Looking for a Trail of the Dead walkthrough for God of War Ragnarok? Trail of the Dead 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 Trail of the Dead walkthrough, which includes puzzle solutions, combat strategies, and any other key areas of interest.
God of War Ragnarok: Trail of the Dead Walkthrough
Immediately after completing Return of the River, once you take the elevator down from the dam, Trail of the Dead will begin. Climb into the boat on the right and sail largely east, into a cave, to a boat dock. Once you're out of the boat, squeeze through the gap in the wall at the top.
If you've already explored The Jungle, then you may recall a couple of Ogres causing mischief in the area. Well, now it's time to deal with them. They are protected by a couple of Nokken, so be sure to deal with them otherwise you'll get no where in this battle. Once you're almost done, the dragon you saw earlier will sweep in. It's time to hunt it down. Before you leave this area, remember to open the red chest for Hacksilver and Petrified Bone.
Climb back aboard the boat and travel south-west, docking at a beach where there's a Mystic Gateway and Nornir Chest directly ahead. There are more Nokkens defending a couple of Wulvers here once you disembark, so be sure to take care of them. You'll also find a spirit just to the right who will issue you the Favour named Casualty of War: The Toy.
Climb up the walls on the east, just beyond the Celestial Altar, and navigate the path to the right. Traverse the walls until you reach the red vines, then create a chain of Sigil Arrows to burn them away with your Blades of Chaos. Navigate across, ensuring to open the Legendary Chest on the way for the Light Runic Attack named Whisper of the World.
Follow the path around opposite the Legendary Chest and climb up the wall. At the top you'll need to fight the dragon you've been seeing since the beginning of this Favour. This one is called The Corpse Eater, which feels appropriate based on what we've seen so far, doesn't it?
Boss Fight: How to Beat The Corpse Eater
The Corpse Eater doesn't differ massively from the other dragons you may have faced by this point, such as Crimson the Dread. It'll occasionally take to the air and swoop back down to attack you, but these moves can be parried fairly easily. It has frost properties, and you'll need to be careful when it spits out a giant stream of sub-zero saliva. But aside from this, just focus on whittling down its health, and victory will soon be yours. One thing to pay attention to is that it can grab you and take you up into the air with it, but you can also issue a small amount of damage by tapping the R1 and R2 buttons while in flight. Finish it off for an Enchantment named Sigil of Doom, as well as some Dragon Claws, Purified Crystalline, and Bonded Leather. This will complete Trail of the Dead. There's a gold chain you can kick down at the end of the arena to quickly return to your boat.
God of War Ragnarok: Trail of the Dead Objectives
- Reach the dragon's feeding ground
- Slay the dragon
God of War Ragnarok: Trail of the Dead Rewards
- Kratos: 3,000 XP
- Freya: 750 XP
- Dragon Claw