The Scrapper is a machine in Horizon Zero Dawn.


Scrappers very closely resemble hyenas.[1] Their posture is humped with four legs (two shorter back legs and two longer front legs) no tail, and a ridged neck.

Their most recognizable feature is their crusher-like mouth, used for grinding up material as well as attacking. They can usually be found grinding up destroyed machines, presumably to be used for repairs or the construction of more machines.


Scrappers were created by GAIA as part of the terraforming process after the Faro Plague wiped out all the biomass on Earth in the 21st century. Scrappers contribute to the environment by cleaning up broken machines rather than letting them rust and contaminate the area. For a long time, Scrappers were peaceful and dutiful machines that shied away from humans if one was spotted.

However, a decade before the game's events, the Derangement took place and the Scrappers, along with all the other machines, began to become more aggressive. They would menace humans that attacked them instead of running away or keeping their distance. By the time Aloy came of age and learned to hunt, Scrappers would attack humans on sight.


Name Damage Type Primary Damage Secondary Damage Trigger Range
Laser Burst Laser 40 - 8m - 29m
Laser Lead Up Laser 105 12 per second 8m - 25m
Laser Sweep Laser 90 50 per second 8m - 20m
Claw Swipe Melee 85 - 5m - 12m
Grinder Jaw Swipe Melee 85 - 8m - 12m


Image: Component: Information: Weakness: Strength:
Scrapper-Body Body Hard outer casing to protect synthetic muscle and operational systems. None None
Scrapper-PowerCell Power Cell Shooting these component with Shock will trigger an explosion. Shoot off this component to collect the Sparker inside. Shock-Icon Shock
Tear-Icon Tear
Scrapper-Radar Radar Destroying this component disables the scanning ability. Tear-Icon Tear None



  • They are attracted to destroyed machines, similar to the Glinthawk.



  1. Game Informer #82: Woman vs. 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