Senua looking at something in Hellblade II
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Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 Walkthrough (All Lorestones)

Time to 100% the game!

There aren't that many games that I enjoy completing, but there's nothing more fun than discovering all of the secrets of Senua's world. If you want to get everything, check out the full Senua's Saga: Hellblade II walkthrough below.

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Chapter 1 Reykjanesta - Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Landfall

Senua in front of the first stone step in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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Once the cutscene ends, interact with the first stone ledge to climb and start Senua's journey. This part is very linear, all you have to do is keep going. When you're climbing, make sure to keep holding the button to move, as Senua will stop unless you are (a mechanic I've enjoyed very much in the game).

Once you hear the voice from the past (Senua's father), she will be able to move more freely so you can start running. There isn't anything collectible here just yet, so don't stress about it.

Senua going across a ledge above the ocean in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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You'll reach a cliff and you'll have to walk on the tiny ledge to the left in order to cross above the sea, all while listening to your father try to convince you that the ocean wants you back. Not today!

The first lorestone in chapter one of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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Keep heading down and you'll run into the first Lorestone on the right. Get close and focus on it to hear stories from Druth about this new land. Make sure you collect all of the stones to reveal special lore at the end of the game.

After the stone, go down the path to the left. You'll run into one of the slavers. The Furies will tell you to follow him. Once you get close, they will tell you to stop so he doesn't see you. When he attacks a woman, start running but you won't be able to save her. Another soul to weigh down on Senua.

  • The first rune door symbol in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • The solution to the first rune door puzzle in chapter one of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Follow the path down to the beach until you reach a section that is blocked off by a rune door. You'll have to find the rune in the area in order to progress. There is only one part to this puzzle, so it isn't too difficult to find.

Head back to the stone in the middle of the clearing. Right above it, you'll find the correct pattern. Focus on it to remove the rune door. Once you do, squeeze through the stone cracks and make your way to the shore.

Shore of Slaves

Senua squeezing between two rocks on the shores in Hellblade II
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You'll have a pretty clear path on the beach until you reach a crack between two stones that you have to squeeze through. You'll get attacked by a slaver right as you pass through, but you won't have to fight just yet; Senua will just kill him.

Senua getting attacked by a slaver in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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However, as you keep going, you'll encounter a second slaver; this time you'll have to fight. There are several things to keep in mind in this section as you keep fighting three slavers:

  • Keep dodging.
  • You can block any attack, but if the enemy and the world glow red, that attack will make you stumble.
  • Blocking just before the enemy attack connects will trigger a counter-attack.
  • Switch between fast and heavy attacks to make the enemy stumble.

Capsized Ship

Capsized ship on the beach in chapter one of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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Once you finish off the third slaver, go to the capsized ship. There aren't any survivors, but you still need to crawl through. Hold the button to move forward as well as to interact when there is an obstacle you need to push out of the way.

As you keep going, you'll get attacked by two more slavers (individually). They love chaining two attacks, so keep that in mind when dodging or blocking.

Slavemaster Found

The Slavemaster attacking Senua in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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After you fight off a hallucination, the Slavemaster will find you. You need to fight him in order to help your people. He will keep knocking you down, but that's part of the game (and not because you are really bad at fighting, as I kept consoling myself).

Senua will defeat him but decides not to kill him once she sees the rot taking over the Slaver's body. Instead, she forces him to take her to where the slaves (her people) are.

Chapter 2 Freyslaug - Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Freyslaug Sighted

As you are forcing Thorgestr to walk, you will see a couple of huts to the right of you. There is a Lorestone right behind them, so head that way. Once you get it, keep walking.

First lorestone in Senua's Saga in front of Freyslaug
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The path to enter the Freyslaug is destroyed, so you'll have to head to the right instead. You'll pass through mounds of graves until you reach the other entrance.

Settlement Entrance

  • Entrance to Freyslaug in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Path through the house in the Freyslaug settlement in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Approach the settlement entrance and interact with the plank to take it off and enter the village. Everything is covered in blood.

Enter the house to the left so that you can pass through its other door and further into the village. Keep going down the main path until it gets blocked off by a rune door. This time, you have to find three separate parts of the pattern.

