This page contains everything you need to know about what Workbenches are and where to find them in Horizon Forbidden West.
What Are Workbenches?
Workbenches are a brand new mechanic in this game, and weren’t present in Horizon Zero Dawn.
Although Aloy can craft items like arrows from anywhere, she’ll have to visit a Workbench to upgrade her weapons and armor. Each upgrade costs a certain amount of materials, which is a huge difference to the original game that didn’t allow upgrades.
Where to Find Workbenches
Workbenches can be found in Settlements. You’ll have to go back to them to use them, as armor and weapons can’t be upgraded in the wild.
Fortunately, this is made pretty easy with fast traveling.
How to Use a Workbench
To use a Workbench, simply approach it and follow the prompt to hit Triangle .
Aloy will be presented with a list of options:
- Weapon Upgrades
- Outfit Upgrades
- Potion Crafting
- Pouch Upgrades
- Special Gear
The Workbench can also be used to improve your bag space so less items are sent to your stash, if you choose the fourth option. Anything that’s available to upgrade will be marked in the Workbench menu.