God of War is an enormous game, so it’s likely that there are plenty of secrets hidden throughout it. But what few people could have guessed was that there’d be something revealed by clues buried in the physical map that came with the Collector’s Edition. (Warning: some spoilers below.)
As Kotaku reported, players have now unraveled a puzzle that stems from runes scattered across the Collector’s Edition map. These runes were deciphered by YouTube user BRKsEDU, who used in-game alphabets to assist in the transliteration. You can read the full runic riddle at the bottom of this article; essentially, it recounts the tale of Sindri and Brok and their journey for treasure.
This riddle led passionate fans in a quest for treasure ranging across the game’s world, but eventually user SkipOneEBR found a final clue in the physical map. Letters along the left and right sides corresponded to “steps” through the map, tracing the paths of Brok and Sindri. Eventually, these paths end at the Muspelheim Temple. By following the instructions at the end of the riddle, you can unlock a rift which contains a special pommel for Kratos’ axe with some pretty great stats.
In other news, Sony Santa Monica has been frequently updating the game to fix bugs and improve improve the overall experience. The latest patch was just released includes a text size slider alongside other, unspecified tweaks. In addition, if you’re just getting started with God of War, check out our tips for beginners and read our history of the series to learn more about the game and its predecessors.
The Sindri and Brok Riddle
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.