God of War Ragnarok contains a lot of environmental puzzles that must be solved to advance the story, to access hidden areas, or to find and open chests. One of the most difficult puzzles in the game can be found in The Forge in Svartalfheim during Fake fate Search. It is linked to the main story, so you must complete it before proceeding further in the area. Don’t worry, though. This guide will show you how to solve the mystery of the elevator in The Forge in Svartalfheim.
brake alert: This guide contains spoilers for the game.
How to solve the puzzle of levitation with Brok in The Forge
during the Fake fate The task, Brok will lead you to the Forge after exiting the underground tunnel with Freya. However, you will soon not be able to move forward as the Nightmare Haunt is blocking the elevator cables. You must destroy it to continue your journey, but first you have to solve a puzzle that will open a way gate, bringing you close enough to the nest.
When you reach the area, look to your right and burn the blackberry blocking the elevator. You can do this with Blades of Chaos by holding L2 to aim and igniting it with R2. But the elevator will not move. You need to find a way to make Brok reach the upper level, which can be done by freezing geysers.
From the elevator, look to the right and climb up the wall. Once you are done, you will see a geyser in front of you. Freeze him by throwing your Leviathan ax at him, and continue to follow the path.
You will find a wooden platform at the end of the corridor, with a geyser nearby. Freeze it with the pickaxe, and the elevator will finally move, bringing Brok to the upper level. The dwarf will find the lever that controls the elevator, and will be able to move it whenever you ask him to.
Go back to the lower level, and enter the elevator. Tell Brok to move the elevator by pressing the Square button. You will reach the upper area but you will not be able to open the gate.
To do this, look to your right and climb the wall when prompted. Tell Brok to move the elevator again by pressing the Square button.
Get to the left of the area, and you will be able to see the geyser, the first thing you froze for this puzzle. Aim at it with your pickaxe, and throw it to freeze the water. This will finally open the gate.
Return to Brok and go through the gate. Remember not to summon the pickaxe again before leaving the jigsaw puzzle area. Otherwise, the water will flow back in, and the gate will close. After that, you can get to the corner where you can easily destroy the Nightmare Haunt blocking the elevator.
If you need more help with the game, you can check out all of the Draugr Hole locations in God of War Ragnarok, as well as a guide showing how to solve all of the Red Hive puzzles in The Below.