Achievement / Trophy guide

– Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10 (on Story Difficulty, can switch difficulty at any time in gameplay settings)
– Offline: 36 (1trophy, 4trophy, 15trophy, 16trophy)
– Online: 0
– Approximate amount of time to  Platinum: 40-50 hours on Story Difficulty / 50-60 hours on Balance Difficulty / 60-70+ hours on No Mercy Difficulty
– Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
– Missable achievements  : 0, nothing tied to trophies or 100% completion is missable, can still return to all relevant locations after the story in free-roam
– Does difficulty affect achievements: No, can do everything on the easiest difficulty and use accessibility options 
– Unobtainable/glitched achievements : No
– PS4/PS5 Autopop & Save Transfer: Yes, but only from PS4 > PS5 (not from PS5 > PS4), it autopops all trophies including Platinum instantly upon loading the PS4 save on PS5
– PS4/PS5 Crossbuy: Yes but only if you buy the more expensive Crossbuy Edition for €69,99 (There is a cheaper PS4-only version for €59,99, can be upgraded to PS5 for €10)
– Free-Roam / Level Select after Story?: Yes, there is free roam after story, can return to all areas that are relevant for trophies and 100% completion.
– Extra equipment needed: No
– Release Date: November 09, 2022

Welcome to the God of War Ragnarok Trophy Guide! The game has a very similar structure to the 2018 God of War game. For platinum you basically need 100% completion. All Collectible Types are tied to trophies, except for Lore and Buried Treasures. There are 418 Collectibles in total. You can’t complete most areas on the first visit during the story because you’ll be missing the required skills. All the skills you need are unlocked automatically from the story. Some Collectibles don’t spawn at all until you’ve beaten the story. It’s best to focus on the story first and clean up everything after. Nothing is missable, you can return to all areas that contain collectibles after the story. The story takes around 20 hours and 100% completion another 20 hours (on easiest difficulty). There are no difficulty-related trophies, everything can be done on the lowest difficulty. There’s nothing you need to watch out for during your story run, just have fun and enjoy the game as you wish.

Step 1: Finish Story [20 Hours]

Finish the story on any difficulty. Playing on the lowest difficulty setting is fine. You can also make use of the Accessibility Settings to make it even easier.

Nothing that’s tied to trophies or 100% completion is missable. All relevant areas that contain collectibles can be revisited after the story in free-roam. A handful of story-specific sections become unavailable but they don’t contain anything for completion or trophies, so it’s of no consequence. If you forgot to pick up items dropped by enemies they are automatically placed in the blue chest at the blacksmith. There’s no way to miss anything.

Just like the previous God of War game, it’s impossible to get all Collectibles on the first visit. You won’t have the necessary abilities, they are unlocked later in the story. Some collectibles don’t spawn at all until after the story (Remnants), they cannot be found until you reached the endgame. So don’t worry about Collectibles for now, it’s impossible to complete them during the story. Grab what you find by yourself, then backtrack for the rest after the story.

Step 2: Follow a Collectible Guide for 100% Completion [20 Hours]

Even though the trophy list doesn’t outright mention some collectible types, you basically need everything. For example, you also need all 48 Odin’s Ravens to get one of the Relics/Hilts as a reward. To fight Hrolf you must get all Berserker Gravestones. To get all Apples/Horns you need the Nornir Chests. To fully repair the Amulet of Yggdrasil you need the Legendary Chests because they contain the parts. Accessing certain areas requires doing Favors so they are needed too. 100% Completion will also help you reach Gear Level 9 (maximum) to stand a chance against the Level 9 bosses Hrolf and Gna.

The only collectible types not directly tied to trophies are Lore and Buried Treasures. Everything else is needed for trophies.

The Bear and the Wolf

Collect all Trophies

Earn all other trophies in God of War Ragnarök to unlock Platinum (DLC items not required).

