First Forge is a Rebel Camp in Horizon Forbidden West, only accessible after completing the other five Rebel Camps. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to explain everything you need to know about First Forge.

First Forge: Overview

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To play First Forge, you need to finish all the other Rebel Camps first. Then, begin this final Rebel Camp mission by talking to Erend. He can be found in The Base, or if you're playing after beating the main story, he is located at Hidden Ember.
Type Description Recommended Level
Rebel Camp

The Sons of Prometheus have retreated to the safety of their headquarters, but its location remains a well-guarded secret. Perhaps Erend knows more.

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First Forge: Walkthrough

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Find Erend — either in The Base or Hidden Ember, depending on if you're past the credits or not — and talk to him about the Sons of Prometheus to start the quest. He'll tell you where to find First Forge itself; it's located up a mountain path to the east of The Greenhouse. Above is where it appears on the map.

Go to the Campfire just outside First Forge and press Triangle at the fire to call Erend. After a cutscene, you'll be inside the camp, and will begin the search for Asera, leader of the whole shebang. A little inside, you'll find a bunch of rebels. Defeat them all however you want, although it's quite hard to stealth through here.

Steadily head further into the camp, taking out rebels as you go. Once they're all dead, you should have reached another big wooden door. Open it using the wheel to the left. Progress forward through the tunnel as Asera taunts Aloy and Erend.

Asera will destroy a bridge, preventing you from getting to her. Erend will open up a path to the left. Continue through until you come to a tree — push it over to cross to the other side. You'll see a couple of electrical tripwires — approach them carefully and dismantle them.

Keep going up and to the left, and you'll find a Stash and a Workbench. Use them if you need to — maybe take a minute to craft more ammo. Continue through the cave until you reach the outside, where Asera is waiting for you.

After a brief cutscene, Asera will call in a pair of Clawstriders to attack you. Defeat them, and then it's time to take on Asera herself. She loves using Plasma attacks, which can be pretty brutal. She's weak against Plasma and Fire, so use those elements against her if you can.

You can either attack from a distance or run up to her raised position and whack her with your spear. You'll also need to be careful of her tripwires. Once she's finally down, don't forget to loot Asera's corpse! You will pick up one of Horizon Forbidden West's Legendary WeaponsThe Sun Scourge.

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Finally, return to Erend and talk to him to conclude the quest. Before you leave, go back up to where Asera was and you'll find a Datapoint, A Letter to the Dead, under a small shelter.

Objective Log

  • Talk to Erend
  • Call Erend at the Campfire
  • Find Asera
  • Clear the Base
  • Open the Gate
  • Chase Asera
  • Kill the Machines
  • Kill Asera
  • Talk to Erend

First Forge: Datapoints

  • A Letter to the Dead

First Forge: Rewards

  • 8,000 XP
  • 3 Skill Points

First Forge: Notes

This is one of 6 Rebel Camps you need to clear in order to earn the Trophy Defeated Asera. You will unlock the Trophy after beating First Forge.


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