In Ghost of Tsushima you must find 10 Hidden Altar Locations for the Honor the Unseen trophy. This guide shows the Hidden Altars you need to earn the trophy.
What makes Hidden Altars unique from other Collectibles is that they are not marked on the map by question marks “?”. The game doesn’t even tell you that they exist, let alone where to locate them.
The Hidden Altars for the Honor of the Unseen trophy have a “bowing-down sign” in front of them. It looks like this:
Once you are at such a sign, you must wipe down on the Touchpad . This will make you bow down. When done correctly, it should trigger an effect in the world, such as insects flying around you, lightning striking the ground, birds appearing, fish jumping in the water etc.
The Hidden Altars don’t necessarily look like “Altars”, either. They can be literally anything – a pile of rocks, a tree, or boat bridge with the sign on it. They are found at fixed positions in the open world and will be available at all times. None of the Hidden Altars are missable! You can still find them after the story in free-roam.
There are definitely more to find but you only need 10 for the purpose of the “Honor the Unseen” trophy. They don’t unlock anything other than the trophy and don’t even count as proper Collectibles on the in-game tracker. Some even count as Hidden Altars without having the “bowing-down sign”, e.g. several graves of story characters. As long as it triggers an environmental effect, it should count towards the trophy. To make sure they count 100%, only the definitive confirmed ones with a sign will be listed here.
To make sure it counted, you must have seen the environmental effect. If in doubt, bow at the Altars a few times in a row until you’ve triggered the effect.
Region 1: Izuhara – Hidden Altars
Hidden Altar #1 – Effect: Purple leaves appear around you
Hidden Altar #2 – Effect: A bird appears and sits on the altar
Hidden Altar #3 – Effect: Fish jumping in river
Hidden Altar #4 – Effect: Fireflies appear around you
Hidden Altar #5 – Effect: Insects fly around you
Region 2: Toyotama – Hidden Altars
Hidden Altar #6 – Effect: Fish jumping in river
Hidden Altar #7 – Effect: Red Dragonflies appear
Hidden Altar #8 – Effect: Fish jumping in water
Hidden Altar #9 – Effect: Fish jumping in water
Hidden Altar #10 – Effect: Fish jumping in water
Bonus Hidden Altars
Hidden Altar #11 – Effect: Blue butterflies flying around you
Hidden Altar #12 – Effect: A white-blue-red bird appears on the left side of the altar sign on a rock
That’s all the Hidden Altars you need for the Honor the Unseen trophy in Ghost of Tsushima.
For all other Collectible Types, check out the full Ghost of Tsushima Collectible Guide.