Where are Greenshine Crystals in Horizon Forbidden West? What is Greenshine, and where can you find it? In Horizon Forbidden West, Greenshine is a valuable resource you'll want to keep an eye out for. But where is it in the open world? In this Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to tell you all about Greenshine and where to find it.
Horizon Forbidden West: Where to Find Greenshine Crystals
Below, we're going to explain what Greenshine is, why you should be looking for it, and where you can find it in the open world.
Horizon Forbidden West: What Is Greenshine?
Greenshine is a crystalline material that can be found dotted throughout the world of Horizon Forbidden West. It's (presumably) named after its distinctive, bright green glow. Greenshine is a fairly uncommon resource, but it's easy to spot when you're nearby.
Horizon Forbidden West: What Does Greenshine Do?
Greenshine crystals, which come in various sizes, are predominantly used to make certain upgrades to certain outfits and weapons. If you want to kit yourself out with fully upgraded equipment, you'll almost certainly need Greenshine sooner or later.
Greenshine can also be used as a sort-of currency with certain merchants, swapping their wares for the crystals instead of, or as well as, Metal Shards.
Horizon Forbidden West: Where Is Greenshine?
Horizon Forbidden West doesn't tell you where to find Greenshine — it's something you'll need to seek out yourself. Fortunately, having found plenty of it ourselves, we can offer you some advice.
Greenshine crystals are tucked away in all corners of the world, and are often a reward for thorough exploration. Even if there are no obvious landmarks or points of interest to discover, it's worth checking out "empty" parts of the map and looking around. As we mentioned, they will stand out against the environment thanks to their vivid green glow, so keep an eye out for bright green light. As well as being hidden away, Greenshine can occasionally be found out in the open, too. Again, watch out for the green glow.
The in-game description says they most commonly appear in desert regions. From our experience, we have found quite a lot of Greenshine throughout The Daunt and No Man's Land. It's also possible to find in small caves, underwater, and behind Firegleam. Greenshine occasionally can be earned from completing certain quests, too.
Sunken Caverns are a great source of Greenshine as well — in fact, you need to find all the Greenshine in a Sunken Cavern in order to complete it. For more information about Sunken Caverns, see our guide: Horizon Forbidden West: All Sunken Caverns Locations.
The easiest way to find the Greenshine crystals you need is to create a Job. Say you want to upgrade an outfit, but don't have the Greenshine required to do it. While in the Workbench menu, you can press Triangle to create a Job. If you then make it your active Quest, the game will show you where to find any resources you need — and that includes Greenshine. Using the map, you can track down whatever size of Greenshine you need.
And that's where to find Greenshine in Horizon Forbidden West. Have you been stuffing your pockets with Greenshine fragments and crystals? Tell us in the comments section below, and check out our full Horizon Forbidden West guide for lots more help and info.