In the previous mission The Marked Trees, Kratos fought with Daudi Kaupmadr a giant monster and the first tough boss of the game The Stranger. After facing the Stranger, Kratos decides to leave his home for the safety of his son Atreus. In this chapter Path to the Mountain, Kratos leaves with his son Atreus towards the mountain. In this path, he is going to face a lot of difficulties along with some help from a witch.
God of War Walkthrough – Path to the Mountain
After exiting the house, you will see a crack in the ground. That’s your next path to move on, ahead you have to slide through the edges of the mountain. There will be a lot of mountain climbing on this part. You have to climb up and hang through the mountain edges to move ahead. There are waterfalls in between, just jump to move ahead. You will reach a cave, and ahead you will reach an open area with a puzzle for your next path.
Follow the boy, and help him to climb up, he will stand on the wooden platform with no path ahead. There is a wheel on your right, the place where from the boy climbed up, move the wheel first, which will drop a bridge for the boy to move ahead. Next press square button to command Atreus to drop the chain. Throw your axe on the symbol to freeze the bridge and climb up through the chain. Follow the boy, and you will see a hanging bucket. You will have to climb the mountain from your left, look for marks on the mountain wall. Keep moving towards the left side, and climb further up to get out of the place. After a short cutscene, look on your left end, climb up on the wooden platform that will lead to a cave.
Once you pass through the narrow cave, you will reach a forest area called as Wildwoods’ Edge. There are few Draugr’s ahead, kill them. One new type of enemy you will face is one who can shoot fireballs at you. Also, you will learn about the threat indicator. Gold means enemies are nearby, flashing red means incoming attack and flashing purple means incoming projectile. A few more will spawn, among which the new enemy you will face is Judgment of Fire. For one who is standing on a cliff, can be killed by Atreus arrows.
Dead enemies will drop items gather it, and look for the blue sign near the climbable wall where the enemies were coming in. Go towards the mark, and the boy will read it, climb up from the left wall.
Continue towards the mountain
Once you are up, there will be a single enemy, after killing it follow the boy. He will point towards a chest, open it and you will a Light Runic Attack Hel’s Touch. This will reveal Runic Attacks section under Weapon of the game, depending on the weapon you are using you can equip the attack and also gets it stats. With enough XP you can also upgrade the attack to get the highest damage. This one is an important part, by new attacks you can take down multiple and stronger enemies easily. Go through Armor and Skills sections also. You get options for both characters in this section to add new skills, weapon upgrades, armors, etc.
Continuing towards the mountain, you have to lift a huge rock so that the boy can move ahead, but eventually, he will get trapped on a fallen bridge. Once the cutscene is over, you will find Kratos in an arena of Draugr. You can now view enemy difficulty through the color and number near the health bar. The color range from green to purple depending on the strength of the enemy. Here you can check your new runic attack, you have to clear up the arena by killing all of them. Watch out for the fire shooters, who are on top, use Atreus arrows to kill them. You can dodge their attack through the shield.
Escape the Ruins
The boy will point towards a sign, interact with it and more enemies will spawn. This time they are stronger one. After killing them all, there will be enough Healthstone around to restore your lost health. Take that and climb from the left wall near the huge hole in the ground. You will hear a witches voice, just keep moving straight and next you will face her. This new enemy is called Revenant’s Ruin. She can disappear into thin air, dodging your attack, so you have to be really fast. Also, command Atreus to keep shooting arrows on her. Because when the boy shoots she is stunned and that’s the time you can attack her.
After killing her you have to once again climb through the mountain edges with the boy. Go down, and there will a stronger enemy with dual axes in his hand. The health bar will be purple color and level is 2. You have to dodge his axe attacks which is pretty predictable. Even if you are attacking, he can throw his axe attack and eat a good amount of your health. After killing him go ahead and climb up from the left side. Look for chest around. The boy will stand near a broken door, go left and a few more Draugr will attack you. Ahead in an open area, you will see a huge chest which is sealed by rune magic. There are three symbols on it, you have to find and destroy them to open it. One is on the backside of the chest, which looks like an N. You can spot it easily. The other two C and R near the bridge, look on the left top and C on the left of the bridge a bit ahead.
To bring the bridge platforms down, use the axe and attack the symbol on the center, to bring the second one down, go towards the right of the bridge and climb up, then on your left hit the second symbol which it will bring down the second bridge platform. Go on the bridge and look on your left top for R symbol, next can cross the bridge and on your left through a hole you can see the C symbol. You will get an Idunn Apple from the chest, it is a legendary item if you gather three you can increase your maximum Health. There are around 9 in the game, every three will make your health meter bigger.
