God of War Niflheim Cipher Locations - How to Unlock the Niflheim Realm

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Niflheim Cipher Pieces are an item that Kratos and Atreus will need to collect together in the new God of War, if you want to unlock an entirely brand new realm to travel to and explore. In this God of War Niflheim Cipher Pieces guide, we’ll be walking you through all the Niflheim Cipher Piece locations, guiding you along the quickest and easiest route to the exploring the new world. Read on for all you need to know about God of War's Niflheim.

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God of War Niflheim Cipher Locations

You're going to want to find the Niflheim Ciphers, but doing so can be pretty tricky. Luckily for you, we've put together all the Niflheim Cipher locations so you don't have to do much hard work yourself.

God of War Niflheim Cipher Location 1

The first of the Niflheim Cipher Pieces can be found during the Return to the Summit quest, when the title card for ‘The Summit’ flashes up on the screen once you’ve exited out of the mountain itself.

Niflheim Cipher

The chest that contains the first Niflheim Cipher Piece can be found straight in front of you, giving off a gold tint, and if you missed this Cipher Piece the first time round, you can return to it by simply climbing off the narrow, snow covered pass leading up to the Summit itself.

God of War Niflheim Cipher Location 2

The second Niflheim Cipher Piece can be found during The Path to Jotunheim quest, which takes place fairly late in the story of God of War. When you descend into the Tyr’s Temple area, with puzzle and death traps in every direction, you’ll at one point be tasked with taking Winds of Hel energy with you, and transporting them successfully to open up the corridor ahead of you.

Once you’ve made it through the puzzle involving the Winds of Hel energy, you have the opportunity to throw off one of the two huge chains, in order to flip the temple entirely. Before you do this, look to the other end of the area to see a gold tinted chest, which Kratos and Atreus can open to claim a Niflheim Cipher Piece.

God of War Niflheim Cipher Location 3

For the next Niflheim Cipher Piece, you’ll still be making your way through the puzzle of Tyr’s Temple, and you’ll need to be on the lookout for a puzzle involving Atreus shooting sap with his shock arrows to make it explode. Once you’ve made it to the other side of this trap with falling blocks of spikes, you can open up a chest to retrieve another Niflheim Cipher Piece.

Niflheim Cipher

God of War Niflheim Cipher Location 4

The fourth and final Niflheim Cipher Piece can only be found while you’re in the stomach of the World Serpent, fairly late on in God of War. While you’re at the very end of the stomach, after having docked your ship and reclaimed Mimir’s missing eye, you can turn right around from having claimed the eye, to see a brand new chest.

Niflheim Cipher

Unlock Niflheim in God of War

Hop over the gap in the path, and you can open up this rare looking chest. Doing this will grant Kratos and Atreus the final Niflheim Cipher piece, and you’re now free to travel to the brand new realm straight from the Bifrost, as soon as you please.

These might be all the Niflheim Cipher Pieces in God of War, but if you need a guide on where to find the second type of cipher scattered throughout the map, make sure to head over to our God of War Muspelheim Cipher Pieces guide. We've also got guides to find all Idunn Apples and Horns of Blood Mead.

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  • Avatar for delanothomas08 #1 delanothomas08 6 months ago
    I think the stranger is loki since he mentions his brother and that odin sent him
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  • Avatar for thanidrain37 #2 thanidrain37 5 months ago
    Thanks for the help with the walk through, I only used it when I was in a pinch. Since this is my first time playing the GOW franchise, I hope get everything in the game.
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  • Avatar for Daraix #3 Daraix 5 months ago
    When fighting Matturg Helson aka Bridge Keeper
    The last part where is says
    (The final thing you need to be wary of when taking on the Bridge Keeper is the minions that he can summon onto the battlefield, all of which you’ve previously fought on your journey through Helheim so far. We’d recommend taking these minions out as soon as possible, as they can be a nuisance if you instead turn your back on them and focus purely on the Bridge Keeper instead.)

    Does not work on (Give Me God Of War) he well continue to summon as soon as you kill the minions maybe on a lower difficulty you can kill the them fast enough but not on Give me god of war. When he summon them ignore them and run to him and light attack him to get him to start teleporting his attack well hit the minions and kill them in one or two hits and when his last attack aim and press R2 to do heavy attack two or three time then doge back but keep a eye on themEdited April 2018 by Daraix
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  • Avatar for davidbenavent31 #4 davidbenavent31 5 months ago
    Surprise, surprise, the valkyries are mostly in Chambers of Odin! Maybe you could actually SHOW us where they are instead of saying vague areas as though that'll help any?
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  • Avatar for BeefTestosterone #5 BeefTestosterone 5 months ago
    @davidbenavent31 The game marks every Valkyrie location on your map after you complete the main story.
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  • Avatar for lakdidiamine49 #7 lakdidiamine49 4 months ago
    I have a problem !! The first blades dont move so i can pass bay them !! I dont know why
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  • Avatar for derekeamgnisalb80 #9 derekeamgnisalb80 3 months ago
    I'm stuck and cannot unlock nor free this damn dragon.. I beat the original story and all the valkyries except the queen.. I wanna free reginn but when I hit the area he is in.. hes draped over this mountain
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