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Trial 8: Shredder Catch Trial

Jarrod Garripoli

Hunting Grounds are challenges that will test your mettle with various weapons in the game. This page will detail the Shredder Catch Trial at the Hunting Ground in Sheerside Mountains.

The Shredder Catch Trial at the Hunting Grounds in Sheerside Mountains

Where to Find the Hunting Grounds in Sheerside Mountains

There doesn’t seem to be a story prerequisite for this Hunting Grounds, as long as you can freely explore the western portion of the map. As for the exact location, once you find Stone Crest to the northeast of The Bulwark (a location you visit in The Broken Sky), then head straight south from there to find this Hunting Grounds.


Stripes Time Needed Rewards
Quarter Stripes 10:00 4 Hunting Medals, 40 Metal Shards, 2 Small Machine Cores
Half Stripes 03:00 5 Hunting Medals, 50 Metal Shards, 10 Metalbite, 1 Medium Machine Core
Full Stripes 02:00 6 Hunting Medals, 60 Metal Shards, 10 Metalbite, 1 Bellowback Sac Webbing, 1 Medium Machine Core

Grounds Keeper’s Tips

  • After hitting a machine, catch the Shredder upon return. Do this three times and the Shredder will be fully charged.
  • A fully charged Shredder explodes on its next impact.
  • Hit a machine with a fully charged Shredder to cause an explosion, which counts towards your goal.

How to Complete the Shredder Catch Trial

The objective you need to fulfill here might be a little confusing, but it basically amounts to hitting a machine with three subsequent Shredder discs and catch them on their return. If you do that, then the next Shredder disc will be fully charged and upon hitting a machine with that, it will explode and cause big damage. The idea behind this Trial is to do this twice and hitting the machines with those fully charged discs. There are two problems, though, with one of them being able to actually catch the discs on their way back, and the other, more obvious thing, is that enemies are attacking you while this is happening.

One tip you can do is to stay away from the enemies while you’re firing discs at them, since that gives you a huge buffer in lining Aloy up on the return. The Bellowbacks are ideal to do this on, since the Rollerback does move much more quickly and can close the distance easily with its rolling attack. With the Bellowbacks, the only thing you will need to be careful about is the charge maneuver, as that’s the only way for them to close the distance. Of the three trials at this Hunting Grounds, this one is definitely the most difficult, since you cannot afford to really mess up, or else you’ll have to start over.


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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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