Horizon Forbidden West Smoke Bombs Guide

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Horizon Forbidden West is here, and Sony fans are exploring the massive world. The story of Aloy has already found a ton of bunch of cool stuff. But to find it, you have to do the exploration. The game’s fast travel option certainly makes completing the game easier, so learning about that’s a good idea. There are many other mechanics you will want to familiarize yourself with. Of the many systems in the game, crafting new gear and weapons is pretty important. There are plenty of tools and weapons you can use to get through the various challenges in the game. Smoke Bombs in Horizon Forbidden West are one of the many different items you can use to deal with various beasts. You can also learn to breathe underwater to get more exploration done.

How to Unlock Smoke Bombs

You first unlock Smoke Bombs after you reach Chainscrape. You will need to push through the main story for a bit to reach this point. Progress through the main story until you reach To The Brink, which is the third mission. This will send Aloy searching for Erend and having to track them down. Head off after the tracks and follow them. Eventually, you will find a marked located between two campfires.

Aloy will then find a Bristleback fighting against NPCs, they look to need a little help. Head in and fight off the beast. Fighting off the beast will see the NPCs awarding the player with two Smoke Bombs. This will actually also unlock the ability to craft Smoke Bombs in Horizon Forbidden West.

How to craft Smoke Bombs in Horizon Forbidden West

Smoke Bombs in Horizon Forbidden West can be pretty useful. You can use them by pressing Down on the D-pad to drop one. This will throw one on the grounds and cover Aloy in smoke. You can then use the cover to flee from a tough fight, or avoid danger.

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To craft Smoke Bombs you need the following materials:

  • 15 Metal Shards
  • 5 Machine Musles
  • 4 Blastepaste

The Metal Shards are a fairly common drop from enemies, you can also buy them from vendors. Supply chests may also have them as well. The other components are found by killing machines. Machine Muscles and Blastepaste are not too hard to find.

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