[GUIDE] : Horizon: Zero Dawn, How to Collect and Unlock Ultimate Armor and Shield Weaver Part one armor
Aloy’s ultimate armor in Horizon: Zero Dawn is called the Ancient Armor. How do you get it and protect yourself from almost all damage? The editorial staff of Gaming Stories has the solution!
Horizon: Zero Dawn is a long and huge game, as we explained in our Test. However, if you are a little curious, you should have discovered quite quickly a mysterious bunker in which sits a magnificent Ancient Armor … Which for us has more of a futuristic look in fact… This armor is the ultimate outfit that Aloy can obtain, and will transform your dear archer into a real destroyer, in particular thanks to its damage absorption capacity. Just think about running away for a moment when the outfit’s gauges are in the red! To recover your outfit, the technique is not very hard, but extremely tedious. You will have to collect a total of five batteries scattered around the game, and solve two puzzles to unlock the airlock that holds it. Do not try to obtain it before reaching level 25 … Be careful, unlike the Tips on Skills to Unlock First, this article contains spoilers minors on the Horizon plot.
Trigger the Quest
The first step : trigger the quest. To do this, go not far from the first hunting area, leaving the Sacred Lands of Clan Nora. Not very far from the area called the Thirst for the Demon, you should find a steep cave with a small underground lake. Swim for a moment (you will find a metallic flower in this cave), then enter the bunker. You arrive in front of the armor, but it is in a locked room. On the right, a first door will require two batteries, then you will have to unlock the armor itself, thanks to three additional batteries. Of course, for this quest, the game will not give you any information on the direction to follow, and you will have to manage to collect the five batteries. But that’s when we decided to help you (a little).
The first two batteries
To recover the first battery, you will have to return to the ruins already visited as a child. Indeed, during the tutorial, you were not armed. Now yes. So take advantage of your power and your lance to explode stalactites and stalagmites which block the passages and recover in the passage some resources, and messages and recordings to deepen the scenario. The first battery, a small green cylinder awaits you in one of the new rooms.
The second is not accessible that from the moment you have successfully completed your rite of passage in the first hours of play. You will have to return to the heart of the mountain where you had been taken in, the second battery is there, in the capital of Clan Nora, in a small hidden corridor. But there is a small catch, which will surely be updated … But the door may be closed. To remedy this, do not teleport to the nearest campfire, but to a more distant, outside the village. Meet at the door with a red cross drawn. The narrow tunnel you are looking for will be on your left.
The last three batteries
Potentially, you are now able to open the room. Ancient Armor … But the outfit would still be blocked … To avoid free comings and goings, go to the Tour du Pr Faro, at the extreme northwest of the map. The building has not yet revealed all of its secrets, and you are going to climb once again. Unless you find out these lines before doing the Main Quest! Anyway, meet at the top of the tower. When you reach the top, in the conference room where the first keys to the puzzle of the game scenario will be revealed, take the time to dig deep. You have the option of climbing even higher, scaling the remains of the tower. Look for the fluorescent yellow outlets to climb. At the top, the third battery awaits you.
The fourth on its side is located in the Necropolis. So teleport this time to the far northeast. In the Necropolis, which is only accessible at a certain level of advancement of the Main Quest, you will have to dig in detail the area where you come across an out-of-service Corruptor. To get your bearings, know that it is just after opening the three locking systems, after opening the armored door.
Finally, the fifth and last battery is open to you. Again, you will not be able to get to the ruins of Gaia that from a certain point in history, precisely at the time of the quest for Fallen Mountain, all in the North. When you leave the hideout of Sylens, you will have to go down in the elevator shaft and take a branch that leads to two-three dead-end rooms. Recover the last battery there, casually placed on a rack.
Now that you have all five batteries, teleport to the bunker that houses the armor. Place two at the door. The proposed puzzle is not very difficult, you just need to translate the numbers to the right in direction. Each number corresponds to an hour on the face of a clock. To enter, you will have to put the switches on Up, Right, Down, Left and Up. Now cross the room, make the passage full of resources in the chests, and go to the second panel. Place the three missing batteries to activate the switches, and solve the second puzzle. This time it is a transposition of degrees of a circle. To unlock the armor, enter the sequence Right, Left, Up, Right, Left. You can now go and get your well-deserved Antique Armor and go make Horizon’s end boss: Zero Dawn pay for all of his work!
Horizon Zero Dawn – How to Unlock Ancient Armor
Originally released in 2017 on PlayStation 4, the title of Guerrilla Games, Horizon Zero Dawn, is about to land on PC in a Complete Edition. The opportunity to look at certain elements of the gameplay to unlock, including ancient armor.
Like any good self-respecting RPG, Horizon Zero Dawn obviously offers its share of armor and weapons for its female protagonist, Aloy. Each of the armors in the game has its own stats and bonuses. And if there is a fairly large panel, there is one that is much more interesting to obtain. This is the ancient armor.
Know first of all that the ancient armor makes you totally invincible because it absorbs all the damage caused by the enemies.. Its only downside? It stops protecting you when the diodes on the armor are red in color, which occurs when the amount of damage absorbed is too much. Once the armor returns to its original color, it makes you invincible again. Thus, during this short period of time, you will have to dodge the attacks of the enemies in order to regain an operational state for the armor.
However, not everything is so simple. With such a bonus, you will of course have to pay with your sweat. Indeed, to be able to unlock it, it is necessary to perform many actions and especially to go to specific locations on the map. It is attached to a level 25 quest that unlocks when you enter the Underground Ruins, next to Demon’s Thirst. Once at the location stated above, you will find the armor behind glass plates. To open this space, you will need to find 5 batteries in total. Not being indicated on the map, we give you the solution in video below:
As a reminder, Horizon Zero Dawn has been available since 2017 on PS4. It is expected for August 07 on PC.
Ancient armor can be found in a Ruin of the Ancients, but no one can approach it.
+1 Box: Shield Bearer Outfit
Find out how to use the battery
The quest forancient armor d’Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the longest in the adventure and you can only complete it after reaching the main quest “The fallen mountain”. You will have to get your hands on five batteries in order to access an armor of the ancients capable of making you invisible for a given time. To start it, you just need to get your hands on one of the five batteries hidden in the game.
Battery n ° 1
The first battery can be found in the ruins that you explored early in the game when you played as Aloy as a child. Return to the ruins (pictures1-2) to reach a wall of stalactites and stalagmites (picture3).
Use your spear to destroy it (picture4), and collect the Battery on the desk (picture5).
Battery n ° 2
The second battery is at the top of the skyscraper located in the Creator’s End (picture6). You will access this area during the main quest “The end of the creator”. Once at Ted Faro’s office (picture7), continue your ascent of the tower (picture8) until you find the battery at the top (picture9).
Battery n ° 3
The third battery is located in the necropolis (picture10). You access it during the main quest “The necropolis”. After restoring the power to open a door (picture11), the battery is located directly on your left next to a supply crate (picture12).
Battery n ° 4
The fourth battery can technically be collected during the main quest. “The entrails of the Mountain”, but you can pick it up more naturally during the main quest “The heart of the Noras” which gives you full access to the Mountain (picture13). One of the alcoves in the secondary corridor (picture14) opens onto a locked door (picture15).
Crouch down in the ventilation duct to the left of the door (picture16) to reach a room where the battery is located (picture17).