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02 Mar 2017 07:03 PM
Jon_Erick
By: Jon_Erick

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Horizon Zero Dawn focus tagging bug

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Has anyone else had a problem where you can no longer tag animals/machines? I noticed not long after doing those 3 hunter trials I can no longer tag anything. I checked my settings and saw no option to turn tagging on/off, so i didnt accidentally change the settings for it. For some reason i just cant tag anything.

  • Maybe I found a new/rare bug? Lucky.

    I'll try re-explaining. The problem is, when you enter focus mode, you have the option to tag/untag machines and animals. My problem is, i can no longer get the arrow showing the tagged creature. When I press ''tag'', nothing happens. Google doesn't come up with any other discussions on this so idk if anyone else has this problem.

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  • I have the same issue, couldn't find any info on it. 

    I'll have to fully turn off my PS4 eventually but i have just been making do without the tagging for now because i really don't wanna take time out to stop playing if i don't have to XD

    If you also tend to always leave your PS4 fully powered maybe i suggest likewise trying that? for some odd things with both PS4 and Xbox one, a full reboot helps refresh things that a normal standy-by mode can't fix.

    Will post an update if i do it myself.

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  • Hey, so an update.

    I didn't reboot yet, but I actually just happened to be back at the first hunting ground to get the final blazing sun from it. (shooting 10 canisters off the grazer machines withint 1min30. First i was buying the rattler from the merchant, and went down the rope, forgetting i hadn't started the trial yet.. as i was going back up to the keeper, i noticed the (?) icons had appeared over the machine heads again, and so i went into focus mode and tried tagging and tagging worked again. 

    Maybe it's the area has some odd coding that causes it, and maybe can 'uncause' it? Maybe the fact i went down without a trial is also a factor? I don't know but i'm just laying out as much detail to my circumstances as i can incase it helps you. 

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  • CUBEXE

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    Mark me down for having this bug... I've tried restarting the game, restarting the system, re-doing a trial, shopping with a merchant. Sadly none of this fixes the problem.

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  • Ok so tagging works again. I went back to the first trials guy and accepted a quest for one of the trials but then spoke to him again to quit the trial. I did that to bring the grazers(?) back to the area. I got their attention (yellow ? above heads), then tried tagging one of them and it worked. So maybe some about the area does bug out tagging.

    Thanks Skcarkden

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  • Same here , tried all that and still no luck. I noticed it after completing the Nora's revenge main mission, was working fine during the mission but afterwards it doesn't work anymore. I did a manual save and took a break for a few hours (closed game and put console in rest mode), and when I started it again after I did the vantage point near there I noticed it wasn't working.

    Also when I first tried going back to the first hunting grounds via fast travel it loaded weird and when it came back to the game screen I was in mid air slowly falling with aloy's model missing, but I could still run, jump, use weapons (it was kinda like being in first person haha) then her model popped back in and I was on the ground like normal, still no focus tag tho. Anyone have any ideas?
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  • I was experiencing the same bug until just recently.  I was hit by a corrupted watcher's blinding attack, after the effect ended, all was well again, completely cleared it up, not sure if it had something to do with that, but for those of you who were experiencing problems and the merchant / hunting grounds tricks weren't working, that may clear it up.  You can find corrupted watchers in the wild near devil's thirst.  Hopefully that helps some of you.  I also tweeted guerilla games to let them know about the bug and that I may have found the fix.  This did fix the tagging issue as well

     

    Cheers

    -Seventhsage

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  • you rock!!! That did the trick. Although I just went to some regular overwatchers, at the hunting grounds. But yeah, got blinded by one and boom icons came back and can tag again. Thanks, appreciate the help. Cheers indeed :)
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  • Praise the lord, thanks man, getting hit by the watcher blinding attacked worked for me aswell
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  • CUBEXE

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    Yeah a watcher flash will fix the bug. Good work!

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  • You legend! Trying to clear out the bandit camps by stealth without tagging was a pain. Your solution worked a treat.
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  • Oh my gosh, you guys. Thank you!

    Just to confirm a Watcher flash also fixed the issue for me.

    I had tried everything else! Other than attempting to fix this issue I haven't been able to play this amazing game for 2 days because of the bug. It seems it's not too common as I couldn't find anyone else with the issue until now. Again, thanks!
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  • Huh...that worked!  ... .... ...but now It takes FOREVER for trails to show up...I watched a Scrapper make two full circuits before it appeared.

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  • Just to confirm, the Watcher blinding flash attack worried for me too.

    Was only an hour or so in and lost the tracking ability but allowing a couple of Watchers to attack me with their blinding flash cleared it right up. Top marks for that solution!
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  • worked for me as well, thx
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  • Haha, that might it then, the first hunting ground had regular watchers and i was blinded by one but never made the connection. Good thing you're around to catch it incase it ever happens again. 

    come to think of it... do any people remember dying while blinded as a potential cause of it initially starting? 

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  • Thank you so much for sharing. This worked for me as well!
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  • M20QTR

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    I have just encountered this. Thank you. This seems to be the solution for the time being!
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  • That's the final solution for that problem !! Thanks dude!!!
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  • Hey peeps.

    The Watchers blast cleared my issue right up.

    Got hit by the flash-bang, tagging worked right after.

     

    Good luck!

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  • The watcher blinding attack fixed it for me also. I'd like to add you can encounter this bug anywhere, it happened for me during cauldron rho. Ty for the fix though
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