More Than Myth
To add a new Labor, go on the right of the bridge, you have to climb up and then take a further right, you will see a bunch of Draugr’s, kill them all and go to the end, there is a huge red painting, interact with it and boy will read the picture.
Once you are done with the area where you get the apple, cross the bridge and go right you will enter into an open area with a wall around and once again and bridge on your left. There will be a few enemies here, kill them first and then head to the wheel near the bridge platform. Now to make the bridge work, move the wheel, if you leave it, it will be restored to its old location. Rotate the wheel to an extent where you can spot the symbol. Use your axe to fix the bridge. Cross it and follow the dead bodies, you will reach a gate, open it up.
Fight of the Reavers
In the cutscene, you will see a new kind of enemies who are more like cannibals, kill them and then take down a Shadow Warrior, who can throw fireballs on you. Use the axe. After a cutscene, the enemies will revive once again, these are blue ones on which the axe does not work. So you will be using your first and shield.
Escape the ruins
Now look on your left, look for white marks, you will see the chain on the top. Walk a bit ahead on the right, and help the boy to climb up so he can drop the chain. Atreus seems in some shock, you have to command him for a while so he can drop the chain down. Climb up, and go left, slide through the edge of the wall, and go right there is a chest and then follow the boy. You will reach a bridge where a trader is trying to force a animal to cross the bridge.
Throw your axe at the trees
Atreus will ask to use the axe on the white tree on the right of the bridge, use it and then the move ahead. There will be a short cutscene, which will reveal the trader section of the game. You can upgrade your weapon through Brok’s Shop. Right now you have two, one is the axe and second is the boy’s bow. By paying through resources you can buy new upgrades and increase your weapon level’s and boost its strength. The same is applicable for the bow also. The second also has crafting and a sell section. After the upgrade, you will have some playtime to test your weapon’s strength. Fight the trolls around and take the door on the left side of trader’s shop.
Proceed through the gate to the mountain
There is a metal door on the extreme left, and a chain, pull it down to open the gate and then use the axe to freeze it by hitting the gear on top. Cross the door and then crouch through the narrow cave with a lot of skeletons in it. You will reach a door with spikes, use the axe to target the wooden portion on the top right corner. If you it the door will open up, there will be a similar second door behind. Use the same tactic to open it. (There is a chest on the left side) On your right, you will see moving wooden platform tied to a door mechanism. You have to hit it three to four times to open up the door on the other side and then hit the gear symbol below to freeze it or else the door will come down.
There will be a few trolls ahead, kill them to clear the path for the boy. Once you kill them all, you have to be quick. When you hit the door ahead, the platform with spikes on your top will come down, so you have to hit the door on your front and then hit the rotating platform on your right one by one to open the door completely. Once you are out of the area, recall your axe and the door will fall down.
Legendary Chest: Before going out, there is a chest locked with rune magic, you can spot it on the right side of the platform that comes down after you recall your axe. You have to jump over it and you will see three symbols, this chest can give you a legendary item – Horn of Blood Mead. If you are able to find three of these you can increase the Rage meter. The three symbols are C, R & N. First symbol C will be on the opposite side of the chest, just walk straight and there is a hole in the wall, look on your left. For the second one R, return towards the chest and on your left, you will see the rotatable wooden platform, hit with your axe two times, the platform ahead will come down. On the top look for a black object with blue lights around, that R. For the last one, turn around and look on the right corner. That’s it open the chest and get the legendary item.
Get outside and follow the boy. He will stand near runes with a riddle. To rotate the ring, turn around and look on the left end side, you will see a mechanism on top of a rock on the left. Go up rotate it and return back. Throw your axe on the visible symbol through the broken rings, there will be three of them. Now you have to hit to arrange the symbol on the ring and then recall your axe, keep doing this unless the symbols are in single line. Interact with it for an answer. The ring is a door that will open up a new passage. Follow the boy, keep moving towards the left, till you see the outer area.
Hunt with Atreus
Once you are out you will face Brenna Daudi, a giant similar to Daudi Kaupmadr. He carries a huge column on his shoulder. The giant can perform two attacks with it, one is swaying the columns towards you and second stomping you with it. Second, he can also stomp hard with his leg to generate a wave to throw you away. It is not very tough to kill, along with this giant you will also have to fight with trolls around. First thing is to kill the smaller enemies, or else they will draining your health, and next take down the giant. The smaller one will drop health stones, that will help you to refill your health meter. Kill the giant will give you Ivaldi’s Anvil, a Heavy Ruin Attack.
