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IGN’s comprehensive God of War (2018) strategy guide and walkthrough will guide you through every step of your journey, from the opening seconds to the end credits and beyond.
Deviating from the style of previous entries, this God of War for PS4, PS5, and PC is as much adventure as it is action, as you’ll explore a variety of large regions as your main journey takes Kratos and his son Atreus. This walkthrough will highlight the paths to take, tips on the enemies you’ll be fighting, and point out all the chests, coffins, and collectibles you might find along the way, like Artifacts, Nornir Chests, legendary chests, etc.
God of War also includes a lot of side content not immediately covered in the main walkthrough, including Side Quests (Favors) – listed here. There are also many regions that can be unlocked outside of the central story, listed in the full regions page. At the end of the God of War story, you will also be able to undertake a series of powerful and optional boss encounters, which you can read more about unlocking here.
IGN’s God of War walkthrough is introduced by the chapters of the journey you will embark on and includes relevant information on anything that can be found when you visit the region or realm that Kratos and Atreus are exploring in this chapter. Note that some collectibles and optional content will not be available the first time you visit an area, and it’s important to check the pages for regions and collectibles like Odin’s Ravens (Odin’s Spies), lore locations, Nornir Chests (locked rune chests), and more as the story unlocks more options for you. Luckily, all of the collectibles can be obtained once the story is complete, thanks to a post-game section.
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Spoiler Warning: This guide will refrain from spoiling the story to the extent possible, but may point out possible spoilers in boss fights or other encounters – proceed at your own risk.
|Journey Chapter name||XP Reward||Regions|
|The marked trees||200 XP||wild woods|
|Path to the mountain||2,000 XP||The River Pass, Shores of Nine, Foothills|
|A kingdom beyond||2,000 XP||Foothills, Shores of Nine|
|The Light of Alfheim||3,000 XP||Alfheim, Shores of Nine, Foothills|
|Inside the mountain||4,500 XP||The mountain|
|A new destination||4,500 XP||Shores of Nine, the river pass|
|The magic scissor||4,500 XP||Shores of Nine, The Mason’s Channel, Thamur’s Corpse|
|behind the lock||4,500 XP||Corpse of Thamur, Shores of Nine|
|Disease||6,750 XP||The River Pass, Wildwoods, Helheim|
|The black rune||6,750 XP||Shores of Nine, Temple of Tire|
|back to top||6,750 XP||Foothills, The Mountain|
|Escape Helheim||6,750 XP||Helheim|
|A path to Jotunheim||10,125 XP||Temple of Tire|
|between the kingdoms||10,125 XP||???|
|Jotunheim to Reach||10,125 XP||Shores of the Nine|
|mother’s ashes||15,100 XP||Jotunheim|