Wondering how to open the gate to Nosli Fortress in God of War? This is a hidden area that you may stumble upon once you reach the Nine Lakes.You’re not going there as part of the main story, so, like Wieselgard, if you’re not looking for treasure maps or other collectibles, it’s easy to miss.
If you happen to enter the area by accident, you will find your way blocked by a locked door and a mechanism to open it. There’s no clue as to what you have to do to get into the area, so I’ll save you some frustration and help.There are some Slight spoilers ahead, so if you don’t want to risk it, click now. Here’s how to open the Northri Fortress gates in God of War.
Treasure of Fafnir, God of War: How to Get the Nothri Entrance Stone
You’ll need to complete Fafnir’s Hoard, one of Sindri’s favors – or side quests if you prefer – to get the entrance stone needed for the mechanics on the Northri stronghold gate. Receive this boon when you return to Midgard after completing the Alfheim Lights story quest. Talk to Sindri at any of his stores to gain favor with Fafnir’s Vault.
The quest marker takes you west of Nine Lakes. You can sail under the rib from where it sticks out of the water by boat. Go up Fafnir’s Ravine until you can stop, then take the elevator up. Enter the cave and follow the path until you reach a blue crystal. Have Atreus shoot it with an arrow, build a bridge of light, and cross to the other side to find a shop in Sindri and a mythical portal.
Keep going until you reach a wooded area where you can deal with enemies, then enter the tunnel behind the waterfall. Once you reach the big cave with the pedestal on the circular platform, use the entrance stone on the pedestal.
Use the newly built bridge to enter the room. You will have to deal with a few enemies, then pick up the entrance stone and return to the base. Repeat this 3 times in different rooms until you unlock the path to the door to the large sunroom.
Talk to the Raider Spirit at the back of the room to retrieve the dagger, then defeat the two ogres that appear. It’s time to return to Sindri to complete the mission. Talk to him again and accept the following favors, family business. If he doesn’t offer you another quest right away, you’ll need to complete the “New Destination” story quest first.
How to enter Nosli Fortress
You can reach the entrance of Beili Gorge at the northwest corner of Nine Lakes. Follow the river until you reach a gate in the way and a jetty on your right. There is a mythical portal and a mechanism to open the gate.
Assuming you’ve completed Fafnir’s Treasure Favor and talked to Sindri to start the Family Business quest, then you should have the Entry Stone. Use it to open the gate, then hop back into your ship to explore the Nosli Fortress.