Drowned Hopes is a Side Quest in Horizon Forbidden West issued by the Carja Scholars at the Carja Camp south-east of Stone's Echo. You'll likely discover it during A Tribe Apart. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to explain everything you need to know about Drowned Hopes.

Drowned Hopes: Overview

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Speak to the Carja Scholars at the Carja Camp not far from Stone's Echo to start Drowned Hopes.
Type Description Recommended Level
Side Quest A pair of Carja academics seek to return to their dig site so they may continue their search for relics... And the truth of what happened in the ancient past. 22

Drowned Hopes: Walkthrough

Go to Jagged Deep Delve, south of Carja Camp. Deal with Widemaws and Scrappers, then dive underwater to find shipwreck. Interact with console to get a Vault Key and new coordinates. Cross the river to west for Dread Bluff. Deal with the machines, including a Ravager, then climb inside the ruins and drop down for another console. Get the second Vault Key. Climb out and head west, to Devil's Slide. Dive underwater and pry open the doors for another console and a third Vault Key.

Then venture out into the middle of the lake, south of Devil's Side, to the vault coordinates. Dive underwater and follow the lit passageway through a wall you can pry open. You'll exit out near an old facility guarded by some Snapmaws. Kill them and head inside, then use the three Vault Keys to gain access to the Mobile Cover System Prototype. Return to the Carja Scholars at the Carja Camp to the north. Craft the Guardian Tripcaster to complete the side quest.

Objective Log

  • Go to the Dig Site
  • Kill the Machines
  • Investigate the Submerged Ruins
  • Search the Ruins for a Security Console
  • Go to the Coordinates for the Console
  • Search the Ruins for the Mobile Cover System
  • Return to the Carja Scholars
  • Craft the Guardian Tripcaster

Drowned Hopes: Audio Datapoints Obtained

  • Checkpoint Delta
  • Checkpoint Echo
  • Checkpoint Foxtrot
  • Last Words
  • Water Under the Bridge

Drowned Hopes: Text Datapoints Obtained

  • How's the Weather?

Drowned Hopes: Weapons Obtained

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Guardian Tripcaster
A combination of Old World technology and Nora craftsmanship. This weapon deploys protective shields that explode after absorbing enough damage.

Drowned Hopes: Rewards

  • 7,150 XP
  • 2 Skill Points

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