How To Get Forged Iron In God Of War Ragnarok

Learn how to obtain the forged iron and where to use it in God of War Ragnarok

Forged Iron is an important crafting material in God Of War Ragnarok, and it is also needed to upgrade your armor. Almost each and every crafting material is used to upgrade something, including the best armor setsLeviathan axe, Chaos Blades, and relics of Kratos. There are various methods of obtaining forged iron that we will discuss in complete detail.

Key Takeaways
  • Forged Iron is one of the most useful crafting materials in the game, as it is required to upgrade armor and various other things.
  • You can get forged iron in several different ways, these include:
    • Looting red chests that are scattered across all realms.
    • Looting the yellow spots that appear in the river of Svartalfheim.
    • Purchasing forged iron directly from Brok or Sidri. For this method, you will need to complete the main quest called “The Reckoning and also require a lot of Hacksilver.
  • As mentioned, since forged Iron is a crafting material, you can use it to craft early or mid-game armor and also upgrade it.

Methods Of Obtaining Forged Iron 

There are many different ways of obtaining forged iron in the game. Some of these methods require you to solve puzzles, while others require you to farm. Resources like forged iron can also be collected in the overworld while exploring. Following are the best methods of obtaining the forged iron in the game;

  • Looting Red Chests
  • Looting the River In Svartalfheim
  • Purchasing from Huldra Brothers’ Workshop

Now we will explain each of these methods in complete detail.

Looting Red Chests

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The Red Chests In The Game

There are many red chests scattered around each realm and area that you visit. These chests grant you special crafting materials in God Of War Ragnarok. Some of these chests are very well hidden, while others cannot be accessed until you have acquired certain upgrades later in the game.

Basically, these chests will require you to explore every inch of the map. But you will get the resources that you need for at least a single armor set by opening up a few chests. Exploration is key to getting forged iron using this method in the game. 

There will be certain red chests that you won’t be able to access in the early game because Kratos would lack the right tools at the time. However, make sure to backtrack in all of the realms that you visited in order to check if you missed any red chest or not. And do that once you’ve unlocked all of the special upgrades or weapons like the Draupnir Spear.

Looting the River In Svartalfheim

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The Loot In The Lake

Svartalfheim is the first realm that you visit in God Of War Ragnarok. And there is a huge river, including a lake, that you explore in that realm. You will notice certain yellow-colored areas on the river during your travels in the waters of Svartalfheim.

Actually, there is a potential to get crafting resources from these areas. Just go near the yellow-colored area on the river, and Atreus should pick up the loot once you’ve pressed the prompt. This is another great method of obtaining forged iron in the game; however it is slow. 

Purchasing from Huldra Brothers’ Workshop

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Purchasing Forged Iron

You can basically purchase forged iron directly from Brok or Sindri in the game. And this is undeniably the best method of getting forged iron as it requires no form of grinding or looting. You can directly purchase the resource material from the Huldra Brothers’ Workshop.

You can purchase five pieces of forged iron for 500 Hacksilver in the game. Hacksilver is the basic currency of God Of War Ragnarok. It can be farmed by killing enemies additionally, and players are almost never deficient in hacksilver.

Forged Iron isn’t available to purchase from the start additionally. You actually need to complete the sixth main quest in God Of War Ragnarok, known as The Reckoning before forged iron is unlocked in the workshop.

The Reckoning Quest 

It is the main quest that starts when Freya joins Kratos on an adventure to Vanaheim. Basically, this whole quest is based around Freya’s redemption arc in the game, and you actually need to help Freya. She needs to destroy the curse that Odin put her.

That curse made her stay in Midgard, but at the end of the Reckoning, you actually end up breaking that curse by killing the main boss of Vanaheim. That boss is Nidhogg, and the battle is actually tough. However, once you beat the boss and make your way back to the camp in Vanaheim, the quest is complete. You can now buy forged iron from Brok or Sindri in the game.

Uses Of Forged Iron 

As we have already mentioned, forged iron is a resource material in the game. It is actually used both in crafting and upgrading. It is actually very useful for crafting early to mid-game armor sets additionally. Following are the uses of forged iron in the game;

  • Crafting Armor 
  • Upgrading Armor

Crafting Armor 

Forged Iron can be used to craft various armor sets in the game, and that is why it is important to collect as much of it as you can. 

Upgrading Armor

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Upgrading Using Forged Iron

Armor can also be upgraded using forged iron, as you can see in the image above. Upgrading not only increases the defense provided by the armor but also improves your overall stats in God Of War Ragnarok. So, forged iron will come in handy to get the maximum use out of your armor in the game.


God Of War Ragnarok has received the most nominations at the game awards due to its quality. The developers delivered on all the hype that was created for the game. The story, gameplay, voice acting, level design, and everything is top-notch and full of quality content. Sony Santa Monica doesn’t disappoint with their Triple-A franchise.

Kratos now has a new weapon and can use three main weapons in the game. There is so much variety in terms of the combos that you can pull off with the weapons. Additionally, Atreus is also playable in God Of War Ragnarok. You also get to adventure with Freya in the game. The story reveals so many new characters and gives the best conclusion to Kratos’ Norse Mythology Adventure.

This concludes our guide on how you can get Forged Iron in God Of War Ragnarok. We entailed all the different methods of obtaining that resource in the game. The uses of forged iron have also been explained in complete detail. We hope that the guide was helpful to you. Let us know what you think about God Of War Ragnarok in the comments below!


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Muhammad Haris Umer

Haris has been gaming for as long as he can remember but he is a huge Fromsoftware enthusiast and loves talking about Elden Ring. When he's not writing about games, you'll find him either playing Souls games or studying Medicine.

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