Cradle of Echoes is a Main Quest in Horizon Forbidden West and automatically follows The Kulrut. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to explain everything you need to know about Cradle of Echoes.

Cradle of Echoes: Overview

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You'll be assigned Cradle of Echoes immediately after completing The Kulrut, and because of its urgency your other quests will be put on hold.
Type Description Recommended Level
Main Quest GAIA has picked up a distress signal, seemingly sent by ELEUTHIA — another of her missing subordinate functions. With help from Erend and Varl, Aloy must investigate. 20
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Cradle of Echoes: Walkthrough

Upon speaking to Varl inside The Base, you'll automatically be taken to the distress signal of ELEUTHIA, where you'll witness a big battle between a Zenith and some Oseram warriors. Once the fight is over, use your Focus with R3 to examine all the points of interest on the battlefield, including the weapon used on the Zenith soldier. Then head over to Varl and speak to him in order to enter the tunnel into the Old World facility. Be sure to loot all the valuable storage boxes as you make your way around the facility. You'll eventually stumble upon a console, and the code you need to enter is 237.

After a lengthy cut-scene, you'll be attacked by a Specter. This enemy is weak against Acid and Plasma damage, although your best bet is to quickly and efficiently remove as much of its armour as possible by targeting weak points. Once you've defeated it, craft any ammunition and replenish your health then head outside to Erend and prepare for another battle. Sneak around the back of the Specter and employ the same strategy once you've removed its shields. You'll need to interact with the weapon left behind by the Oseram before you're automatically transported back to The Base. Here you'll need to speak with Beta and GAIA.

Code Number in Cradle of Echoes: What Is It?

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The Code Number you need to enter into the console in Cradle of Echoes is 237. This was mentioned as part of the distress signal, during your conversation with GAIA before embarking on the mission.

Objective Log

  • Talk to Varl
  • Examine the Zenith's Corpse
  • Investigate the Battlefield
  • Return to Erend
  • Talk to Varl
  • Examine the Central Processor
  • Search the Facility for the Asset
  • Examine the Console
  • Enter the Code
  • Prepare for Battle
  • Kill the Specter
  • Examine the Weapon
  • Return to the Base
  • Talk to Varl and the Clone
  • Talk to GAIA

Cradle of Echoes: Audio Datapoints Obtained

  • Verbena to Base

Cradle of Echoes: Hologram Datapoints Obtained

  • Unity
  • Beta

Cradle of Echoes: Text Datapoints Obtained

  • Distress Signal
  • Specter Instructions
  • Telemetry Log
  • Command Log
  • Spoon-Fed

Cradle of Echoes: Special Gear Obtained

  • Weapon Core Fragment: The burned-out fragment of a weapon that removed a Zenith's shield. May contain salvageable data.

Cradle of Echoes: Rewards

  • 10,000 XP
  • 2 Skill Points

Cradle of Echoes: Notes

Completing Cradle of Echoes unlocks the Recovered Beta Trophy.

Did you follow this walkthrough for Cradle of Echoes? For more information on Horizon Forbidden West, including All Quests, refer to our Horizon Forbidden West guide through the link.