Use our hints to help Aloy mangle the machines
Because no human being is as tough as six tons of factory machinery in the rough shape of a giant raptor. Use your Focus to identify, tag and highlight a machine's weak components.
Your aim should be to do as much damage before revealing yourself to machines – lay traps and use sneak attacks. To ensure Aloy doesn't get trampled, keep a healthy distance.
Tap every available resource for crafting components, as you'll need them for potions and traps. Anything you can't carry on you goes to Aloy's stash, accessed at bases and camps.
The metal brachiosauruses are back, and once again you can scale them to demist areas of the map. Climbing onto their shiny skulls involves a little puzzle-based plaforming.
Even though the entire map is unlocked post-prologue, certain items, like Metal Flowers, are gated off until you gain gear that's unlocked by completing story missions.
Shooting a human foe in the head normally won't result in a one-hit kill. You may take an enemy's helmet off with that first arrow, but several are usually needed to kill a target.