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Horizon Zero Dawn Hunting Grounds Guide – All Hunting Ground Trials, Earn Blazing Sun Marks

Horizon Zero Dawn Hunting Grounds Guide to help you complete all the Hunting Ground Trials and earn Blazing Sun Marks.

There are basically 5 Hunting Grounds in the game. The Hunting Ground Trials are of different types and aren’t easy. You’re basically ranked by the time you complete them – the faster, the better.

If you manage to complete everything that the Hunting Grounds offer, you’ll unlock the following Trophies:

  • All Sons at all Grounds
  • All Suns at one Ground
  • Blazing Sons at all Grounds
  • All Blazing Suns at one Ground

For more help on Horizon Zero Dawn, read our Ancient Vessels Locations Guide, Armor Sets Locations Guide, and Cauldron Dungeons Completion Guide.

Horizon Zero Dawn Hunting Grounds Guide

Moreover, if you hand over all your marks to the Weapons Dealer inside the lodge, you’ll receive three ultimate gold-plated weapons in return. A pretty good trade if you ask me.

In our Horizon Zero Dawn Hunting Grounds Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to learn about completing all the Hunting Ground Trials and earning Blazing Sun Marks.

Horizon Zero Dawn Hunting Grounds – Nora Hunting Grounds

This should be the first Hunting Ground that you find. The trials include removing canisters from Grazers, killing them with logs, and using Blast Wires. Since a trial can be repeated, continue to do so until you get the ideal enemy placement.

For destroying the canisters, we’ve found Tearblast Arrows coupled with a Sharpshooter Bow to work incredibly well. You should also try and make sure that you don’t get spotted. For the logs trial, you need to use the longpile traps in order to kill the machines.

Don’t shy away from using multiple tools in your inventory to force the herd into your trap and shoot it to active it. For the final trial, the Carja Tripcaster is your best bet.

Horizon Zero Dawn Hunting Grounds – Valleymeet Hunting Grounds

In this trial, you need active usage of elemental damage types i.e. Shock, Freeze, Burn, and Tear. You should also try and avoid hitting Bellowbacks and stick to the Striders. You should try to search the area instead of wasting time on Bellowbacks.

When it comes to destroying canisters, make sure to stick with Fire Arrows. For the Shock Trial, try to have arrows with decent Tear elemental damage and Tripcaster. Finally, for the Freeze Trial, you need to rely on Frost Grenades and keep your eyes peeled for Striders.

Horizon Zero Dawn Hunting Grounds – Spurflints Hunting Grounds

Lucky for you, these are some of the easiest trials in the game that primarily rely on stealth and mobility. For the Watch-Out Trail, you need to focus on killing the Watchers as silently as possible. If you don’t already know, always aim for the eyes.

Other trials simply include killing Stalkers and looting Shell-Walker crates – as easy as it can get!

Horizon Zero Dawn Hunting Grounds – Greatrun Hunting Grounds

These are some hard trials which demand careful map movement. While you’re fighting the Glinthawks, try to maintain a high ground. The Ropecaster works really well for the Tramplers and Glinthawks. Finally, the Pace Trial requires you to race the Glinthawks to Watcher bodies.

Horizon Zero Dawn Hunting Grounds – Sun Furrows Hunting Grounds

These trials basically revolve around overrides and enemy weapons. I highly recommend leaving this trial for the last and only take it after you’re successfully able to override Ravagers by completing all the Cauldron Dungeons. You can refer to our Cauldron Dungeons Completion Guide attached above for more information.

This is all we’ve on our Horizon Zero Dawn Hunting Grounds Guide. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!