God of War: Ragnarok Trophy Guide & Roadmap

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Published: November 09, 2022

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  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 4.5/10
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 40h-45h
  • Offline Trophies: 36 (16 , 15 , 4 , 1 )
  • Online Trophies: 0 (0 , 0 , 0 )
  • Number of missable trophies: Nothing
  • Glitched trophies: N/A
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, you can play on the lowest difficulty if your prefer so.
  • Minimum Playthroughs: You need to beat the game and do some post-game events
  • Welcome to the newest title in GOW series; Ragnarok is here! And so is the trophy guide. I hope it will help you find what you miss, and I hope you will enjoy the game as I did. Road to platium is an easy one, although some challenges aren't, but you can do it.

    Step 1 - Beat the game to unlock all weapons, do favours and collect as you see fit

    You can't miss anything related to trophies, but the Onslaught Shield is in Legendary chest that is blocked later in the story. If you miss it, you can buy it from the blacksmith shop.

    First, don't worry about collecting stuff, you can first enjoy the story. I was always collecting stuff as I could, but you can save some time by doing so after beating the game. A lot of favours are also locked behing the main story progress so it makes sense to takle everything before the end (the game warns you when thatr moment ocurrs), or after the end. 

    I do want to note that there is a trophy for upgrading one armour set to its max level, so don't spend your resources across different sets to run out of resources. You could potentialy do yourself a problem, as enemies don't appear (some at all) after beating all events in all realms.

    There are no tedious grindy or fetchy trophies to mention, most of them are related to favours and collecting all there is in all 9 realms. Some realms will not be accesible before doing certain favours, which will be your main goal in the post-game.

    There is no New Game + mode at this moment, and patch 1.02, 1.03 fixed some bugs in the game, but I don't know at this point is there anything that is bugged.

    Step 2 - Post-game & Collecting

    After you beat the game you will have all weapons and key items needed for some collectibles in realms. You will also unlock Remnants of Asgard favour, which is not possible before.

    You want to collect 100% collectibles when you check your map, for all realms. You don't need some collectibles, but you need most of them so I will do all of the topics with all you can collect.

    I advise you to leave Berserker Gravestones for last if you don't want the extra challenge, and battling Gna is the hardest fight in the game, which is something you want to leave for the end of your journey. The rest is pretty straightfowards, so enjoy and I wish you a happy hunting!

    PS4/PS5 auto pop-up trophies

    You can auto-pop the platinum trophy if you transfer PS4 save to PS5 and load it. It doesn't work the other way.

    List of collectible topics

    God of War: Ragnarok - Aflheim Collectibles
    God of War: Ragnarok - Asgard Collectibles
    God of War: Ragnarok - Helheim Collectibles
    God of War: Ragnarok - Jotunheim Collectibles
    God of War: Ragnarok - Midgard Collectibles
    God of War: Ragnarok - Muspelheim Collectibles
    God of War: Ragnarok - Niflheim Collectibles
    God of War: Ragnarok - Svartalfheim Collectibles
    God of War: Ragnarok - Vanaheim Collectibles

    List of other topics

    God of War: Ragnarok - All Relics and Sword Hilts
    God of War: Ragnarok - All Shield Locations
    God of War: Ragnarok - Favours Guide

    The Bear and the Wolf     Platinum

    Collect all other trophies.

    The Florist     Collect one flower from each of the nine realms

    Complete Nine Realms in Bloom favour.

    In Midgard, The Forbidden Sands area, southwest corner. You can find a climbing ledge there, but do not climb, instead go left and pick up the flower 1/9 from the floor at the end. This starts the favour, you can now find the rest of the flowers. Full list and details can be found under the next topic, or in the correspoding collectibles topic of individual realm.

    God of War: Ragnarok - Favours Guide

    God of War: Ragnarok - Nine Realms in Bloom (All Flower Locations)

    The Librarian     Collect all of the Books

    This refers to Lore collectibles. There is a LOT to be found across all realms. Only the lores that count towards realm % counts, so you can track that via map overview inside each realm. Check the realm collectible topics for details and videos how to find them all.

    The Curator     Collect all of the Artefacts

    This refers to Artefact collectibles. There is a LOT to be found across all realms. Only the artefacts that count towards realm % counts, so you can track that via map overview inside each realm. Check the realm collectible topics for details and videos how to find them all.

    How it Started     Equip an Enchantment

    As soon as you equip Yggdrasil Amulet, you can use enchantments and equip them in slots for it. Simply equip one to unlock the trophy.

    Spit Shine     Upgrade one piece of armour

    This will happen naturally when you work your way towards Ready for Commitment trophy (upgrading an armour set to its max level).

    Spartan Ways  
    Remember the Spartan teachings

    This one got unlocked for me when you close the first Hell Tear gate. It will happen during the story when Atreus reunites with Kratos at Sindri's home realm.

