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Horizon Zero Dawn: 10 Things To Know When Starting A NEW GAME

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Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) is a fairly large open world action RPG with many moving parts. Here are some things for beginners to go in prepared with. Subscribe for more: http://youtube.com/gameranxtv
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gameranx (1 year ago)
Some quick tips.
Alika Cripe (1 month ago)
Set your fucking traps it helps a lot. NEVER GET IN A MELEE FIGHT WITH A SAWTOOTH ALWAYS RANGE THE FUCKERS. knock out thunderjaws disk launcher then aim for the turrets. Rest is swiss cheese. Focus fire on Stormbird with the shadow ropecaster or carja ropecaster and 10min grind your way with both fire attacks and ice attacks.
Jakob Johnsson (5 months ago)
Jumping is going to be a good friend in the game because of the limited climbing places and the roll dodge as well
Jonathan Davenport (8 months ago)
Great video thanks for the advice, this will make playing the game much more fun.
A Russian Spy (1 year ago)
Joseph Lewis I think the watchers look like raptors
A Russian Spy (1 year ago)
Reaper Gt500 it's reload speed
John Quinn (8 days ago)
That part of the game is so Stupid when she says "there must be a way 2 Overide them" And then the game doesn't give a Clue on how 2 do
John Quinn (8 days ago)
Why would u want 2 fast travel to an area you've already been???
Shigo96 H (18 days ago)
I love this game so much and I've already played it through a few times. Usually I find games that I play for a while and then I'll be bored of them but with HZD that's clearly not the case. And as for cauldrons, a good thing to know is that they send signals like the tallneck does once you're close enough. There's also a sidequest which leads you to cauldron Sigma, you get it in that village where you have to talk to a woman who supposedly knows the way to Meridian. Unless you were in Sigma before you're in the village.
Another one is when you die you go to a previous save which is a big no no for open world games
Jesse Ordonez (1 month ago)
If you are new. Make sure to collect all of the power cells to unlock the legendary armor.
Subcomandante73 (1 month ago)
Story is great, combat is a grind, just turn difficulty down to easy and the game is much more enjoyable :) Having EVERY fight be a grind, whilst you are attempting to move from A to B to speak to a guy about a quest gets really boring.
cmoneytheman (24 days ago)
easy is for weak folks
singing ovaries (1 month ago)
Get the shield weaver armor as soon as you can, it’s hella useful
Macafee (1 month ago)
This game is cray cray
Bryce Pagey (1 month ago)
Brought a ps4 pro when God of war came out...saw horizon (with expansion pack) for cheap so I grabbed it.... Clocked g.o.w and having been LIVING on this game. I love it
Jason Steel (1 month ago)
this game is 20 dollars In the PlayStation Store
Ruslana Perrin (1 month ago)
This is kinda what I wanted breath of the wilds tone :/
Deathx Kinslayer (1 month ago)
Got a Pro recently and just got this game, heard it was good:)
Emily Koroumah (1 month ago)
Thanx was really helpful
Tim Clark (2 months ago)
i made the mistake of killing a creature while others were around and started getting chased. i had to run like hell and get away. i also recommend filling your medicinal pouch as soon as you use some of it. otherwise, you'll end up not having enough if your health is too low. and be prepared to wait and hide when creatures are searching for you. i had to wait at least 5 minutes when i was trying to retrieve the spear on a side quest cause i alerted 2 scrappers. the watchers are the easiest creatures in the game to kill in melee. don't waste arrows on them if you can.
Kojima Red (2 months ago)
How's the replay value? After I beat it with the DLC after getting complete edition is it still fun to play around in the world and things to do? Sometimes like in GTA I just like to explore and do whatever happens happens EDIT: I DIDNT beat it yet it's almost installed but after I do finish it is what I'm asking.
