How to Unlock Shield-Weaver Armor in Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn Shield Weaver Armor

Shield-Weaver Armor in Horizon: Zero Dawn is arguably the best armor you can get. Unlocking the armor, however, requires a lot of legwork. In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about unlocking the Shield-Weaver Armor in Horizon: Zero Dawn.

Unlock Horizon: Zero Dawn Shield-Weaver Armor

Boasting incredible defense, the Shield-Weaver is capable of making Aloy nigh-invincible. The first thing you’ll need to do is to pick up the ‘Ancient Armory’ quest. To do so, you’ll need to find a Power Cell and head into the Bunker where you’ll find the armor.

The following is a brief rundown of all the Power Cells in HZD. You can check out our detailed Power Cells Locations guide to learn more about them:

  • Power Cell #1: In the Underground Ruins
  • Power Cell #2: In the All Mother Temple
  • Power Cell #3: In the Maker’s End
  • Power Cell #4: In The Grave Hoard
  • Power Cell #5: In the GAIA Prime

After acquiring the first two Power Cells, you’ll need to travel to the Bunker and use the following combination to solve the puzzle:

Up, Right, Down, Left, Up

Once done, you can hunt for the remaining Power Cells in the world and then return to the Bunker once again. This time around, you’ll need to use the following combination to solve the puzzle:

Right, Left, Up, Right, Left

Once you’re done with these puzzles, you’ll need to head inside to acquire the Shield-Weaver Treasure Box – it should appear in your inventory. At this point, you’ll simply need to acquire the armor and be as invincible as you possibly can.

That’s everything you need to know about unlocking Shield-Weaver Armor in HZD. For more help on the game, you can check out our detailed Horizon: Zero Dawn wiki guides.