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How to override Tallneck in The Stillsands in Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon does not use start towers to find different goods in a region. Instead, you must solve a riddle to reach the top of a Tallneck machine. These gigantic devices contain information for a whole region, and overriding one will expose the location of everything in the region. The Tallneck in the Stillsands is unlike any other in the game. In Horizon Forbidden West, this is how you overcome the Tallneck in the Stillsands.

How to override Tallneck in The Stillsands in Horizon Forbidden West
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You won’t be able to reach the Stillsands Tallneck until you finish the Eye of the Earth task. Once that job is completed, proceed to the region highlighted on the map above to the southwest of the Base. The Tallneck is easily identified amid the little camp in the region.

How to override Tallneck in The Stillsands in Horizon Forbidden West
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When you get at the camp, you must inspect the surroundings. There doesn’t appear to be an immediate method to reach the Tallneck’s summit. You’ll discover that you need to bring the Tallneck crashing down to the earth after researching the region. This is accomplished by utilising the three ballistae in the region.

How to override Tallneck in The Stillsands in Horizon Forbidden West
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To bring the Tallneck down, use the three ballistae with the anchors. They are located in the following areas:

  • In the main camp
  • To the left of the main camp in the smaller camp
  • Against the mountains

During the ballistae, aim target the sections of the Tallneck that glow blue. These are the Tallneck’s flaws. A collection of machines will spawn each time you link an anchor to the Tallneck. Keep an eye out for the Bellowbacks who appear after the second ballistae blast. When all of the anchors are hooked to the Tallneck, it will topple and you will be able to climb upon its head to override it.