Signal Spike is a Side Quest in Horizon Forbidden West issued by Minda at Camp Nowhere during Need to Know. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to explain everything you need to know about Signal Spike.

Signal Spike: Overview

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To start Signal Spike, speak to Minda at Camp Nowhere, who's embroiled in a discussion with another campmate.
Type Description Recommended Level
Side Quest An Oseram fled west into the desert from Camp Nowhere. She is unlikely to survive in the wilds on her own. 16

Signal Spike: Walkthrough

This is a long quest, so get ready. First you'll want to head west of Camp Nowhere, where you'll find Silga fighting Scroungers and Spikesnouts. Help her out and then speak to her. You'll need to climb the nearby mountain, so use your Focus with R3 to highlight any potential pathways. Once you're at the top, Reacquire the Signal then use the ropes to get back down to speak with Silga again. It's decided that you'll triangulate the location of the signal at three different locations.

Your first stop will be at Scalding Spear, north of Silga's base. At the centre of Scalding Spear is a Tallneck's head, which you can climb up from near to where you met Yarra in The Wound in the Sand. Use your Pullcaster to get started. If you can't find the path, then use your Focus to highlight any ledges and grapple points. At the top, you can Reacquire the Signal and then glide back down.

Now you'll need to head to The Base, but you'll need to head to the southern side of the mountain. Use your Focus to find climbing paths, and about halfway up you'll have to deal with Frost Glinthawks, which can be killed with Fire damage. Once you've dealt with them, keep climbing to Reacquire the Signal. Then once you've got the coordinated, Shieldwing all the way down.

At the source of the signal, you'll need to deal with a bunch of machines, including Lancehorns, Ravagers, and an Acid Bellowback. You can detach the cannon from the Ravager to inflict some real pain. Then search beneath the rubble, under a pile of rocks, for the signal. There's a wall to the right that you can pry open, before you dive underwater. Loot the box for the components and return to Silga to complete the side quest.

How to Find the Source of the Signal in the Canyon

On the northern side of the canyon is a pile of collapsed rocks. If you use your Focus you can see the source of the signal pulsating in purple. On the right side of the signal, as you look at it, is a wall you can pry open. Head inside then dive underwater and follow the illuminated path. Pry open the box and loot its contents to find the source of the signal.

Objective Log

  • Find the Oseram Runaway
  • Kill the Machines
  • Talk to the Oseram
  • Go to the Spike on the Cliff
  • Reacquire the Signal
  • Return to the Oseram Tinker
  • Go to the Tower in Scalding Spear
  • Climb Up the Tower
  • Reacquire the Signal
  • Go to the Mountain Above the Base
  • Climb Up the South Face of the Mountain
  • Kill the Machines
  • Reacquire the Signal
  • Go to the Origin of the Signal
  • Kill the Machines
  • Search the Canyon for the Source of the Signal
  • Go to the Source of the Signal
  • Loot the Crate
  • Return to Silga
  • Craft a Weapon Using the Recovered Supplies

Signal Spike: Weapons Obtained

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Spinthorn Spike Thrower
Crafted from Old World technology, this weapon launches Drill Spikes, which cause damage over time and excel at tearing off armour or machine parts.

Signal Spike: Rewards

  • 5,863 XP
  • 2 Skill Points

Signal Spike: Notes

When you jump from the mountain near The Base it's a good opportunity to get the Completed a Long Glide Trophy.

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