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Horizon Forbidden West

Barrage Blastsling (Very Rare)

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Shane Williams

Information about the Barrage Blastsling in Horizon Forbidden West, including how to obtain it, how to upgrade it, and what the strengths and weaknesses of the Barrage Blastsling are.

Overview of the Barrage Blastsling.

Barrage Blastsling Description

This well-crafted Tenakth weapon can launch different types of exploding Bombs, as well as Fire Bombs. It can be upgraded to improve its rate of fire.

How to Get the Barrage Blastsling

Location Cost
Lowland’s Path Hunter Metal Shards x1249, Sunwing Circulator x1, Large Machine Core x1

You can purchase Barrage Blastsling from the Hunter who has set up camp at Lowland Path. You’ll need to acquire a Sunwing Circulator which is an uncommon drop from Sunwings and a Large Machine Core which drops from large machines, such as a Tremortusk.

How to Use The Barrage Blastsling

The Barrage Blastsling is best used when fighting larger machines that are susceptible to Fire Damage. A great way to use this weapon is to start with the Fire Bombs to deal damage over time on the machine, then switch over to the Explosive Bombs to finish it off.

How to Upgrade Barrage Blastsling

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x127, Braided Wire x4, Small Machine Core x4, Medium Machine Core x1
II Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x212, Braided Wire x6, Sunwing Shield Caster x3, Elemental Clawstrider Sac Webbing x2
III Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x300, Braided Wire x10, Large Machine Core x1, Elemental Clawstrider Circulator x1, Tideripper Tail Fin x1
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x450, Large Machine Core x2, Tideripper Circulator x1, Dreadwing Metal Fang x3, Sunwing Primary Nerve x1
V Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x600, Luminous Brainstem x1, Dreadwing Primary Nerve x1, Apex Snapmaw Heart x2, Apex Frostclaw Heart x1

Barrage Blastsling I Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Small Machine Core - Uncommon Drop from small Machines such as the Grazer.
  • Medium Machine Core - Rare Drop from medium sized Machines, such as the Scorcher.

Barrage Blastsling II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Sunwing Shield Caster - Rare Drop from Sunwing.
  • Elemental Clawstrider Sac Webbing - Rare Drop from Elemental Clawstriders.

Barrage Blastsling III Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Large Machine Core - Rare Drop from large Machines, such as the Fireclaw.
  • Elemental Clawstrider Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Elemental Clawstrider.
  • Tideripper Tail Fin - Very Rare Drop from Tiderippers.

Aloy tests out her new Barrage Blastsling .

Barrage Blastsling IV Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Large Machine Core - Rare Drop from large Machines, such as the Fireclaw.
  • Tideripper Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Tideripperss
  • Dreadwing Metal Fang - Very Rare Drop from Dreadwings.
  • Sunwing Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Sunwings.

Barrage Blastsling V Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Luminous Brainstem - Very Rare Drop from the toughest Machines the Forbidden West has to offer, such as the Behemoths and Tideripper.
  • Dreadwing Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Dreadwings.
  • Apex Snapmaw Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Snapmaws.
  • Apex Frostclaw Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Frostclaws.

Barrage Blastsling Stats

Advanced Explosive Bombs Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ExplosiveDamageHorzionForbiddenWest.png Explosive Damage 163 175 192 211 235 269
Cluster Bombs Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ExplosiveDamageHorzionForbiddenWest.png Explosive Damage 68 73 80 88 98 112
Fire Bombs Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
FireDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Damage 41 44 48 53 59 67
FireBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Buildup 140 145 153 165 177 190

Barrage Blastsling Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
hfwdrawspeedperkicon.jpg Draw Speed +25% +25% +25% +25% +65% +65%
hfwperkoverdrawicon.jpg Overdraw Damage +15% +15% +30% +30% +55%

Barrage Blastsling Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
ExplosiveBombsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Advanced Explosive Bombs Deals Explosive ExplosiveDamageHorzionForbiddenWest.png Damage
ClusterBombsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Cluster Bombs Deals Explosive ExplosiveDamageHorzionForbiddenWest.png Damage
FireBombsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Bombs Deals Fire FireDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage and Fire FireBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Buildup

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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
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    • War Totems
    • Vista Points
    • Survey Drones
    • Signal Towers
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