How To Get The Diving Mask In Horizon Forbidden West

In this guide we’ll let you know how to get a breathing mask in Horizon Forbidden West so that you can explore underwater forever without resurfacing!

One of the best features of Horizon Forbidden West is your underwater excursions where you can find treasures or explore. However, there is a set limit on how long you can stay underwater, as indicated by a bar.

That’s where the special Diving Mask comes in! In this guide, we’ll let you know how to get a breathing mask in Horizon Forbidden West.

How To Breathe Underwater In Horizon Forbidden West?

You need a Diving Mask to breathe underwater. That’s important because some of the game’s underwater levels are fairly deep. You won’t be able to explore them without having to worry about your oxygen supply.

The breathing mask has to be unlocked in Horizon Forbidden West by progressing the story and clearing through the quest “The Eye of the Earth”.

Completing this part of the journey will help you to unlock the western side of the map.

After the map is accessible, you will be presented with three quests. The important one is “The Sea of Sand’ and upon completing it, you will obtain the diving mask in HFW.

This mask won’t give us any specialty like increasing the swimming speed but rather it will help Alloy swim under the water indefinitely!

How To Craft The Diving Mask

The Breathing mask has to be crafted using some very specific materials. Aloy needs the following to craft the Diving Mask in Horizon Forbidden West:

  • Compressed air capsule
  • Machine Kneecaps
  • Synthetic Membrane

How To Get Compressed Air Capsule

The air capsule required to craft the diving mask in HFW will be found by entering the elevator shaft which is lying on the seabed. One indication to find the location is that the Oseram will be coming out of it. Once you enter, you can find the capsule by the yellow elevator once you have traveled halfway.

You don’t need to worry about the oxygen tank as there is enough time to grab it and come out without running out of air.

How To Get Machine Kneecaps and Synthetic Membrane

This is a hectic task to perform as finding these parts for the Breathing Mask in HFW can be a little difficult as compared to the Compressed Air Capsule.

You should leave the capsule and follow the tracks of the machines and follow them. Here, the player needs to be extra careful and should use Aloy’s focus to see the tracks thoroughly and this will lead her to a group of Burrowers.

Here you need to defeat the Burrowers, Frost Bellowback, Leaplashers and Longlegs. After killing all the machines, loot them. The loot will include Machine kneecap as well as Synthetic Membrane.

Once you have crafted the Diving Mask, you may start freely exploring the underwater location of Horizon Forbidden West. The Diving Mask will be equipped automatically when you jump into the water. You don’t have to worry about manually equipping it.

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