God of War

How to Open the Nornir Rune Chest in The Crater: God of War Ragnarök

Nornir Chest in The Crater.
Nornir Chest in The Crater. / Santa Monica Studio | Screenshot: Alexandra Hobbs

Scattered around the many realms in God of War Ragnarök are Nornir Chests. Here's how to open up the rune chest in The Crater.

Nornir Chests are found all over the realms, containing valuable materials such as Idunn Apples or Horns of Blood Mead. These items will either increase Kratos' health or his Maximum Rage — both important gauges to max out for the many fights ahead.

But because these items are so valuable, cracking open the Nornir Chests requires more work. To unlock them, you'll need to find and break three runes, or Seals, located around the area near the chest. Here's how to find the runes and open the Nornir Rune Chest in The Crater.

How to Open the Nornir Rune Chest in The Crater

For this Nornir Chest puzzle, you'll need to hit the dangling runes within a short timeframe. First, though, you'll need to know where each of them are. The runes bear a resemblance to the letters 'C', 'R' and 'N'.

Santa Monica Studio | Screenshot: Alexandra Hobbs
  • Rune C —  Hidden behind the chest and large rock.
Santa Monica Studio | Screenshot: Alexandra Hobbs
  • Rune R — Found to the left of the chest.
Santa Monica Studio | Screenshot: Alexandra Hobbs
  • Rune N — You’ll need to clear the brambles off of this one. Head up to the Celestial Altar nearby and head to the western part of the ridge. Destroy the brambles, then head back down to see the ‘N’ rune facing outwards. 

The best order to hit all three runes is C then R, ending with N.

Return to the chest to receive a Horn of Blood Mead.

Be sure to check out our list of Nornir Chest locations and solutions for more guides.