Underequipped is a side quest in Horizon Zero Dawn.


After failing to recruit the Banuk hunter Opitak to deliver ammunition to an expedition on its way to trade with the Banuk, Lubavad accepts Aloy's offer to help. Lubavad explains that the route is frequented by Longlegs and Scrappers, as well as a dangerous new machine; out of concern for his employees, Lubavad prepared a crate of Explosive Arrows to help them in defending themselves. However, they failed to take the ammunition with them. Worried for the safety of his employees and knowing it is too dangerous to continue himself, Lubavad hands over the ammunition to Aloy to be delivered.

On her way to deliver the ammunition, Aloy notices fallen Watchers and boxes of cargo along the road, noting the expedition must have had to abandon it on their way. When Aloy arrives at the caravan, the trader Marzavid explains that the crate that was supposed to be holding the ammunition for their weapons was instead packed with Ridgewood. After getting into a short argument about Lubavad's intentions, Aloy hands over the Explosive Arrows, just in time to fend off an attack from a number of machines. After defeating the machines, an inspection of the cargo reveals that the Songcores are missing. Marzavid immediately deduces that Dirid, a trader who had fled after the first wave of machine at, must have taken off with them. Agreeing to find Dirid, Aloy sets off to return the stolen goods.

Using her Focus to track down Dirid, Aloy confronts the thief, who at first claims to have no knowledge of the caravan. As he begins to explain himself, he is shot down by the dangerous new machine Lubavad warned Aloy about; a Stalker. After defeating the Stalker, Aloy returns to the dying and remorseful Dirid. After looting his body, Aloy returns to the caravan to deliver the stolen Songcores and receive her payment.


  1. Deliver the Ammunition to the Caravan
  2. Talk to Marzavid
  3. Kill the Machines
  4. Talk to Marzavid
  5. Find Dirid
  6. Kill the Stalker
  7. Talk to Dirid
  8. Recover the Songcores
  9. Return to Marzavid


Underequipped - Very Hard - No Damage - Video Guide13:25

Underequipped - Very Hard - No Damage - Video Guide


  • This quest can also be started by finding the caravan site without talking to Lubavad. However, without the ammunition he gives Aloy, the members of the caravan cannot join in the fight.


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