This page of the God of War Ragnarok guide contains a summary of all main quests - these are the Path quests, the completion of which is required to unlock two game endings. We have also prepared a set of tips that it is recommended to take a look at before starting a new campaign.
All main quests - Path
- Surviving Fimbulwinter - This is the first main quest. You will learn, e.g. where to find Atreus, how to solve puzzles in the forest in Midgard and how to unlock fast travel.
- The Quest for Tyr - During this quest, you will visit Svartalfheim for the first time. The walkthrough has solutions to environmental puzzles with, e.g. geysers, riverbeds and mine cranes.
- Old Friends - This is Atreus' first quest. From the walkthrough, you will learn how to solve puzzles as Atreus and how to fight.
- Groa's Secret - In this quest, the heroes visit Alfheim. In this walkthrough, you will learn how to defeat the elves, how to complete the Twilight Stones puzzles and how to leave Light Well.
- The Lost Sanctuary - This is Atreus' second quest in Jotunheim. We describe how to work with Angrboda, how to cross the Ironwood and how to rescue the wolf.
- The Reckoning - this quest takes place during your first visit to Vanaheim. You will learn where to find the source of the curse, how to solve the bridge puzzle and how to avoid plants and poisonous fog.
- The Runaway - This is Atreus' quest. We explain how to find shelter, how to get to Asgard and how to climb the great wall.
- Into the Fire - In this quest, you will visit Muspelheim for the first time. You will learn how to use the mask and where to find its missing piece.
- The Word of Fate - This is a quest that takes place upon the return to the Shores of Nine in Midgard. The walkthrough explains how to follow the trail of Norns and how to go through the Well of Urd.
- Forging Destiny - In this quest, you will return to Svartalfheim. The walkthrough explains how to complete puzzles in the Myrkr tunnels, how to start the elevator, how to reach the forge and how to get the spear.
- Unleashing Hel - This is the first visit to Helheim. In this walkthrough, you will learn where to find the last piece of the mask and how to return to Asgard.
- Reunion - In this task, the heroes pursue Garm in Helheim. We explain where the great wolf resides, how to complete the seal puzzles and how to escape Helheim.
- Creatures of Prophecy - In this quest, you will return to Vanaheim. This walkthrough explains where to find Skoll and Hati, how to recapture Freyr and how to leave the prison.
- Unlocking the Mask - This is a new Atreus quest. This walkthrough explains where to find Thor and how to get the mask piece in Niflheim.
- Hunting for Solace - This is a short quest in which Kratos and Atreus go on a hunt and then find Sindri.
- The Summoning - This is a mission from finding Surtr in Muspelheim. You will learn how to reach the forge and how to defeat strong enemies along the way.
- The Realms at War - This quest is related to Ragnarok. Our walkthrough tells you how the attack on Asgard proceeds and how to deal with the next enemies.
- Beyond Ragnarok - This is an additional endgame quest that will appear in your journal after you finish the main storyline.
- Main ending - We explain when the game shows the first ending and whether it is interactive.
- Secret ending - Here you will learn how to unlock the hidden ending connected to one of the favours (side quest).
The campaign in God of War Ragnarok consists of 17 the Path quests and 1 quest done in the endgame. The main storyline quests have to be completed in a specific order. Each of these quests is very long and it can take you up to several hours to complete it.
You will always receive confirmation of the start or completion of a particular quest. The next main quest will not always start immediately. You may have to complete additional activities listed in the journal first, such as returning to Sindri's House.
Main quests are listed down in the journal. There you can review the list of mission objectives and learn about the rewards for completing a given task.
Many quests can be interrputed or postponed so that optional activities can be taken care of first. The exceptions are the missions that take place in unique locations and do not allow for free exploration. You must then complete the mission in question first.
We prepared the guide by playing on the default difficulty level - Give me Balance. In our opinion, it offers a sufficient level of challenge, especially considering the fact that God of War Ragnarok is generally more difficult than its predecessor. In addition, you have to develop Kratos from scratch and it is not possible to transfer previously acquired skills, armour or upgrades to GoW Ragnarok.
The game features a lot of clashes with full-fledged bosses and mini-bosses. You have to learn how to react to the colors of the bosses' attacks (yellow, red, blue) and regularly upgrade the main characters' equipment. We have described all the major confrontations in great detail in a separate section: Bosses.
Other difficulties can be environmental puzzles, such as rearranging mechanisms, throwing Leviathan Axe at interactive objects, or using sonic and sigil arrows. Completing puzzles is required to advance further in the game. You will find the solutions to the puzzles in dedicated sections of this guide.
It is not recommended to rush through the quests, because boss fights and clashes with elite enemies may become increasingly difficult for you. Develop your protagonists by exploring the area and discovering secret items. You should especially:
- open Legendary Chests - these can contain, for example, unique weapon and armor upgrades, or rare crafting ingredients;
- accept Favors - Favors are side quests and you can get a lot of XP and receive unique rewards by completing them;
- solve Nornin Chests puzzles - in these chests there are treasures that allow you to permanently extend your health and rage bars;
- eliminate Odin's ravens - you can then visit Niflheim and open chests with valuable loot.
All additional activities and treasures are described in the dedicated chapter: Secrets and Collectibles.
The game won't let you in everywhere right away. If you encounter some seemingly indestructible obstacle or if the world completion counter is far from 100%, do not worry. As you progress through the game, you will discover new regions and learn new ways to deal with said obstacles.
Always listen to the comments of your companions (e.g. Atreus or Mimir). They may tell you that at a certain stage of the game you do not yet have the required equipment to unlock a path or complete a puzzle. Allies can also remind you to return to previous lands and explore new areas.