On this page of the Horizon 2 Forbidden West guide you'll learn about Jobs, one of the mission categories. We'll explain how to unlock Jobs and why you should take an interest in them.
Basic information about Jobs
Jobs are small exploring missions you can activate at will if you don't have the required resources. They make it easier to reach the areas where the necessary resources are.
You may want to start a Job if:
- You're using a workbench and you run out of resources needed to level up an item (example pictured above).
- You're trading with a merchant and you don't have the resources needed to purchase what you want.
Unlocking and completing a Job - an example
If you find yourself in one of these situations, you can press Triangle to create a Job related to said item.
The Job you created will appear in your journal and you can set it as your active mission, just like other quests. This will let you start tracking it.
The game will mark some areas related to the resources you need on your map. For example, if you're missing a specific machine component, the game will mark the nearest machine site on your map.
If you need unique components dropped only by specific machines, make sure to check the catalogue on how to get them. Some components only drop if you fulfill a specific requirement, such as detaching it from the machine with an accurate shot. Defeating the machine without doing so may destroy the component, forcing you to find another machine of the same species to try again.
Having all the required resources you can return to the workbench or the trader who had the item you needed. This will let you complete the Job and buy or upgrade the item.
Unknown Sites in Jobs
When you create a new Job, an Unknown Site message may appear in the Job description. Because of that, you may not be able to obtain the component you are looking for, as the game will not be able to guide you to that specific machine site. You must make enough progress in the main storyline to discover new types of machines and their sites. Either leave that Job as active or cancel it.