  • Rune Door in the Settlement Entrance chapter in Hellblade II
  • The first pattern of the rune door in Senua's Saga

For the first one, head all the way down the path and back to the one person who's been impaled. This is your first pattern.

  • Path to the second rune pattern in Hellblade II
  • Second pattern for the Rune door in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Now, run back all the way to the rune door and head around the last house to the left. You'll find an opening in the wall to go through. Enter and then climb up the ladder for the second pattern. You'll find the second pattern in the sticks to the left.

For the third pattern, go into the house where the mother and the baby are screaming. There is another door you can exit through to a backyard area. Climb to the house on the hill to the left and go through the hole in the wall. Keep going right until you get to the ledge overlooking the area. You'll find the last pattern in the bloody sticks there. Jump down from this path and return to the symbol.

Return Home

Unblocking your path will take you home to your village. Follow the light until you reach your house and hear your mother. In this area, you'll find the mirror that will be extremely useful in battles. In fact, there is one battle right after you pick it up.

There will be four creatures that attack you in your memories. You can keep hitting them, but they won't die. The only way to kill them is through your mirror attack. Hit them until you charge up the mirror, then use it to get rid of the four enemies. This will bring you back to your village. Keep walking until the cutscene ends and you are back in Freyslaug.

Path through a house in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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Make your way across the bridge and to the next area. It was a little dark for me so it took me a while to find which way to go. At the side of the house, there is a crack you can squeeze through and go in. Pass through the house and through the door on the right.

  • Path to the second Lorestone in chapter two of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Location of the second Lorestone in chapter two of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Once you exit it, go immediately down the path to the left of the house. You will find a crawlspace underneath some wood in the fenced-up area. Crawl under and you'll reach the second Lorestone of the chapter.

  • Location of the first hidden face in chapter two of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Location of the first hidden face in chapter two of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Now, head towards the torch, and you'll find another secret of Hellblade II: hidden faces in stone. This one is to the right of the lit torch. When you focus on it, you reveal a secret path to the tree of life, according to the Furies, that will also reveal lore to you. Once you have listened to it, head down the wooden path towards the fiery skies and the Draugar ceremony.

Draugar Ceremony

When the cutscene ends, you'll have to go slowly through the Draugar Ceremony so that they don't notice you. Climb up the path until you see the stranger tied up in the middle of it. You have to save him.

Head to the left and across the ledge as the Furies panic about you being seen. Drop down closer to the ceremony. Don't worry, the Draugar can't really see you; I walked right past a Draugar killing a person and did not trigger anything. It was quite a hilarious scene with Senua sneaking by as if she is hidden and not in plain sight.

  • Ladder to the Lorestone in the Draugar Ceremony in Hellblade II
  • Lorestone in the Draugar Ceremony in Hellblade II

Climb up the ladder that is behind you. Go to the rocks and cross the stone fence to reach the third Lorestone. When you have the stone, go back down the ladder and to the left, squeezing through the wooden structure.

Sneak until you reach a wooden path that you have to crawl under. Keep moving and ignore everything happening above you. You'll reach the stranger once you crawl out, but the Draugar as well.

Draugar Battle

  • Axe Draugar attacking Senua in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Mace Draugar attacking Senua in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Firebreathing Draugar attacking Senua in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

There will be four types of Draugar attacking you during the battle:

  • Sword Draugar - fast slashes, usually chaining two attacks.
  • Axe Draugar - slashes at you with his axe as well as throws it at you. I suggest dodging this kind of attack instead of blocking as it will make you stumble.
  • Mace Draugar - tends to deal a lot of heavy attacks. Keep dodging and attacking with quick slashes until you build up your mirror attack and can finish him off.
  • Firebreathing Draugar - the most annoying of them all, this Draugar will attack you with fire. The attacks can be dodged, but it is difficult, and you'll probably spend a lot of time during this battle on fire. I tend to save up my mirror attacks just for when this type shows up so that I can deal with them quickly.

Keep in mind the same strategies as before: dodge when the attack is red; parry when the weapon is glowing. These enemies will chain two to three attacks now, which is something to keep in mind. Dodge until you figure out their pattern, then take them out. Make sure to use the mirror for a swift end. If you are down, the mirror will also get you up quicker.

