God of War - How To Get The Forbidden Grips Of The Ages

Forbidden Grips

Secrets in games are a wonderful thing. I especially like when developers put in some extra work with collectors editions. Such is the case with God of War! Hidden on the Stone Mason’s Map, this secret was discovered through the efforts of various members of the God Of War community. Finally, it was all pulled together for easy digestion in this Kotaku article. First up, some eagle eyed people on the God of War subreddit noticed some runes on the map. Up next, Youtuber BRKsEDU translated the letters into the Roman alphabet. The runes were then translated into the story below.

The brilliant huldra blacksmiths Brok and Sindri traveled all around the lands of Midgard to create this great map for the giantess Faye a mysterious treasure was found at the space between them at the conclusion of their journey unfortunately for the brothers the treasure’s location was instantly forgotten Brok retraced his steps and blamed Sindri for losing the treasure Sindri retraced his own steps but clearly knew it was Brok’s fault they could not find it the treasure was never found and neither brother has spoken to the other either since.

To reveal the great treasure stand inside the golden circle and look straight ahead to Tyr’s temple now look to the left brazier look back to Tyr’s temple look to the right brazier and back to left brazier.

Having just looked to the left brazier now look back straight ahead to Tyr’s temple again now look down to the floor then look up to the right brazier and then back to the left brazier and finally look to Tyr’s temple to reveal the forgotten treasure.

Finally, the hunt began. People on the God of War subreddit set about trying to find the location that was hinted at in the story. Eventually it was discovered that the location mentioned in the tale was the Muspelheim tower in Midgard. There was also some more instructions hidden on the map, in the form of more runes. Going to the correct place and following the instructions correctly would result in a powerful Leviathan Axe pommel appearing in a rift, called the Forbidden Grips Of The Ages. The instructions involve looking at specific areas of the world, in a specific order. Youtuber Duck Moped has a useful video to help you out!

And that’s it! Go the correct place, look at things in the correct order and all the power shall be yours! My hat is off to everyone in the God of War community who took the time to help figure out this secret! You’ll find many more interesting and helpful guides in our GOD OF WAR GUIDE HUB.

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