God Of War Ragnarok Secret Of Sands [Step By Step Guide]

To know about the voices that Atreus keeps hearing, you will need to complete the Secret of Sands side quest in God of War Ragnarok

The Secret of Sands is the very first side quest that you will get in the game, and it is located in Alfheim. There are some favors and side quests in God of War Ragnarok that is quintessential to the story, and one of them is the Secret of Sands. The game takes about 55-60 hours for 100% completion. So, many players prefer doing the main missions first and the side ones later.

Key Takeaways
  • The Secret of Sands quest unlocks after completing the Groa’s Secret main quest.
  • Follow Atreus into a desert hole after Groa’s Secret to obtain a necessary treasure map.
  • The quest starts automatically upon entering The Barrens or interacting with Sindri in Alfheim.
  • Look for a cave marked by small pillars and broken structures.
  • The main challenge in this questline is the hive puzzles.
  • To solve them efficiently, aim the Leviathan Axe at the purple mirror until the line turns blue, then throw the axe to complete the puzzle.
  • Hafgufa Bindings locations are shown on the map and function similarly to hive puzzles.

Unlocking The Secret of Sands

How to Unlock the Side Quest
How to Unlock Secret of Sands [Image credit: eXputer]
To unlock the “Secret of Sands” side quest in God of War Ragnarok, follow these steps:

  1. Complete the “Groa’s Secret” main quest.
  2. After completing “Groa’s Secret,” a new path will open in Alfheim due to the clashing of elves.
  3. Follow Atreus to the desert. Along the way, you’ll pass through a hole, and you’ll find a treasure map on the ground. Be sure to pick up this map.
  4. As you progress through the story and complete certain objectives, you’ll receive a side quest related to hunting.
  5. Keep progressing in this side quest until you come across an abandoned market. There, you’ll find Sindri’s Workshop.
  6. Talk to Sindri, and he will give you the “Secret of Sands” quest, which will be added to your favors list.

Completing these steps will unlock the “Secret of Sands” side quest for you to pursue.

How To Complete Secret Of Sands 

God of War Ragnarok Secret of Sands
The Secret of Sands Side Quest [Image credit: eXputer]
Now that you have the Secret of Sands quest in your favors list in God of War Ragnarok, it is time that you complete it. The first thing you will need to do is open the Mystic Gateway and keep going toward the depths of the desert. As you keep on going, you will come across Gulon. They are two creatures who will be walking in a direction carrying a sled.

Here are the summarized steps:

  1. Start the Quest: Open the Mystic Gateway and head towards the depths of the desert until you encounter Gulon, creatures carrying a sled.
    GOW Ragnarok: Ride on Gulon
    Travel on Gulon to Reach the Location [Image credit: eXputer]
  2. Ride on Gulon: Approach them and ride the sled they’re carrying. Follow their path through the desert until you reach a cave-like structure in the southeast.
  3. Clear the Path and Fight Dark Elves: Use the Blades of Chaos to clear obstacles and defeat Dark Elves inside the cave. Destroy hive bulbs along the way to progress.
    God of War Ragnarok: Clearing the Path
    Use Axe to Clear the Path [Image credit: eXputer]
  4. Collect the Loot: Explore the cave, defeat enemies, and collect rewards including materials and chests.
  5. Open the Nornir Chest: Solve the Nornir Bell puzzle by hitting the N, C, and R bells quickly. Open the chest for Idunn Apples or Horns of Blood Mead.
  6. Fight the Dark Elf Lord: Defeat the Dark Elf Lord and his companions. Proceed with Atreus to a tavern, destroy blockades, and continue the quest.
    God of War Ragnarok Secret of Sands Fighting Dark Elves
    Fight Against Dark Elf Lord and Dark Elves [Image credit: eXputer]
  7. Solve the Hive Puzzles: Clear hive bulb blockades, destroy Nightmares, and solve puzzles using the twilight stone and explosives.
    God of War Ragnarok Secret of Sands: Hive Puzzles
    Making Ways in the Hive Puzzle [Image credit: eXputer]
  8. Break Hafgufa’s Bindings: Destroy Hafgufa’s bindings to learn more about the storms. Follow Atreus and clear hive bulbs along the way.
    GOW Ragnarok Bindings of Hafgufa
    Breaking the Bindings of Hafgufa [Image credit: eXputer]
  9. Head Out: Clear obstacles with the Blades of Chaos, collect rewards, and listen to the characters’ discussions. Destroy the final hive bulb to complete the quest and clear The Barrens of storms.
    God of War Ragnarok: Secret of Sands Ending
    Concluding the Secret of Sands [Image credit: eXputer]

That’s all about the quest!

Final Words

All in all, completing the Secret of Sands side quest is very important in God of War Ragnarok, especially if you want to know about the noises that Atreus keeps hearing. Moreover, you will be able to free The Barrens from the Storms that keep occurring.

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