Where are all the Black Boxes in Horizon Forbidden West? What is a Black Box, and where are they located in the game? As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to tell you where to find all the Black Boxes.
Note: Included below are details that some may consider spoilers. If you wish to discover the game's details yourself, come back to this guide once you have discovered the settlement The Memorial Grove.
Horizon Forbidden West: What to Do with Black Boxes
When you collect Black Boxes in Horizon Forbidden West, you might wonder what purpose they serve. As it happens, these collectibles do have a function within the game, aside from providing some insight into the Old Ones.
In The Memorial Grove, you will find a woman named Untalla, marked on the map as Black Box Collector. She is in search of the Black Boxes and will trade you rare resources in exchange for them. You can safely do this, as the datapoints will stay in the Notebook menu, so you don't lose anything. Furthermore, you'll earn yourself some hard-to-find machine parts for the trouble.
Horizon Forbidden West: All Black Box Locations
Below, we've compiled a list of all the Black Boxes in Horizon Forbidden West, showing you where to find all these collectables. There are 12 Black Boxes to find in total.
Black Box: No Man's Land
This Black Box can be found in the wreckage of a downed airplane in No Man's Land. It's not far south of Stone's Echo, among some rocks between a Shelter to the west and a Campfire to the north. Above pictured is where it appears on the map.
Black Box: The Whitewatch Peaks
This Black Box is tucked away in the mountains to the southwest of Plainsong. There's a nearby Campfire to its north. The Black Box itself is underneath a pile of debris, which you can clear using Aloy's Pullcaster. Above pictured is where it appears on the map.
Black Box: Jagged Deep
Black Box: Jagged Deep is located in the southern waters of No Man's Land. As it's found underwater, you will need the Diving Mask to reach it. You will get this equipment during the Main Quest, The Sea of Sands. Above is where it appears on the map.
Black Box: The Promontory
This Black Box is behind a Metal Flower on a raised area to the east of Plainsong. Simply clear the Metal Flower and its vines, and the Black Box is behind them. Above is where it appears on the map.
Black Box: Bleeding Mark
Black Box: Bleeding Mark is located in the north of the map, in the snowy mountains north of Salvage Contractor: The Greenswell and Shelter #8. The plane wreckage takes a bit of climbing to get to, but it's easy to retrieve the Black Box once you're there. Above is where it appears on the map.
Black Box: The Stillsands
This Black Box is just west of Relic Ruins: The Stillsands. To get into the plane wreckage, you will first need the ability to clear Metal Flowers. You unlock this ability during the Main Quest, Seeds of the Past. Clear the Metal Flower and then the Black Box is behind a door and a crate.
Black Box: The Memorial Grove
This Black Box can be found nearby The Memorial Grove, to the east, just over the river. It's found inside the wreckage of a cargo airplane, behind a door you need to pry open. Above pictured is where it appears on the map.
Black Box: Salt Bite
This Black Box is found within the settlement Salt Bite. Find the Hunter merchant, and behind them is a panel you can pull down with the Pullcaster. Head through and at the end will be the Black Box. Above is where it appears on the map.
Black Box: The Raintrace
This Black Box is just north of Salvage Contractor: The Raintrace, and southeast of Hunting Grounds: The Raintrace. You need to clear the Metal Flower's vines so you can get in and pick up a power cell. Carry it over to the other side of the wreckage, and insert the cell into the repository. This allows you to open the door and collect the Black Box.
Black Box: Bonewhite Tear
This Black Box is to the northwest of The Bulwark, high up in the northern cliffs nearby a Shelter. Firstly, go to the Shelter and you will find a power cell beside the Stash. Take the power cell over to the locked door to the wreckage and insert it. Behind the door is the Black Box.
Black Box: Stand of the Sentinels
This Black Box is in the rocky region north of Relic Ruins: The Long Coast. You can get to a wooden platform opposite one half of a ruined plane. Leap off and grapple to the wreckage, then pry open the door. Ahead of you will be more wreckage — pull the crate out to find the Black Box.
Black Box: Isle of Spires
This Black Box can be found in the northern half of the island, east of a Charger Mount Site. The Black Box is simply on the ground next to the cockpit of a downed plane.
And that's where to find all the Black Boxes in Horizon Forbidden West. Have you got them all yet? Tell us in the comments section below, and be sure to read our Horizon Forbidden West guide for tonnes more on the game.