This chapter is a complete guide for Death from the Skies quest. Here you can find tips that will help you to finish this quest in the most beneficial way.
Activating the quest
This quest appears in your journal after the talk with the man called Hakurt. You can find him near the bridge that leads north from the Tallneck in Sun-Steps. From the conversation you learn that Pitch Cliff is attacked by Glinthawks. Go there to investigate the case.
Before you get there you must know that the developers used a script similar to the one that can be found in, e.g. weapon tutorial missions. Unless you activate the quest, you won't find any Glinthawks in Pitch Cliff, regardless of how many times you visit it.
Activate the quest in your journal and go to the village. But before you do that, prepare fire arrows and med pouches.
Attack of the Glinthawks
After entering the village you are attacked by a few Glinthawks. The villagers can offer you a little bit of help but, as always, the biggest burden is on your shoulders. Eliminate all machines by using fire arrows. Also, use a lot of dodges to avoid ice missiles that will inevitably be shot at you.
The quest ends when the fight is over. Go to Ralert, the village's leader, to learn more about the attack. During the conversation Aloy promises that she will investigate the case. After the conversation you should activate Focus and you will quickly come across an unknown source of signal. Follow its direction.
The mysterious device
Near the device you will find Shahavad. Speak with him and you will learn where he got the device from. Your next objective is to find the workshop in which the transmitter was created. Follow the quest marker. When you are closer to your target you must get on mountain path and then climb to the place where the workshop is.
On your way you will come across the same campfire as the one in the picture.
Get to the end of the path and jump on the wall presented in the picture. Use the handles to climb until you reach the place where you can stand on your feet again. There, you can find a few machines - Watchers, Freeze Bellowback, and Longlegs. Be cautious and try to eliminate them quickly so they won't regroup.
When you get closer to the place pointed by the marker it turns out that it is guarded by a Stormbird. You must defeat it to continue the quest. Aim at the weak points and do a lot of dodges.
Near the place where you are being attacked you can find the ditch, presented in the picture. When you jump into it the machine quickly lose you from its sight and ignore. You can use a tactic where you use a few arrows at the same time, climb up, shoot at the machine and then jump into the ditch. When you are inside of it you are almost unreachable for the machine while you can attack it when you see any of its parts.
Finishing the quest
When the fight is over turn off all transmitters that you can find when you reach your destination. Use Focus to find them quicker.
Next, go to the table near the workshop and look at the notes that you can find there. After that, you can go back to the village leader and inform him about everything. The quest is over after the conversation with Ralert.