Looking for an Animal Instincts walkthrough for God of War Ragnarok? Animal Instincts is a Favour, which are Ragnarok's equivalent of side-quests. As part of our God of War Ragnarok guide, we're going to share our full Animal Instincts walkthrough, which includes puzzle solutions, combat strategies, and any other key areas of interest.
God of War Ragnarok: Animal Instincts Walkthrough
The bulk of Animal Instincts will see you clearing out Kol Raider camps. There are four in total, all located in Midgard, and you'll unlock the Favour when you clear your first one. By and large, you'll find Kol Raiders and Kol Raider Scouts at each campsite, and you'll need to defeat all the enemies to mark the location as eliminated. Be sure to fully explore the camps, too, as some of them have Artefacts and red chests in them.
All Kol Raider Camp Locations
Below you'll find a list of all Kol Raider Camp locations, which need to be eliminated as part of Animal Instincts.
Immediately south of Tyr's Temple. You'll have to climb up into an ice cave to clear this one out. There's very little of interest in here, aside from chests with Hacksilver inside.
Directly underneath Tyr's Temple, there's a small entrance you can climb inside, on the northern side of the bridge. There's a Legendary Chest inside here, at the back of the room, with the Light Runic Attack named Cyclone of Chaos inside.
Boss Fight: How to Beat Oluf Nautson
Once you've defeated the fourth and final Kol Raider Camp, you'll be attacked by Oluf Nautson, the chieftain of the tribe. He's a fairly straightforward foe, with a giant flaming trident. He'll swipe it at you, so dodge out of the way of this attack as it can't be guarded. He'll also try and swipe the floor, creating an explosive area of effect, so dodge roll out of the way of this, too. Some of his strikes can be parried, and he'll also try and revive himself, but if you Shield Strike him you can disrupt this manoeuvre. Give him a good beatdown to see off the Kol Raiders for good. He'll drop an Enchantment named the Token of Elemental Evasion, as well as Whispering Slab and Crackle of Bilskirnir.
Head back outside to the sled, and pet Spekki and Svanna. This will complete Animal Instincts, and unlock the Besties Trophy.
God of War Ragnarok: Animal Instincts Objectives
- Eliminate the Kol Raider Camps
God of War Ragnarok: Animal Instincts Rewards
- Kratos: 1,000 XP
- Freya: 250 XP
- Amulet Enchantment
- Crackle of Bilskirnir