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God of War guide for all you need to know about the Nine Realms

God of War guide

Having a God of War guide and walkthrough to hand will definitely assist you on your travels through the Nine Realms, as there's so much to take in and understand along the way. You'll encounter puzzles to decipher, bosses to defeat, rare armor and weapons to add to your arsenal, upgrades to unlock, and even more, so getting a full run down on God of War will help you ascend to deity level a lot more quickly.

That's exactly what we're delivering for you here, with everything you need to know about God of War gathered together in one place, providing details on all of the biggest challenges you'll face. Whether you're stuck battling an epic monster or trying to work out how to solve a puzzle blocking your path, we've got all of the information you need laid out in our God of War guide.

Tips

With a game the size of God of War there are many things you can do, so some helpful hints to set you on the right path certainly won't go amiss. Check out our God of War tips for 11 things you should know before playing.

Best Armor

There are various different pieces of armor you can kit Kratos out with, and each provide their own set of stat boosts. If you want to snag the top protection then check out our guide for how to get the best God of War armor.

Jotnar Shrines

There are 11 Jotnar Shrines to find in God of War, with each one revealing a new piece of lore about the giants' history. Only one of them is accessible during the story, so if you want the rest of them you should follow our guide to find all the God of War Jotnar Shrine locations.

Nornir Chests

To open a Nornir chest, you need to find the three runes that seal it, which normally involves smashing things or solving puzzles. It's well worth the effort, as they contain the only items that can increase your maximum health and rage, so if you want to find and open them all then follow our God of War Nornir chests guide.

Valkyries

We won't go too far into Spoiler Town here, but once you reach the God of War end-game content you'll find yourself battling against a series of Valkyries. If you're looking for help with defeating them, here's our tips for how to beat the God of War Valkyries.

Treasure Maps

God of War treasure map: Turtle's Tribute

There are a series of 12 treasure maps to find and complete, which net you important resources to upgrade your weapons and armor. Handily they're all located around the Lake of Nine in Midgard, and here's how to find and solve all of the God of War treasure maps.

Niflheim Tips

Niflheim is full of lethal mist which saps your health over time, as well as featuring a randomly generated maze full of traps, so naturally it's a pretty inhospitable place to visit. Check out our God of War Niflheim tips for help with surviving the maze and getting the most Mist Echoes.

Niflheim Mist Armor

As we mentioned before, Niflheim is a harsh place to be, so it would be useful if you had some armor to counteract the health sapping effects of this region. The Niflheim Mist Armor is what you want, which provides a healing effect over time, and you can track it down using our God of War Niflheim Mist armor guide.

Muspelheim Fire Armor

If you want an armor set to match Kratos' fiery temperament, then look no further than the Muspelheim Fire Armor. If you want a chance to inflict fire blasts, create burning shields, or a stat boosting flaming aura, here's how to get the God of War fire armor without being burned.

Valkyrie Armor

If you want Kratos to look great as well as gaining magic boosting abilities, you're going to have to defeat some tough Valkyrie enemies. For full details on where to find and beat them, this is how to get the Valkyrie armor.

Eyes of Odin

The most plentiful collectible in God of War comes in the form of glowing green ravens, which you need to smash with your axe to eliminate. There are a whopping 51 of these feathered spies, which you can take out by following our God of War Eyes of Odin guide and earn the Allfather Blinded Trophy.

Artefacts

Artefacts are another set of collectibles strewn across God of War, with plenty of small trinkets for you to track down and sell for some serious coin. Follow our God of War artefact guide to find them all and earn the Curator Trophy.

Muspelheim Challenge Tips

If you're taking on the Muspelheim challenges then we hope you like fire, as there's plenty of it in these endless combat arenas. If you want to gather some flaming resources then follow our God of War Muspelheim tips to survive the trial by fire.

Ending

If you've finished the main story of the game, then you may well have questions about what exactly happened. We've got the answers about the God of War ending right here, to help you out.

Secret ending

You've seen the credits roll at the conclusion of the story, but have you seen everything? There's actually a God of War secret ending that requires some more work to see, but believe us that it's worth the effort.

Spoilers

Not got time to actually play the whole of God of War, but want to know everything about it including all the biggest moments and twists? Then let us show you 6 of the biggest God of War spoilers in 7 minutes.

Secrets and Easter eggs

It may not be obvious at first, but the game is chock full of nods to previous GOW releases, background information for the current story, and other Easter eggs. Let us guide you through the God of War secrets and explain what they mean.

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 400 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.