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Horizon Zero Dawn Guide, Walkthrough

Horizon Zero Dawn Guide, Walkthrough

You know, Aloy, we really are the last of us Horizon Zero Dawn guide contains a complete walkthrough for main and side missions and PC system requirements. Also maps, locations of all collectibles, describes the crafting system, provides combat tips, all cauldrons and The Frozen Wilds Guide.

Last update: 03 August 2021

The guide to Horizon Zero Dawn is a complete and detailed walkthrough for the PS4 and PC versions. On the following pages you will find Beginner's guide & tips, information on secrets, collectibles, difficult opponents and machines, skills and overriding, as well as trophies, fast travel, tallnecks and PC system requirements. Our guide includes an update for the DLC Horizon Zero Dawn The Frozen Wilds. Unlock all Trophies/Achievements with our Trophy Guide and DLC Trophy Guide.

Horizon Zero Dawn: All main missions

Below you'll find a list of all Horizon Zero Dawn main missions - each mission walkthrough includes tips that will help you along the way:

  1. A Gift from the Past
  2. Lessons of the Wild
  3. The Point of the Spear
  4. Mother's Heart
  5. The Proving
  6. The Womb of the Mountain
  7. A Seeker at the Gates
  8. The War Chief's Trail
  9. Revenge of the Nora
  10. The City of The Sun
  11. The Field of the Fallen
  12. Into The Borderlands
  13. The Sun Shall Fall
  14. Maker's End
  15. The Grave-Hoard
  16. To Curse the Darkness
  17. Deep Secrets of the Earth
  18. The Terror of the Sun
  19. The Heart of the Nora
  20. The Mountain That Fell
  21. The Looming Shadow
  22. The Face of Extinction

Horizon Zero Dawn: All Side Quests, Errands & Cauldrons

Mother's Crown

  1. Sanctuary
  2. Luck of the Hunt
  3. Shortage of Supplies


  1. In Her Mother's Footsteps
  2. The Forgotten
  3. Insult to Injury
  4. Odd Grata

Hunter's Gathering

  1. Underequipped
  2. To Old Acquaintance


  1. In Foreign Lands

Mother's Rise

  1. A Daughter's Vengance

Free Heap

  1. Heap of Trouble
  2. Hammer and Steel


  1. Robbing the Rich
  2. Honor the Fallen
  3. A Moment's Peace
  4. Hunting for the Lodge
  5. Hunter's Blind
  6. Deadliest Game
  7. Redmaw
  8. Weapons of the Lodge

Meridian Village

  1. Fatal Inheritance
  2. Demand and Supply


  1. Sun's Judgement
  2. A Curious Proposal
  3. Sun and Shadow

Cut Cliffs

  1. Blood on Stone


  1. Healer's Oath
  2. Traitor's Bounty
  3. Queen's Gambit

The world

  1. Cause for Concern - Farewell
  2. Death from the Skies
  3. Collateral
  4. Sunstone Rock
  5. The Ancient Armory


The cauldron is a special type of dungeon in the game. Here you'll find a walkthrough for each cauldron that will help you complete it and defeat its boss:

  1. RHO cauldron
  2. ZETA cauldron
  3. XI cauldron
  4. SIGMA cauldron

Horizon Zero Dawn: All Maps & secrets

The World Atlas section of our guide contains detailed location maps with secrets. On each map we've marked all collections and datapoints:


  1. Vantages
  2. Banuk Figures
  3. Ancient Vessels
  4. Metal Flowers


  1. Audio datapoints
  2. Hologram datapoints
  3. Text datapoints - machines
  4. Text datapoints - quests
  5. Text datapoints - world
  6. Scanned Glyphs

Horizon Zero Dawn: System requirements PC

Below are listed PC system requirements for Horizon Zero Dawn

  1. OS:Windows 10 64-bit
  2. CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K (3.3 GHz) or AMD FX 6300 (3.5 GHz)
  3. GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 (3 GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4 GB)
  4. RAM: 8 GB
  5. HDD space: 100 GB

Find out more on a separate page of our guide.

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Guide

The guide to Horizon Zero Dawn The Frozen Wilds contains mostly maps and secrets. We've marked all the collectibles on the maps and described the difficult elements of the game.

Secrets and collectibles - maps, locations

  1. Animal Figurines
  2. Pigments
  3. Text datapoints - World


  1. Bluegleam - what is it?
  2. Tallneck - how to climb in DLC?
  3. Control Towers - how to destroy?
  4. Spear - how to upgrade?
  5. Source Node - how to activate?
  6. Greycatch - how to remove the water?

Horizon Zero Dawn: Intro - can I skip it?

You can skip the intro sequence only in the PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn. You can't do this in the PS4 version. You may want to skip the intro sequence if you don't want to waste too much time on watching the logos and brands of the developers.

After the game starts and the first video will start, press the Alt+F4 key combination in the PC version. This way you won't quit the game but get asked if you want to end the game. Choose the No answer. You should be automatically moved to the main menu.

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About Horizon Zero Dawn Guide, Walkthrough

Author : Lukasz "Keczup" Wisniewski for

Guide contains : 101 pages, 408 images, 21 maps and annotated illustrations.

Strategy Guide and Walkthrough

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The Frozen Wilds Guide

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World Atlas

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