Horizon Forbidden West: Relic Ruins Locations Walkthrough

Horizon Forbidden West offers many interesting locations, collectibles, and optional side quests, one of the notable side quests with collectibles is the Relic Ruins. There are nine of these Relic Ruins scattered across the map, waiting to be discovered. The Relic Ruins are inside the buildings or infrastructure of the Old World. All the Relic Ruins offers an Ornament, which is a collectible in Horizon Forbidden West. The Relic Ruins have many puzzles that require you to be extremely creative to get to the end of the Ruins and collect the Ornament. This guide has all the codes, locations, and walkthroughs to get you all 9 Ornament from the Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West.

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Quick Tip: If you are after the trophy rewarded for completing the Relic Ruins, you only need to complete three Relic Ruins. 

Horizon Forbidden West All Relic Ruins Codes

Getting the door codes requires you to do extra puzzles, and getting them can be a pain If you have already reached the location for a Relic Ruin. If you don’t know the code for the doors, then down below are all the codes required for the door in each of the ruins.

  • 1 7 0 5: Relic Ruins: The Daunt Code 
  • 2 2 0 4: Relic Ruins: No Man’s Land Code
  • 1 9 2 3: Relic Ruins: Restless Wealds Code
  • 2 1 0 9 1 0 9: Relic Ruins: Isle of Spires Code
    – 2 1 0 9: Leo’s Floor 9 Code
    – 1 0 9: Astrid’s Floor 7 Code
  • 7 3 9 1 3 5: Nights of Lights Relic Ruins

Horizon Forbidden West All Relic Ruins Location

There are nine Relic Ruins locations in Horizon Forbidden West. All the locations are fairly easy to reach, and you will have no problem. The eight Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West are hard to complete. Usually, the Relic Ruins require you to solve a bunch of puzzles to get the key and the code for the gate. Then lastly, you will have to find your way to the door or the Ornament. But it can get extremely annoying. So here is the detailed locations and walkthrough guide entailing how to get the Ornament from all the Ruins.

The Daunt Relic Ruins Location

The location of the Daunt Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West is all the way on the eastern part of the map. The exact location is just above the southern edge of the map on the east.

The Daunt Location collectible
Relic Ruins The Daunt Location in Horizon Forbidden West

When you reach the nearby area of the Ruin Relic, you will see the building of the Daunt Relic clearly. It is made up of many hut-like rooftops, and there will be a lot of trees surrounding the area of Relic. Once you enter the buildings of the Relic Ruin, it will show a message saying, “New Relic Ruins: The Daunt.” But if you have already been there. It won’t show such a message since it’s already been discovered.

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The Daunt Relic Ruins Walkthrough

You can easily complete the Daunt Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West by following our detailed walkthrough steps.

Step 1

After reaching the area for The Daunt Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West, go inside from the main entrance. Here look for the box, which is right there between the walls. Now drag that box into the middle of the courtyard. From the box, Climb up to the backside, where you see the door.

Go to the right side, walk over the wooden bridge-like ledges, and get to the next building. After getting to the next building, climb down from the right side. On the floor on the right, you will see an object, which you can scan. Scan it and get the code that is all the way to the bottom of the text it will show. The code is 1 7 0 5.

Step 2

After that, you will need to solve the courtyard puzzle to get to the next place. Firstly use your Pull Caster and pull the box down from the top on the back. Then in front of where you got the box pulled down, you will see a vent. Now again, you need the Pull Caster to open the door of that vent.

Lastly, besides the vent on the right, you will see a wooden ledge; use your Pull Caster to pull it down and make it climbable. Finally, drag the box near the wooden ledge and climb up on top of it. From there, climb the door of the vent and jump down to the other side. There will be a hole in the floor here, so jump inside there.

Step 3

Inside that hole, when you try to climb up using the ledge in front of you, it will break. From here, go to the backside on the right, and there you will see the cracked ceiling. Use your Pull Caster to break that ceiling and make a hole.

