Horizon Zero Dawn has finally arrived, bringing Guerilla Games front and center once more. The PlayStation 4 exclusive throws players into the shoes of Aloy, a Nora outcast who finds herself stuck in the middle of one of the biggest mysteries of all time. In this article we’ll detail everything you need to know to survive the robot-infested lands of Horizon Zero Dawn, as well as go over a few tips and tricks to help you along the way.

Horizon Zero Dawn Tips

Before we dive into the meat of this guide, we wanted to go over several tips that will help make your time in Horizon Zero Dawn much more rewarding.

  • Take your time. Patience is key in planning your movements, and often you’ll find yourself having to make your way through massive herds of robotic animals to find what you’re looking for. Take your time, scan your surroundings, and always be aware of what kind of creatures the sounds of fighting might attract.
  • Use Aloy’s Focus. The mechanic is there for a reason, and it could very well be the difference between life and death in a battle. Always scan enemies for their weakness and strengths to make sure you are taking advantage of every possible option you have.
  • Set traps. Traps are extremely effective at slowing down and stopping enemies so that you can either get away or deal some damage to them. Make use of the Tricaster and other traps you have to bring your enemies to their knees.
  • Take time to collect resources. The game world is littered with medical flowers, ammunition parts, and other resources that you’ll need to survive. Make sure to take time between questing to pick up things to be sure you have enough to get the job done.
  • Change your outfits. Oftentimes outfits in games only offer an additional look for your character. Horizon Zero Dawn isn’t one of these games. Each outfit in Horizon Zero Dawn has a specific reason for existing. Purchase these outfits from vendors, and always be sure to equip the outfit that works best for the situations that you find yourself in.
  • Upgrade your storage options. We’ll go over this tip more in-depth in a future guide, but make sure you’re upgrading the amount of Resource storage and ammo storage that you have. This can be done from the crafting menu.

The Frozen Wilds Guides

Be sure to check out our assortment of guides for Horizon Zero Dawn's first DLC, The Frozen Wilds.

How to Repair the Tallneck
Find out how to repair the Tallneck in The Frozen Wilds.

How to Solve the Door Puzzles
Learn how to solve the door puzzles in The Frozen Wilds.

How to Start The Frozen Wilds DLC
Learn how to get started in The Frozen Wilds and explore the Cut.

All New Skills
Find out about all the new skills introduced in Horizon Zero Dawn's first DLC.

How to Upgrade the Stormslinger
Learn how to upgrade Aloy's newest weapon in The Frozen Wilds.

How to Get Bluegleam Quickly
Find out how to stock up on this rare currency.

How to Upgrade your Spear
Learn how to upgrade your Spear even more in The Frozen Wilds.

Horizon Zero Dawn Guides

Here you’ll find an assortment of guides and walkthroughs to help you make your way through the robot-infested lands of Horizon Zero Dawn. We’ll update this section often with new information, so check back daily leading up to release.

When You Can Preload - Game Unlock Times
Find out when you can preload Horizon Zero Dawn and when it becomes available to play.

How to Get a Mount - Override Machines
Learn how to override machines and find a suitable mount.

How to Expand Your Inventory
Unlock more room for goodies by expanding your inventory.

How to Use Harvest Arrows
Increase the drop-rate of items using Harvest Arrows.

Best Weapons List
Here's a list of the best weapons available in the game.

Best Skills to Unlock First
Unlock these skills first for maximum power.

How to Fill Out Your Map
Learn how to climb Tallnecks and override them to expand your map knowledge.

How to Level Quickly
Discover the trick to leveling Aloy up quickly so you can unlock new skills.

How to Fast Travel
Learn how to use Fast Travel Packs, and even how to get the Golden Fast Travel Pack.

How to Get the Shield-Weaver Armor
Find out how to get the best armor in the game.

How to Find All Six Banuk Figures
Find all six of these hidden collectibles with this handy guide.

How To Choose the Right Difficulty Setting
Use this guide to help you decide which difficulty setting is best for you.

How to Get More Outfits
Acquire new outfits to make Aloy stronger in Horizon Zero Dawn.

Are Choices Important in Horizon Zero Dawn?
We take a look at choices and how they impact Aloy's story.

How to Take Down a Bellowback
Learn how to defeat this ferocious machine.

How to Solve the Puzzle in Deep Secrets of the Earth
Get past this challenging puzzle with our quick and handy guide.

All Ancient Vessel Locations
Find all of the Ancient Vessels in the game with this easy to follow guide.

Horizon Zero Dawn will release for PlayStation 4 on February 28. We’ll be offering plenty of guides and other content to help players find their way, so check back often for updated details, tips, and walkthroughs for every faucet of the game.