Horizon: Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Mega Guide – All Weapons, Bluegleam Farming, Pigments Locations And More

A complete guide for Horizon: Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds.

Posted By | On 10th, Nov. 2017 Under Article, Video Game Tips | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

Guerrilla Games have released the first and only bit of post launch DLC Horizon Zero Dawn will ever get. The Frozen Wilds takes Aloy to a new location, introduces new weapons, skills, and a new story, and adds about 15 hours of content. Simply put, if you liked Zero Dawn, this new expansion is worth your while.

And if you want help making your way through it all, we have you covered. From starting up the DLC, new weapons, outfits, pigments, skills, door puzzle solutions, and farming Bluegleam, and of course, Trophies, we cover everything here. Let’s get started.


Once you buy the DLC and download it, it automatically shows up as a quest line, with the associated area and sidequests all open to you. Just remember, you should be at least Level 30, and you need to have completed A Seeker at the Gates.


The Frozen Wilds adds a total of six new weapons for you to track down and collect. You can then further customize and upgrade them, as with all other weapons in Horizon.

  • Forgefire: 70 Handling, 113 Fire Damage for Normal Attack, 720 Impact, and 150 Fire Damage in secondary fire.
    You get this weapon for completing the ‘Stone Yield’ quest.
  • Icerail: 70 Handling, 200 Impact Damage, 113 Frost Damage (Normal Fire Mode)
    Complete ‘For The Werak’ to get this weapon
  • Banuk Stormslinger: 70 Handling, 340 Impact Damage, 23 Shock Damage
    You will acquire the Banuk Stormslinger when you complete the quest ‘Shaman’s Path’.
  • Banuk Striker Bow: 80 Handling
    Purchase from any vendor
  • Banuk Powershot Bow: 20 Handling
    Purchase from any vendor
  • Banuk Champion Bow: 50 Handling
    Purchase from any vendor


The Frozen Wilds adds a total of five new outfits for you to track down and collect. You can then further customize and upgrade them, as with all other outfits in Horizon.

  • Nora Silent Hunter Master: Buy from a vendor; +35 Stealth
  • Banuk Werak Runner: Buy from vendor; costs 1000 Metal Shards, 10 Desert Glass or 10 Slagshine Glass. Provides slow health recovery over time
  • Banuk Werak Chieftain: Complete For The Werak to get this. Provides faster health recovery.
  • Banuk Ice Hunter Master: Buy from a vendor;+60 defense from Freeze.
  • Carja Blazon Master: Buy from a vendor; +60 defense from fire


Bluegleam is the new currency that The Frozen Wilds introduces. You will need Bluegleam to buy some of the new weapons and costumes. Bluegleam is gained for completing certain quests and objectives:

  • The Forge of Winter: 7 Bluegleam
  • Trading Animal Figurines: 1 Bluegleam for each Reward Box
  • Shaman’s Path: 1 Bluegleam during Control Tower Destruction. You will earn 6 on completion
  • A Secret Shared: 1 Bluegleam
  • The Hunters Three: 3 Bluegleam
  • Firebreak: 3 Bluegleam
  • The Survivor: 3 Bluegleam
  • Waterlogged: 3 Bluegleam

Additionally, you can go to the following locations to farm Bluegleam.


The Frozen Wild adds eight new skills that Aloy can learn- these ru the whole gamut, but they are universally useful:

  • Mounted Pickup: Literally my favorite skill, this lets you pick up loot without having to get off your mount.
  • Machine Repair: Use your metal shards to repair machines.
  • Mount Repair: You can repair your mount
  • Mount Repair +: Take a wild guess
  • Shard Salvager: Break down your resources into half their Metal Shard value
  • Hoarder: Your inventory slots are increased by 20%.
  • Dismount Strike: Aloy launches from her steed and strikes down enemies with a devastating blow
  • Expert Carver: Increase your chance of looting items such as Lenses, Hearts, and Skins.


For some reason – actually, we know the reason, this is an open world game, so collectathons are par for the course – but anyway, Aloy is tasked with collecting nine pigments. You can either stumble around the map to try and find them yourself, or you can just… use the video below so you know where to look. It’s our choice.


While playing the game, for ‘The Shaman’s Path’, you will find yourself having to solve four door puzzles in the Frozen Wilds. The videos below show you exactly how to do that:


All Quests completed

Completed all side quests and errands in the Frozen Wilds.

All Activities completed

Completed the Tallneck, Bandit Camp and Hunting Ground in the Cut.

Took the Shaman’s Path

Survived the Shaman’s Path and found Ourea’s retreat.

Won the Werak Challenge

Challenged Aratak at the Frostfigures and won.

Completed the Second Expedition

Successfully assaulted Thunder’s Drum.

Conquered the Mountain

Drove out the threat within the mountain.

Drained the Flood

Completely drained the floodwater from inside the Greycatch.

Won Ikrie’s Challenge

Met Ikrie again at the Snowchants Hunting Ground and took first place in her challenge.

Fully Improved Weapons

Acquired the improved versions of three weapons from Varga.

First Spear Modification
Applied a modification to your spear.

5 Dismount Strikes
Killed 5 enemies using the Dismount Strike skill.

5 Machine Types Repaired
Used the Machine Repair or Mount Repair skill on 5 different types of machine.

Killed 15 Scorchers
Killed 15 Scorcher machines.

Killed 10 Frostclaws
Killed 10 Frostclaw machines.

Killed 6 Fireclaws
Killed 6 Fireclaw machines.

All Control Towers disabled
Disabled all Control Towers by overriding or destroying them.

All Pigments Found
Found all of the Pigments in the Cut.

All Animal Figurines found
Found all of the Animal Figurines in the Cut.

First Bluegleam Trade
Traded Bluegleam for a special weapon or outfit.

All Frozen Wilds Skills
Learned all of the new skills in the Frozen Wilds.

Drained the Flood
Drained the Flood

Reached Level 60
Reached player level 60.

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