The Redeye Watcher is a small, reconnaissance-focused machine in Horizon Zero Dawn. Redeye Watchers are upgraded versions of normal Watchers. Redeyes are more aggressive attackers and feature more weapon systems and health than their normal counterparts.

They are often spotted in large groups and tend to guard larger machines.


Redeye Watchers are slightly larger than the normal variant, and sport reinforced armor plating on the head. Their tails are longer and thinner than normal Watchers, and angle upwards. Both Watcher types sport the same type of inner components, with a small change of two more tiny beady eyes beside the main eye.


While Redeye Watchers are mostly recon units, they are more ferocious in combat and have more weapons and attacks at their disposal. Outside of their melee attacks, their eyes are capable of launching laser blasts from a distance.


Name Damage Type Primary Damage Trigger Range
Blinding Stun Flash Blinding 0 6m - 11m
Energy Blast Explosion 40 0m - 55m
Head Strike Melee 90 4m - 9m
Jumping Smash Melee 90 6m - 11m
Tail Strike Melee 100 2.5m - 6m


Image: Component: Information: Weakness: Strength:
RedeyeWatcher-Body Body Hard outer casing to protect synthetic muscle and operational systems. None None
RedeyeWatcher-Eye Eye Hitting this component deals greater damage to the machine. All None



  • The added crest on the Redeye Watcher makes it visually similar and a possible base for the Longleg, another recon class machine.
Acquisition Class Broadhead - Charger - FireclawFW - FrostclawFW - Glinthawk - Grazer - Lancehorn - Rockbreaker - Scrapper - Snapmaw - Strider - Trampler
Combat Class Ravager - Sawtooth - ScorcherFW - Stalker - Stormbird - Thunderjaw
Communication Class Tallneck
Recon Class Longleg - Watcher (Redeye Watcher)
Transport Class Behemoth - Fire Bellowback - Freeze Bellowback - Shell-Walker
Chariot Class Corrupted Machines - Corruptor - Deathbringer - Metal Devil
Unknown Class Control TowerFW