The Librarian

Collect all of the Books

Reward for finding all 14 of “Kvasir’s Poems” Artifacts. You will get this while finding all Artifacts for trophy The Curator.

Collecting all 14 Kvasir’s Poems Artifacts is needed for 100% Completion, you will get this automatically while following the God of War Ragnarok Collectible Guide.

The Curator

Collect all of the Artifacts

Reward for finding all 38 Artifacts and also completing the “Casualties of War” favors in the Crater of area of Vanaheim. Those favors count as Artifacts too.

How it Started

Equip an Enchantment

Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed.

Unlocks during Main Mission 06: The Reckoning, after defeating “Nidhögg” main boss. You unlock the Amulet at this point and the game forces a tutorial on you to go into the equipment menu and craft the first Amulet enchantment which is mandatory to advance the story.

Spit Shine

Upgrade one piece of armor

Go to any blacksmith shop, for example at Sindri’s House, and upgrade any armor piece by one level. You don’t need to upgrade it to the maximum, one single upgrade is enough for this trophy.

Spartan Ways

Remember the Spartan teachings

Story-related, cannot miss.

A good portion of the way through the game (after Kratos has returned to Midgard, and just after Sindri’s house comes under attack) Kratos will learn his third and final Spartan Rage. As soon as he does, during this battle, and the cutscenes have ended, this trophy will pop.

Full Belly

Obtain all of the Apples of Iðunn and Horns of Blood Mead

Reward for opening all 35 Nornir Chests. Each chest contains either an Apple to increase health or a Horn to increase Spartan Rage. They aren’t fixed to specific chests, which item you get from each chest depends on the total of chests you opened previously.

Knock off the Rust

Purchase a Skill

While making your way through the Lower Wildwoods, on the way to the temple, you’ll be prompted to unlock a skill with the XP you’ve earned up until this point.

Press Touchpad :touchpad: > Skills > Buy any Skill in this Menu. It costs XP, which you get for completing Main Story Missions, Favors, and other Side Activities.


Obtain all Shields

There are 5 shields you need to collect in God of War Ragnarok if you want the Phalanx trophy. Some are story related, some you have to craft, and others you’ll find in Legendary Chests. Fear not though, folks, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the location of all 5 shields and where to get them:

Dauntless Shield – The Dauntless Shield is one of two shields that you must craft very early on in the game. The blueprints to craft these two shields are available at Brok and Sindri’s Blacksmith shop. In fact, the first time you meet them, after your original shield breaks and needs repairing, you will have to craft one. Come back and craft the other one later.

Stone Wall Shield – Like the Dauntless Shield, this is another one that you can craft at the blacksmiths throughout the game, either Brok or Sindri.

Shatter Shield – When you get to Vanaheim in the game’s main story, and you make your way through the Abandoned Village, towards the end of the section there is a short moment where you’ll be taught (or reminded) of how the poison totems work AKA the Scorn Poles. As you climb up and out of the area, there’ll be a totem on the right of you, spewing out poison. Throw your Leviathan Axe into the totem and then drop down and get the chest. The Shatter Shield will be inside.

Guardian Shield – The Guardian Shield is Kratos’ trusty shield. Yes, the one that broke in the early game. Well, good news, folks, Kratos will get his Guardian Shield back, fully repaired, just because he decides to go back to Midgard (a fair way through the game). It’s story related, so don’t worry too much.

Onslaught Shield – When you’re venturing through the Docks of Vadgelmir in Helheim, after the Garm fight, you’ll come across a Legendary Chest on the main path. Open it and this shield is all yours.


