Horizon Forbidden West: How to Upgrade Weapons

Your arsenal in Horizon Forbidden West is incredibly important to maintain, while there are certainly weapons to be found in the wild that could be better, they can always be upgraded. We’re here to help you with how to upgrade weapons in Horizon Forbidden West.


How to upgrade weapons in Horizon Forbidden West

The easiest place to upgrade weapons (at least early in the game) won’t be available until you first enter Chainscrape, which is unlocked after going through Daunt and completing the To The Brink main quest.


Although when you first enter Chainscrape you won’t be able to use any vendors, the workbench will be available for you to use as much as you like. Later in the game, there will be workbenches all over the map, not just in designated settlements.


Each rarity of a weapon increases the number of possible upgrades. Green weaponry only gets three upgrades, blue has four, purple and legendary weapons have five possible upgrades.

How to upgrade weapons in Horizon Forbidden West

  • Find a workbench and press the triangle to open the workbench menu.
  • In this menu, select Weapon Upgrades.
  • Select the weapon you want to upgrade.
  • From here you can hold X if you have the required materials and also check the other upgrade levels to make sure you have the materials.
  • If you don’t have the materials for the next upgrade, the badge will be red so you know at a glance that you can’t get the upgrade.

That’s all you need to know for how to upgrade weapons in Horizon Forbidden Westfellow Saviors of Meridian.

For more guides, tips and tricks, be sure to visit our Horizon Forbidden West Guide Wiki. For some guides you can check out there is some help with the machine shell at the beginning or a guide to getting those arena medals.