Meeting the Stranger

  • Path to the hidden face in stone in the second chapter of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Hidden face area in Meeting the Stranger chapter in Hellblade II

After you defeat all Draugar enemies, you'll save the stranger, Fargrim. You'll walk with him as he explains what happened to the lands. When you get to the broken wooden path, head to the left instead of following him. You'll find a hidden face in the stone and the tree at the end of the path here. Once you grab it, go back to following Fargrimr.

  • Path to the Lorestone in the second chapter of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Lorestone in the second chapter of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

When you reach a stick with black fabric tied around it, Fargrimr will go right, so you should go left first. You'll find the fourth and last Lorestone of this chapter. After you grab it, run back up and keep following your new guide. You'll reach the slaver, and the three of you will head towards Fargrimr's village.

Chapter 3 Raudholar - Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2

Red Hills

Keep walking on the hills, following Thorgerst and Fargrimr. When you reach a stone with a stick and a black cloth around it, there are secrets around. Approach the crack in the ground and you'll have the voices talk to you about them.

  • Path to the hidden face and Lorestone on the Red Hills in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Lorestone on the Red Hills in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Go down this path until you reach the hidden face in stone and the first face of the chapter. Right across the face is the first Lorestone of the chapter as well, so make sure to grab them both.

Hidden face in the stone in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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When you collect all the items on the left side, make sure to go to the right side of the path as well. Keep going until you reach another hidden face in the stone. I originally missed this one because I didn't expect so many collectibles to be in one area.

However, Illtauga is coming so you need to run. If you stop, she will get you so you have to keep going. The path ahead will keep getting blocked, so make sure you are keeping an eye on where to go.

Illtauga

Once you climb up the hill, Senua's father starts badgering her and teleports you to a new area which is pretty dark and can get confusing. Go down the path until you see the shadow of Senua's father. This is the only time in this section when you can go towards the red glow and not die.

The path in front of you will be blocked, so head to the right instead through a crack between two stones. Head forward until you reach a torch. Grab it and head to the right to drop down in the previous section. Go to the blocked-off path, which will clear now that you have a light.

The safe path in the Shadow realm in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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In the following section, you'll encounter three paths. At the end of the left and right path, you'll encounter Senua's father. If you keep going, you will die. Instead, head down the middle path, which doesn't have her father lurking in the shadows.

Senua fighting the shadow creature in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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Drop down into the clearing, and you'll get attacked by the shadowy enemies your father creates. Remember, you can only kill them with the mirror attacks. The sword creature has a long range so I suggest blocking as many of his attacks. The axe creature, on the other hand, can summon spikes by stomping on the ground, so the best tactic against him is dodge.

Once you dispose of the enemies, pick up the light and head down the middle path again, as it is the only safe one. Keep going until the light gets extinguished. Don't be scared; all you have to do is move forward, and you'll reach a new light. However, that also means new shadow enemies.

Pick up the torch again and head down the middle path. Approach the pyre and watch Senua as she frees herself from her father's torture.

On the Hill

Back on the Hill, Fargrimr explains to Senua that there are Hiddenfolk with powers that could destroy the giant Illtauga. Before heading down to find them, first explore the hill.

  • Lorestone on the hill in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Lorestone on the hill in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Head to the right and past the hole you climbed up from. Go up the hill until you reach two people talking about outsiders. Near them is a Lorestone that you need to grab. Keep going to the right and drop down next to the wooden path. That's where you need to go.

Hidden face on the path to find the Hiddenfolk in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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Luckily, it is still sunlight, so Illtauga hides. Go down the path until you reach a hidden face in stone on the left side. Once you collect it, head back up to the path, and you'll reach the first test from the Hiddenfolk. You need to find a stone offering and place it on the platform in the middle.

  • First test from the Hiddenfolk in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Stone offering location for the first Hiddenfolk test in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Stone offering for the first Hiddenfolk test in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Go up the path to the left and grab the offering stone. The world will become mirrored, but all you have to do is go back to the platform and put the stone inside the hole. This will bring up a second platform that you need to find a stone for.

  • Bubbles to flip the patch of stone during the Hiddenfolk test in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Bubble to flip the patch of stone during the Hiddenfolk test in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • The second offering for the first Hiddenfolk test in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

You'll see bubbles floating in the air behind the platform. Focus on them, and the rocks in front of you will flip up to the ceiling, creating a new path for you. This is a mechanic you'll be using a lot throughout the Hiddenfolk tests.