Kojima Red (2 months ago)
Thanks for the tips gameranx is my go to for anything video games keep it up guys! You guys remind me of someone I'd chill with and remind me of some friends. o7
MKB 144p (2 months ago)
basically fast travel is similar to tomb raider's fast travel
David Barton (2 months ago)
Fast travel is easy. Just farm for like 20 mins and you be set for the rest of the game lol. Game isn’t fun though, it plays like a sad copied version of the last of us but the enemies are all idiotic and easy except for the big ones that go underground. 😐 Really don’t see why this game is hyped, Oh yeah , graphics XD
dAnz tAn (2 months ago)
Best game ever, spent 100 hours on it
Doc Aspy (2 months ago)
The special armor in the ancient armory is a godsend when you do the DLC. Don't jump into that side story until you have it because it'll save your scrawny neck the entire time, no matter what level you are or the difficulty. The daemonic machines are a pain in the ass and the DLC Bunuk armor helps only a little bit. It provides a forcefield that takes the damage for you, but it needs to charge up every single time you take a hit. Once the charge has gone down from the damage, THEN you start taking damage and will need to heal yourself. The problem is that there are control towers in the dlc that can short out the armor's barrier, so time everything correctly when attacking the machines/towers, or hack the tower. When you head into the cauldrons, like he said about prepping for every battle, be ready to lay out a dozen traps when you get to the end of the "dungeon." Don't drop the forcefield around the machine until you've laid them out, and know what the weakness are so that you know what traps to use. On the whole, the explodey ones are generally universal. Don't kill Nil. He's a gift and useful at the end of the game. Just let the bloodthirsty idiot live. The Ridgewood stacks up faster than you'd think and takes up space in your pack. Merchants won't buy them, so you have to just drop them on the ground if you get too many. My current playthrough has about 3k of those things for arrows so I don't bother grabbing the stuff from bodies or whatever. Keep a healthy supply of wire, echo shells, and blaze. I've found chillwater to be mostly useless with my play style, but you do you. Again, fire and explodey things are your friend in most cases but that's not always the case. Abuse the poo out of the camera feature for screenshotting the game. The resolution available for the game is stunning and the ability to pose Aloy and change the time of day and all is a gift. Some machines have weapons you can shoot off (thunderjaw, for example) and really help defeat the machine you just got the weapon from faster and from a safer distance. Lasers, machine guns, explodey disks, you get the idea. Lastly: Sylens can screw himself on a prickly cactus.
Robby Bobby (2 months ago)
I remember the special armor being "OP" early since the games release. Eventually it got nerfed big time. Still good, but not as great as it was before the patches.
YouTube vinatik (2 months ago)
Wat level are you because it doesn't seem that Jou know shit i am level 55 and old ones armour
Neal On Google (2 months ago)
Love your thumbnail illustrations. They've always been great!
Kim RRB (3 months ago)
In one of the first missions when you're inside the mountain with Teersa you NEED to find the hidden powercel! Check a video on youtube about because you need 5 of those to unlock the best armor in the game and if you don't pick up the first one right there you'll need to wait till one of the very last missions to get access to the mountain again!
Gator Man (3 months ago)
Ps4 pro version with a 55 4k hdr oled tv and the platinum headset with the games audio preset is one of the best looking and sounding games on earth! I have a one x and like both consoles just the same but this game looks beter than the one x beast.
Barrythe Speedster (3 months ago)
Holy shit i don't remember seeing star-fox in the forest
ATEcho X (3 months ago)
I just play Horizon Zero for the first time and it pretty much like skyrim (sneak around 😏), so I just play it in hard mode since the start
Ricardo Fernandes (3 months ago)
The number 4 vegans and PETA will sue you
BLUExEYEDxSLICKT (3 months ago)
Been wanting this game for ages but didnt want to pay full price and saw the complete edition for 19.99 on the store tonight and caved in and bought it for that awesome price with everything included. Hoping I like it.
