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Horizon Forbidden West

Salt Bite Tallneck

Shane Williams

This is a walkthrough for the Tallneck which is located in Salt Bite in Horizon Forbidden West. It’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to overriding the Tallneck

Aloy overlooks the Tallneck in Salt Bite.

Location Level Rewards
Cauldron IOTA 22 XP_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png7.500 Skill_Point_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png2


Aloy is trapped in a Cauldron. Overriding the Tallneckinside may be the only way to escape


  1. Overide the Tallneck

How To Override The Salt Bite Tallneck

The Salt Bite Tallneck is not one that can be overidden in the open world, so you’ll need to work your way through Cauldron IOTA. After you’ve defeated the Rollerback, After you’ve successfully defeated the Rolleback, override the core, then drop down and climb down to the platform below. Here you’ll want to follow the path around and climb up, then override the Cauldron Door. At the end of the path you’ll want to jump between the beams to reach the room opposite. Defeat the Apex Burrower using the method you used earlier in the cauldron, then climb up and override the Network Uplink before crossing the bridge.

(1 of 2) Climb down the platform underneath the tallneck

Climb down the platform underneath the tallneck (left), then jump across the beams to reach the room on the opposite side. (right)

Find a Way To The Tallnecks Head

Follow the path along to the right and climb across the ledges to reach the platform on the left. Here you’ll want to jump onto the elevating platforms and wait for it to take you up to the top, then jump between them to the left to reach the platform. Rappel down at the end of the path and defeat the Scroungers and Burrowers, then smash open the broken glass at the end to find a Moderate Supply Cache.

(1 of 4) Take the elevating platforms up to the top and then jump across tot he left

Use the grapple point to the right when you exit and climb up, then take the moving platform and wait until you hover over the beam before dropping down. Walk over to the Tallnecks head and Clear the Debris by pressing Triangle DualSense-ButtonTriangle. Ride the head until you reach the shielded gate and jump over to the platform on the right, then follow the path around and override the door. Follow the path along to the left and take the zip line across, then climb along the arm and override the Tallneck to complete this Cauldron.

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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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