9 Insanely Long Video Game Unlocks That ARE Worth It

8. Ancient Armory - Horizon: Zero Dawn

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Guerrilla Games

I’m going to be straight with you here, this quest is on my pile of shame. Despite desperately wanting to reap the pretty armoury rewards I ultimately gave up the hunt and just finished the game.

Those who persevered, though, could tell you it’s absolutely worth doing so. If for no other reason than it makes all combat for the rest of the game significantly easier. You’ll pick up the Ancient Armory quest in one of two ways; by picking up any of the Power Cells scattered about the game world or by visiting the rock formation east of Mother’s Rise and locating the bunker. Either way two things will quickly become apparent; you desperately want to equip the sick armour in the centre of the room, and the fact that this is going to be a doozy of a time sink.

The only way to gain access to said sick armour is by locating five power cells and bringing them back to the bunker. Which is all well and good except for the fact that these things could be anywhere.

Not only that, but they’re pretty well hidden despite being linked to main story beats. There are also a handful of cells which can only be obtained in certain points in the story and are periodically locked and unlocked depending on whether the area they’re located in is accessible. Pull it off, though, and you’ll get your hands on the Shield Weaver armour which comes equipped with an energy shield, essentially making you invulnerable for a certain amount of time.

Given you’re going up against gigantic robot dinosaurs that’s definitely not a bad thing.

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