Go down the revealed path until you reach the second stone. Jump down to the platform area, put the stone in its place, and the world will return to its former state. The path to the right is now open, so go that way.

Hidden face on the hill in Senua's Saga Hellblade 2

On the new path, you'll encounter a hidden face to the right. Focus on it to reveal the secret tree of life with its stories. Keep going and you'll reach a new area that hides a Lorestone.

  • The location of the second lorestone on the hill in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • The second lorestone on the hill in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Go until you see a stone step with white paint on it. Climb up and pass through the crack in the stones. You'll see the Lorestone to the right. Collect it and jump down so that you can make your way underneath the stone arch. You'll encounter the second task from the Hiddenfolk here.

Second task from the Hiddenfolk in Senua's Saga Hellblade II
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The mechanic is the same. Find the stone offering to place it on the platform in the middle. The first stone is on the hill to the right. Grab it and place it on the platform.

  • Bubbles to reach the second offering of the second task in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Bubbles to reach the second offering of the second task in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Bubbles to reach the second offering of the second task in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Second offering of the second task in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Path to get down to the platform during the second task of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

When you put the stone on the platform, you'll activate the bubbles. Focus on them to reveal a new path to the right, which you can climb up to. The second stone is on the ceiling; focus on the same bubbles again to put everything how it was and you can grab the second stone offering. Activate the bubbles the third time so that you can jump down from this area.

  • Platform to the third stone offering of the second task in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Platform to the third stone offering of the second task in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Bubbles to put down the third offering for the second task in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • The third offering of the second task on the ground in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • The platform back on the ceiling for the third offering in the second task of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • The third offering of the second task in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

There is a second set of bubbles to the right. Focus on them and then go up the path and across the bridge to the third set of bubbles. This will put down the third stone offering on the ground, but you can't reach it. Head back down so that you can activate the second set of bubbles again. The path to the third offering will reveal itself and you can get it now. This will complete the second task.

  • The third hidden face on the hill in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Head through the newly opened-up path. As you keep going, you'll see some ledges with white streaks of paint. Climb up until you reach a hidden face and the life tree.

  • The location of the third lorestone on the hill in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • The third lorestone on the hill in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

There's also a Lorestone across the way, but it's not easy to reach. Keep going until you see a small path heading up between rocks. Once you collect it, go back to your original path.

  • The location of the fourth lorestone on the hill in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • The fourth lorestone on the hill in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

You'll find a small stone arch to the right. There is a bigger cave entrance ahead but go to the right first. Here you will find another Lorestone. Head back and then enter the cave. You'll go out into a beautiful area where you will do the third test.

Find the Hiddenfolk

First stone offering of the third task in Senua's Saga
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Next to the lake, you'll find the platform to start the third test. The first stone offering is to the right above the lake. By picking it up, you'll enter the mirror world where you will be locating all of the other offerings. Go down and place the first stone.

  • Bubbles to reach the second offering of the third task in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • The second offering of the third task on the ground in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Go and activate the first set of bubbles to pull down the second stone offering to the right. Go up and grab it. Now, it gets a little more complicated.

There are two sets of bubbles behind you. First, go all the way back and climb up to a platform to reach the farther bubble set. Once you activate it, you will get attacked by the Draugar again. When you defeat them, go back to finding the third stone.

  • Bubbles to lift up the platform for the third offering of the third task in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Platform on the ceiling for the third offering of the third task in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Platform on the ground for the third offering of the third task in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

On the last bubble set, make sure that the platform is up on the ceiling. For the second one, you need to push the platform down, which will create a path you can climb up.

  • The bubbles to put down the third offering of the third task in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • The lorestone in the find the Hiddenfolk chapter in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

At the end of this path, you will find a Lorestone up on the ceiling. The third offering is up on the ceiling here as well, so you need to focus on the bubbles that are lifting the platform. Jump down and place the offering to put the world back to how it was. This will move the water, opening up a new path into the caves and the darkness.

