(HFW) Horizon Forbidden West – Deep Trouble (Side Quest) Guide

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Deep Trouble is one of the many optional side quests that you can complete within Horizon Forbidden West.

This side quest involves searching a flooded mine and can be acquired by speaking to Korvend.

  • SIDE QUEST: Deep Trouble
  • LOCATION: Crimson Narrows
  • QUEST GIVER: Korvend
  • REWARDS: 1250 XP, 2 Skill Points, 1 Oseram Artificer
  • GUIDE:
  • This quest can be unlocked during the To The Brink main story mission. Simply head to the Crimson Narrows, north of the map.
  • Here you will see a man named Korvend, speak to him. You will learn that there was an explosion over at the mine.


  • Head inside the mine and head left through the water. Keep following the quest marker.
  • If you keep swimming on you will come across a blocked path. Ignore this and continue swimming.
  • You will find the miners at the dead end, they will be in a room once you return to the surface of the water.
  • Speak with the miners (Thorden and Lokuf)


  • Our objective now is to find the blockage and drain the mine. Return under water and keep following the quest marker.
  • In this next area simply use the ladders underneath the Mine Cart, this will lead to an area with Burrowers.
  • If you head into the water you should encounter an underwater tunnel, head through here.
  • Keep following the quest marker through a rather enclosed space, we need to make our way back to the Mine Cart.
  • Continuing on and Aloy will find the necessary explosives.
  • Once you are back in the room with the Mine Cart use your Pullcaster to pull the mechanism in front of you.
  • Then jump on this mechanism and make your way to the Mine Cart, here Aloy will be able to acquire the explosives.


  • After the scene it is now time to re-join the miners. You can do this by using the Pullcaster on the blocks blocking the path.
  • Speak with the miners.


  • Follow the quest marker out of the mine and speak with Korvend to complete the quest.


Two Oseram never made it out of a mine after a dangerous explosion flooded the tunnels. Without help, they have no hope of escape.


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