After that, get out of there. Just as you get out, you will see a cracked wall in front of you on the left. Use your Pull Caster and break that wall. Now go to the other side of that wall and drag the box from there. Then throw it inside the hole and then jump yourself.

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Step 4

Inside there, drag the box all the way to the front and place it near the wall, where you tried to climb and broke the ledge. Now climb up the box and climb to the platform there to get all the way up on the roof. From the roof, jump at the balcony that is on the left side of the roof. Pick the key up from that balcony and make your way back to where you came.

You can take the shortcut from the balcony by using the platform and climbing the roof. You can head straight there from the roof and jump to where you climbed to get to the other side. Here use the key and the code to unlock the door. After picking up, the Relic from inside, it will complete The Daunt Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West.

No Man’s Land Relic Ruins Location

In Horizon Forbidden West, the location for the No Man’s Land Relic Ruins is in the southwestern part of the map. If you are not able to locate the exact location, go east from the middle of the map, and you will see a narrow part in the map leading to the eastern side. The location is there in that narrow area of the map.

Horizon Forbidden West Relic Ruins No Man's Land Location
Relic Ruins No Man’s Land Location in Horizon Forbidden West

After arriving at the location or nearby area, look for a crossroad section, and just in the middle, you will find the Relic Ruins’ building. The building will be completely rundown, with most of its walls broken and showing their insides. If you see such buildings, get inside there, and it will show the  message “Relic Ruins: No Man’s Land.” There you go, that is the location of the No Man’s Land Relic Ruins.

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No Man’s Land Relic Ruins Walkthrough

To complete the No Man’s Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West, follow the walkthrough steps below.

Step 1

When you are at the No Man’s Land Relic location in Horizon Forbidden West, pull the box out into the courtyard. Jump on the box, climb up on the right side, and walk to the front. Here you will see a Firegleam to ignite and make a path. After making the path, you will be inside a big area. Now get down from the top and look for a cracked small wall on the left side. Now use the Pull Caster to break that wall and make a path to get inside.

Step 2

Once you get inside, you will have to walk until you get out in an open area. You will see another Firegleam on the left, so ignite it and blow up a path. Behind the walls of the Firegleam, on the right, you get to see an Energy Canister, but it will be empty.

So you will need to charge that Energy Canister up. Grab the Energy Canister and go back inside the wall you broke with Pull Caster. Inside here, you will see a Charging Station in the top right corner. Put the cell in there to charge.

Step 3

You need to move the charged cell to the other side of the water in the middle, but the tricky part is that you can not carry the Energy Canister and walk over to the other side. So from here, climb back up to where you originally came in from and go to the left side.

In front of the left side, you will see another box on the other side of the gate there. Shoot your pull caster and drag the box as near as you possibly can. After that, go to the other side of the wall on the right. Here, carefully shoot the Pull Caster to drag the box down in the water.

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Step 4

Now drag that box to the top right corner in the water, near the Battery Charging Station. Take the battery out of the charging station and place it on top of the box, and then you will have to drag the box to the other side of the water. It’s worth noting that you will not be able to use the Pull Caster, or the battery will drop into the water and lose all its charge.

After pulling the box with the battery up the ramp, place the battery in the slot in front of you. This will glow a purple light on the right, scan it, and it will give you the code, which is 2 2 0 4. Now again, you will need to pull the box to the right side to climb up. After climbing up, enter the code, and this will complete your No Man’s Land Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West.

Restless Weald Relic Ruins Location

To find the location of the Restless Weald Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West, look at the northeast side of the map. To locate it even further, go to the northern edge of the map and keep going east till you get to the part of the map which is below the other edges. Here you will see a deer hunting spot, and just below it is the location of the Restless Weald Relic Ruins.

Restless Weald Location collectible
Relic Ruins Restless Weald Location in Horizon Forbidden West

When you get here, you will see a lot of green grass and trees in a big field. There will be two rundown buildings next to each other. The one on the left will not have any grass in front, but the one on the right will be surrounded by grass. Once you go in there, it will show “Relic Ruins: Restless Weald.”

