- "This close range bolt gun fires multiple projectiles with each shot and is best used when accuracy is not as important as landing multiple hits."
- ―Inventory description
The Rattler is a ranged weapon in Horizon Zero Dawn. It is a short-ranged bolt gun that fires five projectiles per shot. It is best used when accuracy is not as crucial as landing multiple hits due to its large spread.
The Rattler's ammo pouch has a maximum space of 150 bolts per type at full upgrade. A fully loaded Rattler has 25 Bolts, firing 5 with every shot. Numbered damage values are displayed from left to right following the difficulty order from Story to Ultra Hard, with numbers in Bold being of Normal difficulty. Tear and Elemental damage remains unchanged outside Story and Ultra Hard.
|Metal Bolts||Basic / Carja
Shadow / AdeptNG+
|Shock Bolts||Carja / Shadow / Adept NG+||20-6-5-5-4-4||None||8-5-3|
|Freeze Bolts||Shadow / Adept NG+||20-6-5-5-4-4||None||8-5-3|
Deals projectile and fire damage. Used only by Elite Cultist Punishers.
Ammo and Modification Slots by Variant
|Variant||Metal Bolts||Shock Bolts||Freeze Bolts||Mod Slots|
|Variant||Sources||Regular Cost||Ultra Hard Cost||Sell Value|
|Basic||Tier 2/3/4 Merchants||130||650||25|
|Carja||Tier 3 & 4 Merchants|| 250
10 Rich Meat
5 Fatty Meat
5 Bony Meat
20 Rich Meat
10 Fatty Meat
10 Bony Meat
|Shadow||Tier 4 Merchants|| 950
1 Boar Skin
1 Rabbit Skin
1 Fox Skin
2 Boar Skin
2 Rabbit Skin
2 Fox Skin
|Adept NG+||Tier 4 Merchants|| 1,900
1 Goose Skin
1 Rat Skin
1 Raccoon Skin
2 Goose Skin
2 Rat Skin
2 Raccoon Skin
- The requirement to buy Rattlers can be considered unique amongst weapons as it demands no machine parts beside Shards, having rare animal parts as the price instead.
- The Rattler seems to be the least popular weapon among the players of Horizon Zero Dawn.
- Rattlers can be seen equipped by Eclipse Cultists and Oseram mercenaries.
|Ranged Weapons||Blast Sling - ForgefireFW - Hunter Bow - IcerailFW - Rattler - Ropecaster - Sharpshot Bow - Sling - StormslingerFW - Tearblaster - War Bow|
|Melee Weapons||Spear - Sylens' Lance|
|Stealth Weapons||Traps - Tripcaster|
|Heavy Weapons||Deathbringer Gun - Disc Launcher - Firespitter - Firestriker - Mine LauncherFW - Oseram Cannon - Ravager Cannon|