Looking for a The Weight of Chains walkthrough for God of War Ragnarok? The Weight of Chains 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 Weight of Chains walkthrough, which includes puzzle solutions, combat strategies, and any other key areas of interest.
God of War Ragnarok: The Weight of Chains Walkthrough
While you're exploring the Bay of Bounty in Svartalfheim, likely as part of In Service of Asgard, Mimir will point you to a docking point in the centre of the area. Dock your boat and The Weight of Chains will begin immediately. Be careful of the Wretches on here, and detonate the explosive plot to clear the debris. Take the path up the hill and destroy the nest. Then climb up the wall.
There's more debris you can destroy just off to the left, which reveals a shimmy point, so make your way along the wall. Destroy the nest at the top, and then turn the wheel. Freeze the cog with your Leviathan Axe, and then climb across the wall to clamber on top of the lowered lift. Recall your Leviathan Axe to lift it up, and break through the marked ground. There's a Bergsra Mother down here, so take care of it and any Wretches it spawns. Then open the red chest. You'll get the Watchtower Key.
Open the gate and sail back to The Watchtower. Climb up the wall just beyond the Huldra Brothers' workshop. There is one of The Hateful in this area, which is part of the Favour named Into the Fire, so deal with that if you want to. Open the gate when you're ready. Then on the other side, hit the drum. Watch the cutscene. This will reveal Lyngbakr Island.
Knock the plate off the climbing point and jump down to your boat. Then sail to the docking point just to the rear of the Lyngbakr's body. There'll be enemies waiting for you at the top, so take care of them. Then destroy the explosive pot just around the corner to the right, and cut the chains. You'll need to throw your Leviathan Axe at the fins to release the first of three bindings.
Jump over the gap, near where you docked, and deal with the Nightmares. Then climb up the gold chain. If you climb up the wall and travel towards the head of the Lyngbakr, you can collect some Lore in the form of one of Kvasir's Poems named We Who Remain, Part the Second. Open the red chest for Forged Iron and Hacksilver. Then climb back down to get Lore in the form of a Lore Marker named Regarding the Removal of Resources. Once you're done, hookshot across. Deal with the Draugrs and climb down the gold chain. Then cut down the next binding, remembering to cut free the fin in the process. You'll have to deal with Wretches and a nest pretty much straight away, so don't drop your guard.
Behind the nest is a bomb you can use to clear the debris nearby. Jump across the gap and open the red chest for Hacksilver and Rawhide. Grab another bomb and then throw it down to the dock point near the creature's tail. Before you return to your boat, grab one more bomb and head back to where you fought the Nightmares earlier. Clear the debris and hookshot across the gap for a red chest with Hacksilver and Slag Deposits inside. Then sail to the new docking point, near the tail of the Lyngbakr.
There are more Draugrs, as well as some Grims and Nightmares, waiting for you up here, so take care of them. Once you're done, cut the final bindings. You'll need to get a different angle on the chained tail, so abseil across the ocean to the other side of the landscape. Once you've freed the tail, remember to collect the Legendary Chest in this area for Whispering Slab and the Rond of Aggravation. Pull down the fence opposite the Legendary Chest with the Blades of Chaos for a Rune Slate, and have Freya speak the word to lower a nearby gate. Then climb down the gold chain and sail to the Lyngbakr's eye.
Once you reach the eye, watch the cutscene. This will conclude The Weight of Chains and unlock the Making Amends Trophy.
God of War Ragnarok: The Weight of Chains Objectives
- Find the key on the island
- Bring the key to the watchtower
- Return to the creature
- Free the Lyngbakr
- Boat to the Lyngbakr's eye
God of War Ragnarok: The Weight of Chains Rewards
- Kratos: 1,000 XP
- Atreus: 250 XP