Obtain all Relics and Sword Hilts

This is pretty much the toughest and likely the last trophy you’ll receive in God of War Ragnarok. On the surface, it sounds pretty easy, right? It sounds even easier when you factor in there are only 14 Relics and Sword Hilts in the game, but more often than not, they are rewarded for epic tasks, and tasks that

They can be checked under Weapons > Relic. They unlock special abilities you can activate with :l1: + :circle:

Dragon Slayer

Craft the Dragon Scaled Armor Set

The Dragon Scaled Armor Set becomes available for crafting at the blacksmith after completing your first Dragon Hunt favor in the Crater area of Vanaheim. The set consists of 3 pieces and requires Dragon Materials to craft:

  • Dragon Scaled Breastplate – 1 Dragon Claw, 2 Dragon Tooth
  • Dragon Scaled Bracers – 10 Dragon Tooth
  • Dragon Scaled Girdle – 10 Dragon Tooth

For all Dragon Hunts see trophy :silver: Invasive Species. Completing all Dragon Hunts is needed for 100% Completion

How it’s Going

Fully repair the Amulet of Yggdrasil

The Amulet of Yggdrasil becomes available in Main Mission 06: The Reckoning, after defeating “Nidhögg” main boss. You must then repair all 9 slots of it at the blacksmith. Each slot requires 1 Jewel of Yggdrasil. However, 2 slots are already unlocked from the start, meaning you only need to repair the 7 remaining slots (7 Jewels of Yggdrasil)

The Yggdrasil Jewels are found in Legendary Chests

Ready for Commitment

Fully upgrade one armor set

For this you must upgrade all 3 pieces of one armor set to Level 9 (Chest Armor, Wrist Armor, Waist Armor). It’s important that all 3 pieces are part of the same armor set / share the same name. Don’t mix different set pieces.

For example, the Fate Breaker Set consists of “Fate Breaker Shoulder Guard”, “Fate Breaker Wraps”, “Fate Breaker Belt”. You can tell they are part of the same set because they share the same name and each piece shows a set bonus for having the other pieces equipped.

Secret Trophies / Achievements

Keep in mind that these may contain spoilers of the games’ story.

The Florist

Collect one flower from each of the nine realms

The Florist trophy actually relates to a side quest in God of War Ragnarok, namely, the Nine Realms in Bloom favour. In this quest you will have to find 9 flowers from 9 realms. You likely won’t stumble upon this until a decent way into the game – probably when you go back and explore The Forbidden Sands in Alfheim.

A Grizzly Encounter

Battle the Bear

The first main boss of God of War: Ragnarok is none other than a big ol’ grizzly bear. This is a story-related boss and cannot be missed.

God of War Ragnarok Bear Boss Fight Tips:
If you’re looking for some tips to beat the bear in the first chapter, then the best tip I can offer is to not get too greedy and always roll to the sides. If he’s coming at you with a yellow attack you can roll left or right, take three normal hits and then roll out. With a red strike, it’s more of an AOE attack (area of effect), so you’re going to want to roll backwards, unless he’s coming straight for you, then go either left or right if that’s the case. He gets trickier in his last phase and more cunning, so keep an eye on your health and the health drops around the small arena too. When running low, go and seek them out and quickly. The key to this fight is to not get greedy.

Blood Debt

Battle the God of Thunder

Not too long after beating the bear and returning home, you’ll have to fight Thor, the God of Thunder. This is a story-related boss and cannot be missed.

God of War: Ragnarok God of Thunder Boss Fight Tips
There are multiple stages to the God of Thunder boss fight in God of War: Ragnarok. The first of the stages, is relatively easy, as Thor hasn’t really got going at this point. Stage 1 is a matter of blocking and getting in 2 or 3 light hits when you’ve either blocked or dodged his attacks. Don’t get greedy. Take a few hits, rinse and repeat.

