GOW Ragnarok: Svartalfheim Geyser Puzzle [SOLVED]

This guide discusses both of the starting geyser puzzles along with their solutions found in God of War Ragnarok's Svartalfheim realm.

The search for Tyr will take Kratos and Atreus to the Dwarven realm, Svartalfheim, where you will be introduced to various new puzzles. The first ones you will encounter are the geyser puzzles, which make you utilize both the blades and the axe to open the gates and progress further into the region. In today’s God of War Ragnarok guide, we will discuss geyser water puzzles and their solutions.

Key Takeaways
  • Geyser Puzzle in Svartalfheim: One of the first puzzles in Svartalfheim, crucial for entering the main town.
  • Two Gates to Open: To clear your path on the river, you must open two gates.
  • Solving First Gate:
    1. Increase water pressure from a geyser near the gate.
    2. Open the geyser with Chaos Blades, freeze the water with the Leviathan Axe, climb the platform, and freeze a water source to boost geyser output.
    3. This opens the first gate.
  • Solving Second Gate:
    1. Dock your boat near the second gate, remove barricades by pulling chains, and drop an iron block with the Axe.
    2. Open a closed geyser with blades, freeze the water to pressurize it, and move a water wheel.
    3. Destroy the iron block support, climb it, freeze the water, and ascend to an upper floor.
    4. Pull another chain to remove the second set of barricades, opening the second gate.

Water Wheel & Geyser Puzzle

First River Gate puzzle
Arrived at the first geyser puzzle.

The first geyser puzzle is relatively simple and doesn’t require you to time your throws or anything. After arriving at the shore with a closed wooden gate beside the water wheel, you’ll notice a geyser closed with a cap. Open the geyser via the blades, and freeze the water that comes out of it using the Leviathan axe.

Blades of Chaos throw
Opening the geyser cap via Blades of Chaos [Image credit: eXputer] 
Leviathan axe freeze
Using Leviathan Axe, to freeze the water coming out of the geyser [Image credit: eXputer] 
Now get to the other side after freezing the water coming out of the geyser and climb up the wooden platforms. After reaching the top, call back your axe and freeze the water coming from the huge jar or vase.

Leviathan axe freeze
Freezing the second geyser to lower the gate [Image credit: eXputer] 
This will increase the water pressure of the bottom geyser, and the water that comes out of it will start rotating the wheel, hence unlocking the first wooden gate.

Lift & Geyser Puzzle

Second River Gate puzzle
Arrived at the second puzzle [Image credit: eXputer]
  • Open the Second Gate: Dock your boat, release a hanging block, lower the first wooden gate layer.
  • Cross the Gap: Jump over the gap, freeze the geyser’s water.
  • Continue the Path: Reach a closed geyser and a large water wheel.
  • Open the Geyser: Use your blades to remove the geyser cap.
Blades of Chaos throw
Opening the geyser cap [Image credit: eXputer]
Afterward, throw your axe at the geyser located between the wooden structure in order to pressurize the water coming out of the geyser beneath the water wheel. This will cause the water wheel to rotate.

Leviathan axe freeze
Freezing the geyser beneath the wooden structure [Image credit: eXputer]
If you call the axe back, the geyser you just froze will open up again, causing the wheel to stop. The trick here is to make the large stone boulder, located just above the geyser, fall on it. To do this, you need to time your throw to crush the pulley, causing the stone to fall on the geyser,

Throwing Axe
Timing the throw correctly in order to break the chains

The window of opportunity is generous enough to throw the axe at the pulley carefully but just be prepared for the throw as soon as you call back your axe. Afterward, backtrack the rounded path and climb the block. Now aim at the geyser you opened via the blades earlier in order to pressurize water from the geyser beneath the block, hence lifting you up.

Leviathan axe freeze
Freezing the previously opened geyser to lift up the stone [Image credit: eXputer]
Climb up the wooden platforms and pick up any collectibles around, and open the chest for some hacksilver and forged iron. Interact with the nearby steel chain and lower the river gate, opening the path beyond.

Lowering the chain
Lowering the wooden gate via steel chain [Image credit: eXputer]
This marks the end of our God of War Ragnarok Geyser puzzle guide. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below. For more on God of War Ragnarok, be sure to check out our God of War Ragnarok review and see what we thought about the sequel to the critically acclaimed masterpiece of the last generation.

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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