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God of War guide: Helheim Tower walkthrough and collectibles

Reach the Court of Valkyries

Helheim Tower
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In God of War, once you’re free to explore all there is to offer on the Lake of Nine, you’ll likely head to the various towers and landmarks shrouded in the mist throughout the body of water. Each of these has various items, enemies and more to explore. We’ll breakdown what you can find at one of these such locations, Helheim Tower, located north of Tyr’s Temple.

Helheim Tower will be quick romp in the early game. As soon as you dock and head up to the platform, you’ll be greeted by several Reavers. Once you lay waste to them, you can find an Abandon Ship piece on the corpse that lays along the tower’s walls.

There is more to explore around here but you won’t be able to do so until later in the game.

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The beach

After the water drops, an entire new beach will appear to the east of the tower. On the beach, you’ll encounter a statue that will lie dormant until much later in the game. In the mean time, three Nightmares will inhabit the beach. When you’ve dispatched them, you can nab a treasure map for the Island of Light.

If you head to this beach after completing The Black Rune quest, the troll statue will come to life in the form of a Death Eater.

The Death Eater fights like other trolls you’ve faced, with an exception. Whenever it strikes the ground, it can cause pillars to come out of the ground. These pillars can cause blindness if you’re hit. If too many get in the way, throw your axe at them to clear some space.

Climbing the higher

Heading to the east side of the beach toward the oarsmen statues, you can climb up to a new area where Sindri has set up shop. In that area, is another climbable wall. Once atop this new area, if you head to the right, there’s a pathway through the darkness that will put you right next to the oarsmen statues and a dead body that has some hacksilver on it.

Heading back, climb up yet again to find a chest with hacksilver and two massive doors that will bring you directly to the Court of Valkyries. To fill in the seats you find, you need to discover and defeat Valkyries throughout the game. They are tough enemies and each have their own unique quirks worth knowing before fighting them.