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Horizon Zero Dawn: Tips and Tricks for Beginners

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Use Your Focus

Horizon Zero Dawn Tips and Tricks

Horizon Zero Dawn

Aloy’s Focus is the most important tool at her disposal in Horizon Zero Dawn. Not only does it allow her to see and interact with things from the past, but it provides you with a ton of information about your surroundings and the hostile machines.


Before jumping into a tough combat situation, take a moment to find a quiet spot and see what you’re up against. Scanning a machine will also highlight its weak points for you, and these will stay highlighted for quite a bit after exiting your Focus vision. This allows you to pinpoint the best areas to hit the machines, dealing maximum damage with the ammo you use. You can also highlight a machine’s patrol route (if it has one), by pressing R1 when the prompt appears on-screen. This is perfect for anyone wanting to adopt a more stealthy approach to combat.

Not only this, but it’ll also tell you the strengths and weaknesses of the machine and each of its respective components. By using this information, you can cripple a machine and take it down far more efficiently than you would normally. Use your Focus, it’ll never let you down.

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