The final chapters of God of War Ragnarok are tougher than the first dozen chapters because we’re approaching the story’s climax. So, our guide includes tips for defeating bosses and the Nornir chests you’ll encounter on your way to Ragnarok. To conclude, this is the final series of our God of War Ragnarok walkthrough.
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Chapter 13: Creatures of Prophecy
Reach Freyr’s Camp
Following the events of Chapter 12, you now have enough XP to buy new skills, moves, and upgrades. So, purchase any necessary upgrades now, rather than later. Travel to Vanaheim using a Mystic Gateway and after arriving, look for the canoe that you’ll take to Freyr’s camp.
You’ll immediately notice that his camp is empty, but you should soon meet Hildisvini, a Vanir archer. After a conversation with him, you learn Skoll and Hati may be in danger. So, you’re off to find them. But not before beating the Fierce Stalker.
Defeating the Fierce Stalker
The Stalker is fast and favours a lance almost reminiscent of General Gyoubu Oniwa from Sekiro. She likes swipe attacks so that she can maintain her distance. Just make sure you roll backwards from her swipe attacks that are surrounded by red circles and block-break attacks that are surrounded by blue rings. But that’s if you’re fast enough.
Several Wisps will soon enter the fray, just pepper them with runic arrows before you attack. Also, don’t forget that Wisps will explode if you get too close so the Blades of Chaos are better suited to them. Continue looking for Skol and Hati until you find a legendary chest. Soon after, you’ll find a path that leads to a den. You’ll find the two wolves in there but choosing the alternative path to their den will land you a Nornir chest. Just after you defeat a Wulver.
The Einherjar have stolen the moon so the two wolves are still sleeping. So, your task is simple – Return the moon to the sky to Awaken them. You’ll have to beat a Einherjar ambush, chase a thief, and then defeat the thief and its Wyvern ally. Parrying the Wyvern’s attacks will gradually deplete its health over the course of the fight so we hope you’ve mastered it. Nevertheless, here are some tips for this fight.
- The Einherjar Thief is weak against Frost damage from the Leviathan Axe so always charge it up first.
- The thief doesn’t have any unblockable attacks.
- The Wyvern uses lightning attacks and its moves can be parried.
- Timing your parries when it comes to the Wyvern is tricky.
Defend Freya After Defeating the Drekis
Once you’ve concluded your business with Skol and Hati, you can return to Freyr’s camp. Following that, you’ll have to defeat two Drekis with two different attack styles. The red and purple Dreki favours acid/poison attacks while the blue and yellow Dreki is based on electricity alone. The biggest tip for cheesing this fight is to focus on defeating one Dreki first.
Freya will lead you to Njord via a shortcut soon after you reach camp. You’ll encounter different enemies including Wights, Wisps, Wulvers, Einherjar, and the Alpha Wulver, Blatonn, later on. So, be sure to explore back away from a fight to loot any healthstone lying around.
Gulltoppr will remind players of the Chimera in the original God of War games. Thankfully, the battle is straightforward if you keep these tips in mind.
- Dodge or parry his attacks if you’re fast enough.
- Attack Gulltoppr only when it’s stunned to save your health for your battle with Heimdall.
- Get far away from Gulltoppr when its attacks glow purple.
- Look out for Heimdall’s Bifrost attack.
Gulltoppr is much more challenging than his steed so your skills must be in tip-top condition. Also, equip Draupnir immediately the fight starts because he’ll just dodge all other attacks from the Blades of Chaos and Leviathan Axe. Make sure you detonate all the spears embedded in his body because he can realm-shift to dispose of them all. Thankfully, all of his attacks in the first phase of the fight can easily be dodged or parried.
In the second phase of the fight, look out for his Bifrost slam attacks. Not only because it’s unblockable, but because Heimdall is temporarily stunned after using the attack. Use your runic abilities as much as possible to deal as much damage as possible. Finally, try to equip the Rond of Purification because it helps curb damage from Heimdall’s attacks. Heimdall loses an arm in the second phase of the fight, which also acts as a checkpoint.
For the final phase of the fight, Heimdall resorts to melee attacks like punches, charged Bifrost blows, and boulder throws. Just stagger him with well-timed parries and attack when his defence is open.
