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Horizon Forbidden West

How to Find All 4 Melee Pit Locations

Staci Miller

Here’s everything you need to know about the four Melee Pits in Horizon Forbidden West, from their locations to their requirements.

This is page is a work in progress, and will be updated.

What Are Melee Pits?

Before taking them on, it’s important to know what Melee Pits actually are.

Melee Pits are places throughout the game where you can test your hand to hand combat skills. They include tutorials, practice sessions, and challenges, and have the ultimate goal of beating each challenge — including the Pit Master as the last challenge in each.

They usually involve mastering different attack combinations. They are optional.

The First Melee Pit: Chainscrape

The first Melee Pit is located in Chainscrape and has a minimum of Level One. You must master the Block Breaker and Resonator Blast skills on the Warrior Skill Tree to take on these challenges and defeat the Pit Master.

This is where to find the first Melee Pit on the map.

For a full guide on taking these on, look at our page on the Chainscrape Melee Pit.

Talk to Odurg to access the Melee Pit.

Challenge One: The Block Breaker

You will have one minute to use the combination R1 R1 R2 (DualShock4-R1 DualShock4-R1 DualShock4-R1) to defeat your opponent.

Challenge Two: The Resonator Blast

You will have to power up your spear using R1 DualShock4-R1 and R2 DualShock4-R2 attacks until it is fully charged, then hold down R2 DualShock4-R2 to launch a powerful attack. You will have one minute and twenty seconds to complete this challenge.

Challenge Three: The Pit Master

Now, you have two minutes to defeat the Pit Master. You’ll get a Pristine Skull as a reward for your trouble.

The Second Melee Pit: Bulwark

The second Melee Pit can be found in Bulwark. You’ll have to talk to Errayo to begin the challenge.

The Third Melee Pit: The Scalding Spear

The third Melee Pit is the Scalding Spear. Talk to Lirokkeh to begin the challenge here.

The Fourth Melee Pit: Thornmarsh

The fourth Melee Pit is the Thornmarsh Melee Pit. Talk to Tenallo to begin these challenges and be aware that there are multiple challenges here and they are much harder than the others.

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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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