everything you need to know about black boxes!

Horizon Forbidden West is the new Guerrilla Games title that is managing without too many compliments to conquer the public! This is the sequel to the hugely popular Horizon Zero Dawn and all the fans of this first chapter are madly loving the chance to dive again on a fantastic adventure as Aloy, our favorite heroine!

We too have had the honor of experiencing Horizon Forbidden West in all its glory, uncovering every secret and making a review that will certainly be able to give you a complete overview of the game entirely free of spoilers! In case you missed it but are curious to find out more about the title, we recommend that you read it and we will leave it here.

Today, however, we are not here for this but to introduce you to one of the many collectibles in the game, able to guarantee you access to exclusive and succulent rewards. If you are curious to know what it is, stay with us because you will certainly not come out empty handed!

Horizon Forbidden West: everything you need to know about black boxes!

Let’s face it, in Horizon Forbidden West the collectibles are certainly not lacking. Between weapons and armor, customization elements such as face paints and dyes, and exclusive items that can reward you a lot you will certainly have a lot to do.

If you want to be able to finish the game 100% without missing anything, the road is long but we will always be here ready to provide you with simple and intuitive guides that can help you along the way. Today we want to talk to you about black boxes for this reason! If you still don’t know what it is, then you are in the right place, no more chatter and let’s get started right away.

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What are black boxes?

Black boxes are just what the name implies: black boxes! Beware though, black does not indicate color. Instead, we are talking about the classic black boxes implemented on aircraft capable of keeping track of all flight statistics, those that are then consulted to find out the causes of any accidents, so to speak.

Well, even in Horizon Forbidden West there are not a few and just as you can imagine, they can be found by exploring the game world and coming across some plane wrecks.

In case you have already come across one of these map areas but you are not sure what you should look for, know that these famose black boxes are nothing more than real yellow boxes. If in doubt we also leave you an explanatory photo below:

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That said, you may be wondering why it’s so important to get them back. The reasons are simple and there are two: First of all, every time you retrieve one you can exchange it at the memorial grove to get many succulent rewards, including resources of various kinds also useful for improving your equipment and pieces of machines. To be precise, you will have to look for Untalla, who will collect them for you.

We also leave you a list of all those materials that you can get as a reward:

Common resources

  • Frostclaw Circulator
  • Stalker Circulator

Rare resources

  • Frostclaw Sac Webbing
  • Large Machine Core
  • Dreadwing Metal Fang
  • Slitherfang Earthgrinder
  • Tideripper Tail Fin
  • Luminous Brainstem

Legendary resources

  • Scorcher Scanning Ear
  • Stormbird Storm Cannon
  • Thunderjaw Tail
  • Tremortusk Tusk

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Plus, once you’ve managed to recover all 12 of them, Untalla will hand you the ultimate awesome reward: a legendary weapon that we have already told you about in another guide, to be precise The Wings of the Ten! So if you want to have all the weapons available in the game, you can’t help but complete the challenge. In any case it is a very good one weapon to improve your equipment.

This was pretty much all you need to know about black boxes. However, if you find yourself a bit confused and do not know how to move in a game map as vast as that of Horizon Forbidden West, do not worry as we will soon create many dedicated guides to show you where to find them all.

It is not in fact a simple undertaking, as it requires a large dose of exploration and often is not either too easy to figure out how to get to the box inside the wreck. Stay tuned to not miss any help!

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In any case we hope that this guide has been useful to you and for the moment we can do nothing but give you an appointment at the next one, remembering to visit this page where we gather all our knowledge of Horizon Forbidden West conveniently for you.