Return to Sindri’s House
Once you’ve rounded up the fight with Heimdall, you’ll regroup with Freyr’s allies to rescue Freyr. After eliminating a Einherjar captain and rescuing Freyr, you can head back to Sindri’s house using a Mystic Gateway.
Chapter 14: Unlocking the Mask
Search for Huginn in Midgard
While Kratos was out saving his allies, Atreus also had his hands full with unlocking the mask. You’ll soon meet up with Odin who reveals that the final piece of the mask is in Niflheim. So, he sends you to find Thor so you can have some extra pairs of hands in your search.
After making your way through Niflheim using the incomplete mask in your possession, you’ll soon battle a Frost Ancient. Just stick to the usual – Only attack its core whenever it starts shooting out projectiles. Along the way, you’ll encounter Exploding Nightmares, a group of Legion, and Hel-walkers. For the most part though, Thor will do the heavy lifting so follow his lead.
Return to Sindri’s Home
Atreus eventually completes the mask but Thor still plots to kill Atreus for the death of his sons. Sif also blames Kratos and Atreus for the death of Heimdall, so Atreus, left with no choice, runs away from Asgard. Once you reach Sindri’s house and present the mask to your allies, you’ll uncover a startling secret, which concludes Chapter 14 of God of War Ragnarok.
Chapter 15: Hunting for Solace
Hunt with Atreus
Hunt with Atreus in the forest back home in Midgard for meat. But as soon as Atreus tries to shoot a large deer, Kratos stops him and convinces his son to return to Sindri. But first you have to find the Dwarven smith.
With Brok dead, Kratos and Atreus try to comfort Sindri so you head to Tyr’s Temple. Despite your attempts to make Sindri see reason, he’s much too consumed with revenge so you agree to bring the war to Asgard. But not without the help of Freya, Surtr, and his wife.
Chapter 16: The Summoning
Reach Surtr’ Forge
You’ve arrived in Muspelheim and now, you’re looking for Surtr’s Forge. Along the way, you’ll fight Dodher Wisps, Draugr Lords, and a Nornir Chest at the Burning Cliffs. Continue until you encounter a Flame Phantom.
Defeat the Flame Phantom
The Flame Phantom can be defeated using the same tactics in your fight against the Frozen Phantom. That is, attacks its core to stun it and destroy all three springs. The springs can be found in the –
- Northeast behind a breakable wall.
The attacks you should look out for are a tail swipe, orb toss, slam, tidal wave with large AoE, and a shock wave. Throughout the fight, just keep targeting the Phantom’s core.
Reach Surtr’s Forge: Part Two
You’ll have to cross a gap using your Draupnir spear and then, you can approach Surtr. But he rebuffs their requests and pushes them below the anvil where you’ll encounter a Soul Eater. Just attack the creature’s core, which is in its chest to cheese this fight.
Once you’ve defeated the Soul Eater, follow Surtr’s lead through a tunnel. Keep following Surtr until you reach the Spark of the World. Soon enough, Hrist and Mist will ambush you, so you must defeat them to progress with Surtr.
Defeat Hrist and Mist
These Valkyries are easier to beat than you would think. Just make sure you’re patient with your parries and attacks and you should do just fine. But then, we promised you some hints, didn’t we?
- Listen to Atreus’ cries because they can act as cues for incoming attacks.
- Watch out for attacks whenever the Valkyries scream out “Sister”, “Yield”, or “Attack”.
- Wait until Atreus distracts one of the Valkyries to start unleashing heavy attacks.
- Interrupt attacks to farm healthstones.
There are three phases to this fight, so just make sure you distract the Valkyries by commanding Atreus to shoot. Also, block-break any attack that’s surrounded by blue rings and dodge any attack that’s surrounded by red rings.
Approach the Spark of the World
Once you reach the Spark of the World with Atreus, you’ll discover that Surtr has turned into Ragnarok. So, he’s waiting for the call of Gjallarhorn to start attacking Asgard. Once the cutscene ends, you can return to the Mystic Gateway. Just follow Atreus’ lead and he’ll soon find you a way out of Muspelheim.