Chapter 4 Huldufolk - Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Enter the Caves

  • Hidden face in the caves of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Hidden face in the caves of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

When you jump down and start hunching over in the caves, you will see a hidden face on a path to the left. Focus on it to collect the life tree and then you can make your way to the right.

  • Lorestone on a hidden path in the caves of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • The lorestone in the caves of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Despite my best hopes, you have to keep going further into the darkness. Drop into a puddle and you'll see a wooden shield to your right. There is a path next to it that leads to a Lorestone. Climb up to reach it, then go back to the cave with the shield.

  • No path before the fire is lit in the caves in Hellblade II
  • Path after a fire is lit in the caves of Hellblade II

You'll enter a room with seemingly no exit. However, there is a place where you can light a fire. When you do, a new path will be revealed to you. Climb up that way and through the hole in the wall.

  • Lit fire and blocked off path in the caves of Hellblade II
  • Path to the lit fire in the caves of Hellblade II

In the next room, a stone blocks your way and an already lit fire. You have to extinguish it to reveal the path. To the right, there is a hidden path in the shadows, which you should use to reach the fire.

Hidden face revealed after the fire has been extinguished in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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Once you extinguish it, first check out the wall behind you. There will now be a stone face there that you can focus on and collect the tree of life. When you grab it, go back down and through the new path.

The hidden face in the water of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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You'll reach a dark hole, and you need to jump down, as it's the only way. When you are down, first head to the left to grab a hidden face. After you do, you can make your way to the right. You'll have to dive under the water quickly, and the furies will start freaking out. There is something in the water, and you don't want to stay in it for too long.

Pass through a glittering path and keep going until you can climb out of the water to the ledge on the right.

In the new room, you'll see a place where you can light the fire, a torch, and a glittering passage. Don't go through the passage! There is water falling, and it will extinguish your light. Instead, go through the crack in the wall to the left. This will lead you up so that you can light the fire.

  • Glittering path with a waterfall in the caves of Hellblade II
  • A real path in the caves up to the torch in Hellblace II
  • The torch in the caves of Hellblade II

Now, there is a new path you can climb up. Light the torch you find on the wall then drop down into the area with the fire pit. Extinguish the fire so that the glittering path is revealed again. This time, even when your flame is extinguished, you can relight it by heading to the left and finding the torch.

  • The glittering path in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • The real path revealed after the fire is lit in Hellblade II

Use the torch to light the fire on that same platform and create a path over the abyss. Follow the mysterious glittering figure through the cave.

Lorestone on the ledge in the caves of Hellblade II
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You'll encounter a Lorestone on the other side of a hole. It's easy to miss, but there is a path that connects the two cliff sides. Jump down and quickly reach the Lorestone, then keep heading further into the cave.

Extinguishing the fire to reveal a different path in Hellblade II
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To progress, you must jump into the water again. Climb to the other side of the fire and make your way to extinguish it. A path will open up on the wall in the water. Time to wash your clothes again! You'll see the shadowy forms of everyone Senua couldn't save, but they can't touch you so long as you have the light.

  • The waterfall that will extinguish your fire in Hellblade II
  • The cliff to reach the torch in the caves in Hellblade II
  • The torch in the caves in Hellblade II

Once you make it through the water, climb up onto the platform. You'll have to go through a waterfall to get to the other side. Luckily, there is a torch to the left, which you can use to relight the fire. You'll just have to cross over the darkness and the shadows reaching for you. Now, jump down and back into the water; your goal is to reach the platform across the way.

  • Path to the lit torch in the caves in Hellblade II
  • Path to the lit torch in the caves in Hellblade II
  • Lit torch in the caves in Hellblade II

In this second section, you'll have to go through a waterfall door again. Run to the left and to a second waterfall door. You'll see a torch here that you can use. Run to the right and then through a passage on the left to relight your fire.

  • Unlit torch in the caves of Hellblade II
  • Lit torches above the water in the caves of Hellblade II

Don't crawl back through the hole. Instead, stay on the same platform so that you can light another torch. This is enough to get you through the water, even without your torch being lit. When you go back, your fire will be extinguished, so stay in the light of the torches.

Run to the last torch and light your fire on it. After you do, head back into the water. Your lights will start flickering, and you'll encounter another waterfall that will extinguish your fire. Run through it and keep running to the platform so that the shadows don't get you. Keep going until you reach a beautiful outside area that shouldn't be possible so deep.

