With the date fast approaching on Horizon: Zero Dawn, Guerrilla Games has released several trailers to show their larger machines and gave some details regarding what deadly equipment each creature has.
The first in this list is Thunderjaw. He is in the combat-class and one of the deadliest machines you will encounter in the game. Equipped with cannons, disc launchers, and a mouth laser, it has powerful ranged attacks that could quickly kill you if you are foolish enough to alert it. It also has devastating melee attacks in the form of charges and tail whips. It does have soft spots in it’s “brain and heart cores.”
Second, is Snapmaw of the acquisition-class, which is a very fast water-based machine where it gathers materials from sediment in or around bodies of water. So be careful, because it is very much like a crocodile. When alerted, it moves with ferocious speed and has several melee attack that include powerful bites and tail whips. It’s ranged attack consists of the Freeze Burst, which is a cryo mortar that freeze its foe on impact. It is vulnerable to fire damage and has a Cryo Sac right underneath its jaw which you can blow up to destroy the machine.
Stormbird is also among the combat-class and looks to be a very tough fight. It has four attacks in total, three which do shock damage:
- Shock Blast
- Shock Burst
- Thunder Bomb Run
- Hurricane Blast
This bird is just as dangerous in air as it is on land, and is described as being “all-terrain.” The only way to dispose of this flying menace it to destroy the Lighting Gun on the Stormbird’s chest.
Last, is the Behemoth, which is part of the transport-class. This machine uses anti-gravity to hurl rocks and other heavy objects at its enemies when, it feels provoked. It also charges them and is equipped with a set of grinding drills, which it uses to grind a propel rock projectiles. It has Cryo Canisters attached to it’s body, which you can use to freeze the machine, as well as destroying the gravity generators. You can also destroy the hinges to remove the cargo canister.