Where To Find Power Cell Locations In Horizon Zero Dawn

Where To Find Power Cell Locations In Horizon Zero Dawn
Ancient Armory is a side quest in Horizon Zero Dawn that has one of the best outfits in the game as a reward, but it’s a bit tricky. This Horizon Zero Dawn Power Cell Locations Guide will tell you where to find all of the Power Cell’s so you can complete the Ancient Armory quest and get the Shield Weaver Outfit.

Where To Find The Power Cells In Horizon Zero Dawn

Initially it appears you only need two power cores to open access to the Ancient Armory but you actually need five. These are scattered throughout the game world and some of them can actually be missed, drastically increasing the length of time you need to wait before you can access the Shield Weaver Outfit. Check below for a list of where to find the Power Cells in Horizon Zero Dawn that we’ve discovered so far.

The first two Power Cells are used to open the door. Look at the machine at the end of the Power Cells and it will give you times, you need to move the Power Cells to match the times on the display. Once you’re inside you need a further three Power Cells to open the unit containing the outfit.

Where To Find The First Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn
Where To Find The First Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn - Ruins
The first Power Cell in Horizon Zero Dawn can be found relatively early in the game. As soon as you are able to free roam in Mother’s Embrace there is a ruin on the South side of the area, it’s the ruin you explore as a young Aloy. Once you are able to enter the ruins you need to find a room that is blocked by thin, pointy rock formations. You are now able to destroy these rocks to open the rooms they blocked previously.

Below are two screenshots showing where to find the first Power Core in Horizon Zero Dawn inside the ruins.

Where To Find The First Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn - Map

Where To Find The First Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn - Location

Where To Find The Second Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn
Where To Find The Second Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn
The second Power Cell in Horizon Zero Dawn can be found very early in the game as well, however you can miss this. It is within the mountain behind Mother’s Watch. After you finish the Proving you awake within the mountain during a story segment. If you complete this area without finding the second Power Core, you cannot get it until a mission near the end of the game titled The Heart of the Nora. So make sure you find where to find the second Power Cell in Horizon Zero Dawn before leaving the mountain.

Where To Find The Second Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn

You need to head into the small vent/opening and walk through to the area that features the second Power Cell in Horizon Zero Dawn.

Where To Find The Second Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn

Where To Find The Third Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn
For the next Power Cell in Horizon Zero Dawn you will need to progress through the main story until you reach Maker’s End. It’s shortly after completing The City of the Sun and The Field of the Fallen main story quests.

The third Power Cell can be found at the very top of the tower. You need to climb the F.A.S building up to the top, not far from Faro’s Office at the end of the mission. Look to the East of the office and you’ll see another tower. The Power Cell is at the top of the tower.

Where To Find The Third Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn Map

Where To Find The Third Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn Location

Where To Find The Fourth Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn
The fourth Power Cell in Horizon Zero Dawn is another available during the main story. Progress through until you reach the mission Grave Hoard. Continue through the mission until you have to power the door. After you reroute power for the door you will find the Power Cell on the floor the other side of the door, in the corner.

Where To Find The Fourth Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn

Where To Find The Fourth Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn

Where To Find The Fifth Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn
The final Power Cell you will need to obtain the special outfit can be found during the Mountain That Fell main mission which leads you to the GAIA Prime area. After speaking with Sylans at the workshop, take the elevator shaft down and then use the rappel on the nearby ledge outside to go down to the ruins.

From there take a left and climb up the wall. Head into the interior area here and you can find the fifth Power Cell on the shelving units against the wall.

Where To Find The Fifth Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn

Where To Find The Fifth Power Cell In Horizon Zero Dawn

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  • Alex Gubin

    Regarding power cell #2, I was able to go back inside the mountain and get it after missing it the first time, so I think that part is not accurate

    • How did you get back into the mountain?

      • Alex Gubin

        Just fast traveled back to Mother’s Watch and ran all the way up the mountain, entrance was open. Weird thing is, one of the gates was closed on the way back down into the village, so I fast travel out

  • Vilius Ra

    Thanks for this useful article!

    I couldn’t collect the power cell #3 during the main mission and can’t seem to be able to get back into the building upon my return. Does this mean all is lost and I won’t be able to get it anymore as I had not done it during the mission itself? Thanks for your answers!

    • James Hopkins

      Go into the main courtyard of the building where you battled the destroyer, you will see what looks like a blown open building, if you go in it’s all dark and snowy, run to the end of it on the ground, and it will let you enter by pressing Triangle when it pops up. which is how you got in on the mission aswell