Trial of Wisdom

  • The first fire pit to light in the trial of wisdom in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • The glittering figure in the trial of wisdom in Hellblade 2

Pick up the torch from the right. You'll need it to open up different paths and proceed to the next section. First, light the fire pit right in front of you so that the glittering figure can make its way to the cave.

  • The lit fire that you need to extinguish in the trial of wisdom in Senua's Saga
  • The path revealed by extinguishing the second fire pit in Hellblade II
  • Third fire pit lit in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Path revealed after extinguishing the third fire pit in Hellblade II

Now, you should head down the path to the right until you reach a lit fire. Extinguish it so it reveals a path in the stone next to it. Go through it, and you'll find another fire that you should extinguish. Now, you have a second path in the same stone.

  • A path up to the circular window in trial of wisdom of Senua's Saga
  • Circular window in trial of wisdom of Hellblade II
  • Glittering figure activating a path by lighting the fourth fire pit in Hellblade II

Go through it and relight the first fire that will close up the first path. Then go back and relight the second fire, and you'll get a path up to the circle hole in the wall. Give the fire to the glowy figure. It will run down and light a new path for you.

The fourth fire pit which you need to extinguish in Hellblade II
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Even without the fire, you can still make your way out of here. Go to the third fire pit and extinguish it. This will open up a hole for you to get out. Go across the path that the glittering figure activated for you. Then, extinguish the fourth fire pit.

  • Left circular window to get the torch again in Hellblade II
  • Lighting up the fifth fire pit in the trial of wisdom in Senua's Saga

This will reveal a little cave that you should go into and to the right. Now you'll be next to the left circle hole in the wall and the glittering figure will send you back the fire. Crawl through the cave again until you can relight the fourth fire pit.

Climb up the path to the fifth fire pit and light it. Go to the platform to the left and jump down. Now, head to the first light you lit up and extinguish it. You'll reveal a path in the wall behind it which you need to get through.

  • The first fire pit you need to extinguish in Hellblade II
  • The third circular window to get back to the caves in Senua's Saga

Head through the passage and climb up until you reach the third circle window in the wall. Put your torch inside and the glittering figure will light the fire you just extinguished and make you a path back into the darkness.

Into the darkness

The glittering lights in the darkness of the caves in Senua's Saga
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You are back in the caves but without your light now. Luckily, there are a bunch of tiny glittering lights that you need to follow now. As you keep going, you'll get attacked but even more Draugar. Fight them off, and the world will once again go from ominous red to glittering darkness.

A cliff before a battle with Draugar in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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Keep going through the cave until you reach a cliff. You'll get attacked by one Draugar at the top which Senua will defeat on her own. Once you jump down, you'll go into battle with more Draugar.

If you think two attacks are enough, think again. When you are crawling through a crack in the wall, you'll get dragged by even more Draugar. Fight them off and get back to squeezing through the crack. Keep going until you reach a circular window in the wall.

Act of Sacrifice

The voice on the other end is begging Senua to give them the sword. While she hesitates, she ends up making the decision to give the other person her sword, leaving herself vulnerable.

Senua talking to the person on the other side of the window in Hellblade II
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Keep moving and stay in the light. You'll see a bunch of Draugar get lit up by the red light, but they won't attack you. Move until you reach a broken bridge. You can jump down and go a different way that will lead you to shimmy over a cliff.

Senua walking towards the light in Hellblade II
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When you see the bright white light, you are almost there. Hold the forward button as Senua makes her way across the dangerous edge to the light.

Hidden face in the caves in Senua's Saga
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After you make it into the light, keep an eye out for a hidden face in stone. You can find it across from the floating rocks to the left.

  • Path to a lorestone in the Act of sacrifice chapter of Hellblade II
  • Path to a lorestone in the Act of sacrifice chapter of Hellblade II

Keep going until you reach a passage with a blue light shining in the distance. Don't go there just yet. Instead, go to the right and you'll find a Lorestone. When you collect it, you can go through the other passage.

The right path Senua needs to follow in Hellblade II
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Drop down into a new area with the glowy figure going through a passage across from you. That's where you need to be.

