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Horizon Forbidden West

Learning Machine Strike

Shane Williams

This is a walkthrough for the Errand, Learning Machine Strike in Horizon Forbidden West. It’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to completing the Beginner’s Tutorial.

Speak with Salma to begin this Errand.

Quest Giver Starting Location Prerequisite Level Rewards
Salma Chainscrape Complete The Point of the Lance


This traditional Tenakth board game looks interesting. There could be a player or two in Chainscrape willing to break in the unlimited.


  1. Speak with Salma
  2. Complete the Beginner’s Tutorial

Speak with Salma

Once you first reach Chainscrape settlement, walk into the large building in the center, then speak with Salma who can be found sitting beside her board at the back of the room.

(1 of 2) Select the Beginner’s Tutorial

Select the Beginner’s Tutorial (left), then play along while Salma guides you. (right)

Complete the Beginner’s Tutorial

Here you’ll be shown a Machine Strike screen where you can select a challenge or a tutorial. For the this Errand you’ll want to select the Beginner’s Tutorial and carefully listen to Salma, as she guides you through your first game.

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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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