The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Collaboration Quest went live earlier today on PS4. Unlike the Resident Evil 2 collaboration, this one is PS4 exclusive. This event is a two part one with the first part live now. The second part of the collaboration goes live in December. This lets you unlock pendants, armor, weapons, and more for use in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne on PS4. Here’s how to unlock everything from the Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds collaboration in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.
How to clear the Into the Frozen Wilds quest
The Into the Frozen Wilds quest in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has you going up against a Zinogre. You need to be Master Rank 24 or higher for this quest and it would help if you’ve already faced Zinogre before. If you haven’t, this quest will be a good introduction to one of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s best monsters.
The quest doesn’t have any unique mechanics like the Resident Evil 2 collaboration quest and is pretty straightforward. You can do it solo or team up with random people or friends while hunting Zinogre in the Hoarfrost Reach. Remember to take hot drinks and a thunderproof mantle if you have it.
Zinogre has easy to read attack patterns but hits hard. If you have stun resist decorations and gear, equip what you can before the hunt because Zinogre’s attacks either stun you or make you more susceptible to be stunned with thunderblight. Avoid using shock traps as well with pitfall traps being great to carry to capture Zinogre or just trap Zinogre and deal more damage. Zinogre is also weak (3 star weakness) to ice so equip an ice element weapon if you have a good one. If you’ve spent time in the Guiding Lands and have augmented rarity 12 weapons, this quest will be a walk in the park.
Zinogre appears in the northern part of the Hoarfrost Reach for this quest. There are no other monsters so you don’t need to worry about being invaded by Savage Deviljho or anything here. Once you’ve gotten Zinogre’s health down to when capturing is possible, I recommend using a trap to save time since you will need to do this quest a few times to unlock everything.
How to earn Banuk Warrior Symbols
You earn between one and two per successful hunt when you complete the Into the Frozen Wilds event quest. I did the quest 15 times and earned between one and two Banuk Warrior Symbols. This is used in the Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds collaboration part 1 weapon and pendant.
How many Banuk Warrior Symbols do you need to unlock everything?
As of now, you need two Banuk Warrior Symbols for the pendant and three Banuk Warrior Symbols for the weapon. For five, you will likely need to successfully complete the quest between four and five times. It is unclear if more will be needed for the second part of the collaboration right now.
How to unlock the Focus Pendant?
Once you’ve completed the Into the Frozen Wilds quest and earned two Banuk Warrior Symbols, you can forge this pendant (that looks really cool) at the smithy with 500 pounds and two Banuk Warrior Symbols.
How to unlock the Stormslinger Prototype Light Bowgun?
The Stormslinger Prototype Light Bowgun is event exclusive and it requires a combination of Zinogre materials and Banuk Warrior Symbols unlocked through the event quest. You need the following materials and 32,000z:
- Banuk Warrior Symbol x 3
- Zinogre Deathly Shocker x 3
- Zinogre Hardhorn x 1
- Zinogre Hardclaw x 2
Hopefully this helps you unlock everything in the first part of the Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds collaboration in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. I’ll update this when the second part of the collaboration goes live as well.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds collaboration quest is live from now until January 9, 2020 on PS4.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is available on PS4 and Xbox One.