the Forbidden Horizon West Hunting grounds allow Aloy to use her skills and weapons to take down a variety of machines in different ways. You earn Hunting Ground rewards for each challenge you complete, and if you opt for the west forbidden Platinum Trophy, you’ll want to earn full stripes in all hunting grounds.
To earn full Stripes at the Sheerside Mountains Hunting Ground, you’ll need to complete three challenges within the time limit.
Sheerside Mountains Hunting Grounds: Frost Trial 3 Gangs Guide
The Sheerside Mountains Hunting Grounds Freeze Trial requires you to use Frost ammo on bellows to reach the brittle state, then destroy their cargo refiner bags or schooners. To earn the full Sheerside Mountains Hunting Grounds Frost Trial reward, you’ll need to destroy three Fragile Bags within three minutes. Each Bellowback has two bags, so you can remove more than one per machine. Your Frost Blastsling will be a useful tool during this trial. If you’re low on ammo, you can cause the Frost Bellowback to enter a fragile state by popping one of its pouches. Watch our complete Sheerside Mountains Hunting Grounds Stripes guide video below.
Sheerside Mountains Hunting Grounds: Shredder Catch Trial 3 Gang Guide
To participate in the Sheerside Mountains Hunting Grounds Shredder Capture Trial, you will need the Shredder Gauntlet. To earn full gangs in the Shredder Catch Trial, you must hit a machine three times with a Shredder Gauntlet and catch it on its return, then land an explosive strike on your next Shredder attack once the weapon is loaded. You’ll need to do this on two separate machines in less than two minutes to win the full Sheerside Mountains Hunting Grounds Shredder Catch Trial prize. Catching the Shredder on the way back can be tricky, so practice to better anticipate the way back. It’s easier to maintain some distance between you and the machine so you have more time to catch the returning Shredder, or get very close to minimize the distance you need to move to catch it. Discover our Forbidden Horizon West Sheerside Mountains Hunting Grounds Shredder Catch Trial full guide video below.
Sheerside Mountains Hunting Grounds: 3 Plasma Blast Test Strips Guide
To participate in the Sheerside Mountains Hunting Grounds Plasma Blast trial, you will need a weapon capable of firing plasma ammo, such as the Plasma Boltcaster. Once obtained, use Plasma ammo on a Rollerback until it enters the Plasma Blast state. A timer will start counting down. Do as much extra damage as possible before the timer expires. A Plasma Blast will deal massive damage to the Rollerback. To earn full bands in the Sheerside Mountains Hunting Grounds Plasma Blast trial, you’ll need to deliver maximum Plasma Blast damage twice within two minutes. Load up the Plasma Blast with the Plasma Boltcaster, then switch to your bow for precise, high-damage hits. This will help you conserve your Plasma Boltcaster ammo. Check out our video guide to the full Sheerside Mountains Plasma Blast Hunting Grounds tapes below.
Earn three Stripes in all three Sheerside Mountains Hunting Grounds events and you will receive the Obtain 3 stripes on a Hunting Ground trophy if this is the first hunting ground you have completed. Complete three stripes on all hunting grounds and you will receive the Obtaining the 3 stripes trophy on all hunting grounds.