You’ll have to fight your way through a band of Einherjar, Wyverns, Exploding Nightmares, Draugr, and a Dodher Gradungr that moves like the Gulltoppr. Just make sure you start your attacks on the Gradungr with runic arrows to lower its Bifrost shield.
Chapter 17: The Realms at War
Prepare and Then Travel to Tyr’s Temple in Midgard
Prepare, get some rest, and after a dream where Faye discusses her future with Kratos, you can head to Tyr’s Temple. You’ll have the option of speaking to Lunda who has a new armour set for you. Once you’re ready, just approach the crystal on the western side of the temple to sound the Gjallarhorn.
Destroy the War Machines
You need to stop the war machines from destroying the towers or else Ragnarok won’t reach the realms. After dealing with multiple groups Einherjar, a Dodher Wyvern, Einherjar Captain, and a Fierce Ogre, you’ll meet up with Sindri. He wants to directly help you deal with the war machines.
Protect the Refugees
Back in Atreus’ shoes, you’re tasked with protecting the refugees. So, quickly enter your Bjorn form by pressing L3 and R3 together. You’ll have to defeat several Einherjar and Gulons to pull that off. Atreus will soon run into Thrud who’s still seeking revenge. But after she’s convinced by Sindri, you guys head off to find Odin.
You’re now controlling Kratos and together with Thrud and Atreus, you seek out Odin for his sins. Kratos will soon enter a fight against Thor who believes Thrud is hurt. The fight will go down exactly like your first battle with Thor, so expect the same move sets, save for a few variations. Here are some tips for defeating Thor.
- Always be on the move to dodge Thor’s lightning traps.
- Sidestep the hammer throws and don’t stop dodging afterwards.
- Dodge the lightning shockwaves.
- Thor is susceptible to shield strikes and chances are, you can interrupt a lot of his attacks using the Dauntless Shield.
- Run out of marked zones because lightning will soon rain down.
The fight concludes with Kratos and Thor entering a ramming sequence – Axe against a hammer. Odin soon arrives and commands Thor to kill Kratos, which he refuses. Odin retaliates by stabbing his own son which leads to the next fight.
You can cheese Odin by using the tips and hints we dropped below. Sure, being the final boss, he may look intimidating, but he can be caught off guard too. So, check these out.
- The Rond of Purification helps keep Bifrost damage at bay – equip it.
- He favours his spears so watch its movements to guess the type of attack.
- Like so, a downward slam attack after Odin levitates will produce a Bifrost shockwave.
- Throw your axe at any orb attack or have Atreus fire his arrows at the orbs.
- Use the Blades of Chaos because Odin is relatively quick.
- Wait for his attack, dodge at the last moment, and attack immediately after.
After Atreus seals Odin’s soul into a marble. Following some rest, Kratos and Atreus will find the final shrine, showing how Faye went against her own people so that her family could choose their paths. And with that, you’ve beaten God of War Ragnarok!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is God of War Ragnarok the Final Game?
No, God of War Ragnarok isn’t the final game in the series. Rather, it’s the last game that will be set in the Norse realm, which means that future games will be inspired by other myths. Cory Barlog and Eric Williams, the directors behind God of War Ragnarok recently confirmed that the studio is shifting their focus to a new environment.
This means there will be new gods, locations, storyline, powers, and enemies. Hopefully, the studio’s next focus will be the Egyptian lore since a face-off with Ra is rather appealing. The reason for why Santa Monica studio isn’t using the Norse lore in the next God of War is because using the same setting can become boring quickly. This is exactly what happened to the previous God of War video games that focused on Greek mythology. By the fourth game, fans were already getting tired of fighting Chimeras and Centaurs.
Which Chapter Awards the Most XP for Kratos and Atreus?
The chapter that awards the most XP for Kratos is Chapter 17, the Realms at War. Kratos will be awarded 20,000 XP after the Chapter is concluded. As for Atreus, he’s awarded 7,500 XP at the end of Chapter 16. As you can see, these are the latter chapters of the game so it would only make sense to get those rewards as a conclusion to the story of Kratos and Atreus in Ragnarok.
What Happens to the Marble Containing Odin’s Soul?
The marble holding Odin’s soul is swiftly destroyed by Sindri shortly after the sealing took place. To Sindri, Odin’s actions were way past the point of redemption.