How to find a way to reach the pained creature in God of War Ragnarök

Follow its pained cries.

Alfheim is one of the Nine Realms in God of War Ragnarök, and this desert world is home to many locations and quests. Within The Barrens, you will gain the Secret of the Sands Favor, which will lead you toward a wounded creature. This may leave you wondering where to find the pained creature in God of War Ragnarök.

How to complete Secrets of the Sands Favor in God of War Ragnoark - Alfheim

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You will first need to find the entrance to The Below. Head to the marked location on the map and find the cave entrance. Climb down, cross the gap, and destroy the glowing tendril orbs. As you jump down, enemies will spawn—defeat them and throw your axe at the purple crystal to destroy the other tendril orbs.

Continue forward and jump down, defeating the enemies that will spawn. Grab the chest and press forward into the large chamber. More enemies will spawn as you enter the room, defeat them, and climb up the wall in the back of the room. Turn to your right and throw your axe to break the tendril orbs to reveal a chest. Grab the chest and then climb back up.

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Once you are back up, climb the next wall and then climb once more on the wall to your left. Take the zipline across the gap and drop down to grab the chest. Climb back up and take the right path, grappling across the chasm. Look to your right and down to locate the Nornir chest.

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Go to the platform below the wooden gate and bounce your axe off the purple crystal to destroy the glowing tendril orbs. Grapple across the newly open path and open the wooden gate you stood in front of moments ago. Slide down the chain into the chamber below. Enemies will spawn that you must defeat.

Crawl through the low tunnel and drop down the platform to the right of the golden ore blocking your path. Throw your axe at the bomb to blow up the gold ore. Climb up and continue onward, but stop just past where the barrier was. Turn around and throw your axe at the bomb next to the gold ore below. Then, throw your axe at the newly revealed crystal to destroy the glowing orb tendril. Climb back down and grab the chest.

Continue forward, and you will find yourself in a large chamber. Look between the glowing tendrils and throw your axe to turn the hanging pendulum. This will reveal a purple crystal. Line up your axe like the image below, destroying the first tendril orb on the left and bouncing off the crystals.

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Related: How to unlock Nornir chests in The Strönd in God of War Ragnarök

Jump across the gap and turn to your left. Throw your axe at the bomb to blow up the golden ore. Jump back across and make your way forward on the new path. Throw your axe at the purple crystal to destroy the tendril orbs. Climb up, grab the chest, and bounce your axe off the pendulum crystal again to reveal the way forward.

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Climb down and make your way forward, jumping across the gaps and defeating the enemies in your way. You will find a Nightmare spawner and a wall you can climb behind. Make your way up to find the creature Kratos and Atreus are looking for in the Secrets of the Sands Favor in God of War Ragnarök.

How to destroy Hafgufa's bindings in God of War Ragnarok

To destroy Hafgufa's bindings in God of War Ragnarok, look to the left to find golden rocks. There is a Red Pot you can lob your axe at to explode them. Once done, jump over the gap and aim at the glowing tendril orbs to bounce off the Twilight Ore to get the others,

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Once destroyed, head to the far right, where the hive was, and look to the left to find more Twilight Ore. Aim at the left ore to hit the glowing or to bounce off the second ore to destroy the rest.

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However, Hafgufa's is still stuck down here. You need to free the creature from the surface. Follow the path right, keep climbing, and smash through the stone slab above you. In this room, you'll see a Legendary chest. Destroy the lone glowing orb to get back to the surface.

Get back on the sled and head to the waypoint on the map or to the left of the massive creature's skeleton in front of you as you exit The Below. Head toward the image below.

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When you reach it, interact with it and keep pressing the button prompt that appears to release Hafgufa and stop the sand storm to complete the Secrets of the Sand Favor.

For more information on God of War, check out What are the colorful bugs for in God of War Ragnarök? and Can you return to explored locations in God of War Ragnarök? on Pro Game Guides.

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