Restless Weald Relic Ruins Walkthrough

The Restless Weald Relic Ruins can be easily completed by following the detailed walkthrough provided below.

Step 1

After reaching the Restless Weald Relic Ruins location in Horizon Forbidden West, you will first need to find the code for the ruins before starting to solve it. As mentioned in the location portion, there will be two buildings there, and the code is written with green vines on the front wall of the building on the left.

It looks like 1 6 2 3, but the 9 is upside down, so the actual code is 1 9 2 3. After figuring out the code, remember it and go to the right side to the other house. In front of the house, you will see a train cart. Now you need to push that cart all the way back just near the lever that controls the tracks. After moving the cart, press the lever to change the tracks and push the straight all the way to the wall.

Step 2

Use the train cart to climb the building on the left side of the cart. Then walk on the rope to move on to the other section of the building. Here you get the key to the door, pick it up, and on the right, you will see a ladder with red locks at the end.

Shoot that red locks to make the ladder fall and jump down to climb the ladders or glide all the way to the ladder. After climbing the ladder, you will find a scannable object, but it does not have code on it and is just a collectible. Now on the right side of that collectible is the door. Enter the key and code you got earlier to open it.

Step 3

After you open the door, the tricky part is that you will have to get to the other side by sliding from the rope. But if you jump to that rope, you will likely fall and fail, that’s why do a little delayed jump after running, and then you will easily move to the next room. You will see a Firegleam in front, below the hole from that Firegleam, and go outside.

Step 4

Now go back to the train cart from there and move it all the way back to the lever. Now change the path again with the lever and move the cart inside the hole you just made from Firegleam. Push it all the way back there and then climb on top of it. Then jump up on the ledge of the pillar on the left side. Now move to the back of the pillar and jump on the opposite side and climb up the ledge. Here is the Restless Weald Relic Ruin in Horizon Forbidden West, and that will complete it.   

Dry Yearn Relic Ruins Location

The location of the Dry Yearn Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West is on the east, but it’s a bit tricky to get. It’s not exactly east but a bit northeast from the middle of the map. If you look on the southwest part of the map from the Restless Weald Relic Ruins’ location, you will easily spot it.

Horizon Forbidden West Relic Ruins Dry Yearn Location
Relic Ruins Dry Yearn Location in Horizon Forbidden West

Go to the left side from the big circular area on the right side to get to the location. Here you will see a big road and past that is the Dry yearn Relic Ruin location. It will be inside a cliff, and when you are near it, Aloy will say, “An Old World ruin built into the cliff, I wonder what’s inside.” 

Dry Yearn Relic Ruins Walkthrough

To complete the Dry Yearn Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West, follow the walkthrough below.

Note: You will need the Vine Cutter to complete the Dry Yearn Relic Ruins. You get the Vine Cutter from Main Story Quest “Seeds Of The Past.”

Step 1

The Dry Yearn Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West are inside a big cliff. Once you are there, get inside that cliff. After walking a bit inside, you will see some vines and a glowing stone on the left. Hit the glowing stone with the VIne Cutter till it breaks, and then it will cut the vines in front of it.

Inside you will find a box and now move that box out of the room. After getting the box out, drag it all the way in the front and climb up. After climbing up, on the right, there will be a yellow valve. You will need to interact with it to open the huge door in front of you.

Step 2

After opening that door, go to the other side. There you will see a train track, follow that track to the end, and here you will see a cracked wall. Use the Pull Caster to break that, and inside there will be a train cart. Now pull the train cart out near the door but not attached to it, just near the end of the railings on the left.

After that, you will see three ledges attached to the wall on the right side. Use your Pull Caster to pull all three of them out. Now climb the train cart, and then from there climb up to one of the ledges you just pulled out. From there, go to the platform on the left side and pick up the door key from there.

