Triangle Circle Shapes
Square Cross Shapes

  1. Health Bar and Medicine Pouch
    • Your red Health Bar indicates how much damage Aloy can take before she falls, and it is closely linked to your green Medicine Pouch.
    • Press the C button to replenish your health with a dose of medicine (and deplete your medicine supply).
    • Collect medicinal herbs to refill your Medicine Pouch.
  2. Compass
    The Compass points Aloy in the direction of various points of interest such as merchants, campfires and quest objectives.
  3. Stealth Icon
    If Aloy is stealthily hidden from view, this eye icon will be closed. However, if the eye icon is open, then Aloy will potentially be visible to her enemies, so whatever you do, don’t blink!
  4. Experience Bar
    Destroy enemies and complete quests or errands to gain Experience Points (XP). Collect XP to move Aloy up to a higher XP level, gain strength and unlock skill points. Aloy’s current level is shown just below the Experience Bar.
  5. Current Weapon and Ammo
    The icon on the right shows Aloy’s currently equipped weapon, while the icon on the left represents its ammo type – the number shows the amount of ammo remaining.
  6. Gathering/Loot Icon
    Press and hold the D button to collect the dropped loot, medicinal herbs or materials.
  7. Campfire
    Press the D button to light campfires to save your progress and gain a new “fast travel” point.
  8. Tools
    Press Z and X to cycle between potions, traps and other tools. Press the V button to use a tool. Press the C button to heal Aloy using her Medicine Pouch.
  9. Objective Marker
    Follow this icon to reach your next objective. The number indicates the remaining steps required to arrive at your destination.
  10. Current Quest and Objectives
    This information shows the name of your current quest or errand and the tasks required to complete it.

Earth, the far future. Our forgotten civilization lies buried beneath a new wilderness, dominated by fearsome mechanical creatures. Humanity lives on in scattered tribes, but their origins, and the fate of their ancestors, have passed into myth and legend.

In the homeland of the Nora tribe, a young outcast named Aloy is determined to find the answers she has been denied all her life: why she was cast out at birth, and what became of her mother?

NORA

The Nora are an insular, matriarchal tribe who worship All-Mother, their nature goddess. Travelling beyond the limits of the Sacred Land is strictly forbidden, thus giving the tribe a reputation for being somewhat backwards. Visitors, should they choose to enter the Nora domain, are always treated with suspicion.

For Aloy, the Nora tribe’s strict adherence to tradition and superstition is a serious problem. Aloy’s unknown parentage has made her an “outcast”, which prevents anyone in the tribe – aside from Rost, her guardian – from speaking to her.

CARJA

The sun-worshipping Carja consider themselves the most civilized of the tribes, ruling a great empire from their City of the Sun, Meridian.

Under the tyrannical rule of the previous Sun-King Jiran, they waged war against the other tribes for sacrificial slaves until a coup by the king’s son, Avad. This act also split the tribe, with Jiran’s surviving hardliners declaring themselves as the Shadow Carja and claiming a fortress citadel in the west, Sunfall.

 

OSERAM

This secular tribe of blacksmiths, adventurers and inventors formed an alliance with the Sun-King Avad to help overthrow his murderous father’s regime. Today, the two tribes live side-by-side in Meridian.

The Oseram tribe’s temperament is often described as arrogant, even uncivilized, compared to that of the Carja. However, their fighting prowess and ingenuity are both greatly respected.

 

BANUK

The Banuk are a tribe of survivalists and expert hunters who tend to keep to themselves.

Rarely journeying from their snowy, mountainous homeland, rumours have developed about the Banuk: word has it that they’ve learned how to communicate with machines…

The Focus
Discovered by Aloy early in her adventure, the Focus is an artefact from the old world – a wearable computer and augmented reality system.

Press the N button to activate the Focus. Before engaging the enemy, activate the Focus then press the R button to tag your foes and press the E button to highlight their patrol paths. These indicators will remain on-screen even after you deactivate the Focus.

Use the Focus to view an enemy machine’s component parts and elemental weaknesses, or identify essential items and clues that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye such as hidden tracks and bloodstains.

Scan machines with the Focus to add them to your Machine Catalogue (see the Notebook Menu). Each entry lists the resources awarded for defeating that enemy.

BEWARE: Aloy’s movement and actions are limited while the Focus is active, so it’s best used when in cover or exploring and not anticipating any danger.

 

Crafting and Foraging
Most of the ammo and supplies Aloy needs can be crafted from loot from downed enemies or foraged resources.

Craft ammo on the fly – press and hold the Q button to access the Weapon Wheel then highlight the weapon you want to create ammo for and press and hold the S button to craft.

Take the time to gather various root-type plants; these are essential to crafting elemental resistance potions.

Harvest medicinal plants frequently to maintain a full medicine pouch (the meter just below your health bar).

When you’re not fighting various machines or bandits, it’s important to hunt more conventional prey such as foxes, boars and rabbits. They all drop materials that are required to purchase certain items from merchants and craft bags that increase your carrying capacities. Check your Crafting Menu to see exactly what you need.

 

Metal Shards
As the primary crafting resource, metal shards can be used to buy and build items.

 

Equipment
Purchase new and more powerful weapons and outfits to improve your chances of success in combat. For difficult skirmishes, you’ll need to work out which items will give you the best elemental and defensive advantages.

 

Weapon Types

Each item’s rarity level corresponds to its damage output, available ammo types and number of modification slots. Rarer items are superior to more common ones. In order of increasing quality, these rarity levels are classified as:

  • Common (Green)
  • Uncommon (Blue)
  • Rare (Purple)

These rarity levels apply to all types of equipment, including outfits and modifications.

 

Outfits

Outfits come in light, medium and heavy variants, each offering different types of elemental protection and modification options.

 

Modifications

Weapon coils and outfit weaves – purchased from merchants or looted from fallen foes – offer additional bonuses to weapons and armour, making them absolutely essential to maximizing combat effectiveness.

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DEFAULT CONTROLS

Move: left stick
Change view: right stick
Sprint: B button
Toggle focus: N button
Interact: D button
Slide/Toggle crouch: F button
Dodge roll/Slow mount: A button
Jump/Accelerate mount: S button
Weapon wheel: Q button (hold)
Aim weapon: W button (hold)
Fire (when aiming): R button
Reload (when aiming): E button
Light melee: E button
Heavy melee: R button
Use medicine pouch: C directional button
Select tool or trap: Z / X directional button
Use tool or trap: V directional button
Show hidden HUD: touch pad
Open menu: touch pad button

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