God of War: Collectible Guides for Every Realm and Region

The lands of the North and the Nordic Realms you explore in God of War are vast indeed, and span many of the Nine Realms of Nordic Mythology.

Over the course of your main Journey, and exploring off the beaten path you will discover many Regions – some big, and some small. Many of these Regions are filled with Enemies, Side Quests (Favors), and treasure that include collectibles like Legendary Chests, Nornir Chests, Odin’s Ravens and more.

EditRegion Summaries

Below you’ll find a list of all the regions you can explore, and the summary of things to find in each region at a glance. Click on each region to learn more about it with in-depth guides on what you can expect to encounter, and where collectibles are hiding. This is listed in general order of when you’ll be able to access the area.

EditMidgard 

Midgard is one of the Nine Realms and is the realm Kratos currently calls home. It’s also the main area you will explore in God of War. The following summary encompasses all of the regions found in Midgard.

Summary
12 Favors 34 Artifacts 30 Mystic Gateways
13 Shops 37 Lore Markers  43 Odin’s Ravens
4 Valkyries 1 Valkyrie Queen 17 Nornir Chests
 26 Legendary Chests 9 Realm Tears – 

EditWildwoods

The Wildwoods is where you begin God of War. 

Summary
4 Artifacts 1 Odin’s Raven 1 Realm Tear
1 Nornir Chests 2 Mystic Gateways  –

EditThe River Pass

The River Pass is where you must travel through on your way to the Shores of Nine. This includes everything from just beyond the Wildwoods to the Witch’s Cave.

Summary
9 Artifacts 3 Mystic Gateways 1 Valkyrie
1 Shop 6 Lore Markers 6 Odin’s Ravens
5 Legendary Chests 5 Nornir Chests – 

EditShores of Nine

The Shores of Nine is part of the Lake of Nine, basically a large hub area. Many towers are a part of this region, but most of the actual shores accessible from this lake lead to other optional named regions.

Summary
1 Favor  7 Lore Markers 4 Realm Tears
1 Odin’s Raven 1 Legendary Chest 4 Artifacts
10 Mystic Gateways

EditVolunder Mines

The Volunder Mines is an optional area that can be docked from the Lake of Nine.

Summary
1 Favor 1 Mystic Gateway 1 Shop
1 Odin’s Raven 3 Lore Markers 1 Legendary Chest

EditForgotten Caverns

The Forgotten Caverns is an optional area that can be docked from the Lake of Nine.

Summary
1 Mystic Gateway 1 Nornir Chest 2 Odin’s Raven
1 Artifact

EditIsle of Death

The Isle of Death is an optional area that can be docked from the Lake of Nine.

Summary
2 Legendary Chests 1 Odin’s Raven 1 Artifact

EditIron Cove

The Iron Cove is an optional area that can be docked from the Lake of Nine.

Summary
 1 Legendary Chest 1 Odin’s Raven

EditCliffs of the Raven

The Cliffs of the Raven is an optional area that can be docked from the Lake of Nine.

Summary
1 Artifact 1 Odin’s Raven  ???
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EditStone Falls

Stone Falls is an optional area that can be docked from the Lake of Nine in the north east. You must go here first to unlock the gate to another optional region, Veithurgard

Summary
1 Favor 1 Artifact 2 Legendary Chests
1 Odin’s Raven

EditVeithurgard

Veithurgard is an optional area only accessible after the gate has been opened from Stone Falls nearby, reachable in the north east of the Lake of Nine.

Summary
1 Favor 1 Shop 3 Odin’s Ravens
6 Lore Markers 1 Nornir Chest 6 Artifacts
 ???  ??? 

EditFoothills

The Foothills are a region you must travel through frequently on your main journey to reach the Mountain beyond, and connects the Vanaheim Tower to the base of the mountain.

Summary
1 Valkyrie 1 Mystic Gateway 1 Shop
2 Odin’s Ravens 2 Legendary Chests 1 Nornir Chest

EditFafnir’s Storeroom

Fafnir’s Storeroom is an optional region located off the Shores of Nine, and only accessible after gaining a key from the Dwarves to investigate a favor – once the World Serpent have moved away from the Northwest side of the Shore of Nine.

Summary
4 Artifacts 1 Odin’s Raven 1 Realm Tear
1 Nornir Chests 2 Mystic Gateways  –

Alfheim is the realm of the Elves, and one of the first of the other nine realms you can visit besides Midgard, as it is vital to your main journey. The realm of Alfheim has no sub-regions, though it does have side areas to explore.