Bubble to pull down the path in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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Head through the first glittery area to the left until you reach the bubble set. Focus on it to open up a new area. When you hit the wall, look at the bubble in the middle and flip the path again.

Keep going until you reach a second bubble set. This will activate the passage in front of you. Now you have to go all the way back, using the bubbles to flip the world up and down so that you can make your way through.

Breaking Through

Story of the Illtauga told by the Hiddenfolk in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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Crawl into the passage. Make sure to hold the forward button, or Senua will stop. When you make it through, you'll start a cutscene about the Hiddenfolk. When you wake up, just follow the glittering lights to find out the story about Illtauga.

A Gift Returned

Once you finish the story of Illtauga, you will get attacked by the Draugar. Now we will see the other side of the circular window when Senua gave away her sword. She actually gave it to her future self. After you fight your way back to the light, Senua will find Illtauga's baby as well as her real name, Ingunn.

With Fargrimr, make your way out of the caves and into the light. Your plan now is to summon Illtauga like the Draugar and take care of her.

The First Ritual

Illtauga's realm in Hellblade II
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You'll find yourself in the fire realm of Illtauga. You have to break three of her chains in order to free her and defeat the giant. Be careful as she will be attacking you with fire every step of the way. Listen to the music and you'll get the pattern of her attacks quickly.

After she attacks, you need to run to the already dead bodies that have turned to stone and hide in their shadow. As soon as the blast starts, you are good to start running. You don't have to wait until it fully stops.

First Illtauga chain in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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The first chain isn't that difficult to reach, as the attacks are still relatively slow. However, once you break it, she will speed up her attacks, so you should speed up, too. On top of that, she will now also break your cover. So the moment it breaks, you have to be running to the next one.

In the third section, you'll have to walk around the ledge of a lava pit while Illtauga looks from above (very creepy). Once you pass that, you'll now also have to dodge her attacks as well as jump obstacles.

The running section of Illtauga's realm before the third chain in Hellblade II
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In the last section, you will just have to run while avoiding her attacks. If you stop, you will burn up, so keep running until you reach her final chain and break Ingunn free.

Chapter 5 Bardarvik - Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

To the Sea

  • Lorestone and hidden face at the waterfall in Hellblade II
  • Path to the Lorestone at the waterfall in Hellblade II

With the knowledge to kill giants, you'll now head to Thorgestr's father. Follow your two companions on the path. Once you reach a little waterfall, stop since there is both a hidden face and a Lorestone here. The hidden face is underneath the waterfall while the Lorestone is at the top.

To get to the Lorestone, keep heading down the path until you reach a path going to the right. Head down this way to hear the lore, then go back to the main path. Keep going until you get ambushed by Astridr and her men.

Sjavarrisi

Hidden face near Sjavarrisi in Senua's Saga Hellblade 2
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Follow Astridr on the path as you talk about your past. Once you reach a crawl space with white paint on it, look to the right; a hidden face will be there.

  • Lorestone in the distance in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Path to the Lorestone in the distance in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Keep moving along the path until you jump over some stone and reach a clearing. To the right, you can see a Lorestone in the distance. However, to reach it, you have to go down the path even further to the right and then crawl through a passage.

You'll keep walking until the Draugar attack you and Astridr abandons you to fight them. These will include the regular four types of enemies (including the annoying Firebreather), so it shouldn't be too difficult to defeat them after all of the practice throughout the game.

Rune door in the Sjavarrisi chapter of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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Head down the path until you reach a rune door puzzle. It contains mechanics from both the Hiddenfolk and the regular rune pattern, which is why I had lots of fun doing it. You need to find three parts of a pattern in the yellow paint on the rocks around you.

  • Bubble to reveal secret paths in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Path towards the first pattern of the rune door in Sjavarrisi in Senua's Saga
  • First pattern for the rune door in Hellblade II Sjavarrisi chapter

First, activate the bubble that has appeared. Now, you can go through the newly revealed path and find the first pattern of the rune on the rocks.

  • The second bubble for the door rune in Hellblade II
  • The second pattern for the door rune in Hellblade II

Once you get that one, keep going down this path until you reach the second bubble. Activate it and head up towards the house. You'll find the second pattern here.

