The River Pass contains 39 Collectible Locations in God of War (2018, PS4). This walkthrough will guide you to all the collectibles in The River Pass Region in chronological order. Everything that’s needed for trophies and 100% completion is included. Nothing is missable, everything can be collected after the story.
- Artefacts: 9
- Mystic Gateways: 3
- Valkyries: 1
- Shops: 1
- Lore Markers: 6
- Odin’s Ravens: 6
- Legendary Chests: 5
- Nornir Chests: 5
- Purple Language Cipher Chest (not tracked): 1
- Hidden Chamber (not tracked): 1
- Jötnar Shrine (Hrungnir, not tracked): 1
When you first visit the area in the story, you are still missing the unlockable skills needed to reach some collectibles. The order in which you can reach the collectibles may also be slightly different in the story. This walkthrough is intended for use after the story.
We’re going to start collecting at the left Mystic Gateway, called “Wildwoods Edge”.
#1 – Legendary Chest 1/5 – 0:05
Unmissable during Path to the Mountain Main Quest, cannot be missed. You must open it to proceed the story.
#2 – Lore Marker 1/6 – 0:33
Unmissable during Path to the Mountain Main Quest, cannot be missed. You must read it to proceed the story.
#3 – Mystic Gateway 1/3 (Wildwood’s Edge) – 1:01
Unlocked automatically in the story.
#4 – Raven 1/6 – 1:27
Sitting next to the Mystic Gateway.
#5 – Artefact 1/9 – 1:39
From the last raven, climb down the chain in front of the Mystic Gateway. Once at the bottom, find the artefact sitting next to a corpse.
#6 – Artefact 2/9 – 2:03
Climb back up the chain and make it across the bridge. The artefact is found at a corpse to the right of Brok’s shop.
#7 – Shop 1/1 – 2:25
Unmissable during the story.
#8 – Nornir Chest 1/5 (Health Upgrade) – 2:38
From Brok’s shop, head to the end of the area on the left and drop down, then climb down the chains all the way to the bottom. This leads you back to an earlier story area, the way you came. There’s a Nornir chest (3 magic seals) in plain sight in the middle of the area by the bridge. You must destroy the 3 seals. One is right above the chest. One is on the side of the bridge in the rocks. The third seal can be seen when you look through the hole that faces the path you just took to get here (where you were sliding down the chain from Brok’s shop).
#9 – Jötnar Shrine 1/1 (Hrungnir) – 3:49
From the Nornir chest, climb up the rock on the side and run to the back of the area where some witches spawn. Just like any other shrine, this one isn’t tracked as a “collectible” in the region but required for “The Truth” trophy. Like any other Jotnar shrine it looks like a wooden door that can be opened and Atreus will make some comments.
#10 – Artefact 3/9 – 4:44
Backtrack to Brok’s shop. Now follow the story path. Pull the chain to open the gate next to his shop and go through the cave. After you make it across the death trap (spikes in ceiling) there’s a corpse with artefact.
#11 – Nornir Chest 2/5 (Rage Upgrade) – 5:37
Retrieve your axe and wait for the spike ceiling trap to lower all the way down. Now from where you picked up the artefact (after making it across the trap room), you can jump on top of the trap. Here you can see a Nornir chest. There’s 1 seal in the little side tunnel atop the trap. Number 2 & 3 are in the spike trap room. You must fling your axe into the yellow boards that make the spike trap go up. Use it like an elevator all the way to the ceiling, then you can see the two chest seals.
#12 – Artefact 4/9 – 6:48
Exit the spike room, follow the story path. The artefact is at a corpse right outside the spike trap room, the place with the nice mountain view.
#13 – Artefact 5/9 – 7:15
Just after last artefact, after solving the “spinning discs puzzle”. Inside the cave where you can hear ravens.
#14 – Raven 2/6 – 7:39
Same cave as last artefact, actually in the very next cave section. There’s a dead body in front of a collapsed cave section, you can see light shining through. The raven is sitting at the top of the collapsed cave section from where the light comes. It blends in with the bright light and vegetation, almost impossible to see on bright screens. Get really close to the screen and listen for the metallic raven sound.
#15 – Raven 3/6 – 8:01
In the area where you fought the burning troll boss, atop one of the big curved bones overlooking the area.
#16 – Nornir Chest 3/5 (Health Upgrade) – 8:21
Still in boss area, the chest is in plain sight. You need to hit the 3 seals very quickly. They make a “dong” sound when you hit them. Hit the one on the other end of the area first (across from the chest). Then the two next to the chest (in plain sight).
#17 – Lore Marker 2/6 – 9:04
Still in boss area, to the left of Nornir chest you can throw your axe into a barricade atop a little hill that cannot be climbed. You can see a chain-anchor on it. After destroying the barricade on top you can press to put Atreus up there and he will lower the chain. Up there is the lore marker.
#18 – Raven 4/6 – 9:48
Now continue to the next area with the burned huts. The raven is on the first burned hut.
#19 – Artefact 6/9 – 10:23
Still in burned huts area, very close to the raven. There’s a corpse behind a burned-down hut with an artefact.
We are now moving on to the Mystic Gateway on the right side, called “Witch’s Cave Lower Level”. The gateway was unlocked automatically in the story, but you can also get back there by boat.
