Horizon Zero Dawn Has A Small Death Stranding Related Quest

Fun fact: Horizon Zero Dawn uses the Decima Engine, which will also power Hideo Kojima’s future mindfuck, Death Stranding. Horizon gives a little nod to this partnership in-game, and it’s easy to miss given all the robot dinosaurs out and about.

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Arekkz Gaming walks us through the easter egg in the video below:

Basically, there are a few “Stranded” items you can collect which bear the Kojima Productions logo:

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Each object references something from the Death Stranding trailers, like that one Guillermo del Toro doll:

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If you trade in all the items to a specific merchant, he’ll reward you with some free goodies, including, bizarrely, some warm socks. Nothing major, but it’s neat to see. I’m just going to assume the socks are a weird Mads Mikkelsen reference that nobody but Kojima will understand.

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chronicpeace
CHRONICpeace

Hey now, everyone enjoys warm socks. It’s one of my favorite presents I still receive.