Horizon Forbidden West: What To Do With Black Boxes

Horizon Forbidden West has a ton of different collectibles for players to seek out throughout the territory of Tenakth and No Man’s Land. While you will need to find all types of collectibles to unlock different trophies, Horizon Forbidden West Black Boxes only requires you to find one to unlock the trophy related to them. So what else do you do with Black Boxes? This guide will explain everything you need to know.

What are black boxes?

As they are in real life, Black Boxes essentially logs communications from planes that have crashed on the Horizon Forbidden West map.

They’re one of many different collectibles in the game, and often require you to complete a quick environmental and traversal puzzle in order to reach them.

What to do with black boxes in Horizon Forbidden West

When you’ve gotten a Black Box, you’ll want to go to Memorial Grove which is on the west side of the map, shown in the screenshot below.

Head to the main entrance and follow the path as it winds. Instead of turning left into the main room, go straight ahead and you’ll find a Black Box collector named Untalla next to a small hut.

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Speaking with Untalla, you will learn that they are fascinated by the black boxes of ancient literates around the world. If you bring them to him, he will reward you handsomely.

Specifically, you can trade a Black Box for all sorts of different machine components that can be used to upgrade your weapons and armor. Each Black Box you return can be exchanged for one of the machine components on your list.

That’s everything you need to know about Horizon Forbidden West’s black boxes. For more tips, tricks, and guides, head over to our wiki, or check out more of our coverage of the game below.