Horizon Zero Dawn’s first and only expansion. It allows Aloy to push north into The Cut, an area along the borders of Banuk lands, and learn more about this most elusive tribe. It also adds three all-new weapons, three upgraded weapons, several new outfits, a stack of collectables, a bunch of quests and more.

In this section of our Horizon Zero Dawn guide we’ll compile resources related directly to The Frozen Wilds expansion. Look for updates over the next few days.

  • How to get Bluegleam in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds

    Remember those three upgraded weapons we mentioned? Yeah, you’ll want them as soon as possible – The Frozen Wilds includes some of the toughest fights in all of Horizon Zero Dawn. You’ll need Bluegleam, and lots of it, if you want those glorious new bows – and the good news is we can help you there.

  • Pigment locations in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds

    There are nine Pigment deposits to raid in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds, and we can help you get them all. Yes, even that one up in the mountains after an impossible incline, and the one with two Scorchers hanging out pretty much right on top of it. We got you.

Need more help with Horizon Zero Dawn or The Frozen Wilds? Let us know what you’re after and we’ll do our best to provide.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 merch