Step 3

After acquiring the key, jump back down and climb the train cart. Then jump onto the platform on the left and open the door with the key. This time around, the door does not require any password. Get inside the room after opening the door, and there you will see a vent in the middle of the top left part of the room.

Use the Pull Caster to open the vent and get inside. Crawl into that vent and make a right turn when you see the turn and then climb down from there. After climbing down, you will still be inside the vent, so walk out of the vent by heading straight. Once you get out of the vent, you will see a Firegleam, and you again need to blow it up.

Step 4

Behind the Firegleam is the place where you originally came from, right on the platform with the yellow valve. Now use the yellow valve to open the huge door again. This time quickly jump down and drag the train cart in the middle, underneath the door, so the door will not get completely shut. Now, wait for the door to come down on the train cart and then climb the cart.

After climbing, on the left side of the door, climb the ledges. Now use the ledges there to get on the top left, and there will be another broken wall in front of you. Use your Pull Caster to break it and go to the other side. Just there, you will find the Dry Yearn Relic in Horizon Forbidden West, and this completes this Ruins Relic.

The Stillsands Relic Ruins Location

In Horizon Forbidden West, you will find The Stillsands Relic Ruins’ location all the way to the south. In that area, look for a big desert, and in the middle of that desert is The Stillsands Relic Ruins.

The Stillsands Location collectible
Relic Ruins The Stillsands Location in Horizon Forbidden West

Once you are inside the area, you will easily be able to recognize the ruins. There will be a lot of sand all over the area and a big circular ruin in the middle. Once you are near the ruins, it will show “Relic Ruins: The Stillsands.”  

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The Stillsands Relic Ruins Walkthrough

You can complete The Stillsands Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West by following the detailed walkthrough steps below.

Step 1

After reaching the location for The Stillsands Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West, you will need to find the way inside it. The easiest way is to circle on the left side from the nearest camp. Then you will find the entrance to the ruins by climbing some stones there.

After that, you will need to repel down into the ruins. After climbing down, go straight and pull down the box from the left top side with your Pull Caster. Now, turn around, and you will see a Firegleam in front of you. Ignite it and make a path for yourself.

Step 2

After making the path, drag the box inside there. After that, climb on top of the box and then climb up to the platform in that room. Now walk up to the valve on that platform and use it to make the water come. Now climb down and drag the box into the drainage place in front of you to block the water from draining.

This will cause the water level to rise and give you a chance to get to the higher levels of the building. Now swim in the water all the way to the top right corner of the hall, and here the water will stop at the stairs. Climb up the stairs and pick the key up from the top.

Step 3

After picking the key, go up and jump back in the water from there. Swim to the door and open it up. Inside you will find another box. You need to drag the box all the way to the other side. But you can not drag it since there is water, so you will need to use the Pull Caster.

So first, push the box into the water, and then there are multiple pillars and platforms that you can stand on, which will help you pull the box to the other side. You can do it however you like, but you need to get the box attached to the wall on the other side. Lastly, climb up on the box and then go to the top. Here you will find The Stillsands Relic in Horizon Forbidden West.

Runner’s Wild Relic Ruins Location

The location of the Runner’s Wild Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West is on the north side of the map. It is on the top side from the middle of some crossroads going everywhere on the east of the icy areas.

Horizon Forbidden West Relic Ruins Runner's Wild Location
Relic Ruins Runner’s Wild Location in Horizon Forbidden West

After reaching the location for the relic ruins, it will not be much difficult to find it. There will be many green areas surrounding the Runner’s Wild Relic, and the building for the relics is very church-like and run down. You can enter there through the way near the campfire on the road. 

Runner’s Wild Relic Ruins Walkthrough

The Runner’s Wild Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West are easily done by following the walkthrough below.

Step 1

Once you reach the location in Horizon Forbidden West, get inside the ruins, and just as you go in, you will see a cracked wall. Use the Pull Caster to break it open and then go to the right side. There in front of you will be a box, again use the Pull Caster to get it down from the stone.

