Trophy Guide - Horizon Forbidden West (2023)

Horizon: Forbidden West has a total of 59 Trophies. These are awarded for experiencing the entirety of the single player campaign, completing a large portion of the side-quests, progressing through Aloy's character levels, checking out some of the open world activities on offer, nabbing a whole lot of collectibles and undertaking a few challenging combat encounters. Below you'll find a categorized list of the Achievements/Trophies in the game and guides for how you can unlock each one.

Note: The Platinum Trophy for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 version of Horizon: Forbidden West is the descriptively named - 'All Trophies Obtained '. Simply unlock all of the other Trophies in the game to earn this one.

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Contents

  • 1Story Achievements
  • 2Side-Quest Trophies
  • 3Open World Activity Trophies
  • 4Character Progression Trophies
  • 5Combat-based Trophies
  • 6Miscellaneous Trophies

Story Achievements

There are 11 Trophies tied into simply playing through the main game and progressing through the story to its end. The 11 Trophies below are unmissable and are listed in the order that they appear in our walkthrough. They include:

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Achievement/TrophyHow to Unlock
Reached the Daunt Completed the The Point of the Lance mission.
Secured Passage to the Embassy Completed the To The Brink mission.
Attended the Embassy Completed the The Embassy mission.
Established the Base Completed the The Eye of the Earth mission.
Recovered AETHER Completed the The Kulrut mission.
Recovered POSEIDON Completed the The Sea of Sands mission.
Recovered DEMETER Completed the Seeds of the Past mission.
Recovered Beta Completed the Cradle of Echoes mission.
Discovered Faro’s Fate Completed the Faro’s Tomb mission.
Flew on the Wings of the Ten Completed the The Wings of the Ten mission.
Discovered Nemesis Completed the Singularity mission.

Side-Quest Trophies

There are numerous types of side-quests in the game and seven of the game’s Trophies are related to completing several of them. The side-quests/Errands can be attempted by speaking with friendly NPCs or examining points of interest throughout Horizon: Forbidden West's open world in free-roam. They are not particularly hard to find, or complete and in addition to the Trophy unlocks, they’ll also fork out a decent sum of XP as well.

Achievement/TrophyHow to Unlock
Chose a Desert Commander

To earn this Trophy, you’ll need to finish Drakka and Yarra's quest chain involving the following Side-Quests/Errands:

  • Thirst for the Hunt
  • The Wound in The Sand
  • The Gate of the Vanquished
Saved the Daunt

To earn this Trophy, you’ll need to finish the Daunt quest chain involving the following Side-Quests/Errands:

  • The Twilight Path
  • The Bristlebacks
  • Shadow from the Past
  • Shadow in the West
Aided Kotallo

To earn this Trophy, you’ll need to finish Kotallo's quest chain involving the following Side-Quests/Errands:

  • What Was Lost
Healed the Land-gods

To earn this Trophy, you’ll need to finish Zo's quest chain involving the following Side-Quests/Errands:

  • The Second Verse
Recovered Alva’s Data

To earn this Trophy, you’ll need to finish Alva's quest chain involving the following Side-Quests/Errands:

  • Forbidden Legacy
Defeated the Enduring

To earn this Trophy, you’ll need to finish the Enduring quest involving the following Side-Quests/Errands:

  • The Enduring
Completed 2 Flying Mount Quests

Completed 2 quests that required a flying mount.

To earn this Trophy, you’ll need to complete two side-quests with the use of a flying mount. There are more than two, so take your pick! These quests involve the following Side-Quests/Errands:

  • Shining Example
  • First to Fly
  • Tides of Justice
  • The Way Home

Open World Activity Trophies

There are 14 Trophies tied into the open world activities available in Horizon Forbidden West, likely popped into the game to encourage those Trophy hunters out there to experience everything the game has to offer. Each of these are fairly self-explanatory and can be obtained by following the relevant sections in the above guide. Here are a list of the achievements/trophies that fall into this category and what needs to be done to unlock each of them:

Achievement/TrophyHow to Unlock
First Tallneck Overridden

Reached the top of a Tallneck and accessed its information.

Check out the Tallnecks page for more information.
All Tallnecks Overriden

Reached the top of every Tallneck and accessed their information.

Check out the Tallnecks page for more information.
First Rebel Camp Completed

Completed key objectives in 1 Rebel Camp.

Check out the Rebel Camps and Outposts page for more information.
Completed 4 Rebel Outposts

Defeat the outpost leader and recovered the tags from 4 Rebel Outposts.

Check out the Rebel Camps and Outposts page for more information.
Defeated Asera

Investigated all Rebel Camps and helped Erend defeat Asera.

Check out the Rebel Camps and Outposts page for more information.
First Core Overridden

Reached the Core of a Cauldron and accessed its information.

Check out the Cauldrons page for more information.
All Cores Overridden

Reached the Core of every Cauldron and accessed their information.

