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Horizon: Zero Dawn
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Nathan Garvin, Jarrod Garripoli
First Published: 16-02-2017 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 21-08-2018 / 11:40 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 23-09-2018 / 09:18 GMT

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Sidequests

Sidequests

Acquired Taste

A Banuk Shaman by the name of Brin has acquired a taste for machine blood and wants you to go get some new samples to fuel his mind-bending visions. You can find him in the dead end that is just west of a Glinthawk site that’s west of the Tallneck in the Sun-Steps. His first order will be the blood of a Sawtooth and lucky for you, there is a site just northwest of his little cabin. Remember that this machine is rather weak to fire, so kill one, loot the blood and return it to Brin.

Of course, Brin wants some more, with his second serving being the blood of a Corruptor’s. You can find one to the south/southeast of the Tallneck in Sun-Steps, on top of a cliff. The closest campfire is just south of the Tallneck, so fast travel and go east a bit and then south, making sure you’re on top of the cliffs here. Thankfully, you don’t have to kill the Corruptor, but there are some scavengers in the area who will fight you for its body. Kill the Scrapper and Glinthawks, then go and loot the blood from the Corruptor’s body.

The location of Brin on the map (left). The Corruptor is already dead, so loot the blood after clearing the area (right).

The third blood that Brin wants is that of a Stalker, so it’s time to head into the jungle. There’s a Stalker site not far southwest from Meridian Village, so head there. You know there are some in the area due to their signal flares being on the ground. Trigger one to bring it to that spot, then kill it to acquire its blood. Bring it back to Brin and get sent on another adventure, this time to acquire some Thunderjaw blood.

The game sends you into a valley to the east, but there are two Thunderjaws here, so you’ll need to be extra careful if you wish to test your mettle. If you want an easier time and only one Thunderjaw, head to the one by the campfire northeast of Meridian. Kill it, bring the blood back and there will be one final request from Brin, a Stormbird’s blood. He sends you up north of Pitchcliff, but you can go anywhere and there’s a Stormbird right next to the Greatrun Hunting Grounds. Wherever you go, clip its wings and bring the blood back to Brin to finish.

Objective Rewards
For bringing Brin machine blood 5,000 XP / +1 Skill Points