Horizon Zero Dawn Corruptors Guide

Horizon Zero Dawn Corruptors Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about finding Corruptors’ weaknesses and tips and tactics to defeat it.

The world of Horizon Zero Dawn is filled with various robot monsters which the players will need to kill, either for XP and resources or as part of quests.

While no one really needs to be told how to kill something in a video game, this Horizon Corruptor guide will help players eliminate these aggressive scorpion-like machines with ease.

For more help on Horizon Zero Dawn, read out our Enemies Guide, Skills Guide, and Crafting Guide.

Horizon Zero Dawn Corruptors

These four-legged robots are some of the most dangerous-looking enemies in the game and they also have the abilities to back up their sinister looks. You’ll encounter two of them at the cultist base. Like all corrupted machines, the Corruptors are extremely vulnerable against all fire sources.

They mainly rely on explosive and projectile attacks. They have rocket launchers mounted on their head and they can hurl rocks at you using their tale. They can also jump and smash on you from a huge distance.

Kill the Cultists First
Before engaging the Corrupters, it is especially helpful to first take out all the cultists; the Watchers and Striders, so that you can focus on the Corrupters uninterruptedly. Kill them from cover from high ground, stealthily without having the machines notice you. If you don’t, The Corruptor can take control of them and make fighting the entire group a nightmare.

Corrupter Weakness: Fire
The best way to take down a Horizon Zero Dawn Corruptor is to use Fire Arrows against it. They will put fire elemental effect on the Corrupter and cause them to overheat hence slowing them down.

Another quite useful trick is to force the Corruptor to charge at Aloy and once it jumps in the air and is about to land, place a trap on the ground which will get triggered and deal massive damage to the Corruptor.

Target its Weaponry
Throughout the fight, the Corruptor will occasionally shoot grenades on the ground through a small canister at its back. Players need to be quick on their feet to roll away from those explosions. It will be really helpful if they can focus on the canister early on in the fight and try to destroy it to reduce the time spent dodging those grenades.

The Corruptor will also use its tail to pick up rocks and throw them at the player but thankfully, the tail can also be targeted and destroyed. Both the grenade launcher and the tail can be torn down to minimize the number of different attacks the robot can perform.

Weakest Spot: Heat Core
While its entire body is vulnerable to fire damage, the heat core right between the Corruptor’s eyes is its weakest spot. It is only revealed when it overheats. Any type of damage done there will be significant.

Taking out a Corruptor can take some time since players will have to constantly dodge its fast and devastating area attacks but if they stay patient and focus on keeping their distance while constantly using ranged attacks and traps to whittle down the robot’s health, no fight should prove too tough

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