How to Get to Thor’s Frozen Lightning Bolt in God of War: Ragnarok.


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In God of War: Ragnarok, players can travel to Thor’s frozen lightning bolt to marvel at its beauty.

How to Get to Thor’s Frozen Lightning Bolt in God of War: Ragnarok.

God of War is a game franchise all about spectacle. When Kratos and Atreus roam the nine realms, you can bet some sights truly seek to amaze you. You will see beauties like the mountains of the Jotunhem to the World Tree.

One unique visual of the game is Thor’s frozen bolt of lightning, which players can see looming over the map.

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via Zanar Aesthetics/Youtube

Lore of the Lightning

When it comes to lore reasons why the frozen bolt of lightning exists, it can go back to the start of the game. At the beginning of God of War Ragnarok, Kratos fights Odin’s biggest brute, Thor, and Thor spends a good amount of time trying to get Kratos to unleash himself.

While Thor makes good use of Mjolnir, Kratos makes do with the Leviathan Axe, and when the two clash, it results in this unique phenomenon where there is suddenly a frozen bolt of lightning, a fusion between ice and electricity.

Though the bolt has no more significance during the game, it provides a unique reminder of the clash with Thor. Whenever players see it on the horizon, they’ll know that some serious fight went down with the God of Thunder. Also, it’s a sign that Odin is watching, and Thor is looking for a rematch.

How to Get to the Midgard Bolt

Getting to the Midgard bolt is easy enough. First, you’ll have to be in the realm of Midgard. Then, you have to get to the entrance of Tyr’s temple. When facing the temple doors, turn to the left, and you’ll see a flight of stairs going down.

Follow the path, and you’ll eventually get to the small crater Kratos and Thor created when they battled.

Interestingly, there is a Yggdrasil Rift right next to the bolt. So, if you’re looking to complete those quests, you will have to come to the bolt anyway.

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via: Youtube/ScereBro PSNU

The Crater

Though the Midgard bolt is the most prominent one in the game, there is a second frozen one, which can be seen in Vanaheim, but you’ll have to unlock it via a side quest.

Read: How to Kill Vanaheim Plants in God of War: Ragnarok

The bolt is located in a location dubbed The Crater. To get to the Crater, players must complete the Scent of Survival favor for Lunda, where you’ll have to search for her lost hound Helka. You can trigger the mission in the Vanaheim camp, and though it feels like it’s a simple fetch quest, Kratos and Atreus (or Freya, depending on where you are in the game), will be swept into the Crater, which will have its own set of side quests; and of course, another frozen lightning bolt.

What’s interesting is, if you do enough digging around the Crater, it will be revealed that the cause of the frozen bolt is also a clash between Mjolnir and the Leviathan Axe; only this time, the figure that Thor was fighting is Kratos’ now-deceased wife Freya (or Laufey).

As it turns out, the Crater used to be populated by a small town. However, it was destroyed after the clash between Freya and Thor.

What’s also interesting is, if you go back to the clash with Thor earlier in the game, he’ll say that the bolt that Kratos and him created ‘feels familiar,’ and it’s calling back to the bolt that was created in Vanaheim when he fought with Freya.

To get to the bolt, you can simply track the favor For Vanaheim! Which will have you going to the location of a soldier named Birgir. Just be careful since the mission will have you taking on a bunch of creatures, including a dragon.

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