Mattnaptown gamer A (3 months ago)
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Abdul Roh (3 months ago)
I know I'm late to the party, but I just got this game as the complete edition was on sale for Memorial weekend and I must say WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?! I absolutely love it!! If your debating it. You already made a mistake buy it already!!👊🏼
Andriotti Jr. (3 months ago)
Maybe the most beautiful PS4 exclusive so far, but it has everything that every open world (RPG or not) have. It doesn't add anything new to the genre and after some hours it becomes easily a boring game as any other open world that throws in the map useless and repetitive things just to fulfill hours of gameplay when its main story isn't capable of. The story may seems interesting, but its grandiosity has, among all things, the purpose to make players forget some huge flaws. It's obviously one of those cases when, at some point of the production, the story is molded around the game and not the other way round. Aloy isn't as charismatic as she could be, she is linear, unidimensional, unexpressive. I've played around 80 hours, and completed the most of it I could just because I didn't want to have the feeling that I had wasted my money as I had with my time. Like I said, it's visually stunning, but it's story, mechanics and repetitive quests with no obvious reasons doesn't sustain itself.
TheDarkSeraph (4 months ago)
Fuck the rock breakers. That is all
Robby Bobby (2 months ago)
They are brutal. But I must say the beasts in the DLC are much more difficult imo. Especially in the harder difficulties.
Harambe 4 president (4 months ago)
Isn’t there a fast travel pack were it’s infinite
Royce Mark (4 months ago)
did you know there was a unlimited fasttravel pack in this game?
Ghost Gek (4 months ago)
Fast travel is infinite lol
iNREEk (4 months ago)
Wtf u mean?? I bought all the suits hahaha
mark nvt (4 months ago)
If i may add some tips too it. 1 read all the dialogues, there are some awesome background info in it that you need to understand the story. 2 collect data points, it seems dull, but at the same reason, a lot has happened before the world came to its end. 3 keep your medicine full, it your best friend in heavy fights when you have lots of health in stock. 4 keep in mind that traps and wiretraps will stay even before a cutscene, for example when you fight the demon that attacks from the door, you can trap the door before the cutscene as everything is still normal and you have all the time in the world too make your plans. Try put 36 traps and 20 wires before the door, that demon will not know what killed him, so funny... 5 override the machines at the cauldrons, all those bosses have running small machines before you release the shield from the bosses. Its way easier when those small machines fight at ur side fighting those bosses. 6 don't ever skip any location in a room, path or field. There are so many of these areas to be founded with valuable loot, like those energy cells. 7 don't put to much valuables on one statistic, they have a cap and once reached you don't get the value from it. so combine stealth with melee/range defense etc. 8 go directly too the frozenwilds for the Over powered weapons and outfits, at level 30 you can get there and with new game + its easy to gain extra modifications. Also it enoys silens lol 9 Use stealth in water, for me its an easy way too get out of trouble, jump in the deep water and go stealth, it can save your life. 10 Use the rope weapon too slash those angry birds, they are a pain to kill with arrows. with rope its a whole lot easier.
Derek TheWreck (4 months ago)
nahhh ... never waste a skillpoint on Lure since it totally makes the game boring and TOO easy
Zigor Campos McGregor (5 months ago)
I’ve got pretty far in the game my hacking and slashing
MMA REPUBLIC (5 months ago)
wow i did not know 60 percent of this stuff but i have completed like 75 percent​ of this game lol
Evan Johnson (5 months ago)
do not speed throw the story line !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jack Lee (5 months ago)
You can buy infinite fast travel
Samantha Wilber (5 months ago)
Don't forget the Tinker skill It's great. And get ALL THE SAME POWERCELLS. Trust me, it's worth it for the armor
Byrun Stedmann (5 months ago)
Note on Number 1 Start Tip: Locations given by the maps are not always 100% accurate. In some case they are found quite a bit further than the immediate area suggested by the grey/white circle area listed on the map
anajjar456 (6 months ago)
Just started this game sunday. Wish me luck
Blake Armentrout (6 months ago)
Nice vid but somthing worth mentioning about your fast travel comment, you can in fact unlock infinite fast travel early on by purcasing the gold travel pack from vendors once you enter the dessert region of the game. It allows free fast travel for as long as you have it in your inventory and it never runs out.