    Full Belly     Obtain all of the Apples of Idunn and Horns of Blood Mead

    Apples and Horns are a reward from Nornir chests. There are more Nornir chest than Apples and Horns, so you can even miss out on some. You can find all collectibles for all realms in corresponding realm collectible topics.

    Knock off the Rust  
    Purchase a Skill

    Early in the game you will have to purchase a Skill using the earned EXP. Simply open your menu and follow the tutorial when the game introduces buying Skills - and buy one to unlock this trophy.

    A Grizzly Encounter  
    Battle the Bear

    Bear will be your first story boss, so this trophy will unlock automatically. 

    Bear is not hard, just dodge or block his moves, and dodge critial (red glowing circle) moves as they cannot be blocked. This fight will serve as a game tutorial in a way, and it shouldn't be that hard.

    Blood Debt  
    Battle the God of Thunder

    The God of Thunder is your second in-game boss fight, so this trophy cannot be missed.

    Thor is a bit harder than Bear, and you have to dodge more. After you dodge try to attack and continue with few more attacks if he staggers, otherwise be patient and avoid what you can. You will have to go through 2 phases, both quite easy.

    Backyard Brawl  
    Battle the Mysterious Valkyrie

    Automatic story-related trophy.

    Root of the Problem  
    Battle Nidhogg

    Automatic story-related trophy.

    The Cauldron  
    Destroy Gryla's cauldron

    Automatic story-related trophy.

    Off the Leash  
    Battle Garm

    Automatic story-related trophy.

    Battle Heimdall

    Automatic story-related trophy.

    Battle Together  
    Battle Hrist and Mist

    Automatic story-related trophy.

    Phalanx     Obtain all Shields

    There are 6 Shield to be found, nothing is missable except maybe the Onslaught Shield. That last shield is not counted towards overal Helheim completion %, but it's needed for the trophy. If you miss it, you can buy from the blacksmith shop.

    God of War: Ragnarok - All Shield Locations

    Collector     Obtain all Relics and Sword Hilts

    Sword Hilts and Relics are usually a story drop, or you need to finish a certain favour/open a certain chest. Some can even be found on ground, or in places that are not tied to overal completion %. It's a bit tricky to find them all without the pointers. Note that only Relics counts for this trophy, which is a bit misleading.

    God of War: Ragnarok - All Relics and Sword Hilts

    Dragon Slayer     Craft the Dragon Scaled Armour Set

    You will need Dragon Claw x1, Dragon Tooth x22 to craft all 3 pieces for this armor set. You get these items when you kill big lizzard mini-boss or boss enemies (Drekis), which are usually part of some favours or even story progress. By the time you finish the game you should have some of the mentioned items, and if you still miss some you can do "The Desert Door", "Freya's Missing Peace" favour. I had enough to fully upgrade all armour pieces, minus the one piece I was missing.

    The moment when I was able to craft it was then I discovered The Plains area in Vanaheim.

    How it's Going     Fully repair the Amulet of Yggdrasil

    You will need to find all Yggdrasil Amulet Fragments to fully upgrade the Amulet. Amulet is obtained during the story.

    God of War: Ragnarok - Yggdrasil Amulet Fragments Guide

    Funeral for a Friend     Attend the funeral

    Complete A Viking Funeral favor that gets unlocked at blacksmith after finishing the game.

    God of War: Ragnarok - Favours Guide

    *Sverd Sands*
    2:03:25 - A Viking Funeral Favour (Funeral for a Friend trophy)

    Rebel Leader     Return the Hammer of the Rebellion

    Complete Spirit of Rebellion favour that gets unlocked when you return from The Forge in Svartalfheim in the later parts in the game.

    God of War: Ragnarok - Favours Guide

    17:54 - Spirit of Rebellion 1/1 (start)

    *Alberich Hollow*
    1:01:47 - Hammer of the Revolution (Favour item for Spirit of Rebellion Favour - return it back to client)

    New Friends     Fetch Lunda's orb

    Complete The Mysterious Orb favour.

    God of War: Ragnarok - Favours Guide

    *Freyr's Camp*
    8:00 - The Mysterious Orb Favour start

    *The Veiled Passage*
    56:28 - Mysterious Orb Key Item (The Mysterious Orb favour)

    *River Delta*
    1:05:55 - Burried Treasure 1/1: The Giant's Toes Treasure Map, River Delta Favours - The Mysterious Orb Favour End (New Friends Trophy)

    Full Gufa     Free the Hafgufas

    Complete Secret of the Sands and  Song of the Sands favours in Alfheim.

    God of War: Ragnarok - Favours Guide

    *The Below*
    18:14 - Secret of the Sands Favour

    *The Burrows*
    46:33 - Entrance to the The Forbidden Sands area where The Burrows is
    48:11 - Song of the Sands Favour

    Making Amends     Free the Lyngbakr

    Finish The Weight of Chains favour in Swartalfheim in the open area after Niđavellir (the village). You will have to find some keys and unchain the whale under the island there. The details can be found here:

    God of War: Ragnarok - Favours Guide

    *Lyngbakr Island*
    37:58 - The Weight of Chains Favour
    53:05 - The Weight of Chains End (Making Amends trophy)

    It Was a Good Day     Retrieve Mardoll

    Complete Freya's Missing Peace in Vanaheim realm.

