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Horizon Forbidden West

Explosive Blastsling (Uncommon)

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Shane Williams

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

Overview of the Explosive Blastsling.

Explosive Blastsling Description

A common sight among Utaru warriors, this weapons excels at firing Explosive and Purgewater Bombs.

How to Get the Explosive Blastsling

Location Cost
Barren Light Hunter Metal Shards x149, Fanghorn Circulator x1

You can purchase the Explosive Blastsling from the Hunter who has set up camp in Barren Light. You’ll need a Fanghorn Circulator which is an uncommon drop from Fanghorns.

How to Use the Explosive Blastsling

The Explosive Blastsling is best used when fighting larger machines that are susceptible to Explosive Damage. A great to use this weapon is to start with the Purgewater Bombs to prevent the Machine from using elemental attacks, then switch over to the Explosive Bombs to deal a large amount of damage.

How to Upgrade the Explosive Blastsling

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats Metal Shards x50, Braided Wire x1
II Increased Weapon Stats Metal Shards x75, Braided Wire x1, Skydrifter Circulator x1
III Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x95, Braided Wire x2, Small Machine Core x1, Skydrifter Razor Tail x1

Aloy tests out her new Explosive Blastsling..

Explosive Blastsling Rank I Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.

Explosive Blastsling Rank II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Skydrifter Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Skydrifters.

Explosive Blastsling Rank III 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.
  • Skydrifter Razor Tail - Very Rare Drop from Skydrifters.

Explosive Blastsling Stats

Explosive Bombs Base Rank I Rank II Rank III
ExplosiveDamageHorzionForbiddenWest.png Explosive 60 68 80 92
Purgewater Bombs Base Rank I Rank II Rank III
hfwpurgewaterdamageicon.jpg Purgewater 24 27 33 37
hfwpurgewaterdamagebuildupicon.jpg Purgewater Buildup 50 61 74 92

Explosive Blastsling Perks

The Explosive Blastsling does not unlock any Perks.

Explosive Blastsling Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
ExplosiveBombsHorizonForbiddenWest.jpg Explosive Bombs Deals Explosive Damage
PurgewaterBombsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Purgewater Bombs Deals Purgerwater Damage and Purgewater 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
    • Ornaments
    • War Totems
    • Vista Points
    • Survey Drones
    • Signal Towers
    • Black Boxe

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