Horizon Zero Dawn Frozen Wilds Hunting Trial Guide

Horizon Zero Dawn Frozen Wilds Hunting Trial Guide
Struggling to beat the Hunting Trials? This Horizon Zero Dawn Frozen Wilds Hunting Trial Guide will tell you everything you need to know to complete each of the Hunting Trials with flying colors, including tips, information on equipment and other useful details.

So you’ve already found the new Hunting Ground, you’ve unlocked the trials, and now you’re raring to go. Buckle up, it’s going to be a rough ride.

The suggested level requirement for the Hunting Trials here is level 40. It’s best you try and meet that requirement before making an attempt. You should already have some pretty strong gear from your efforts and explorations in the original Horizon Zero Dawn, and that’s enough to get you through the Hunting Trials. Below is information on each of the different Hunting Trials in The Frozen Wilds, including information on how to beat them.

Control Trial Guide

Control Trial Guide

Objective

  • Kill machines using the Stormslinger
  • Defeat 6 Machines and a Ravager in 55 Seconds.
  • Method
    To make things easier, ensure that you have upgraded the Stormslinger Ammo Pouch at least once. You also want to make sure you have at least 60 ammunition for it. You may need less or more, depending on how many attempts it takes. Before you slide down the rope you will notice two groups of machines, one on the left and one on the right. You will also notice a Ravager patrolling in the background. Mark the Ravager with your Hunter Sense. It’s actually a very simple challenge when approached correctly.

    Wait a few moments before sliding down, the two groups will gather closer on the left and right side. Slide down and immediately aim to take down the 4 targets on the right. As soon as the Ravager engages you, switch your efforts to that. The two most vital elements of this fight are accuracy and mobility. Missing shots means more reload time, wasting valuable seconds, and mindlessly shooting without dodging attacks will waste you a lot of time as you get up.

    Ignore the smaller ones but keep them close. Focus on dodging the Ravager attacks and then unloading everything you have. Hit quickly but hit every shot. Follow these basic tips and you should have no problem taking first place in this Hunter Trial.

    Rewards
    Snowchants Third Place Reward Box x1
    Snowchants Second Place Reward Box x1
    Snowchants First Place Reward Box x1

    Rewards can be obtained multiple times.

    Onslaught Trial Guide

    Onslaught Trial Guide

    Objective

  • Kill the Waves of Machines
  • Finish all waves within X seconds
  • Method
    This one can be incredibly difficult. Make sure you have your Tripcaster and Stormslinger equipped, and any other bows with good elemental damage. The Tripcaster and Stormslinger are for area of effect damage, so you can damage multiple enemies at the same time. This trial does not stay in the initial area, it progresses with each wave. As you drop down into the area you will see a large wooden gate directly ahead of you. This is where it starts. You will have a couple of waves of basic Watchers, you should be able to kill this with a single strong attack from your staff. If you’re skilled with the bow, a couple of arrows to the head region should save you the time of chasing them down on foot.

    The majority of machine enemies are basic, things you can kill with one heavy strike from your staff or a heavy strike followed by a critical blow once they are on the ground. You will bump into a couple of Longleg’s, which are a bit more durable. A Tearblast arrow is a good way to weaken them down quickly. Anything with a high tear rating.

    Eventually, right at the end you will face another couple of Watcher’s and a Ravager. By this point you are probably pushed for time. If the opportunity arises, use your slow motion ability to hit the Power Cell on the back of the Ravager with a Shock or Tear arrow. Otherwise unleash everything you have got as quickly as possible. You will mostly be using your Stormslinger and bow attacks if you want to be quick enough, melee only when enemies are right on top of you.

    Rewards
    Snowchants Third Place Reward Box x1
    Snowchants Second Place Reward Box x1
    Snowchants First Place Reward Box x1

    Chieftain’s Trial Guide

    We do not have access to this trial yet but once we do, we will update the guide.

    We are updating this Horizon Zero Dawn Frozen Wilds Hunting Trial Guide as we progress through the game so check back soon for updates.

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    • Carlos Hodgson

      Wait until you upgrade your stormslinger! It’s blue when you get it so obvioulsy it’ll become purple later. Wait for that! It become IMMENSELY more powerful