God of War How to Explore All the Lake of Nine Has to Offer PlayStation 4 PS4 1

God of War is absolutely stacked to the World Serpent’s gills with side-quests and bonus content, so you’re inevitably going to explore all that the Lake of Nine has to offer. With this guide, we’re going to provide you with a checklist so that you can unlock the ‘Beneath the Surface’ Trophy, which will contribute to your Platinum.

How to Explore All the Lake of Nine Has to Offer in God of War

The Lake of Nine is the central hub area in Midgard; it’s where you first encounter the World Serpent. This water mass is filled with small islands, beaches, and coves for you to investigate, and these areas are littered with side-quests, puzzles, and collectibles. To explore all that the Lake of Nine has to offer, you need to dock at each of its named islands in order to fully reveal the map.

Working clockwise from the northern most point, here are all the locations you need to visit:

  • Light Elf Outpost
  • The Mason’s Channel
  • Council of the Valkyries
  • Stone Falls
  • Veithurgard
  • Buri’s Storeroom
  • Cliffs of the Raven
  • Lookout Tower
  • Isle of Death
  • Iron Cove
  • Forgotten Caverns
  • Ruins of the Ancient

Once you’ve visited all of these locations at least once, the ‘Beneath the Surface’ Trophy will unlock and you’ll have opened up the entirety of the map.