'God of War' Treasure Map Locations: How To Find All 12, Solve Puzzles And Get The Loot

Looking for hidden treasure maps in "God of War"? Check out our complete guide for how to find them all, solve the puzzles and get the buried loot.

There are 12 buried treasure locations scattered across God of War. This guide gives you some context for finding each location, including tricky ones like "Dead and Bloated" as well as where the maps are located. We highly recommend not seeking out maps unless you've already finished the main story, as several treasure locations aren't available until late game. At the very least, you'll need to wait until the water level in the lake drops a second time (follow the main story quest line to make this happen) to access most of the maps and treasures in the game.

KNEEL BEFORE THOR!

  • When is it available: After second water drop
  • Reward: Hacksilver, one Unstable Ore, three Hardened Svartalfheim Steel, Enchantment—Eye of Rage
  • Location: Lookout Tower Region near Thor Statue

This treasure is located in the Lookout Tower region on the Lake of Nine. It is located almost due south of Tyrs Temple, in the center of the lake. Travel south with a heading of about 5 o'clock to find the beach. It's very close to where the bridge connects to Vanaheim Tower. Remember, this is only accessible after you've gotten far enough in the story to drop the water level of the lake a second time.

Park your boat and explore. There's a few other goodies around to keep an eye out for, but you'll need to get past the paddle puzzles to gain access to the lookout tower. These control spikes that will block parts of your path on the climb up.

Once you make it to the top of the tower, you'll see a zipline. Slide down to a newly accessible portion of the beach that sits behind the Thor statue. The treasure you want is next to his foot, to the right of the Jötnar Shrine.

'God of War' Treasure Map Location Guide: How To Find All 12 and Solve Every Puzzle

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God of War Treasure Map Location: Don't Blink Santa Monica Studios

TREASURE MAP #1: DONT BLINK

  • When is it available: Fairly early on, when you're finishing the quest to find the Alfheim light
  • Reward: Hacksilver, one Glacial Catalyst, Enchantment—Eye of Fury, two Solid Svartalfheim Steel
  • Location: The Foothills of the mountain, just before Peak Pass

HOW TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE & FIND LOOT

This is one of the easiest buried treasures to find. After finding the map during the Fafnir's Storeroom quest, you'll basically walk right over it on your way up the mountain. Keep an eye out for the signature jutting rock on your left-hand side as you climb.

TREASURE MAP #2: FINDERS FEE

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God of War Treasure Map Locations: Finder's Fee Santa Monica Studios
  • When is it available: During the Family Business favor sidequest
  • Reward: Hacksilver, one Unyielding Cinder, nine World Serpent Scales
  • Location: Forgotten Caverns/Northri Stronghold

HOW TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE & FIND LOOT

First, get the map in the Forgotten Caverns. They're located on the west side of the Lake of Nine. If you set out from the temple in the center of the lake, head towards 11 o'clock and the beach at the Forgotten Caverns dock marked on the map. Explore the beach until you find the gear that raises the large gate nearby. In a cave to the left of the gear is a small chest and the map for this treasure.

The location of the treasure is most easily accessed during the Family Business sidequest. It takes you inside the Northri Stronghold. Once inside, you'll need to raise a set of gates and get the waterwheel spinning. It's a distinct landmark on the buried treasure clue above. After it's working, seek out the high perch above the dock (just look up, it's easy to spot). Climb it, and you'll recognize the scene from the map and unearth treasure near the planks on the ground.

TREASURE MAP #3: NJORD'S OARSMEN

  • When is it available: After second water drop
  • Reward: Hacksilver, one Glacial Catalyst, nine World Serpent Scales, Enchantment—Stone of Frost Supremacy
  • Location: Northri Stronghold/Mason's Channel

HOW TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE & FIND LOOT

The easiest time to find the map is also during the Family Business sidequest from Sindri. At the end of that quest, you'll fight a mini-boss known as The Traveler on a shipwreck. Search the lower deck for a weak point (northwest side) bust through to acquire the map. (If you already finished the sidequest, you'll need to backtrack to the Northri Stronghold, which sits in the northeast portion of the lake just past Light Elf outpost.)

The treasure is located on the western side of the Mason's Channel, which sits due north of the central lake temple. You'll see a wreck with two big wooden oarsmen, and the treasure is near a ledge closest to the oarsmen on the left. Beach nearby and head to Sindri's shop, then go off the cliff by the shop and turn right to reach the ledge.

TREASURE MAP #4: THE TURTLES TRIBUTE

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God Of War Treasure Map Locations: Turtles Tribute Santa Monica Studios
  • When is it available: On the way to drop off Mimir's head
  • Reward: Hacksilver, one Oblivion Stone, five Soft Svartalfheim Steel, Enchantment—Stone of Frost Mastery
  • Location: Witch's Hut

HOW TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE & FIND LOOT

This is one of the easier treasures to find, but the map can be tricky. You can find it in the Witch's Basement, but it's only available if you've unlocked both the light and shock arrows for Atreus. There is a small room in the eastern part of the cave that houses a sealed door. The map is on the ground to the right of the door.

To find the treasure just go back outside. There is a mound of dirt near some boulders along a trail to the right of the giant turtle.

TREASURE MAP #5: HUNTER'S KINGDOM

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God of War Treasure Map Locations: Hunter's Kingdom Santa Monica Studios
  • When is it available: After first water drop
  • Reward: Hacksilver, Leiptr Alloy, five Solid Svartalfheim Steel, Enchantment—Stone of the Axe
  • Location: Veithurgard

HOW TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE & FIND LOOT

The map for this one is just on the beach at Lookout Tower, located south of Tyr's temple. Finding the treasure is a bit more complicated. If you've already unlocked the labor to free the dragons, you can find this treasure as you seek to free Otr. He's trapped in Veithurgard, which is located in the eastern portion of the map, north of the mountain region.