Check out the Cauldrons page for more information.
Obtained 3 Stripes at a Hunting Ground

Earned at least a Quarter Stripe mark in all three trials at one Hunting Lodge.

Check out the Hunting Grounds page for more information.
Obtained 3 Stripes at All Hunting Grounds

Earned at least a Quarter Stripe mark in all three trials at all Hunting Grounds.

Check out the Hunting Grounds page for more information.
Won 2 Gauntlet Runs

Won first place in two different Gauntlet Runs.

Check out the Gauntlet Runs page for more information.
Completed a Set of Salvage Contracts

Completed all contracts at a Salvage Contractor.

Check out the Salvage Contracts page for more information.
Completed 3 Relic Ruins

Discovered and completed 3 Relic Ruins.

Check out the Relic Ruins page for more information.
Completed Arena Challenge Set

Completed 1 Arena challenge set.

Check out the Arena Challenges page for more information.
Defeated Machine Strike Challengers Won a match against 2 different Machine Strike challengers.

Character Progression Trophies

Horizon: Forbidden West has 10 Trophies that are awarded upon completing various character development tasks such as levelling up, obtaining various weapon/outfit/bag upgrades and unlocking skills for use in-game. The majority of these are easy enough to unlock, but will take time to obtain due to the amount of XP required to be obtained in order to purchase upgrades.

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Each time Aloy completes a main quest (or a few select side-quests) or levels up, players will gain a new Skill Point which can then be invested to unlock one of the upgrades in the Skill Tree upgrades page of the menu. Investing points in Skills will unlock new abilities, passive bonuses and other ability enhancements to make the game a little easier.

These Trophies include:

Achievement/TrophyHow to Unlock
Reached Level 20

Reached player level 20.

Reached Level 30

Reached player level 30.

Reached Level 50

Reached player level 50.

Skill Tree Learned

Learned all available skills on one tree.

Unlocked 3 Weapon Techniques

Unlocked a Weapon Technique for 3 different weapon classes.

Enhanced Weapon with Coils

Equipped a weapon of any tier with 2 coils.

Upgraded 3 Weapons

Fully upgraded 3 weapons.

Upgraded 3 Outfits

Fully upgraded 3 different outfits.

Upgraded Every Pouch Type

Upgraded the Food Pouch, Potion Pouch, Resource Pouch, Trap Pouch, and any ammo pouch at least once.

Fully Upgraded a Valor Surge

Upgraded a Valor Surge to its maximum level.

Combat-based Trophies

In addition to the focus on exploration, open world activities and collectibles, Horizon: Forbidden West also has a fairly large focus on its entertaining but challenging combat system. As this is the case, there are quite a few Trophies (10 in fact!) that are tied into finding and killing all available Machines, as well as unlocking and playing around with the games various weapons and techniques. Below you'll find a list of all of the combat-related achievements/trophies in the game and how to unlock each of them:

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These Trophies include:

Achievement/TrophyHow to Unlock
Performed 3 Melee Combos

Successfully performed 3 different unlockable melee combos.

Stealth Killed 10 Machines

Performed a stealth kill on 10 machines.

Tore off 100 components

Detached 100 components from machines.

10 Types of Machine Overriden

Unlocked and used the overrides for 10 different types of machine.

As you progress through the main quest line, Aloy will unlock the ability to override some machines. To do so, we’ll need to sneak up on a machine without being detected and press and hold the override button as it appears on screen. When the override bar reaches capacity, the machine will have been overridden and will ally with Aloy.

Unfortunately, the main quest will only give you access to override a few basic machines, not enough for this Trophy. However, by tracking down and completing the Cauldron dungeons located around the game world, the list of machines that Aloy will be able to override will increase. Once you have the power, simply override 10 different machine types to unlock the Trophy.

All Machine Types Scanned

Encountered and Focus scanned every type of Machine

All Acquisition Machines

Killed at least one of every type of Acquisition machine.

All Recon Machines

Killed at least one of every type of Recon machine.

All Combat Machines

Killed at least one of every type of Combat machine.

All Transport Machines

Killed at least one of every type of Transport machine.

Miscellaneous Trophies

The following 6 Trophies were a little hard to narrow down into one of the other categories so they find themselves in the miscellaneous box. These require you to do some collectible hinting, use Dye Flowers to mix up Aloy's wardrobe, do some interesting things on machines and glide for a really, really long time without stopping. Without further ado, here are the related Trophies:

Achievement/TrophyHow to Unlock
Rode All Regular Mounts

Rode a Charger, Bristleback, and Clawstrider.

Obtained All Weapon Classes

Obtained 1 weapon from every weapon class.

Picked up 5 Heavy Weapons

Picked up 5 different heavy weapons.

Complete a Long Glide

Glided uninterrupted for 60 seconds.

Recovered 5 Different Collectables

Completed 1 Survey Drone, 1 Black Box, 1 Relic Ruin, 1 Vista Point, and 1 Signal Tower.

Used Dye Flowers

Used dye flowers to unlock and apply a new dye.

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