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Horizon: Zero Dawn

Acquired Taste

Jarrod Garripoli
Nathan Garvin

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

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    16 February 2017
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin, Jarrod Garripoli

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Taking place one-thousand years in the future, colossal machines have overrun and dominated the land, forcing humans to regress to tribal societies who have to survive off the land. Where did these behemoths come from? With a love for technology, it is up to Aloy, an outcast of her Nora tribe, to uncover the mysteries of her world. Take to the open world to explore, fight the metal monstrosities and learn all about the wonderful world of Horizon: Zero Dawn.

Version 1.2

  • Basic mechanics, including exploring, gathering, fighting and crafting.
  • Completion of every single side mission and errand in the game.
  • Collectibles and locations section updated (Banuk Figures, Vantage Points, Bandit Camps etc).
  • A thorough walkthrough of the main story missions.
  • A complete walkthrough of every single side mission in the game.
  • Strategies on how to defeat each of the enemies.
  • A full trophy guide.
  • Full Frozen Wilds DLC guide.

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