Ikrie’s Challenge is an Errand in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds DLC. This walkthrough shows how to complete the quest.
Recommended Level: 40
Location: Snowchants Hunting Grounds
Requirement: having finished The Survivor
Reward: 10.000 XP, 2 Boxes (6.670 XP and 1 Box for repeating it)
Trophy: Won Ikrie’s Challenge
- Go to the challenge location
- (Bronze) – x/5 Machines killed
- (Silver) – x/8 Machines killed
- (Gold) – x/10 Machines killed
Ikrie can be met again at the Hunting Grounds, if you have finished the side quest The Survivor. She proposes a Hunting Challenge together with Aloy with her own set of rules. Aloy may only use her bow, while Ikrie only uses her sling. We are indeed limited with our weapons and ammo, as can be seen on the screenshot below. We can’t craft new arrows either.
The challenge itself is quite easy – you just need to kill a total of ten machines, increasing in size, obviously. Your task is to attract the machines to your position and finish them off, when Ikrie has frozen them with her sling. That’s the theory. Practically, the first enemies (like Grazers) are very weak and can be killed with one hardpoint arrow to their weak spot.
Killing all 10 machines will hardly take longer than three minutes in total. Once you have succeeded, a short cutscene will play and you will be awarded the Won Ikrie’s Challenge-trophy. The challenge can be replayed again for additional XP.