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God of War Ragnarok Nornir Chest: The Barrens Chest Puzzle

How to open the Nornir chest in the corner of Alfheim.

As you journey across the Nine Realms in God of War Ragnarok, you’ll come across many mystical Nornir Chests, including one in The Barrens. The Barrens are a sandy land in the Realm Alfheim, one of the earliest realms you’ll visit in the game. Especially if you decide to go side questing after finishing your business there, you’re likely to come across this chest. Whether you find it hunting down your last Apples or in your early hours, here’s how to open The Barrens chest in God of War Ragnarok.

God of War Ragnarok: Where is the Nornir Chest in The Barrens?

The Barrens Nornir Chest map location in God of War Ragnarok.

The Nornir chest in The Barrens is in a remote corner in the Northeast of Alfheim. The location of the chest is shown in the screenshot above. If you start making your way northeast using the sled to get around, you’ll eventually find the chest’s location.

How to solve The Barrens Chest Puzzle in God of War Ragnarok

The vines to cut through before solving The Barrens Nornir Chest puzzle.

Once you reach the rock at the corner of Alfheim, the first thing you’ll want to do is make your way to the rear of the rock. Once you get there, line up an axe throw through the vines as shown in the above screenshot. Slicing your way through these will open up the path to the chest itself. Before going there, though, you might as well light the torches for each rune.

This first “n”-like rune is right to the left of the vines you just cut. It may seem out of reach at first, but get as close as you can to it and you should be able to light the torch by aiming and pressing R2 without much work.

Then, head back to the front of the rock. To the left of the chest, you’ll find the “C”-like rune. This one can also be lit without much trouble.

Finally, look at the roof of the gazebo-like structure. Your last torch is up there. You can’t reach it with the Blades of Chaos to light. Luckily, there’s a handy explosive that you can detonate by throwing the Leviathan Axe at it. Throw towards the flame, and your last torch should now be lit. Collect your loot from the chest, and continue exploring Alfheim!