You'll have to navigate Veithurgard Pass to get there, but once you get through you'll want to beach on the southern dock. Make your way up to the castle entrance (its a massive stone gate with a rune puzzle on it, can't miss it) to find the treasure halfway between the gate and a lore marker on its left. The treasure is buried in rubble to the right of the lore maker.

TREASURE MAP #6: CREATION ISLAND

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Santa Monica Studios
  • When is it available: After second water drop
  • Reward: Hacksilver, one Eternal Frost, seven World Serpent Scale Fragments
  • Location: Buri's Storeroom

HOW TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE & FIND LOOT

If you need the map, head to Iron Cove in the southwest portion of the lake. Poke around the stacks of crates and barrels and you'll come across the map pictured above. To find the treasure, get back in your boat and head northeast to Buri's Storeroom, an island at the entrance to Veithugard Pass. You'll find the treasure guarded by a few Draugr on the west side of the island.

TREASURE MAP #7: DEAD AND BLOATED

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God of War Treasure Map Location: Dead and Bloated Santa Monica Studios
  • When is it available: After second water drop
  • Reward: Hacksilver, one Oblivion Stone, five Soft Svartalfheim Steel, Enchantment
  • Location: Buri's Storeroom

HOW TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE & FIND LOOT

You'll likely come across this map in the Volunder mines as you complete Brok's first favor, "Second Hand Soul." They're located at the end of the Volunder chasm in the eastern portion of the lake. Once inside the mines, you'll find the map on a path to the right, just past the first gate.

The treasure itself can be found on the beach of the Cliffs of the Raven. This area is located right next to the Volunder mines, but you can't access it until the water drops a second time. Since you find the map after the first drop, you'll have to wait to get this loot. To obtain it, simply explore the beach until you come across the carcass of a dead troll near the back of the area. The treasure is buried on the troll's right side.

TREASURE MAP #8: ISLAND OF LIGHT

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God of War Treasure Map Locations: Island of Light Santa Monica Studios
  • When is it available: After second water drop
  • Reward: Hacksilver, one Unyielding Cinders, five Aegir's Gold, seven World Serpent Scale Fragment
  • Location: Light Elf Outpost

HOW TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE & FIND LOOT

You'll stumble across the map if you go to the beach near the giant wooden oarsmen near Helheim tower. It's sitting on the ground to the left of the docks.

The treasure is located at Light Elf outpost, a multi-leveled island in the north-northwest portion of the lake. The easiest route to the treasure is to walk around the outer edge of the island until you come to a path under what was once a dock (the water has to lower twice to access this treasure). Go underneath the dock and make a left, then climb down the chain. The treasure will be on the ground to your right. You should notice the waterfall in the distance.

TREASURE MAP #9: THE BOAT CAPTAIN'S KEY

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God of War Treasure Map Locations: The Boat Captain's Key Santa Monica Studios
  • When is it available: After second water drop
  • Reward: Hacksilver, Leiptr Alloy, 30 Aegir's Gold, Enchantment
  • Location: Isle of Death

HOW TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE & FIND LOOT

If you explored Stone Falls after the first water drop, you'll find this map to your right near where you exit the boat. If you don't make it until the second water drop, you'll need to climb several ledges to reach its location. Once you have the map (and the water's dropped twice), you can make your way to the Isle of Death.

As shown in the screenshot above, the Isle of Death has a shipwreck on it that's fully exposed once the water goes down. Climb your way to the wreckage and you'll find the treasure buried in the mound inside the shipwreck.

TREASURE MAP #10: THE LAST PLACE THEY'D LOOK

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God of War Treasure Map Locations: The Last Place They'll Look Santa Monica Studios
  • When is it available: After second water drop
  • Reward: Hacksilver, one Unstable Ore, five Hardened Svartalfheim Steel, Enchantment—Eye of Runic Supremacy
  • Location: Council of the Valkyries

HOW TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE & FIND LOOT

This map is literally in the middle of a path through the Mountain Summit area. You'll come across it as you go through the story, it can't be found otherwise. (Remember, these treasures are best found after finishing the main story to avoid wild goose chases to areas you can't access).

To get to the treasure's location in the Council of the Valkyries, you must first dock the boat between Helheim Tower and the giant wooden oarsmen on the north side of the lake. Find the path upwards by scaling the cliff and working your way across the ledges. You'll eventually be able to head west over the water to an open arena: this is the Council of the Valkyries. A series of thrones dot the perimeter of the space. This treasure is buried between the second and third thrones from the right.

TREASURE MAP #11: THE HISTORIAN

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  • When is it available:After second water drop
  • Reward:Hacksilver, one Eternal Frost, 30 Aegir's Gold, Enchantment—Eye of Runic Mastery
  • Location:Fafnir's Storeroom

HOW TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE & FIND LOOT

You find the map on the beach near the Ruins of the Ancient in the northeast portion of the map after you drop the water level a second time. A large stone guardian patrols nearby, but won't attack unless provoked. Once you have the map, you'll need to head to the western portion of the lake to get to Fafnir's Storeroom.

Fafnir's Storeroom is located at the end of Fafnir's Ravine, a deep canyon on the western edge of the lake just beyond the Forgotten Caverns. If you're working on the "Fafnir's Hoard" favor, it will lead you to the area where you'll find the treasure. If you haven't started that sidequest yet, follow the directions above and pick up the map on the Ruins of the Ancients first, then start the sidequest. This way you can kill two goals at the same time.

The treasure is out in the open. After you clear the area of enemies, head to the south side of the area. You'll see a door that won't open (it's the exit for the Storeroom itself) and the treasure is buried nearby. The carved ram's heads are an unmistakable landmark for this one.

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