  • The path towards the last pattern in Hellblade II
  • The third pattern for the rune door in Senua's Saga

Now, head back to the clearing and put the world to normal with the bubble. You'll now have a path upthe hill, which is a great vantage point for you to find the third and last rune pattern.

Another Question

Hidden face on top of the cliffs in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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Before you go too far, there is a hidden face on the top of the cliffs to the right. Don't miss it so that you'll unlock all of the extras in the game.

  • Main bubble to shift the world in Another Question chapter in Senua's Saga
  • Path towards the first pattern of the rune door in Senua's Saga
  • Path towards the first pattern of the rune door revealed by the bubble

Keep going down until you reach a rune door puzzle. It requires three parts to unlock. First, focus on the bubble that is floating above the sea. After you do, go behind the boat right next to the rune door and pass through the glitter. Now, focus on the bubble again to bring stone steps to the left which you can climb.

  • The second bubble to reach the first pattern of the rune door in Hellblade II
  • The path to the first pattern in Hellblade II
  • The first pattern for the rune door in chapter five of Senua's Saga

Climb up and go all the way down the path until you reach another bubble. Activate it and then retrace your steps. You'll see that a rock is now missing and you have the perfect path to find the first pattern of the rune. You can find it in the ship poles to the right out at sea.

  • Path to the second pattern for the rune door in chapter five of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • the second pattern for the rune door in chapter five of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Head back to the main area and activate the main bubble above the sea again. Then climb back to the platform you originally came from, but go left. When you reach a rock, activate the bubble again and you can go through. You'll find the second pattern here out at sea.

  • Secret path to the hidden face and lorestone in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Lorestone in the secret area of Hellblade II
  • Hidden face in the secret area of Hellblade II

Keep following this path. Jump down into a new area but don't get back onto the other platform. Instead, go through the glittering path that has a secret crawl space behind it. Here, you'll find both a Lorestone and a hidden face.

  • The third pattern for the rune door in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Bubble to reach the third pattern of the rune door in Hellblade II
  • The third pattern for the rune door in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Next, climb back up onto another platform to the right. You'll encounter a hole, but there is a bubble above the rocks to the right. Activate it to make a path. Another rock will be in your way. Look out to the sea and activate the bubble again.

Now just make your way to the dilapidated house at the end of the path. Go inside and look through the hole on the left. You'll find the final pattern here. Now all you have to do is make your way back to the rune door. Crawl through the crack in between rocks and make your way down to the water. You can now listen to the story of the giant, Sjavarrisi.

  • Hidden face in the settlement next to the sea in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
  • Hidden face in the settlement next to the sea in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Go through the water until you get back onto the beach. Explore the settlement before finding Astridr. There is a hidden face next to one of the huts that you need to collect.

  • Path to the Lorestone and hidden face in the settlement on top of the hill in Hellblade II
  • Lorestone in the settlement on top of the hill in Hellblade II
  • Path to the hidden face in the settlement on top of the hill in Hellblade II
  • Hidden face in the settlement on top of the hill in Hellblade II

Head down the main path until you reach the wooden planks that lead up to Astridr. Instead, go to the left and climb up until you reach a Lorestone. That one is pretty obvious but there is also a hidden face in this area. Head to the right and to the last hut. Go around it, following the torchlight, and you'll find another hidden face. With this done, head up to hear Astridr's story.

Astridr's Story

Senua i a fight with a Draugar Lancer in Senua's Saga Hellblade 2
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After talking to Astridr, the settlement is attacked by the Draugar. There is one new enemy type that joins in—a shield lancer. This Draugar can throw the lance at you, so be sure to dodge it. He can also block your attacks pretty easily with the shield, so switch things up between fast and heavy attacks. A mirrored attack works best, and in this battle, I mostly used it against the lancer and the firebreather.

Waking the Giant

In order to draw out the giant, Sjavarrisi, you need to attack him with fire. The main thing in this section is running. And if you see a person lighting up a lance in front of you, grab it and throw it at the giant to slow it down.

The Second Ritual

Sjavarrisi's realm in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
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In Sjavarrisi's realm, there is a storm brewing. Senua needs to get to the heart of it in order to defeat and save him. The mechanics are similar to Illtauga's, you just have to avoid water attacks instead of fire in this one.