Macktastic7 (6 months ago)
I just realized that watchers are like robot rapters because he kept saying robot dinosaurs lol
Robby Bobby (2 months ago)
I enjoyed trying to figure out which animals the mechs represents. Most were obvious.
Zero Six (6 months ago)
I got at least 150 fast travel packs
Fangirl _A113 (6 months ago)
Just sayin’ forgot about stacking up on Ridgewood and Metal Shards (elements to make basic arrows) because boy you are absolutely screwed without them. I learned that the hard way.
John Evans (6 months ago)
First thing you need to know is that this game is WAY overrated, so get ready to be severely disappointed by bad dialogue, horrible draw distance, a very linear feeling open world, horrible side quests and a young adult story.
DagestaniRatExterminator (6 months ago)
Got it on sale for like $38 can't wait to play it should be done downloading soon thanks for the tips bro gonna come in handy :)
Cornelius (6 months ago)
I hate this game lol
Jake Borrelli (7 months ago)
This game is absurdly tedious
Jakub A (7 months ago)
I'am on 22 lv and this is surprisingly nice vid. Thanks!
dragonball slipknot (7 months ago)
i have about 160 hours in witcher 3 and horizon just came in the mail im stoked to play
firestonegraywolf (7 months ago)
The Squishy Potatoe (7 months ago)
5:59 he doesn't kill the fox! Just something to notice " kill every fox salmon that u see "
Göksu Güler (7 months ago)
I like your accent. Fast n’ fluid.
Maryam Manzoor (7 months ago)
theres a merchant i think u find at the sundawn settlement (i think) which offers an infinite fast travel its very rare and very worth it
Fanboy 05 (7 months ago)
Maryam Manzoor its not rare its everywhere I found it in free roam granted in a crazy spot but yeah
Victor Peterson (7 months ago)
PETA would not agree with the “kill every living thing you see” part
DownTownBrown06 (7 months ago)
I know this comment is a year later, but there's a skill that allows you to swap out mods
TheNatfrog (8 months ago)
I can't seem to get past the select language screen
TheNatfrog (8 months ago)
It just freezes. Is this normal for the PS4 pro? I have only played on the X-Box for a good while now but wanted to play this exclusive. Bought it JUST for Zero Dawn but I cannot get past the select language before it freezes.
Pioneer674 (8 months ago)
I feel like the most precious commodities and hard to get in the game are blaze , and wire. Sparkers were so easy to get
Pioneer674 (8 months ago)
Easy not hard
Callum Eddy (8 months ago)
I brought this game on the day of release and I played it for about 3 days before I grew bored of it but that was because I'd never played a game like it before. I want to get back into it now a year later
Ben Sostaric (8 months ago)
Another tip, although late, is to know what level of enemies u can face and stand a chance against, because u could get easily rekt against something u though would be easy.
Dudley Stow (8 months ago)
#1.5: purchasing those maps will FUCK your map; jesus christ my map is absolutely covered and crowded with shit all over it because I purchased those maps not really knowing what they were
SuperSaiyanBlast (8 months ago)
there are like 2 robots in the entire game which look like dinosaurs, rest of them are "robot animals" and this guy keeps saying ROBOT DINOSAURS in this video, I wonder if he has even played the game.
Khalid Shafiee (1 month ago)
They had a review copy which they played on to make this video, as well as their Before You Buy video.
Fanboy 05 (7 months ago)
SuperSaiyanBlast this video was made before the game came out
Eunice Francisco (8 months ago)
Hey man thanks a lot about this helpful tips! I'll keep this in mind once I start HZD.
Luke Skytalker (8 months ago)
Young alloy is sooo fucking cute
THENIKO (8 months ago)
Aloy likes the pacifier XD
Grayson Says So (8 months ago)
I purposely glossed over the Lure ability because I'm a rock-thrower baby
Andy Anjari (8 months ago)
Grayson Says So lmaoooo
pd (8 months ago)
Yeah... learnt all of these the hard way
pd (8 months ago)
I died after looking at the thumbnail
Oscar Danks (8 months ago)
Just got this game for Christmas and I'm getting shit on
Boruti Uzumaki (8 months ago)
I wish those machines didnt kill my strider i have to wal 3660 meters
xPizzAxRulExX (8 months ago)
I believe its not in meters, but steps. It has tiny footprints looking things near the number. Or feet, that might make more sense
NIgHT WølF (9 months ago)
I have problem, where do we get Aloy's bow in the game?
