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Horizon Forbidden West

Hammerburst Boltblaster (Rare)

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Shane Williams

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

Overview of the Hammerburst Boltblaster.

Hammerburst Boltblaster Description

A spark among Oseram inventions, this weapon fires rapid bursts of Bolts. It can be upgraded to handle Explosive Bolts and increase the chance of landing Critical Hit

How to Get the Hammerburst Boltblaster

Location Cost
The Bulwark Hunter 549 Metal Shards, Sunwing Circulator x1

You can purchase the Hammerburst Boltblaster from the Hunter who has set up camp in The Bulwark. You’ll need one Sunwing Circulator which is an Uncommon Drop from Sunwings.

How to Use the Hammerburst Boltblaster

The Hammerburst Boltblaster is best used when fighting larger machines that are very aggressive, as you can shoot them with Explosive Bolts to cause them to stagger and weaken certain parts of it’s armor which will allow you to use the Impact Bolts to deal extra damage.

How to Upgrade the Hammerburst Boltblaster

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x75, Braided Wire x2, Small Machine Core x2
II Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x112, Braided Wire x2, Rollerback Hammer Tail x1, Sunwing Shield Caster x2
III Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocks New Ammo Metal Shards x150, Braided Wire x3, Medium Machine Core x2, Rollerback Circulator x1
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x250, Braided Wire x6, Medium Machine Core x3, Rollerback Primary Nerve x1, Slitherfang Earthgrinder x1

Hammerburst Boltblaster Rank 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.

Hammerburst Boltblaster Rank II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Rollerback Hammer Tail - Legendary Drop from Rollerbacks.
  • Sunwing Shield Caster - Rare Drop from Sunwings.

Aloy tries out her new Hammerburst Boltblaster.

Hammerburst Boltblaster Rank III Upgrades

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

Hammerburst Boltblaster Rank IV Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Medium Machine Core - Rare Drop from medium sized Machines, such as the Scorcher.
  • Rollerback Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Rollerbacks.
  • Slitherfang Earthgrinder - Very Rare Drop from Slitherfangs.

Hammerburst Boltblaster Stats

Bolts Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 15 16 18 20 23
Explosive Bolts Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 20 23
ExplosiveDamageHorzionForbiddenWest.pngExplosive 27 25

Hammerburst Boltblaster Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank III
hfwcriticalhitchanceicon.jpg Critical Hit Chance +5% +5% +5% +15%
hfwperkoverdrawicon.jpg Overdraw Damage +15% +15% +15%
  • Critical Hit Chance - Increase the chance to land a Critical Hit.
  • Overdraw Damage - Increases damage dealt when using Overdraw with a weapon.

Hammerburst Boltblaster Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
BoltsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact Bolts Deals Impact ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage
ExplosiveBoltsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Explosive Bolts Deals Impact ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage and Explosive ExplosiveDamageHorzionForbiddenWest.png Damage
  • Impact Bolts - Normal Bolts increase Ranged Damage.
  • Explosive Bolts - Explosive Bolts increase heavy area damage and causes knockback.

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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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