How to unlock the Lyngbakr Island in God of War Ragnarok

How to unlock the Lyngbakr Island in God of War Ragnarok
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Written by 

Hritwik Raj


11th Nov 2022 09:58

One of God of War Ragnarok's first and most extensive Hidden Regions is located in the Bay of Bounty in Svartalheim called Lyngbakr Island.

You'll need to know how to unlock Lyngbakr Island in the game, as it's also linked with a Silver Trophy called Making Amends - making it one must-discover location, especially for players seeking the Platinum trophy.

How to unlock Lyngbakr Island

Image of the Lyngbakr Island in God of War Ragnarok
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You can unlock the Lyngbakr Island by playing the Drum located past the locked door in The Watchtower, another Hidden Region situated on the Central Island of the Bay of Bounty, the same Island where Sindri's Shop is located. On the western part of the Island, you will find an explosive pot that you can break to get rid of debris covering the climbable structure leading to The Watchtower. 

Watchtower key shown in God of War Ragnarok
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Assuming you have reached The Watchtower, you will find the key to unlock it in a chest located on a small Isle located north of The Watchtower. Here is a map screenshot that shares the exact location of the said chest and Key to The Watchtower. 

Svartalfheim shown on the map in God of War Ragnarok
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Once you have the key, return to The Watchtower and unlock the door. Mimir will ask you to play the Drum. You can do that by interacting with the broken Drum and pressing the Square button to let Atreus shoot it with one of his Sonic Arrows.

Kratos playing a drum
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Doing so will sound the Drum, and the Lyngbakr Island will appear on the back of a Giant Whale creature called Lyngbakr.

How to get the 'Making Amends' trophy in God of War Ragnarok

When you unlock the Lyngbakr Island, it will auto-trigger a quest that requires you to free the Lyngbakr from the shackles that bind its two fins and one tail. Do that and then take Mimir to the Lyngbakr's eye to complete the quest and earn the Hidden Silver Trophy, Making Amends.

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Hritwik Raj
About the author
Hritwik Raj
Hritwik has been writing about video games, manga, and anime for more than 8 years. Some of his favourite games include The Last of Us Part II, Fallout 76, Apex Legends, Genshin Impact, and the Souls series.
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