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Horizon Forbidden West

Cinnabar Sands Tallneck

Shane Williams

This is a walkthrough for the Tallneck which is located in Cinnabar Sands in Horizon Forbidden West. It’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to restoring power to the satellite dish and overriding the Tallneck.

Aloy takes in the breathtaking view.

Location Level Rewards
Southeast of Plainsong 10 XP_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png7.500 Skill_Point_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png2


A Tallneck is circling a strange, dish-like Old World structure. Overriding it should provide data on the surrounding area. But how to reach its head?


  1. Climb the Dish
  2. Restore Power to the Console
  3. Find a Way to Untangle the Dish
  4. Override the Tallneck

Climb the Dish

Head southeast of Plainsong and you’ll find the Tallneck circling a satellite dish. Here you’ll want to approach the northeast of the satellite and use your red lock in the center of the ladder to lower it. Climb the two ladders to the top, then you’ll need to find a way of powering up the generator.

Shoot the red lock on the ladder to lower it.

How to Restore Power to the Console

Go over to the right of the platform and you’ll see a ledge you can drop down to, then shimmy across to the platform on the right to collect a Power Cell Drop off the platform and insert the Power Cell. into the generator which is located underneath the satellite. Climb back up the first ladder and interact with the console to restore power.

How to Untangle the Dish

Follow the path to the left and climb up to the platform. Here you’ll want to use your Bow and shoot the glowing orange parts of the cables to detach them.

(1 of 2) Shoot the orange parts of the cable to detach it

Shoot the orange parts of the cable to detach it (left), then glide over to the Tallneck. (right)

Override the Tallneck

Climb the ladder to the top, then go over to the tallest section of the dish and glide over to the Tallneck when its nearby. Finally, climb up and hold Triangle DualSense-ButtonTriangle-Filled to override!

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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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