Way before Monster Hunter World was released, we knew that we'd get to play as Aloy somehow, but up until now, we haven't been sure how to get our hands on Aloy's armor and bow from Horizon Zero Dawn. In this Monster Hunter World Aloy's gear guide, we'll be walking you through how to get Aloy's armor and bow for your own character in the game.
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How to Unlock Horizon Zero Dawn Aloy Armor and Bow in Monster Hunter World
While the Horizon Zero Dawn collaboration with Monster Hunter World began on the release date of the latter game of January 26, the upcoming launch date for the event to obtain Aloy's gear has only just been announced. The Monster Hunter World twitter account revealed that 'The Proving' event will begin on February 28, and while it'll require you to be Hunter Rank 11, you'll be rewarded with Aloy's gear for your efforts.
Unfortunately you can't obtain the Palico gear by the method below any more. 'Lessons of the Wild' was a limited time event in Monster Hunter World, and now that it's gone, we don't know if there'll be another chance for you to unlock the Watcher-themed gear for your Palico.
How to Unlock Horizon Zero Dawn Watcher Armor and Weapon in Monster Hunter World
To unlock the new Watcher armor and weapon in Monster Hunter World for your Palico, you'll first of all need to make sure you're connected to the PlayStation Network, and go to the Quest Board in Astera, where you'll find the Events option on the board. You'll then find the Horizon Zero Dawn collaboration event quest, which it should be noted is obviously only available for PS4 players of Monster Hunter World, since Horizon Zero Dawn is a PS4 exclusive game.
Initiate the Horizon Zero Dawn collaboration event quest, which is actually called Lessons of the Wild, and you'll be spirited away to the Arena in the Gathering Hub area. You'll now have to defeat a total of eight Barnos, but there's also a pesky Tizti-Ya-Ku, which you can actually use to help you defeat the Barnos. Simply ignore the Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, and start attacking the Barnos with whichever weapon you opted to bring with you for the quest. After a short time, the Tzitzi-Ya-Ku will initiate it's stun attack, where the fins on either side of its head flash out a blinding light which leaves all in front of it stunned, the flying Barnos included.
Use the Tzitzi-Ya-Ku's stun ability against the Barnos to catch them in the blast of light, and you'll have no problem defeating them once they're on the ground. Once the Lessons of the Wild quest has concluded, head to the Smithy in the Workshop, where you'll now have the option of crafting your Palico the Felyne Watcher Grinder as a weapon, and the Watcher armor set to match. We've listed all the required items for the crafting process just below.
- Felyne Watcher Grinder - Watcher Lens x1, Electro Sac x1, 80 Points
- Felyne Watcher Head/Body - Watcher Lens x2, Dragonite Ore x3, 200 Points
You'll note that the Palico's Watcher armor is listed under the 'full outfit' option with the Smithy, and this indicates that it can't be mixed and matched with other pieces of Palico armor, unlike every other item set. This isn't such a bad thing however, as the Watcher armor set is actually some of the more powerful gear you can acquire for your Palico.
Now that we're all done with our guide on how to obtain Aloy's outfit and bow, why not check out some of our additional Horizon Zero Dawn guides, including how to safely capture a monster, as well as our complete weapons overview guide.
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