Legendary Chest: After killing the giant, on the extreme right end corner, there is a legendary chest. Follow the water, and you will reach a waterfall, the chest is on the right corner. Two symbols are opposite to each other, just look at the chest. Both are on the rocks opposite to each other. The last one is behind the curve rock pillar where you killed the giant. Now hit the far one first, and then run fast and hit the other two to open the chest, you will get an Idunn Apple in it. To move ahead take the first cave on the left, look for a fire torch, cross that and you will pot the Boar the boy was hunting.
As you jump down the Boar will be straight ahead, shoot near the head. The Boar will run away, chase him. You will reach a spot with burned houses around. Break the wooden doors for chest and items inside the houses. There won’t be any enemies here. Once done, move ahead towards the forest, lift the stone so the boy can pass and once again you will spot the boar.
Atreus will run behind the boar, follow his trails if you reach a dead end, turn around and go left you will see a torch on your right, take a left from there and follow the next torchlight. Go right into the woods, and turn left into the cave. Once you are out, go left, and slide through a narrow passage, you will find Atreus with women. Follow here instructions to save the animal. Just press the controls flashing on the top right of the screen.
Follow the Witch
You will be new region Sanctuary Grove, once you reach the house the witch will give you some basic instructions to save the animal. The witch will ask you to get some flowers, exit from the door and go on the left side and then take another left towards a rock. Help Atreus, who is trying to pull out some roots. Next return to the witch. She will show a shortcut.
Get to the Boat
The Witch’s Compass will be displayed on top of the screen, and it will help you to locate your next objective. Just follow the marker on the compass to find the boat. This new area is Witch’s Cave. You have to fight with few Nightmare’s Wake creature, who will appear from the top. They are pretty easy to kill, you can attack them axe also. Get on the boat and you have to head towards the daylight.
You will reach Lake of Nine, where you will see a half-submerged statue of Thor. Follow the compass and you will spot a glowing statue in the middle of the lake, Atreus will read the signs on the statue.
Dock at the bridge
After the cutscene, a dock will appear with a flag. Go there and the next objective is to investigate the temple and bridge. The first thing you will get is Brok’s Shop. He will give you a Key of Yggdrasil. It is more like a fast travel point. After going through the shop, you will have to investigate the tower. Follow the compass marker, and head straight to the tower.
Pass through the tower and caves
You will have to kill a few Reaver in your path, once you open the door there will be more Reaver’s in the hall. On your left there is a shrine, on the front, there is a broken door, you have to go right. There is a small torch type object that releases poison. Hit with your axe to stop it and move ahead. You will reach the cave on your left side and there you will have to fight with Tatazelwurm. There is a chest on the left, open it and you will get cipher piece and you will also unlock a Realm. Climb up from the bamboo platform and then jump right, you will reach a door in the end. Opening it will reveal a new area Foothills. Outside you will find Brok’s brother Sindri, who is also a trader.
Continue towards the Mountain
After getting upgrades and things fixed up continue on your path towards the mountain. Once you are out of the shop, ahead you will have to fight with few Shadow and Tatazelwurm. After clearing them all, follow the compass marker, you have to use your axe to stop the poison in your path. After moving a bit ahead you will have to fight with A Revenant (Poison )witch. After defeating her follow the compass marker that will lead you to a cave, and then you have to climb up.
Fight with few wolfs on the top, target the red pots it will explode, damaging anyone around it. On your left look for two yellow flames, one can be destroyed by hitting the red pot behind it and you can free the second one. In the chest, you will get Change of the Whitebear – Light Runic attack. It is a good one for charging into a group of enemies. Walk towards the door and move the heavy stone. Kratos will be attacked by Ogre who is a huge chimp looking monster.
Defeating Ogre Boss:
Along with the Ogre you will have to fight with a bunch of enemies in the arena. So this won’t be easy. If you attack you will see his health bar is going down, but rage bar is filling up. He is a pretty aggressive monster who kills anyone in his path. You can lure him towards your direction and he will kill all the smaller enemies around. You can tackle his stomping attack through the shield. After destroying his four potions of health, you can ride him and steer him to kill all the enemies in the arena. This will kill your way. After killing him he will drop Symbol of Truth, a rare enhancement & Frozen Flame a Legendary upgrade material for axe.
Open the door, which will reveal a new region Mountain Base. Follow the boy, and he will stop near the black fog. The witch will appear and she will reveal about the black object called as Black Breath. This is where this chapter ends. You can read our guide on Chapter 3 A Realm Beyond or you can also refer to our God of War PS4 Wiki guide for more updates on the game.