ZAYBOY 10 (9 months ago)
You should really tell people about the shield weaver cuz if they don't know it from the start they cannot get it until they finish the game
Ameer Bholat (9 months ago)
I've got completely 100% on horizon and I have a platinum trophy
anton van Beek (9 months ago)
Kanker leuk ziet het eruit
ThisisRubbishlo (9 months ago)
You can later on buy an unlimited travel pack.
TheNooblyShooter (9 months ago)
WINK try to get the WEAVER ARMOR early it will help oh and u might have to do some glitches
Basch Reddington (9 months ago)
Chill water to full freeze your enemy is your Best friend in combat followed by using Sharpshooter bow. Full freezing will let you deal double damage.
Yandy Loy (9 months ago)
Wow I haven’t played the game but it looks very solid. 👌🏻
WHITE WOLF (9 months ago)
Added to my watch later list...because I suck at these games, BUT I’m willing to expand my horizons.
Roger Espadas (13 days ago)
I see what you did there.
Paras Chopra (5 months ago)
WHITE WOLF same here, i used to suck at these too until i played tomb raider 2013, since i'm a fan of this genre....
HZD: 2 Things To Know When Starting A New Game 1. IGNORE Nil 2. don't FORGET the temple powercell
Zandro Leal Rabaya (1 month ago)
I spared nil, pretty good guy
Fanboy 05 (7 months ago)
Terrestrial_Bullitt_5373N true
Arsene Lupin (8 months ago)
Ad_Victoriam_5373N I killed Nil and I still get the Platinum
Karl Rühl (9 months ago)
New game+
ThreeDaysOfDan (9 months ago)
If you guys enjoyed horizon I suggest Freedom wars On the ps Vita . Its very similar except you can use guns and physically climb any enemy oh and there's no open world
brucenatelee (9 months ago)
I went into only ONE cauldron and, when going towards the cultist camp where the tallneck is, I OVERRIDDEN a FUCKING SAWTOOTH!!! No countdown on it either, but wasn't attacking the two belly-thingamajiggs like I hoped. :(
brucenatelee (9 months ago)
"You need to spend a fast travel pack." Then I went to a merchant in meridian... sold all of mine, LOL!!!
Matt Nguyen (9 months ago)
Remember to collect the power cells if you want the best armor as you progress through the game. I remember I had to go back multiple locations to get those things when I could've taken a couple of steps to the right to grab 1.
Cheyenne9519 Smith (9 months ago)
Here's one more tip when you're battling the deathbringer at markers end where it can't move hide behind the wall, you can destroy it by jumping back and forth behind the wall, especially if you're playing on Ultra hard. Don't forget to kill the watcher and the Eclipse soldiers first for taking on the deathbringer.
Michael Hallett (9 months ago)
I didnt even realize there was a skill tree until I already had 17 skill points and was level 11
TinaYou_FatLard (9 months ago)
My gaming style: Full on Stealth armor / stats. Place 50 tripwires. Lure the enemies. They get fucked. Profit.
Geremy Cantin (9 months ago)
You know if you get the skill tinker you can take back modifiers.
Justanotherpretzel (10 months ago)
Have you guys done the Witcher 3?
Samuel Amoah (10 months ago)
Be CONFIDENT with your puns dude!
LukeRiver (10 months ago)
This game is 25$ for the deluxe edition for black friday buying it today!
MDRN_Wun Wun (10 months ago)
i find it funny how u say left out in the cold way before the dlc frozen wildlands dropped, great ending pun.
rubycandy92 (10 months ago)
First time playing and some great tips for me :)

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