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Ranged weapons allow for mid to long range combat.

In Horizon Zero Dawn

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Heavy Weapons

Heavy weapons are either dropped by human enemies upon death, or can be shot off machines and picked up by Aloy. However, their ammo cannot be crafted or purchased at merchants.

The Frozen Wilds

In Horizon Forbidden West

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The system differs from Horizon Zero Dawn where ever weapon class has three "rarities" with each adding an additional ammo type (for example: the "shadow" (purple) Hunter Bow can fire Hunter Arrows, Fire Arrows and Hardpoint Arrows with the "carja" (blue) and "basic" (green) missing the ability to fire Hardpoint and Fire Arrows respectively). There are still rarities in Horizon Forbidden West, uncommon (green), rare (blue), very rare (purple), and legendary (orange), but they do no longer have corresponding ammo types. Rather, they represent their effectiveness, where rarer weapons will have higher respective stats.

There are multiple different classes of weapons in Horizon Forbidden West:

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Heavy Weapons

Similar to Horizon Zero Dawn, heavy weapons are either dropped by human enemies upon death, or can be shot off machines and picked up by Aloy. They can also be found on weapon racks in rebel encampments. However, their ammo cannot be crafted or purchased at merchants.

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