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How to complete The Crucible in God of War Ragnarok

Return to Muspelheim for more training.

The Crucible has returned to God of War Ragnarok. It’s a location where Kratos and Atreus trained while they were first making their way through the nine realms in 2018’s God of War. You can unlock this location again, but it requires a bit of legwork to make it happen. First, you need to find two seeds that lead you to Muspelheim. Here’s what you need to know about how to complete The Crucible in God of War Ragnarok.

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All Muspelheim seed locations in God of War Ragnarok

You can find the first seed early in your God of War Ragnarok campaign. It will appear while you are exploring Svartalfheim, the realm of the Dwarves. It will be inside a legendary chest that is difficult to miss while exploring the Bay of Bounty before you enter this location. Next, it will appear at Modvitnir’s Rig, opposite Dragon Beach. You can grab this seed while attempting to complete In Service of Asgard for Mimir.

Related: Where to find the Legendary Chest at Althjof’s Rig in God of War Ragnarok

However, the second seed is much more challenging to track down. The only way to find it requires a good amount of story progression. You will need to reach the point where you unlock Kratos’ third weapon, the Draupnir Spear, thus unlocking several unique locations for you to explore. You can use the spear to lift you or to destroy the yellow-glowing rocks you discover while roaming around the nine realms.

After you have the spear, return to Svartalfheim, and make your way to Dragon Beach. You can now reach the higher-up location you might have previously struggled with reaching. When you get to the top, follow the path, take a left, and then take another left. You will encounter a Bergsra and some Grims protecting a small pile of gold area. After defeating those monsters, grab the fire bomb behind them, and use it to destroy the gold area, and there will be a legendary chest inside it with the second Muspelheim seed.

The Crucible challenges

When you arrive through a Mystic Gateway to reach the Crucible, you will return to Surtr’s gauntlet, and you will have the opportunity to take on several challenges throughout the area. The initial challenges contain six objectives for you to complete. These are all of the first challenges you can complete.

  • Feed the Rift – Defeat enemies, and they will drop orbs. Grab those orbs and throw those into realm tears to earn points before time runs out.
  • Flawless – Avoid taking any damage throughout the round.
  • King of the Hill – Prevent enemies from sitting in the rings. A bar will represent how long you have until time runs out. There are multiple rounds.
  • Population Control – Kill the elite while keeping the smaller enemies under control during the match
  • Ring Out Challenge – Opponents rapidly regenerate from any damage, forcing you to toss them out of the arena into the lava.
  • Weapon Mastery – Defeat all enemies within the time limit.
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After you finish these, you now have to complete three new challenges, which appear at each of the swords, and the Final Challenges. The Final Challenges occur at the center and only unlock after completing two of the challenges from each blade. Each combination of swords opens a unique challenge. For example, if you were to complete one of the challenges from the first sword and the one from the second sword, the middle sword would contain the Endurance Challenge, and you will need to defeat over 99 enemies.

These are all of the Final Challenges that you must complete.

  • Boss Rush (third and second sword): Defeat five elite enemies, with one spawning at a time.
  • Endurance Challange (first and second sword): Defeat 99 enemies. Many of them are minions, but there are a handful of elite foes.
  • Onslaught (second and third sword): Survive until the timer runs out against an endless wave of enemies
  • Phantom (third and first sword): Fight off against a Flame Phantom
  • Ring of Fire (second and first sword): Defeat 15 enemies while keeping inside the circle of fire.
  • Shield Breaker (first and third sword): Defeat the minion enemies before taking on the larger, more dangerous foe. This will happen multiple times.

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Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.