Summary
6 Artifacts 1 Mystic Gateway 2 Shops
2 Lore Markers 2 Odin’s Ravens 1 Valkyrie
4 Nornir Chests 5 Legendary Chests 2 Realm Tears

EditThe Mountain

The Mountain is a region that is one of your primary goals of your journey, and encompasses both the interior and Heart of the Mountain, as well as its summit.

Summary
1 Valkyrie 6 Artifacts 2 Mystic Gateways
3 Shops 7 Lore Markers 4 Odin’s Ravens
1 Realm Tear 3 Legendary Chests 2 Nornir Chests

EditThe Mason’s Channel

The Mason’s Channel is a small region North of the Shore of Nine on the way to Thamur’s Corpse, and while necessary to traverse, the contents of the region are optional. It can only be found once the waters of the Lake of Nine have receded a second time.

Summary
1 Favor

EditBuri’s Storeroom

Buri’s Storeroom is an optional island region hidden in the Shore of Nine. It will only be revealed once the waters of the Lake of Nine have receded a second time – located near the Stone Falls.

Summary
2 Legendary Chests 1 Odin’s Raven

EditThamur’s Corpse

Thamur’s Corpse is one of the main regions of Midgard located in the far North, and a path only becomes available once the waters of the Lake of Nine have receded a second time.

Summary
2 Mystic Gateways 1 Shop 1 Valkyrie
2 Odin’s Ravens 0(+1) Legendary Chests  –

EditCouncil of Valkyries

Council of Valkyries is an optional region located before The Mason’s Channel on the North side of the Shore of Nine. It can be found near the Helheim Tower, and a path across the bridge leading to Thamur’s Corpse.

Summary
1 Mystic Gateway 1 Lore Marker  ?
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1 Shop 1 Favor

EditLandsuther Mines

The Landsuther Mines are an optional region located off to the South of the Shore of Nine. It’s located down a long tunnel near the Statue of Thor – but only once the waters of the Lake of Nine have gone down a second time, and once you have completed Brok’s first quest and started his second Favor.

Summary
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EditLight Elf Outpost

The Light Elf Outpost is a large ruined island located in the Northwest area of the Shores of Nine. The island only becomes visible once the lake has receded from the Lake of Nine the second time.

Summary
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EditRuins of the Ancient

The Ruins of the Ancient is a small island region in the far Northwest area of the Shore of Nine. Devoid of major collectibles, the region only becomes available when the waters of the Lake of Nine recede a second time.

Summary
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EditNorthri Stronghold

The Northri Stronghold is a hidden area found in the North and Northwest area of the Shore of Nine, after the water recedes a second time. It can be found through a long tunnel past the Forgotten Caverns to a locked gate, which can only be opened after completing Sindri’s first quest Fafnir’s Hoard, and taking on a second Favor.

Summary
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Helheim is one of the main Nine Realms, and a major region in the Nordic lands as part of your main journey. The frozen wastelands are home to many ice foes and collectibles alike.

Summary
5 Artifacts 1 Mystic Gateway 6 Odin’s Ravens
1 Valkyrie 3(+1) Legendary Chests 0(+1) Nornir Chests

EditTyr’s Temple

Tyr’s Temple is one of the main regions in Midgard that is located in the center of the Shore of Nine, and includes lower secret rooms found below the Realm Travel Room.

Summary
3 Lore Markers 2 Legendary Chests 1 Nornir Chest
1 Mystic Gateway  –

EditKonunsgard

Konunsgard an optional area located through a locked passage in the Northwest through King’s Hollow. The passage to the gate only opens when the waters in the Lake of Nine recede a second time, but the gate is sealed until you complete two quests for both Brok and Sindri, and take on a final Favor from the duo.

Summary
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EditMuspelheim

Muspelheim is one of the main Nine Realms, and an optional region that can only be opened by obtaining all the Muspelheim Ciphers as part of The Realm of Fire Favor. The realm includes optional challenge arenas to gain legendary gear.

Summary
6 Mystic Gateways 1 Valkyrie

Niflheim is one of the main Nine realms, and an optional region that can only be opened by obtaining all of the Niflheim Ciphers as part of the Realm of Fog Favor. The realm includes optional challenges to gain legendary gear.

Summary
3 Favors 1 Shop 1 Valkyrie

EditJotunheim

Jotunheim is one of the main Nine realms, and one of the major quest objectives. It is the home of the Giants, and getting to this secret realm is no easy task.

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SOURCE: IGN.com

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