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God of War guide: Abandon Ship artifact locations (Lake of Nine/Shores of Nine)

The locations of all Abandon Ship artifacts around the Lake of Nine

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In this God of War guide, we’ll show you how to find every Abandon Ship artifact around the Lake of Nine.

Finding artifacts in God of War isn’t just about being a completionist. Each artifact you pick up earns you some XP (with a bonus when you complete a set). And you can sell artifacts for good money when you visit a Brok or Sindri franchise location.

Abandon Ship artifact locations (Lake of Nine/Shores of Nine)

You can find all nine Abandon Ship artifacts when you first arrive at the Lake of Nine during “Path to the Mountain.”

  1. Lookout Tower. Turn right when you exit the tunnel from the Witch’s Cave and follow the shore. The first dock will be the Lookout Tower. Spin the panel high on the wall above the Nornir chest to retract the spikes in the ground. The artifact is on the ground in front of the corpse to the right of the chest.
  2. Niflheim Tower. As you continue clockwise (back past the Witch’s Cave tunnel) around the Lake of Nine, the next artifact is at the top of the Niflheim Tower. Ride the elevator up, and you’ll find the artifact in front of a(nother) corpse behind some crates on your right (just to the left of the Mystic Gateway).
  3. Isle of Death. Dock at the Isle of Death boat dock and climb up the wall ahead of you. Turn left and destroy the rocks with the fire pot. That will reveal another corpse and the next artifact.
  4. Forgotten Caverns. Beach the canoe at the Forgotten Caverns (and handle the Draugr waiting for you), then climb the chain on the right side of the beach. Turn left to find the artifact in front of another corpse.
  5. Helheim Tower. Ride the elevator to the top of Helheim Tower and handle the Hel-walkers up there. The artifact is next to a corpse leaning against the huge doors right next to the elevator.
  6. Alfheim Tower. Once again, this artifact is at the top of the tower. Ride the elevator up and cross the tower to find the artifact on your left. (You can ignore the Realm Tear unless you’re ready to take on three level four Draugr.)
  7. Stone Falls. The artifact at Stone Falls takes a bit of work. Go through the gate (and clean up the enemies), then look for the closed gate on the right side of that arena. Climb onto that ledge to find the artifact.
  8. Cliffs of the Raven. Look to the left of the dead giant(?) for some planks to smash. Boost the boy through the gap and have him kick down a chain for you. Climb up and run past the Legendary chest to find this artifact.
  9. Tyr’s Bridge. The final artifact is right at the boat dock on the east side of Tyr’s Bridge. This is not the dock closest to where you entered the Lake of Nine, but the one on the opposite side.