Now jump on top of the box and then climb the ledges of the tower on the left. Move around on the left of that tower and then climb down. After climbing down, go to the area underneath the tower, where you will see a Firegleam. Ignite it and make a path. Now on the right side, you will see a cracked wall. Break that using the Pull Caster.

Step 2

Now get out of where you made the way by igniting the Firegleam. Drag the box from that path and go all the way to where you broke the cracked wall. After dragging it to the end, climb the box and get to the roof using the ledge on the wall. On the roof, you will drag the box down from the roof. After getting it down from the roof, put it between the area below the floor. Now climb up to the floor and drag the other box from there and place it on top of this box.

Step 3

From here, push both the boxes up on the other side and then take them through the hole of the Firegleam. Once you get them through there, just place them near the corner. After that, climb up on the two boxes and then use the ledges to climb all the way to the top.

Here you will find the key for the door. After getting the key, climb back down and drag both the boxes to the corner where you originally placed the first box. Now go to the right side after placing the boxes, where you will find the door. Open the door using the key, and inside you will see a cracked wall. Use the Pull Caster to break that wall and make a path.

Step 4

Now push the top box inside through the path you just made. Now push the box outside the door and all the way to the vines at the end of the path. Jump on the box and climb the vines. Here on the top, you will have the Ornament, and this will complete the Runner’s Wild Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West.

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The Long Coast Relic Ruins Location

The location of The Long Coast Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West is on the southwest part of the map. You will spot the location on the map by looking to parts closer to the coast on the west, just above where the coast forms a V shape.

The Long Coast Location collectible
Location in Horizon Forbidden West Location in Horizon Forbidden West

At the location, you will find a whole jungle-like place with a lot of trees and grass surrounding the area for the ruins. Vines will completely cover the Long Coast Relic Ruins building, so look carefully, and you will recognize it easily.

The Long Coast Relic Ruins Walkthrough

In Horizon Forbidden West, The Long Coast Relic Ruins can be completed by following the steps below.

Step 1

Find the way inside The Long Coast Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West by looking for the white area in ruins. It is on the left from the campfire. After entering the ruins, go left and then move straight. In the end, go left to climb the platform.

You will have to move to the right side from the end of the platform by jumping from one circular ledge to the other. Then from the last ledge, jump down, and on the right, you will see a Firegleam. Ignite the Gleam to make a path. After making the path, you will need to pull a switch and get a grapple to climb onto the top back platform.

Step 2

Go outside from the path you made by igniting the Firegleam and look at the top of the path, and you will see a railing. This railing is where you need to keep watch for a grapple place. Now go back inside. There, in front of you, past the rubble, will be a switch.

Use the Pull Caster to pull the switch and quickly go outside. Then grapple to the railing and quickly jump back to the platform. At the end of that platform, you will see a box. Again use the Pull Caster to pull it, and then it will fall down through the hole in the platform.

Step 3

After getting it down from there, drag it out from below the platform. Now drag the box straight into the water. Go to the other side of the water use the Pull Caster to pull the box to the other side. Lastly, drag the box inside the door and into the next room, then place it inside the elevator there.

Then go to the left side of the room, you will see some stars. Climb up there and go to the left side, where you will find an Energy Canister. Pick that up and head back to the elevator. Just on the left wall of the elevator, you will find the place to insert the Energy Canister. After installing it, head back inside the elevator and press the button to go up with the box.

Step 4

Once you are on the top floor, get the box out of the elevator and go around the elevator from the right. Now climb to the top using the ledges there. After reaching the top, come around the tower and above the elevator. Now glide all the way past the wall in front.

On the back, you will see Firegleam, ignite it and make a path when you are there. After that, get the box from the front and drag it through the path you just made. It will fall down to the floor below as soon as you drag it out. Now climb down yourself and call the elevator in front of you. Place the box inside the elevator but don’t go up.