#20 – Mystic Gateway 2/3 – 10:39
This should be unlocked automatically after the story. If for some reason it isn’t, you can go back to the Witch’s cave by boat (the entrance being in the south of the Lake of Nine).
#21 – Legendary Chest 2/5 – 11:01
After the mystic gate, take the elevator up. A golden legendary chest is very prominently placed near the elevator, in plain sight.
#22 – Language Cipher Chest 1/1 – 11:39
Behind the elevator. Atreus must have unlocked electric arrows later in the story to blow up the red tree sap.
#23 – Nornir Chest 4/5 (Rage Upgrade) – 12:12
Take the path that leads down into the Witch’s cave. The Nornir chest is in the middle of the path. To reach it Atreus must shoot Elven Arrows at the blue stones under the platforms. The three seals are: one behind the elevator, one across from the nornir chest on the rocks, one in the next room that’s blocked by red tree sap (throw the red spiky ball and shoot electric arrows at it to blow away the tree sap).
#24 – Legendary Chest 3/5 – 13:35
Advance on the path where we just blew up the tree sap to get the third nornir seal. Then pull up the gate to reach the end of the cave. Destroy the wooden barricade on the side so Atreus can climb up. Then push the big block to him so he can jump on it and push it to the other side. Destroy the wooden boards so he can jump across. Then throw your axe at the 3 blocked language signs at the ceiling so the boy can get the answer to the riddle. Then he lowers the platform for you so you can jump across and open the legendary chest there.
#25 – Legendary Chest 4/5 – 15:24
Backtrack to the entrance of the witch cave (top of elevator). Again, follow the path that leads down into the cave, the one you just took to the Nornir chest. There’s a big square-shaped block on the side of the cave. It can be pushed towards the abyss until it drops down. Now backtrack to the elevator again and get the green energy ball from behind the elevator (must grab it with blades of chaos). First, put the ball at the bridge to witch house, then run to the big square-shaped block you just pushed. Stand on the edge of the block to place the energy ball on the middle platform. Now run around the area and grab the ball from the back, climb up to put it in the third energy holder. Finally, push the big block in the middle so you can jump across to the other side and put the green energy ball in the final spot where it reveals a chest. One of the best hidden in the game.
#26 – Hidden Chamber 1/1 – 17:54
If you followed this walkthrough you’ll already have run into it, it’s where the third Nornir Chest seal was, in the room behind the red tree sap at end of the witch cave.
#27 – Mystic Gateway 3/3 – 18:27
Inside the hidden chamber.
#28 – Valkyrie 1/1 – 19:34
Inside the hidden chamber.
#29 – Raven 5/6 – 21:21
Inside the hidden chamber, valkyrie room. Sitting at the top of the room where you fought the valkyrie.
#30 – Artefact 7/9 – 21:44
Time to backtrack to the start of the witch cave again. The artefact is found on the center platform inside the witch cave, can only be reached after you pushed the big square-shaped block down the abyss, only then you can jump over to the middle platform.
The next collectibles are all outside the witch’s cave, you can climb out the well behind the witch cave elevator to get outside (the place where the turtle house is with the red trees).
#31 – Lore Marker 3/6 – 22:07
Backtrack to the start of witch cave (top of elevator). Climb out the well behind the elevator. On your climb there’s a lore marker on the wall, impossible to overlook.
#32 – Lore Marker 4/6 – 22:36
After climbing outside the witch cave, there’s a lore marker on the left that requires a blue elven energy stone to activate. Luckily, that stone is sitting right behind the well. Pick it up, place it in the free spot next to lore marker and let Atreus shoot it with blue arrows.
#33 – Artefact 8/9 – 23:22
Next to the lore marker, on the path that leads downhill to the witch’s turtle house.
#34 – Lore Marker 5/6 – 23:38
On the left side of the area, 15 meters from the artefact.
#35 – Lore Marker 6/6 – 24:04
On the right side of the area, 10 meters from last marker.
#36 – Artefact 9/9 – 24:29
Climb up the golden chain that hangs from the cliff (only one in the area, next to the lore marker). At the top you can find the artefact by a corpse in the red grass, next to Nornir chest.
#37 – Raven 6/6 – 24:51
Sitting right next to the artefact, by the broken “signpost”.
#38 – Legendary Chest 5/5 – 25:06
From the raven, go to the end of the hill. Then you can press to look at the signs on the stones. This reveals the solution for the sand bowl puzzle. Now head back down the hill and interact with the sand bowl so Atreus can enter the solution “wind”, thus revealing the chest from the rubble.
#39 – Nornir Chest 5/5 (Health Upgrade) – 26:24
On the rubble you just repaired, there’s a green energy ball on the right side. Pick it up and put it on the energy holder facing the cliff. Climb back up and grab it from atop the cliff. Now put it in the signpost. Throw your axe at the signpost to get a “B” facing right at the top sign, and a “B” facing up at the bottom sign. At the spot where you put the green ball of energy you can see a third glyph spinning every few seconds. Remove the green energy when it shows a “B” facing up. Then put the ball of energy in the Nornir chest. So the signs you need are “B facing right”, “B facing up”, “B facing up”. Then the chest opens, giving you a health upgrade!
That’s 100% of the collectibles you can find in The River Pass area in God of War.
Next Up: Foothills
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