God of War Ragnarok: The Weight of Chains (Find Key & Free Lyngbakr) - Game Guide

 In the "Weight of the Chains" favor in God of War Ragnarök you should find the key for the watchtower and in the further course you have to free Lyngbakr to unlock a hidden area. At this point we will guide you through all the steps of this mission.


General Spoiler Warning

As you unlock new equipment and skills as you progress through the game, and some moments in the story lead to fundamental changes, you may feel spoiled by some parts of this guide. So keep this in mind before reading on.

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God of War Ragnarok: The Weight of Chains (Find Key & Free Lyngbakr)

Start "The Weight of Chains".

On the Watchtower Island in the Bay of Generosity of Svartalfheim you can discover a locked door that requires a key. To find it, you first have to go to the small island a little further north. There is a dock here. As soon as you enter the island, the side mission "The Weight of the Chains" will start.

Start "The Weight of Chains".

Find Watchtower Key

First run up the stairs on the right and then destroy the red barrel to shimmy along the cliff. First open the gate here to be able to leave the area more easily and then interact with the rotating mechanism to let the elevator down.


Freeze the gear with your axe, then climb the cliff again to climb onto the elevator roof. Now call back your ax so you can go up. Here you can now throw yourself down through the floor to get into the cave below. Here you can find the watchtower key in the equipment chest.


Liberate Lyngbakr

Go back to Watchtower Island with the key and open the door.** Now interact with the drum in front of you to make the Lyngbakr (a giant whale) rise out of the water in front of you.** Then return to the island that is now has grown quite a bit (the jetty is now a little further to the east).


You must now free the Lyngbakr from his bonds. It has two fetlocks on each side and one on the far east on the caudal fin. The path to the first two shackles is relatively straightforward. However, after cutting the second shackle, be careful to destroy the monster hill in front of you. Behind it you can take endlessly spawning fire bombs, with which you have to destroy the rocks in the north. Then grab another firebomb and jump over the jump to the north. Look down to the east to the blocked pier and destroy the rock with a bomb here as well.

Liberate Lyngbakr

Now return to the boat and paddle to the dock on the other side. Climb up here to the last binding and cut it. Then use the zipline and swing down to the east side. From here you can destroy the last chain with the axe.


Now all you have to do is paddle back to the Whale's Eye to complete the side mission. By completing the quest you will unlock Lyngbakr Island. You can now reach and collect all collectibles here. Completing the side quest also unlocks one of the God of War Ragnarök trophies, Redemption.

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