    God of War: Ragnarok - Favours Guide

    *River Delta*
    1:03:03 - Freya's Missing Peace Favour start

    *Cliffside Ruins*
    47:22 - Opening River Delta southern passage

    *Vanir Shrine*
    1:11:12 - Freya's Missing Peace Favour (entrance from Goddess Falls)

    Invasive Species     Complete all of the Crater Hunts

    Complete all Draugr Challenges across all realms. You can refer to collectible trophies for each region to easily find them.

    God of War: Ragnarok - Draugr Challenges

    Besties     Pet Speki and Svanna

    When you return to Midgard a bit later with Kratos and Freya, you will have to follow a scent. This is not missable so you can do it later, but at that point you can start with raiding the camps, after which you just need to pet the wolfs that are your ride in this region. There are 4 locations where you need to enter and beat all enemies.

    *Raider Fort*
    15:58 - Kol Raider Camps 1/1, Animal Instincts Favour 1/4, Lore 1/1: Treasure Map - Viking's Gift

    *Raider Stronghold*
    21:05 - Kol Raider Camps 1/1, Animal Instincts Favour 2/4, Legendary Chests 1/1

    *Raider Hideout*
    22:00 - Kol Raider Camps 1/1, Animal Instincts Favour 3/4, Legendary Chests 1/1 22:50 - Nornir Chests 1/1

    *Raider Keep*
    27:30 - Kol Raider Camps 1/1, Animal Instincts Favour End (Besties Trophy)

    Rightful Place     Return all the Lindwyrms to Ratatoskr

    Complete The Lost Lindwyrms favour.

    When you return back after slaying Niđhogg boss Ratatoskr will have something for you. Pick up the Lindwyrm trap and now we can go hunt for Lindwyrms.

    God of War: Ragnarok - Favours Guide

    Pure of Hart     Return the Stags of the Four Seasons

    Complete A Stag for All Seasons favour.

    After doing For Vanaheim favour you will find Birgir and unlock another Mystic Gateway. You can find your first Stag here, which will start the favour. You need to visit Sindri's House and talk to squirrel to initiate the favour. You now need to find 4 Stags. Return to The Plains in Vanaheim to get the first one, and we need to find others as well.

    God of War: Ragnarok - Favours Guide

    Trials by Fire     Complete the Trials of Muspelheim

    There are 15 Trials. First, you need to find 2 Muspelheim Seeds in Svartalfheim to unlock The Crucible gateway in Muspelheim. Then you will need to beat challenges. All the details you need can be found under the next topic:

    God of War: Ragnarok - Muspelheim Collectibles

    Ready for Commitment     Fully upgrade one armour set

    The easiest way is to leave resources for the end without upgrading anything, and then take the weakest armour set to fully upgrade it. You can even save before and when you unlock the trophy just reload the save to save resources. Some resources can be found in Muspelheim area and these can be farmed by repeating the challenges. The rest is obtained throughout the game while doing certain favours and simply beating the game. You should have plenty for upgrading couple of armour sets after you clear everything.

    Gleaming, Shinning, Sparkling Crystals can be found by throwing yellow crystals (destroy them in Vanaheim - Norhtern regions and pick them up) in the Wishing Well pond at the bottom in the middle to get it. That cannot be obtained any other way, and you will need them to upgrade your Waist Armour to the last level.

    *Wishing Well*
    1:56:38 - 3 Weapon Hilts: Runic Hailstone Knob, Pommels of Burning Unity, Hind of Volatile Might, and Crystal armour upgrade resources

    Battle the All-Father

    Automatic story-related trophy.

    Grave Mistake     Battle King Hrolf

    King Hrolf is the last Berseker Gravestone and it will appear in Midgard, King's Grave after you cleared all other gravestones. This is where you get the key item to tackle these challenges during the story, and the gravestones are all over the place, basically in all realms. You can refer to the collectibles guide of each region and simply search the term to find them.

    1:10:32 - Berserkers Gravestones 1/1 - King Hrolf Kraki (Last one, unlocked after beating all others)

    The True Queen     Battle Gna

    Gna is a valkyrie and can be found in Muspelheim. From the middle area in The Crucible crawn under a rock and follow the path to the area and pick up a book from the floor. This will initiate the toughest battle in the game. It's all about the moves, so learn her patterns and it should be doable. I was doing this after beating the game, after I did everything else, otherwise it could be tough. Also, you can lower the difficulty if you wish.

    1:04:55 - Defend your Valour 1/1 (Defeat Gna "The True Queen" trophy)

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