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Horizon Forbidden West

Burden of Command

Shane Williams

This is a walkthrough for the Errand, Burden of Command in Horizon Forbidden West. It’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to finding the Tenakth Child and how to defeat the Stormbird and Thunderjaw.

Speak with Drakka or Yarra at the Scalding Spear to begin this Errand.

Quest Giver Starting Location Prerequisite Level Rewards
Drakka or Yarra Scalding Spear Complete Thirst for the Hunt 30 XP_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png6,500 Skill_Point_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png1 Tenakth_Marauder_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png Tenakth Skirmisher


The Desert Clan faces new problems - and all eyes are on Yrra. She could use the help of a trusted ally.


  1. Meet Yarra or Drakka South of Scalding Spear
  2. Protect the Child

Meet Yarra or Drakka South of Scalding Spear

Head to Scalding Spear after you’ve completed the Side Quest The Gate of the Vanquished and speak with Drakka or Yarra depending on who you defeated. Make your way to the southwest of Scalding Spear and speak with Yarra/Drakka who can be found out in the open. Activate your Focus by holding R3 DualSense-Stick-R and highlight the track by pressing R1 DualSense-R1 and follow it along until you reach an abandoned plane, then speak with the Tenakth Child inside.

Protect The Child

You’ll now need to defend the Child against a Thunderjaw. It’s weak to both Purgewater/ Acid Ammo and you’ll want to focus on hitting it’s Disc Launcher and Tail, as it’s not only exposed but its the parts that the Thunderjaw can unleash deadly attacks from.

(1 of 3) Highlight the tracks with your Focus and follow them until you reach the Child

Unfortunately, after you’ve defeated the Thunderjaw you’ll need to deal with a Stormbird straight after, so make sure you’ve got either Acid or Plasma Ammo equipped and aim for the Wing Thrusters. After you’ve defeated the machines, speak with the child once more to bring this Errand to a close.

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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
    Version History
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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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