Stage 2 of the God of Thunder boss fight is far more taxing, but there are patterns to his attacks. There are a few red attacks you need to be aware of: 1. The one where he throws his hammer (there’s also a similar one too where he sends out a thin shockwave); 2. The one where he runs at you and tries to bear hug you; and 3. An AOE attack where he slams the door at his feet. First things first in this stage, use the pillars in the ground and smash him with them (I believe there are only 2 that are designed to be used this way). This removes a good chunk of his health. Then, the best strat is to give him distance and while he’s doing that, ice up your axe (triangle). Then, dodge the axe throw, and when he comes at you with a bear hug, dodge to the side and unless a barrage of 3 or 4 hits on him. Stage 2 is a case of rinse and repeat. You can usually stay in tight after the first barrage and keep blocking and hitting him, but as soon as he goes red, that means the AOE attack is coming, so roll back and repeat.

Stage 3 is very similar to stage 2, you just have to avoid the lighting bolts every so often, by avoiding the red circles on the floor.

Backyard Brawl

Battle the Mysterious Valkyrie

Story-related, cannot miss. After returning from Jotunheim, after a few brief combat scenes, this mysterious Valkyrie will ambush you and thus a fight will commence.

God of War Ragnarok Mysterious Valkyrie Boss Fight Tips
If you’ve got any experience with the Valkyrie fights from the original God of War (2018), then this Valkyrie fight in Ragnarok won’t cause you any issues as a lot of the attack patterns are the same, and there are a lot of similar movesets in play. However, if that makes you nervous because Sigrun gave you some grief, fear not, this mysterious Valkyrie isn’t at the same level as that one.

In terms of movesets, the Valkyrie here telegraphs them pretty well. For the most part, for the first half of health, she’ll stay back and ping projectiles at you which you can avoid by strafing either left or right, or rolling (shield up also works for this bit too), and after that, she’ll swoop in at you. This is when you want to dodge-roll to the side and then hit her until she moves away. In simplest terms, this is the vast majority of the first phase of the fight. There will be a switch up in movesets and the order they appear based on vicinity, but they depend on your range. With her red attack, roll to the side and hit her with your axe. Take your time on this phase and you should be okay.

For the second half of the fight, which is triggered by a cutscene, Sony Santa Monica rather annoyingly introduces a new Rage mechanic that heals you instead of sending you into a rage. Be aware of that, as it can be a bit disorientating. However, you’ve hit a checkpoint now anyway, so it doesn’t matter too much.

With this phase the only real massive difference is her AOE attack where she spits out poison around her. For this you need to roll back. Most of the patterns for this phase though are incredibly similar to the first phase. Be patient, use the same strats for the same moves and this fight should be over in no time whatsoever.

Root of the Problem

Battle Níðhögg

Story-related, cannot miss. When you reach the end of the Abandoned Village in the Vanaheim quest, you’ll come across a boss fight against Nidhogg.

Nidhogg Boss Fight Tips
The strategy to this fight is all about learning the patterns and the visual cues. It basically boils down to a few parts:

  • Stay back and when he raises his claw and it glimmers, then dodge-roll to the side as he’ll send out a ranged attack. He’ll do the same with his other claw, just repeat that movement here.
  • Then, move in and start pummeling him. At some point he will try and bite you. Roll to the side when he does.
  • The major part that you need to get right though is when he winds up his red attack. He has two. One which will drop a large AOE attack in front of him. Roll back out of this one. The second one though is him winding up for a large attack. However, this one will trigger two blue circle prompts before he does it, so you have to double tap your shield and break it. This is your key to move in and start hitting him. After that’s done, retreat and rinse and repeat.

This strategy will see you all the way to 70% health, when a cutscene will kick in.

The next phase his two major attacks will be a laser swipe across the level from side to side, and the other that will go from it in a straight line towards you. You can roll through the former (or shield) and roll sideways for the latter. After it’s done that, move in and start hitting.

After that he’ll drop his red attack, which you need to constantly move and roll away from. Moving back and rolling to the side works here. After doing enough damage he moves pillars and repeats the process. This time though he shoots orbs into the ground which you have to avoid.
At this point Freya will drop orbs on the brambles. Switch to the Blades of Chaos and then L2 and R2 to ignite the brambles.

