Horizon tips

The Vista Class

Carnival Horizon is a member of the Vista-class of cruise ships. The first Vista-class ship was Carnival Vista, which premiered in 2016. Carnival Vista was known for several new features, including the SkyRide (which you can read about further down) and the first IMAX theater at sea. There were also new Cuban-themed staterooms, as well as more entertainment options than ever before. She is the second Vista-class cruise ship, with many of the same features that first appeared her sister ship, but then some additional new features as well, like the new Bonsai Teppanyaki and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse/Brewhouse (both of which you can read about further down). The third Vista-class ship is Carnival Panorama, which first sailed in late 2019. However, Carnival Panorama stands apart from her sister ships, in that, unlike Carnival Horizon and Carnival Vista, rather than having an IMAX theater, she offers an indoor trampoline park. Technically, two Costa Cruises ships are also considered Vista-class ships, Costa Venezia and Costa Firenze.


Carnival Horizon debuted in 2018, after a 30-month building process that took place at Fincantieri. She was christened by Queen Latifah in May 2018, and then, following its transatlantic crossing, the ship took to Caribbean sailings, where it remained in the region for the next few following years. As the ship is pretty new, there have yet (as of late 2020) been any major refurbishments or remodels.

Size and Capacity

Carnival Horizon boasts a capacity for 3,960 passengers on a normal, double occupancy sailing, with room for 5,101 passengers maximum, and with a gross tonnage of 133,500. At 1,055 feet long, it offers 15 passenger decks. Nearly 1,500 crew travel aboard during a normal sailing. She is the 47th largest cruise ship in the world, tying with sister ship Carnival Vista, which premiered two years earlier.

Make Cauldrons a Priority

After the quest Womb of the Mountain, you will discover the ability to override machines. This is an excellent skill that allows you to get machines on your side for a limited time (though this time can be lengthened by unlocking the Combat Override skill). The overridden machines will attack other enemies, making your battle much easier. There are four cauldrons in the main Horizon Zero Dawn game, and by getting through and completing them, you unlock the ability to override more machines. As soon as you discover a new one, explore it and override the core to get more overrides on your side. For more information about Cauldrons and where to find them, check out the video below. Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the many exciting open world adventures to be released in the gaming world in the last couple of years. Explore Aloy's futuristic universe, develop your combat skills, and enjoy the fantastic story. With these tips and tricks, you are sure to make the most of your game file and enjoy this engaging title to the max! © 2018 Poppy

Buy Maps

When you come across a Merchant, check if they are selling maps. These maps show the approximate location for collectible items such as Metal Flowers, Ancient Vessels, and Vantages. It is a very useful feature and allows you to collect the items as you go, clearing parts of the World Map as you do so. As you explore the world and collect these items, it also introduces other places such as Corrupted Zones and side quests, enriching your Horizon Zero Dawn experience.

Practice With Many Kinds of Weapons

I forgot all about the Tripcaster as soon as Aloy got it, but it proved to be a lifesaver in tough situations. Be sure to experiment with many kinds of weapons in Horizon Zero Dawn. There is more to battles than the spear and bow; for example, trapping monsters causes them to be immobilized for a short time, giving Aloy the chance to deal serious damage. Bombs can also be slung at enemies to deal elemental and status damage. Be sure to experiment with upgrades as well. Your slinger and traps can have elemental features to them to give them an edge.

Hunt Animals as Much as Possible

Small animals are not hostile, but it is important to hunt them as much as you possibly can. Their parts can be used to upgrade your bags and for crafting other items such as Potions and Travel Kits. Use your Focus (or your ears and eyes!) to locate boars, foxes, fish, rabbits, and other animals and hunt them. Upgrading your bags means you can carry more of the same items. It's good to increase the amount of arrows you can carry as soon as possible to save having to craft more in the middle of a battle.

Use Your Focus

Aloy's Focus is unique in this game and it can sometimes be easy to forget to use it! The little device attached to our heroine's ear and has some handy functions, such as the following.

  • It highlights nearby life forms, which includes both friendly and hostile machines and humans as well as animals, which is useful for hunting.
  • It can show the pathways of patrolling humans and machines.
  • It shows up tracks, which is essential for some quests.
  • It scans certain collectible items.
  • It also shows some machines' weak points, giving you the edge in battle. The Focus is essential to the game and incredibly useful, so don't neglect it.

Roll, Roll, Roll

Aloy can roll out of the way of oncoming attacks and it is a very useful feature to get into the habit of using. Aloy does not have a shield, so the only way to avoid oncoming attacks (which, if you are fighting a large machine, can be extremely deadly) is by rolling out of the way. Good timing and practice can save a lot of health loss and frustrating deaths. Purchase the Dodge Prowess skill to make your rolls longer.

Invest in Stealth

If you have played games such as The Elder Scrolls V series, you may know that stealth is a useful and important skill in many games. Horizon Zero Dawn also has an emphasis on sneaking, using tall grass to hide from enemy machines and attack them with silence and swiftness. Investing in sneak for Aloy is a good move. A sneak attack on an unsuspecting enemy saves a lot of time and resources, and sometimes if you have a large group of enemies chasing you, hiding in grass can be a life-saver. There are a couple of things you can do to make Aloy better at sneaking.

  • Get sneak-related skills on the skill tree. When Aloy levels up, she gets one skill point. Some skills can be purchased with one point, and others need up to three. Purchase skills such as Attack from Above and Silent Running to make Aloy harder to hear and detect.
  • Invest in an Outfit. Silent Hunter outfits, ranging from Light to Heavy, provide a varying amount of bonuses to stealth stats. As a good starter Outfit, you should get the Silent Hunter Medium, affordable at 200 Metal Shards and 2 Watcher Lens. This outfit makes a big difference to whether a hostile machine will see you or not.
  • Hide in tall grass. At night, tall grass has a sort of sparkle to it, making it easier for you to see. Tall grass is almost always red and even small sections can hide Aloy if you crouch in it. Often, grass is located near an enemy's path (visible with Aloy's Focus) and is ideal for delivering a deadly sneak attack.
  • Pay attention to the eye at the top of the screen. An open eye means Aloy is visible, and the lines coming off the eye show how much noise she is making. Purchasing skills can lessen these, but if Aloy is crouching inside tall grass, the eye should be closed with no noise at all, making her completely invisible to enemies.