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How To Complete The Runner's Wild Relic Ruin

Shane Williams

This is a walkthrough for The Runner’s Wild Relic Ruin in Horizon Forbidden West (HFW). It’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to finding the Altar Key.

Aloy overlooks the Relic Ruin.

Starting Location Level Reward
Southwest of Salt Bite 20 XPIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png5,000 SkillPointIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png2


Treasure away those who dare explore the ruins of the Old World.


  1. Find The Altar Key
  2. Find The A Church? Really? Ornament

Where To Find The Altar Key

Approach this Relic Ruin from the west and you’ll see the locked door that you’ll need to get through on the left, so jump into the small room on the right and use your Igniter on the Firegleam Wall and break open the wall to the right with your Pullcaster. Head through the wall that had firegleam on it and pull down the crate, then grab it by pressing Triangle DualSense-ButtonTriangle and push through the two holes you’ve just created.

(1 of 8) Jump into this room and ignite the Firegleam on the left and break the wall open with your Pullcaster on the right

Push it to the end of the path and climb up onto the roof, then push the other crate down onto the ground floor. Drop down and look behind to find a Grapple Point that you’ll want to break open, then drag the other crate onto the crate you’ve just pulled down. Drag the crate to the opposite side of the area and place it inside in the tower. Climb up and collect the Altar Key

Where To Find The A Church? Really? Ornament

Unlock the door and break down the wall to the left by using your Pullcaster, then place the crate in front of the hole and pull the top crate into the room. From here, push the crate to the end of the slope and climb into the hole in the tower to collect the A Church? Really? Ornament.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PS4, PS5
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    16 February 2022
  • Last Updated
    31 March 2022
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This guide for Horizon Forbidden West includes the following:

  • A Walkthrough for Main Quest
  • A Guide for all Errands, Side Quests and Cauldrons
  • An in depth analysis for Weapons and Armor.
  • Information on all new and returning Machines
  • How to find and complete all four Melee Pits
  • How to unlock and complete all stages of the Arena
  • How to find and override all five Tallnecks
  • Locations on all Collectibles
    • Ornaments
    • War Totems
    • Vista Points
    • Survey Drones
    • Signal Towers
    • Black Boxe

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