At this point it’ll drop onto the ground and you can pummell him until it moves. Then, it’ll introduce 2 major attacks to the fray:

1. One attack where it’ll suck up a load of debris and shoot at you – just roll to the side to avoid that one.
2. A red attack with blue circles that you need to break. Once you do (with the double tap of L1) you can again start wailing on it until it moves.

This cycle will rinse and repeat until near the end, with Freya asking you to throw your axe at another set of her purple orbs somewhere in the middle.

The final phase sees you return to the bridge, with similar attack patterns to phase 1, but with the stomach sucking phase included. At this point though you can throw an axe at the purple rune that Freya makes appear. Do all that and this trophy is yours.

The Cauldron

Destroy Grýla’s cauldron

Story-related, cannot miss.

After you’ve been to Alfheim you’ll pay a brief visit to Jotunheim. At the end of that chapter you’ll get embroiled in a relatively simple but really cool boss fight of sorts – just focus on shooting the cauldron and trying to stun her with the candles around the map. Finish that fight, watch the cutscene and this trophy will pop.

Off the Leash

Battle Garm

Story-related, cannot miss.

A decent way into the game, Kratos and Atreus will venture to Helheim to try and tame the beast, Garm. It’s a short level in comparison to the rest and ends with a tasty boss fight against a ginormous wolf. Need some tips for the Garm boss fight? No worries, we’ve got you covered.

God of War Ragnarok Garm Boss fight Tips
As far as boss fights go, considering the relative size of Garm, the boss fight isn’t too ridiculously complicated. The general flow of the fight will go: Garm flings things at you from a distance, whether it’s icicles, large ice shock waves or flicking his chain at you – all of which you need to avoid by strafing left or right (and sometimes rolling, but especially for the ice waves, that’s not necessary); and then, when he comes at you, avoid his bite and then take a hit. That will briefly stun him and you’ll be able to get a bevy of hits in on him – it’s at this point you use your light and heavy runic attacks.
The next important thing you need to do, is when he flings his chain at you and it sticks in the ground, you need to ice it with your axe (R2 and L1) and then interact with it. This will stun Garm for a much longer time.

At 40% Garm will then jump up onto a rock and fling ice at you. Avoid it. But more importantly, after a handful of ice attacks Garm will jump back into the arena and send out a shockwave. Avoid the shockwave, whether rolling at the right time or blocking to take out the sting.

Then, it’s the first phase again, but with more intensity. And with him periodically jumping to the side and throwing ice attacks at you. Once you get him down to a small amount of health he’ll whip the chain at you 3 times. On the third time, ice it and then interact with the chain to end the fight.


Battle Heimdall

Story-related, cannot miss. After you venture into Vanaheim for a second time, and make your way through the Abandoned Village and out the other side, you’ll encounter Heimdall.

God of War Heimdall Boss Fight tips
As far as God of War Ragnarok fights go, this is an incredibly interesting one. It’s not incredibly taxing, but it does add in some fresh new takes, mainly because Heimdall can see the future.

The first stage is Heimdall on Gulltoppr. It’s a nice easy stage to ease you in. His attacks are slow and telegraphed, which make all the difference here. Just dodge, hit with the spear, throw if needs be and you’ll be golden. He basically has three attacks: 1. The bull horn flick of the head; 2. A bifrost spear attack of sorts; and 3. A Bifrost AOE attack if you get to and stay too close. Compared to every other fight so far, this is a cakewalk. Just dodge the yellow circle attacks and attack from the side.

Right, checkpoint. Now it gets interesting and very, very different. This is the actual proper fight now. It’s not particularly hard, there’s just a strategy, because you axe and blades are useless here. It’s all about the spear.

The first part of the Heimdall fight you’re simply going to want to throw spears at him. When he catches them, you’re going to want to detonate them. Do this twice and Heimdall will cotton on what you’re trying to accomplish and a new strategy is needed.

