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Horizon Forbidden West: How to Beat ‘From The Deep’ Arena Challenge

One of the toughest arena challenges in Horizon Forbidden West is ‘From The Deep’ – here’s how you can complete it!

Horizon Forbidden West is a huge open-world adventure. However, some of the game’s most fun and challenging moments actually come in The Arena.

The Arena tasks players with defeating the most dangerous machines in Horizon Forbidden West in a series of challenges that get increasingly difficult.

Plus, completing these can net you some of the best armor and outfits in Horizon Forbidden West!

Horizon Forbidden West From the Deep Arena Challenge
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While most of the Arena challenges are pretty simple, if sometimes difficult, there is one that has players rage-quitting more than the rest. Of course, this is ‘From The Deep’.

Not only does this challenge give players a pre-made loadout (so they can’t use their own weapons) but it also tasks them with defeating 3 powerful machines that can juggle you with ranged attacks if you’re not careful.

Luckily, we’ve completed the Horizon Forbidden West ‘From The Deep’ Arena challenge ourselves – and this is how you do it!

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Horizon Forbidden West Snapmaw on Land
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How to Complete ‘From The Deep’ Arena Challenge in Horizon Forbidden West

Follow these steps to easily complete the ‘From The Deep’ Arena challenge in Horizon Forbidden West:

  • First, you’ll want to make sure you’ve upgraded all of the skills you want to in Horizon Forbidden West’s skill tree.
  • As soon as you jump into the Arena, use the Adhesive Blast Sling ammo to slow down the Tideripper and Snapmaws.
  • Then, use Explosive Spikes to destroy the Freeze Sacs on the necks of the Snapmaws.
  • Next, use your impact damage Spikes to finish off the freezing Snapmaws.
  • Pro Tip: Here’s How to Beat Snapmaws in HFW.
  • If you are getting surrounded in the Horizon’s Arena in ‘From the Deep’, use your Smoke Bombs and roll to get some distance between you and the machines.
  • Once both Snapmaws are down, it is only the Tideripper left. This is when you should use your Valor Surge.
  • Use the Boltcaster Shock ammo and focus on the Tideripper’s body and neck – specifically the Purgewater Sac and Purgewater Pouches.
  • Once you stun the Tideripper, use the Explosive Spike Thrower ammo to destroy its Tidal Disc.
  • After it gets back up, use the Shock Boltcaster ammo again to stun it, then the Explosive Spikes when it is stunned.
  • Repeat this until you win!

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Horizon Forbidden West Arena Challenge Complete
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And that’s how you complete ‘From The Deep’ in Horizon Forbidden West’s Arena! Good luck earning those Arena Medals!

Also, check out these guides to help you 100% complete Horizon Forbidden West:

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Thursday 10th of March 2022

I thank you! Tried what you said, got it on first try! Appreciate it

Wednesday 2nd of March 2022

Yeah but you did it on normal or easy

Tuesday 1st of March 2022

Strategy flawed, the challenge doesn't come with any spike thrower.