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Yarra or Drakka

Staci Miller

Here’s everything you need to know about whether you should side with Yarra or Drakka in Horizon Forbidden West.

How to Unlock The Gate of the Vanquished

To reach this decision, the first thing you’ll need to do is unlock the side quest The Gate of the Vanquished.

You can unlock it by completing the previous side quest in the story, The Wound in the Sand. Once you’ve done this, The Gate of the Vanquished will automatically unlock.

Prerequisite Location Level Rewards
Complete The Wound in the Sand Arrowhead, automatically unlocked after the previous quest 19 XPIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png4125 SkillPointIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png3 Firestorm Warrior Bow

Reaching the Choice Yarra or Drakka

You’ll then have to make your way through the quest to get to the choice Yarra or Drakka.

The first thing you’ll have to do is actually go to the Gate. Go into the arena and talk to Jetakka. He will try to convince Yarra and Drakka to abandon the challenge, but they both refuse.

At this point, Aloy will attempt to step in. The conflict will continue, and Aloy will be forced to pick a side. Even if you try to make them stand down, theyll continuously refuse until you choose.

Even if you try to make them stand down, they'll continuously refuse until you choose.

So which side should you choose?

Choosing Yarra or Drakka

The good news is, the choice doesn’t affect the main story of the game. So if you’re worried that you’ve chosen wrong, know that the only thing it affects is the quest itself.

Whichever one you choose will fight with you as you attempt to take down their opponent. The one you choose to fight again will have to die, so make sure you pick your favorite!

The fight looks slightly different depending on you choose but ultimately, the story does not change.

If Yarra wins, she keeps her position as Commander. If Drakka wins, he will be the new Commander of the Desert Clan.

Whoever loses will die. Aloy isn’t happy with that decision, but it doesn’t matter — Drakka or Yarra is convinced the other shouldn’t stay alive. They’ll then reward you wth the Firestorm Bow and the quest is finished.


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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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