In the next part, instead of throwing them at Heimdall so he can catch them, you’re going to want to throw them at his feet instead (or the ground around him). Once he’s close to them or any, detonate them. Your objective here is to fill the stun meter.

And now, the actual proper battle. No gimmicks, just straight up brawling. In this phase he has 4 main attacks:

  1. He throws a Bifrost projectiles (side-step/roll it);
  2. He’ll launch a Bifrost AOE attack;
  3. He’ll swing his blade twice, and after the second one you can go to town on him with the spear;
  4. 4. He’ll have a red attack that you need to dodge away from. When time slows, focus on just rolling backwards.

All in all, not a hard fight. Well, first phase. Still, a pretty cool fight thus far.
In terms of his second phase, it’s basically the first phase with tweaks:

  1. His projectile attack has a larger projectile this time around;
  2. His red AOE attack he’ll do 2 or 3 times in a row now;
  3. His yellow punching attacks will usually consist of 3 punches;
  4. The only massive difference is when he starts a blue circle move in the centre of the arena, that means you need to charge him and break it.

So, like the first phase, attack after his punch attacks; and also, after you break his blue circle attack with your shield; and do those two things and dodge roll the other devastating moves, you’ll be golden.

Better Together

Battle Hrist and Mist

Story-related, cannot miss.

At the end of Muspelheim quests, you’ll be bothered by two rather unwanted guests – two Valkyries that you knew you were eventually going to fight from the moment you laid eyes on them in Asgard.

Funeral for a Friend

Attend the funeral

The Funeral for a Friend trophy relates to the “A Viking Funeral” side quest, which is available after the final main quest, “The Realms at War.” To trigger it, simply head to the inn in Nidavellir in Svartalfheim, and then head to Sverd Sands. And that’s all we’ll say on the matter!

Rebel Leader

Return the Hammer of the Rebellion

After you’ve had a trip up to the Forge and completed the main quest, “Forging Destiny,” on your way back to the Mystic Gateway, good ol’ grumpy Durlin will approach Kratos and ask him for a favour: to return the “Hammer of the Revolution.”

Before we move on, it’s worth bearing in mind that Forging Destiny is a fair way into the game, after you’ve visited Midgard as Kratos.

In order to retrieve the Hammer of the Rebellion, you should head for Dragon Beach, which is in the southeast of the Bay of Bounty – directly east of Modvitnir’s Rig.

Once there, head up the wooden platforms on the left and interact with the blue rune slate on your left. This will project some writing onto the hammer of the big statue ahead, which when read out loud by Freya, will remove the hammer, revealing a lovely chest underneath.

Inside the chest you will find the Hammer of Revolution. Return that to Durlin, who’s in the pub in Nidavellir and this quest will come to a close, and you’ll get your much-earned trophy.

New Friends

Fetch Lúnda’s orb

Towards the end of your first trip to Vanaheim, after you’ve gone toe-to-toe with the Nidhogg, once you go back to Freyr’s Camp, speak to Lunda, who is also a blacksmith and working very close to Brok.

She will offer to fix you up her armor if you find it out in Vanaheim, but she also asks if you could help her find a mysterious orb that she’s lost somewhere. This will initiate “The Mysterious Orb” side quest/favour.

In order to finish this quest, you simply just have to go to a beach in The Veiled Passage and get the orb off the beach. You can then return it to Lunda, who can be found in the River Delta region, across from Pilgrim’s Landing.

Full Gufa

Free the Hafgufas

In order to “free the Hafgufas” you’re going to have to jump through a few quest hoops. Nothing too tricky, but you won’t be able to get this until a good portion of your way through Ragnarok. So, then, how do you free the Hafgufas in God of War Ragnarok?

Firstly, this quest truly begins after you’ve been through the Temple of Light in Alfheim. While Tyr will go back through the Mystic Gateway, a new area will open up on the right. If you head down that path you will see Sindri. If you speak to Sindri he will allow you to initiate the first quest in this chain: “The Secret of Sands.”

