Looking for a Scent of Survival walkthrough for God of War Ragnarok? Scent of Survival 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 Scent of Survival walkthrough, which includes puzzle solutions, combat strategies, and any other key areas of interest.
God of War Ragnarok: Scent of Survival Walkthrough
At the very tail end of Creatures of Prophecy, as you make your way back to the Mystic Gateway in Vanaheim, you'll encounter a creature named Helka who'll trot away. As you make your way onto the beach, not far from Freyr's Camp, you can track its footsteps in the sand. This will begin the Favour named Scent of Survival. Get in your boat and head in the direction of the footsteps. You'll see Helka off in the distance, so disembark your boat at the next beach and follow her on foot. There are more tracks on the ground you can use to aid you along the way.
Deal with the Wisps ahead, and sneak through the tree roots. You'll see Helka off on the horizon, so continue to follow her forwards, lifting the large stone at the end of the path. There are more tracks on the other side you can analyse to ensure you're still on Helka's trail. There are a couple of Draugrs loitering around, so take care of them. Then climb up the wall which has a few more foot prints on it. If you can't see the foot prints, then listen for the barking sounds. Run past the Celestial Altar and hookshot to the top of the wall. Run through the now-familiar tunnel of roots and vines.
Once you catch up with Helka, a firework will go off in the distance. Remember that paper boat you got at the end of Creatures of Prophecy? Well, it's time to use it. Interact with the spot of wind where Helka is sitting, and climb inside the paper boat. Enjoy the journey, as this will technically complete Scent of Survival. Once you retake control, climb out of the ruins to the left. Follow the path around to a Mystic Gateway, if, for whatever reason, you don't want to stick around. If you do, climb up the wall to your left. This will begin a new Favour named For Vanaheim.
God of War Ragnarok: Scent of Survival Objectives
- Chase after Helka
- Ride the paper boat to the crater
God of War Ragnarok: Scent of Survival Rewards
- Kratos: 1,000 XP
- Atreus: 250 XP