The Black Rune carries Kratos’ story forward and has a lot of different battles for you to fight. By this time, you will have looted whatever gear you needed to from Freya’s realm and you will be able to continue on with your fight. However, the chapter is very complex and you will need this God of War The Black Rune Walkthrough Guide.
This God of War The Black Rune Walkthrough Guide will give you all the help that you need to sail past the 11th chapter of the game.
We would like to mention here that this walkthrough would strictly focus on the main story progression. There are many collectibles, hidden chambers, and chests found in each chapter but we have different guides especially focusing on each of these collectibles and side missions. You can visit our site and check out all other guides related to God of War posted there.
God of War The Black Rune Walkthrough
In this chapter, your search for the Jotunheim travel rune will continue. The Black Rune is hidden behind a plethora of puzzles, enemies, traps, and defenses. You will also be facing 2 Grendels during this chapter and will have to traverse the entire Tyr’s Vault.
Let’s go ahead and see how to find the Black Rune. First, you will have to get back to your boat and make your way to Tyr’s Vault. That should not be difficult for you to do by now. You have to go to the flag marked as temple boat dock in Lake of Nine.
First of all, you need to deactivate all of the defenses which surround the vault. You will need to use the wind to do that. For the outer ring of the defenses, get to the open side passage near the stalk towards the center of the chamber.
Look at the rings and capture the Hel energy before sprinting down the passage and transferring them to the trap on the stalk. A crank wheel will replace it and you will need to turn it to deactivate the outer defense.
The outer ring will open up two new paths. The one straight ahead will go to the deactivation chamber. Do not go there, for now, take the other path and make your way to the coffin. Pass the coffin and keep on moving forward so that you can access the second chamber. You need to use the side passage when you are near the sets of spinning blades.
You can spring past the first two sets of blades if you want and then toss Leviathan at the gear disc on one of the wheels of the third set to freeze that wheel, then recall it when the wheels are aligned so that you pass the wheels easily.
Once you are in the second chamber, you will need to deactivate the middle ring. Lift the gate which has the diamond in the center and then defeat all of the Draugrs that make your way towards you.
After that, go near the chamber gate and capture the winds of Hel before sprinting to the second chamber and using them on the stalk to bring up another crank wheel which you can use to disable the defenses.
Here, you will have the option to get a third Nornir Chest before you head on to the next chamber. Refer to our God of War Collectibles Guide for further information on how to get that chest. Once you have that chest, you can move on to the third chamber. Go to the other passage and then move in until you see a blue-lit alcove.
Throw your axe at the gear wheel to freeze the block and use it to walk to the wall on the other side. Transfer the winds to the outer ring from the inner ring when you get to the main hall (you need to get to the yellow section of the wall). Defeat the Draugr patrol here and then find a rune message on the wall.
Now, you will be able to deactivate the third ring of the defenses. Kick the anchor chain down and get to the main floor. Transfer the energy from the trap to the stalk and turn the crank wheel that pops up.
When this happens, Atreus will let you know that the Black Rune will be lowering slowly. However, you will be trapped before it is lowered and the crank wheel will start sinking.
Now, you will need to escape the trap that you are in by solving a puzzle. You will see three symbols with three pull chains. The order is sun, moon and then Midgard. Simply put, pull the center chain first, then the left, then the middle, then the right, then the left, then the middle and finally the one on the right to solve the puzzle.
You will find out that solving this puzzle still did not deactivate the trap that you were in. You will still be bound to the wheel and the chain will start pulling the platform towards the spiked plate, surely a terrible death!
However, escaping it is not difficult as all you need to do is to press square when the prompt appears on your screen. This will cause Atreus to thrust his knife into the mechanism and jam the chain to free you for good.
After this, you need to get to the exit gate and break it open. You will find yourself on the balcony of the main hall. Here, you will notice the ring mechanism fall to the floor and free the Black Rune for you to get. That will be your last objective of the chapter.
Climb down using the chain and get to the center of the platform. Kratos will give Atreus a gift and grab the Black Rune. Once you do that, 2 Grendels will wake up in order to defend the rune and you will need to defeat them. Check out our God of War Bosses Guide to figure out how to defeat both of the Grendels easily.
When you have finally defeated the Grendels, all you need to do is to escape the place and get back up to the bridge. Exit the main hall and make your way to the sand bowl.
Atreus will need to write in the bowl in order to raise the platform back to where it was. Finally, use the elevator to get to the level of the bridge and walk towards it to end the chapter.
That is all we have for our God of War The Black Rune Walkthrough Guide. Let us know if we missed something using the comments section below!