Horizon Forbidden West’s new machine (what we know so far)

The new environment of Horizon Forbidden West is full of exotic, dangerous and unprecedented machines. We have broken down the terrible Slitherfang, and the guerrilla team revealed some additional details about the previously revealed robotic creature. However, for those who haven’t paid attention to the scary new faces in the game, here is a handy summary of the new machines that have been released so far.


Rollerbacks are similar to giant armadillos, you guessed it, like rolling. They fold their huge bodies into spinning death balls and throw them at the target, seeming to use flames fired by scaly armor as propulsion. We also saw them eject their scales as projectiles and then recall them magnetically. In addition, Rollerbacks can even launch themselves into the air. The bottom of this machine shows several components that players can aim at, hoping to disable and slow down Rollerback long enough for disassembly.


The Digger is a basic enemy type, described by the guerrillas as the successor to the Watchers in the previous game. Similar to the otter or the weasel, the groundbreaker is highly agile and can be used as a reconnaissance machine, using its high-pitched voice to stun the target and alert allies. According to their animal inspiration, cavemen are also good at swimming.


The steelback beast like a wild boar travels in groups and uses its tusks to dig for buried resources. Think of this as their grazing form, because when viewed from a distance, the steelback turtle creates a tranquil scene. However, hooking Bristleback will cause it to attack by combining recycled scraps with elemental materials, thereby performing powerful long-range attacks. You also don’t want to be on the wrong end of those ivory.


Clamberjaws are scavengers that look and structure like baboons. Therefore, they are both aggressive and acrobatic. In addition to climbing walls, Climbing Jawsaurus also possesses a variety of debilitating attacks. They often travel in groups and it does not help, which means players need to keep their eyes on the ground and trees when dealing with them.

Shake the teeth

Tremortusk, like a mammoth, was one of the first boss monsters to amaze players at the debut of Horizon Forbidden West. This fortress-like Titan is equipped with a series of heavy weapons, such as cannons and highly resistant armor plates. Tremortusks are comparable to Zero Dawn’s most powerful robotic Thunderjaws and Stormbirds, which makes it particularly worrying for the human Regalla faction to capture them and weaponize them for their own use.

Clawed chocobo

Clawstriders are one of Forbidden West’s first new machines, although they briefly appeared in the Horizon comics. These mechanical raptors are as terrifying as their extinct counterparts, and travel in groups. This means it may not be the one you see. That would be where Clawstrider you didn’t know was there. Clawstriders will also make a debilitating sound “scream” that temporarily stuns Aloy. Clawstriders can ride on them, despite their aggressive behavior, as seen in the previous video, Regalla soldiers ride on them and attack Aloy. This also means that players can overtake and jump on their own Clawstrider. The latest trailer for The Game Awards also showed a variant of Spitfire.

Shell Snapper

After meeting Aloy in the first trailer, we caught a glimpse of this majestic giant tortoise lifting its disguised body from the swamp for the first time. It may seem strange, but Shellsnapper is a fighter machine that can ambush people who invade its territory. It can stretch its neck to bite its prey ala snapping turtle, or it can launch a pressurized water explosion. There is also that nasty shell to protect it, which means that the player must find a clever way to overthrow the beast.


Lurking in the depths is the skinner, an aquatic creature that resembles a plesiosaur and follows the prehistoric themes of several other machines. It controls the ocean and accumulates resources by filtering sediment in the water. Although it seems relatively harmless, there is no problem with tide strippers attacking Aloy at sea or on land, for that matter.

Sun wing

It is an awesome sight to see the wings of the sun soaring over the west. The wings of this pterosaur-like machine consist of flexible, sunlight-absorbing panels, presumably to power itself. The guerrillas have previously stated that the Sunwings are vulnerable when collecting solar energy, but are also more alert to threats when they are stationary.

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