The Deluge is a Side Quest in Horizon Forbidden West (HZFW). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of The Deluge side mission.
Location: Village north of Scalding Spear
Quest Giver: Nobody
Quest Level: Level 15
Requirement: Entering the Village north of Scalding Spear automatically starts this quest
Reward: 3750 XP, 2 Skill Points, Tenakth Vindicator Armor
Mission Info: In the aftermath of a devastating mudslide that destroyed the village of Bleeding Mark, many are missing in the wreckage, cut off from help.
- Explore the Village
- Talk to the Survivors
- Search the Ruined Village for Survivors
- Rescue the Survivors Trapped in the Metal Tower
- Rescue the Survivors Trapped at the Watchtower
- Rescue the Survivors Trapped on the Cliffs
- Go to the Gouge
- Enter the Gouge
- Find the Source of the Waterfall
Starting Location: Flooded Village
The quest starts automatically when entering the village.
Explore the Village / Talk to the Survivors
Find the Survivors on the Cliffs and talk to the leader. She will tell you about the village getting flooded and a lot of people still missing.
Searched the Ruined Village for Survivors
Aloy has to search the Village for survivors and there are multiple spots you have to visit. We will start with the one just to the left of where you are, the Metal Tower.
Rescue the Survivors Trapped in the Metal Tower
There are people trapped in the Tower in a room with only one exit, a ladder they can’t reach. You will have to find an entrance first. In order to enter the building head to the tree on a small land mass and you will be able to make it collapse, forming a bridge. That allows you to reach the neighbor building. Inside use your Pullcaster to create a climbing path for yourself.
While trying to lower the ladder for the trapped people, the ladder breaks. You are trapped in the room with the people now. However, you can use your Pullcaster ( + > hold ) to pull down parts of the building to create a climbing path and this will allow the people to escape.
Rescue the Survivors Trapped at the Watchtower
The second group of trapped people is at the Watchtower. They can’t get down because machines are roaming the area.
The group will come down by themselves when you take care of the machines in this area.
Rescue the Survivors Trapped on the Cliffs
The final group is trapped at the Cliffs.
Aloy comes up with the idea of using the crane to create a bridge for the people to use. In order to do that jump into the water on the left side of the crane, dive down and blow up the debris underwater.
This still isn’t enough though. You will have to climb at the back of the crane and pull down its counterweight with your Pullcaster. This will reveal a yellow ladder on the back of the crane that you must climb. At the top shoot the ropes with a full-drawn arrow to finally create a bridge. After doing so, the survivors will be at the end of the crane bridge, talk to them.
Go to the Gouge / Enter the Gouge
The final missing person has last been seen near the Gouge so head there and clear the debris with your Pullcaster to enter the mine.
The person is heavily wounded and can’t get out by himself.
Find the Source of the Waterfall
Aloy comes up with the idea to flood the mine, so they can use the rising water to get out. The area has only one way you can go and uses the Pullcaster heavily to create new paths.
Keep using the Pullcaster to create your path and finally blow up the wall to flood the mines.
Aloy manages to get the person out of the mines, who unfortunately doesn’t make it in the end. Aloy manages to deliver his message to the group’s leader, though – just as he wished.
This finishes The Deluge Side Quest in Horizon 2: Forbidden West.
For all other Side Quests and Main Quests, check out the complete Horizon Forbidden West Walkthrough.