Step 5

From there, head to the stairs on the left side of that room and this time go right. Now drag the other box inside the door of the elevator, which will place it above it. Now go down and go up in the elevator with the box. Inside the elevator, use the Pull Caster to open the vent on the roof. Now climb through that using the box, and on the roof, use the other box to climb to the very top. Now here you will find The Long Coast Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West. 

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Isle Of Spire Relic Ruins Location

You can find the location of the Isle Of Spire Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West all the way on the Island found in the very western part of the map. The location is on the eastern part of that Island.

Isle of Spires Location collectible
Relic Ruins Isle of Spires Location in Horizon Forbidden West

Upon reaching that small part of the Island where the Isle Of Spire Relic Ruins is, you will see a big building of ruins surrounded by the shores. The ruins are so massive that you will not miss them no matter what.

Isle Of Spire Relic Ruins Walkthrough

The walkthrough for the Isle of Spire Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West is below.

Note: Just like the Dry Yearn Relic, you will need the Vine Cutter to complete the Isle Of Spire Relic Ruins. The Story Quest “Seeds Of The Past” grant you the Vine Cutter.

Step 1

The entrance for the Isle Of Spire Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West is a bit right from the nearest campfire. You will have some yellow circular ledges to climb up and get inside. After getting inside, head straight to the end of the ruins, and there you will find a small room. In that room, there will be a vent on the roof. Use the Pull Caster to pull down the vent cover and get inside that vent. After walking inside the vent, you will end up in a room with a Firegleam, ignite it and make a path.

Step 2

From that path, go back inside the room you came from, where you will find an Energy Canister. Pick it up and head to the room where you ignited the Firegleam, then charge it up using the charging place. Now take the Energy Canister all the way back to where you climbed into the ruins. There will be an elevator there that will need that Energy Canister to power it up. You will have to be quick since the Energy Canister is broken and will not hold a charge for long.

Step 3

Now use the elevator to get down and head to the left after getting out of the elevator. In the right corner, you will find a box inside the water. Just use the Pull Caster to drag it towards you. Now pull it across the pillar on the left and push it into the water. Swim to the other side of the water and stand on the platform. Use the Pull Caster to drag the box and release it when it’s near the broken see-through wall. Now stand on the box and shoot the ladders across the wall.

Step 4

After shooting down the ladder, go back to the platform and use the Vince Cutter to destroy the metal thing holding the vines, and go left as soon as you pass where the vines were. Now swim in the water to reach the ladders you just shot down and climb on to them.

Climb to the very top ledge and jump to the platform on the back, where you will find the key. After acquiring the key, jump in the water and swim to the right side. As soon as you see the way on the left, swim there, and here you will find the door. Use the key and code “2 1 0 9 1 0 9.” Behind the door, you will get the Ornament, and it will complete the Isle Of Spire Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West.  

Nights of Lights Relic Ruins Location

The Night Of Lights Relic Ruins is not a separate Relic Ruins Quest but part of an Errand Quest. The location for the Errand Quest to get the Nights Of The Light Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West is all the way on the southern part of the map. It is in the same desert as The Stillsands Relic, but this one is more in the south.

Nights of Lights Location collectible
Relic Ruins Nights of Lights Location in Horizon Forbidden West

After reaching the location, locate and talk to Stemmur. It will begin your quest to find the Relic. You can go inside the ruin and look for the Relic by yourself from this point on. But we recommend keeping the quest’s objectives on, as they will guide you to complete the quest and get you Relic. This Relic has no walkthrough since it is easy and is completely guided by the quest.

Final Verdict

These were all the Relic Ruins in Horizon Forbidden West with locations and walkthroughs. Completing the Relic Ruins Side Quests is no easy job, but it is part of the fun that comes with this game. If you were able to get the Ornament you wanted from the Relic Ruins with the help of this guide, let us know by commenting below. You can read our next guide to get even more out of Horizon Forbidden West.

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