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Horizon Forbidden West

How to Find All 12 Black Box Locations

By
Claire Farnworth
&
Sophia Hayes

1 - No Man’s Land

On top of a rocky outcrop, found in the front area of the plane. Find the wreckage with the door to pry open and go inside to find the Box.

Location: Interactive Map Pin Marker

(1 of 3) Blackbox 01 No Mans Land Location

A structure containing a Black Box atop a mountain in the Cinnabar Sands.

2 - The Whitewatch Peaks

Buried underneath rubble scattered on top of Whitewatch Peaks, use your Pullcaster on both beams to unearth the Black Box.

Location: Interactive Map Pin Marker

(1 of 5) Blackbox 02 The Whitewatch Peaks Location

3 - Jagged Deep

Note: Diving Mask required.
Find the downed aircraft wreckage deep below the surface and boost your way to the back of the plane. Use the divingmask.png Diving Mask and swim down and find the door at the back - pry it open and swim inside to find the Black Box.

Location: Interactive Map Pin Marker

(1 of 4) Blackbox 03 Jagged Deep 01

4 - The Promontory

Note: Vinecutters required.
Find the Energy Cell near the Scavenger piles found near the wreckage. Take the Energy Cell to the location with the locked door and insert it into the socket. Open the door, and bash the Metal Flower to get it to open. Use the vinecutter.png Vinecutter to remove the vines covering the Box.

Location: Interactive Map Pin Marker

(1 of 3) Black Box 04 The Promontory Location

5 - The Bleeding Mark

Lodged in the side of a mountain, use the Grapple Point to launch yourself up to the cockpit, pry the door open and collect the Black Box.

Location: Interactive Map Pin Marker

(1 of 4) Black Box 05 The Bleeding Mark Location

6 - The Stillsands

Note: Vinecutter Tool needed.
Drop down to the back of the plane that is buried in sand. Then use hit the Metal Flower and use the vinecutter.png Vine Cutter to remove the vines that have grown over the door. Pry open the door, go inside and then pull the crate off the top of the Black Box.

Location: Interactive Map Pin Marker

(1 of 3) Black Box 06 The Stillsands Location

7 - The Memorial Grove

The wreckage lies in a lot of foliage just across the bridge near Memorial Grove. Climb up and use the Grapple Point to pull yourself to the top. Open the door to find the Box inside.

Location: Interactive Map Pin Marker

(1 of 3) Black Box 07 The Memorial Grove Location

8 - Salt Bite

Behind the Hunting Goods vendor in Salt Bite. Use your Pullcaster to remove the vent covering and go inside to find the Black Box.

Location: Interactive Map Pin Marker

(1 of 3) Black Box 08 Salt Bite Entry

9 - The Raintrace

Note: Vinecutters required.
This box also needs an Energy Cell to power the door to its location. Climb over the wreckage to the south west, find the Metal Flower and the vines that conceal the Energy Cell. Remove them using the vinecutter.png Vinecutter, pick up the Cell and turn around to find the socket that powers the door. Place the Energy Cell here and the door will open the way to the Black Box.

Location: Interactive Map Pin Marker

(1 of 3) Black Box 09 The Raintrace Inspecting

10 - Bonewhite Tear

Near a Shelter right on the northern edge of the map. An Energy Cell is required to open the door containing the Black Box which can be found near the Stash box at the Shelter camp. Return the Cell to its sockets to power the door and retrieve the Box.

Location: Interactive Map Pin Marker

(1 of 3) Black Box 10 Bonewhite Tear Location

11 - Stand of the Sentinels

On top of the mountains near the Stand of the Sentinels. Use your Pullcaster to pull the crate out of the way so you can access the Black Box behind.

Location: Interactive Map Pin Marker

(1 of 3) Black Box 11 Stand of the Sentinels Location

12 - Isle of Spires

In the north of the Isle of Spires, by a little pool at the top of a waterfall. The Black Box is found in a cockpit that has been buried into a rocky ledge.

Location: Interactive Map Pin Marker

(1 of 3) Black Box 12 Isle of Spires Location

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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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