Horizon Forbidden West: How To Use Auto Loot 

Now you can loot an enemy without having to shoot each of their parts by using Auto loot in Horizon Forbidden West!

If you are one of the players who are struggling to kill certain parts of enemies in order to loot them in Horizon Forbidden West, then you should try out the auto loot feature in the game.

Important: In the recent patch update of Horizon Forbidden West, there are a lot of quality-of-life updates and features introduced, which have made the whole gaming experience much more enjoyable for the players. In the recent patch update 1.21, the players will be able to easily loot any items and resources present in the inventory of their opponents without having to tear off their parts in order to get the items.
Key Takeaways
  • Horizon Forbidden West Auto Loot or Easy Loot is a new accessibility feature introduced in patch update 1.21. 
  • Thanks to the upgrade, the players will be able to collect different key components of a machine without shooting the relevant parts to drop them. 
  • Simply kill the machines, loot them whenever, and store the items in the inventory. 
  • Players will be able to access these resources for crafting important items like weapons and gears. 
  • They will be able to access the setting through the General Tab in the Settings option only when they are playing Horizon Forbidden West. 
  • They will be able to select the easy loot option along with six other Difficulty Options depending upon the situation. 
  • Players with higher difficulty settings will be able to use the option without wasting their time on lengthy animations whenever they kill a machine and loot it. 

What Is The Auto Loot Mechanic

It is no surprise that Horizon Forbidden West has a very hard overall gameplay mechanic, with certain systems making it quite difficult for beginners and veterans alike.

Horizon Forbidden West How To Use Auto Loot 
Looting The Enemy [Image Capture Credits: eXputer]
Unlike the previous game, the players will have to learn a lot of different mechanics. For instance, the loot system is entirely different, and the players will have to loot different opponents, like mechanical enemies, by tearing off their parts.

  • Only separating their parts before killing them will allow them to gain the loot.
  • This will require the players to shoot certain body parts to separate them as well.
  • However, with the easy loot or auto-loot option, the players will be able to easily collect resources from their enemies without shooting the body parts off.
  • Guerrilla Games has recently added this option in the Patch Update of 1.21.
  • Therefore, along with several important updates and bug fixes, the players will also be able to enjoy the auto loot system, which can make their gameplay a lot easier.
  • Before the update, the players will have to go through an animation where the players will pick up a certain item.
  • The animations and cut scenes took a lot of time, and looting became harder.
  • However, by using the auto-loot option, players will be able to avoid this scenario and easily pick up various resources without going through this animation. 

How To Use Auto Loot 

Players will be able to turn on easy loot and make use of it from the get-go by simply accessing the Horizon Forbidden West Settings. First, the players will be required to pause the game and select options.

Horizon Forbidden West Auto Loot 
Easy Loot Option [Image Capture Credits: eXputer]
After that, the players will be required to select Settings and open the General Tab.

  • To activate the easy loot system, the players will have to change the difficulty level to custom. After doing so, you will be able to access six new difficulty options. 
  • These difficulty options include damage to Aloy, Enemy Health, Concentration Duration, Auto Concentration, Auto Heal, and Easy Loot.
  • After that, they just need to kill a machine to loot the necessary external components.
  • This will save a lot of time as you won’t have to shoot each body part off in order to collect it.
  • There are also five different difficulty custom settings that you can choose according to the combat situation.
  • You will only be able to choose the different customization options whenever in the game by pausing them.

With this, we conclude our detailed guide on the auto loot system Horizon Forbidden West and how it works. While you are at it, don’t forget to check out our detailed guide on how to start Burning Shores DLC in Horizon Forbidden West and the new Burning Shores machines introduced.

We have also curated a detailed guide on Horizon Forbidden West burning shores requirements and the best bows to use in the game. While you are at it, don’t forget to check out our guide on the black box locations and all door code locations. You can also check out our guide on the Burning Shores total gameplay length

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