You cannot get this sidequest until you liberate all six of the Bandit Camps in the game. After you liberate the final one, Nil will appear outside of the final camp, so go and talk to him. He is saddened at the thought of not being able to kill any more bandits and asks you to meet him on a plateau south of Meridian. This plateau is just northwest of the Tallneck in the Spearshafts region, and is actually home to one of the Metal Flowers (Mark III - F). So, if you’ve already gotten the Metal Flower, you can use the campfire to fast travel there.

If you haven’t gotten the Metal Flower, you need to get to the top, which you can do via the handholds on the eastern, western or southern sides of the large rock formation. At the top, speak with Nil and you find out that he wants to duel you. Decline and the quest will end right then and there, although you won’t receive any rewards. On the plus side, though, he will still be alive to help out in the final battles.

You have the option to decline Nil’s duel (left) or accept it and fight him (right).

Should you choose to accept his duel, which you have to do twice, get ready for a fight. While Nil isn’t exactly a challenging opponent, he can still do a lot of damage. He usually begins the fight by slinging a blinding shot at you, then will follow up by running up to try and melee. If you can keep him in melee range, then the battle is pretty much over, as the attacks are very easy to dodge. If you manage to put distance, he will break out a bow and shoot, which he does quite fast, so keep him to melee range. After downing Nil, talk to him and you will have finished this sidequest.

Objective Reward
For winning the duel against Nil 5,000 XP

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    16 February 2017
  • Last Updated
    21 October 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.
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  • Collectibles and locations section updated (Banuk Figures, Vantage Points, Bandit Camps etc).
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  • A complete walkthrough of every single side mission in the game.
  • Strategies on how to defeat each of the enemies.
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  • Full Frozen Wilds DLC guide.

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