In said mission you have to venture into The Barrens, and then head down into The Below, in order to save one of the Hafgufas. Once you’re finished in The Below and freed the Hafgufa on the surface, the first part of this quest will be done.

In order to get access to the second part of the desert region in Alfheim, you’ll have to continue with the main path. Once you’re done with Vanaheim (main story-wise) “The Elven Sanctum” mission will unlock and thus, The Forbidden Sands in Alfheim will be available.

When you break through the gate blocking the way, you’ll automatically get the “Songs of the Sands” favour. Like the first part of this questline, you’ll have to head down underground, AKA The Burrows this time, and repeat the process that you did in the first quest.

Making Amends

Free the Lyngbakr

While in Svartalfheim, after you’ve visited Nidavellir, you’ll come into a rather large open-world section called “Bay of Bounty.” In order to ‘Free the Lyngbakr, you need to initiate “The Weight of Chains” favour.

This can be done by sailing out to a place called “The Watchtower” which is slightly south of where it says “Bay of Bounty” on the map (it’s slightly west of Radsvinn’s Rig, if you picked up the “In Service of Asgard” mission in Nidavellir.

When you go to the Watchtower, you’ll come across a door that requires a key. Mimir will make a comment that it’s on the island by the large geyser. Head to that island and the side quest, “The Weight of Chains” will initiate.

This quest requires you simply cut three chains from Lyngbakr Island, and then visiting the south-west section of the island in the boat. Do all that and this trophy will be yours.

It Was a Good Day

Retrieve Mardöll

Once you’re pretty much done in Vanaheim, having already taken on and beaten the Nidhogg, your main quest will take you back to Sindri’s house, but there is the option to stick around and explore and do some side quests.

If you stick around you have to clear the path in the water with a Sonic arrow. Once you’ve done that and started on your way, Freya will ask for your help. This will kick off the “Freya’s Missing Peace” favour/side quest.

In it you will have to travel to Goddess Falls in the southwest of Vanaheim and assist Freya. All you need to do to retrieve Mardoll (which is actually another sword for Freya), complete the “Freya’s Missing Peace” favour – which takes place in the Vanir Shrine region.

The only potentially tricky aspect is getting access to the southeast area of Vanaheim. To do so, head to Cliffside Ruins and set fire to the bramble at the top of the cliff, which will drop the chain down from up high. Then all you need to do is climb up and interact with the blue rune surface and use the magic chisel. This will open the path so you can start and finish the side quest.

Invasive Species

Complete all of the Crater Hunts

To get access to the Crater, which can be found north of Vanaheim, you’ll need to do two things: 1. Complete the main quest, “Creatures of Prophecy”; and 2. Complete the “Scent of Survival” favour (which is initiated when you try to leave Vanaheim after the aforementioned main quest).

When you get to the Crater, you’ll notice “Dragon Hunts” in the main menu map checklist appear. These, along with “Epic Hunts,” make up the criteria for the “Crater Hunts.” There are 7 Dragon Hunts and 2 Epic Hunts in the Crater area

Of the 3 areas, the breakdown is as follows.

The Plains

  • 2 Dragon Hunts
  • 2 Epic Hunts

The Sinkholes

  • 2 Dragon Hunts

The Jungle

  • 3 Dragon Hunts

Each of the Hunts is effectively a side quest/favour, and are initiated whenever you reach certain points in the level. For instance, the “Burning Skies” side quest is initiated when you reach the massive open area in the Sinkholes, in the southeast. You’ll see a dragon attack others, and you’ll be pulled into the fight, at which point you can track the quest.


Pet Speki and Svanna

This, unfortunately, isn’t a trophy you get for walking up to your wolves, Speki and Svanna, and petting them. Because that would be great. This trophy actually related to the favour Animal Instincts.

Animal Instincts is a favour in the Midgard chapter of God of War Ragnarok. And by that, we mean when Kratos goes there after he’s been to Vanaheim.

