"This job demands a certain degree of patience, doesn’t it?"
This article or section contains information about unreleased media.
Please don't add speculation to this article and try to provide a source for any information.

The Shellsnapper is a machine in Horizon Forbidden West.[2] It is a large combat machine, notable for its natural camouflage.[1]


The Shellsnapper resembles an enormous snapping turtle, with large amounts of foliage covering its shell.


Some time after the Battle of the Alight, Talanah Khane Padish and Amadis Beit Raveesh encountered a Shellsnapper in an underground lake near Sunbreak Valley, where it was seemingly guarding the entrance to a Cauldron.


This machine guards the shores and swamps of the Forbidden West.[2] It can dig itself in and lie dormant for weeks, during which its impenetrable shell can become covered by the surrounding foliage.[3] Despite this, it is capable of readying itself for battle in moments, effectively ambushing intruders.[1]



Acquisition Class Bristleback - Broadhead - Charger - FireclawFW - FrostclawFW - Glinthawk - Grazer - Lancehorn - Rockbreaker - Scrapper - Snapmaw - Strider - Sunwing - Trampler
Combat Class Clawstrider - Ravager - Sawtooth - ScorcherFW - Shellsnapper - Stalker - Stormbird - Thunderjaw - Tremortusk
Communication Class Tallneck
Recon Class Longleg - Watcher (Redeye Watcher)
Transport Class Behemoth - Fire Bellowback - Freeze Bellowback - Shell-Walker
Chariot Class Corruptor - Deathbringer - Metal Devil
Unknown Class Control TowerFW
Other Corrupted Machines - Daemonic MachinesFW - "New breed"
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.