Looking for how to unlock Sanctuary Barriers in God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla? Sanctuary Barriers are swirling sand-like blockades you find in realm sanctuaries in non-combat areas. They can be permanently unlocked using Sanctuary Barrier Keys, and usually contain high-value rewards on the other side. On this page, as part of our God of War Ragnarok guide, we're going to explain how to unlock Sanctuary Barriers.

How Do You Unlock Sanctuary Barriers in God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla?

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You'll find Sanctuary Barriers in non-combat realms as you progress through Santa Monica Studio's roguelike mode. These typically resemble swirling shields of sand, which prevent you from reaching a high-value chest or piece of loot. At the beginning of the DLC, all of these will be locked. You can unlock them using Sanctuary Barrier Keys, which can be purchased from the Tablet of Influence in the shore area at the beginning of each run, or at Tablets of Endeavor with Fleeting Echoes in Sanctuaries.

How Do You Get Sanctuary Barrier Keys in God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla?

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Sanctuary Barrier Keys can be purchased using Spirit Seals from the Tablet of Influence in The Shore area at the beginning of each attempt. You'll find them under the Tools tab. Each key costs 200 Spirit Seals, and there are a finite number you can purchase in total. You can also purchase them using Fleeting Echoes from Tablets of Endeavor in Sanctuaries.

Do Sanctuary Barriers Remain Unlocked After You Die in God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla?

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Once you've unlocked a Sanctuary Barrier in God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla, it'll remain permanently unlocked for all future attempts. This means you'll be able to claim the spoils in subsequent runs, making Kratos significantly better prepared for the latter stages of combat.


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