Rats are a species of wildlife in Horizon Zero Dawn commonly found in dark or wet locations, and will drop loot vital for several crafting recipes.


Rats will not attack or cause any harm to the player. Rather they will flee quickly and evasively when Aloy gets close unless undetected.

Loot Acquired 

When killed, Rats will drop common items such as various types of meat but sometimes they will drop either Rat Skin or Rat Bone, both very valuable items that are useful for trading with merchants.


  • Rats are the sole in-game source of Tiny Meat.

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