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Metal Shards are an item and the main form of currency in Horizon Zero Dawn. They can be obtained easily by looting crates or machine corpses, or selling items to any merchant.

Buying

This item is needed to purchase the majority of the weapons and outfits in game.

Crafting

This item is needed to craft the following items.

Ammunition

This item is needed to craft the vast majority of ammunition types.

Carry Capacity Upgrades

Resources Satchel, Traps Pouch, Weapons Satchel, Modifications Satchel, and Outfits Satchel

  • Upgrade 1 (15 Metal Shards)
  • Upgrade 2 (35 Metal Shards)
  • Upgrade 3 (70 Metal Shards)
  • Upgrade 4 (125 Metal Shards)

Ammo Pouches/Quivers

  • Upgrade 1 (5 Metal Shards)
  • Upgrade 2 (20 Metal Shards)
  • Upgrade 3 (125 Metal Shards)
  • Upgrade 4 (500 Metal Shards)

Frozen Wilds Ammo Pouches

  • Upgrade 1 (50 Metal Shards)
  • Upgrade 2 (100 Metal Shards)
  • Upgrade 3 (200 Metal Shards)
  • Upgrade 4 (500 Metal Shards)