In this quest players will have to clear out 4 Koll Raider Camps, all situated around the outskirts of the Lake of Nine. Once you’ve cleared all 4, and beaten the  Chieftain, Olaf Nautson, to finish the quest you need to interact with your wolves. Here, Kratos will pet them both and also net you a trophy!

Rightful Place

Return all the Lindwyrms to Ratatoskr

At a certain point in your adventure through the nine realms in God of War Ragnarok, after you’ve caused a little trouble in your first visit to Vanaheim, Ratatoskr will ask for a minute of your time. He will inform you that a load of Lindwyrms have escaped, and they needed to be retrieved. Ratatoskr will give you the tools necessary to complete this job. This will also initiate “The Lost Lindwyrms” side quest/favour.

All you need to do to complete this quest is retrieve the 6 Lindwyrms, who are hiding in 6 of the 15 Yggdrasil Rifts.

Pure of Hart

Return the Stags of the Four Seasons

When you get access to the north of Vanaheim, to an area called the Crater, there will be a side quest called “A Stag For All Seasons,” requiring you find all 4 Stags of the World Tree.

Firstly, to get access to the Crater you need to have finished the main quest “Creatures of Prophecy” and secondly, you’ll need to have finished the side quest/favour, “Scent of Survival.”

Secondly, in order to initiate this side quest you need to find one of four stags themselves. Once you’ve found one, you’ll then have to go back to Ratatoskr and then back to help return the stag. Do that for all 4 and this trophy is yours.

Trials by Fire

Complete the Trials of Muspelheim

Anyone who played the 2018 version of God of War will be familiar with the Trials of Muspelheim. Well, folks, they are back for God of War Ragnarok!

First things first, you need to find the two Muspelheim Seeds in order to gain access to Muspelheim.

Next, all you have to do is beat all 15 unique challenges. Yup, just 15. Easy. Well, they’re not incredibly tricky, but they can require some strategies to bypass a few of them. if all else fails fully upgrade your weapons.


Battle the All-Father

Story-related, cannot miss.

Battle the All-Father late on in the game and this trophy is yours.

Grave Mistake

Battle King Hrólf

About midway through the game, when you head to Migard to seek out an audience with the Norns, you’ll find yourself in northeast Midgard and will find yourself in possession of the Inert Hilt of Skofnung. This will allow you “access” to the Berserker Gravestones situated around the nine realms. Destroy the opposition behind the 9 Gravestones and you’ll get an audience with the King… King Hrolf to be precise.

The Berserker Fights are pretty tough in general, especially the ones where you are outnumbered, so make sure you go in with a Resurrection Stone, as well as some pretty high level weapons. If you can start with a full Rage meter too, even better.

The True Queen

Battle Gná

‘The True Queen’ trophy relates to Gna, the Valkyrie and is a post-game fight. In order to step into the arena with Gna, simply head to Muspelheim, drop down two levels and then head right under the crawlspace in the rocks.

Grapple from rock to rock a few time until you find yourself in another arena. Here you will find Gna. She’s pretty tough, so remember to max out all your weapons and if you’re struggling, knock down the difficulty too. Like the Valks from God of War (2018), just watch the patterns and learn her moves, and then you’ll beat her in no time whatsoever.

If you need some tips to get you started, then try these:

  • You can escape the AOE of the blue attack if you’re not too close.
  • Her jump in the air and stomp attacks are almost instant, so practice the side step and then roll. She can repeat this attack 3 times in a row!
  • Don’t try and dodge the yellow range attacks, they’ll track you. Block them instead.
  • Side step the red range attacks, and try and keep distance to give yourself more time to avoid.
  • And finally, the lunge attacks, remember to sidestep them. One of them is 1 attack, where you can hit afterwards; another is a multi-attack hit you need to roll out of (and then avoid her when she charges up and spins at the end).