Looking for a The Final Challenges walkthrough for God of War Ragnarok? The Final Challenges 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 The Final Challenges walkthrough, which includes puzzle solutions, combat strategies, and any other key areas of interest.
God of War Ragnarok: The Final Challenges Walkthrough
Once you've completed the initial six The Crucible challenges in the The Crucible Favour, and opened the Nornir Chest with the Chaos Flame inside, you'll immediately begin The Final Challenges. You'll notice in the area where you opened the aforementioned Nornir Chest, there's now a fourth sword hilt. This houses a further six Crucible Challenges, all of which need to be completed to finish The Final Challenges and unlock the Trials by Fire Trophy.
The twist here is that each of The Final Challenges is unlocked by completing one of the previous challenges. You may remember, each of the three original arenas has a rune on its sword hilt: F, N, and R. By combining two of these runes, you can unlock a different challenge on the fourth and final sword hilt in the arena opposite the Huldra Brothers' workshop. You can clearly see the combinations you're yet to complete on the ground.
In addition, each of the previous arenas will have a third additional challenge to complete now. While you don't necessarily need to finish these, you may find they're quicker to complete, enabling you to finish off The Final Challenges faster. The new trials are:
|The Crucible Challenge||Rune Area||Description
||Defeat at least 20 enemies within the time limit.
||Take constant damage, but recover health by dealing damage.|
||Rapidly kill enemies to increase the timer.|
To illustrate, if you completed Rampage and Health Steal successively, you'd have input the FN rune combination, which would unlock Endurance Challenge as one of The Final Challenges. We've included all six of The Final Challenges below:
|The Crucible Challenge||Rune Combination||Description||Rewards|
|Shield Breaker||FR||Kill grunts to break the Elite enemy's shield.|
|Onslaught||NR||Survive until the time elapses.|
|Ring of Fire||NF||Stay within the ring.|
|Phantom||RF||Defeat all enemies.|
|Boss Rush||RN||Defeat a series of challenging enemies.|
God of War Ragnarok: The Final Challenges Objectives
- Complete the final six Crucible Challenges
God of War Ragnarok: The Final Challenges Rewards