Hoth Red Matrix Shard Guide

The Hoth Gray Red Matrix Shard Datacron is located in the Highmount Ridge map on Hoth grants a Red Matrix Shard.

The Hoth Red Matrix Shard is in the Highmount Ridge and is available to both Imperial and Republic players. Finding this datacron will give you a Red Matrix Shard which cna be used to create a low-level relic, and will unlock the Galactic History 66: The Jedi Covenant codex.

  • Hoth Red Matrix Shard Datacron (Both Factions)
  • Quicktravel: Highmount Road / Outpost Senth / Leth Outpost
  • Taxi: Outpost Senth Speeder / Leth Outpost Speeder
  • Location: Highmount Ridge - Highmount Ridge
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Codex: Galactic History 66: The Jedi Covenant

How to Get the Hoth Gray Red Matrix Shard Datacron

This Matrix Shard is trapped in a pocket of ice, and you must use a special item to free it.

Pick up a Hydro-thinner

In the cantina in the base where you first load into the planet, visit the Cantina and purchase a Hydro-thinner from the Vendor behind the bar. The Hydro-thinner item is required for this datacron, and costs 18,000 credits.

This item can not be bought, sold, or traded but it can be put into a guild bank for others to use.

Quicktravel / Taxi / Heroic Shuttle

Republic side, the [HEROIC 2+] Gamorrean Menace heroic shuttle is faster.

Get to the Ice Overhang

Use Hydro-thinner to free the Matrix Shard

Run to the far south of the Highmount Ridge map. While running along the trail, marked as an orange dotted line on the map, you’ll see a glowing white matrix shard trapped in ice, under an icy overhang.

If you have the Hydro-thinner in your inventory, you will be able to go free the Matrix shard just by right-clicking the ice-trapped datacron.