Vikings – Wolves of Midgard achievements

Vikings – Wolves of Midgard

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Ringer of Runes in Vikings – Wolves of Midgard

Ringer of Runes177 (30)

Collect one of every rune.

  • Unlocked by 107 tracked gamers (3% - TA Ratio = 5.90) 3,734  

Achievement Guide for Ringer of Runes

369,758 (190,318)
Achievement won on 24 Sep 17
TA Score for this game: 5,394
Posted on 24 September 17 at 16:37, Edited on 03 May 18 at 18:04
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UPDATE - This achievement has been fixed and no longer requires the long and painful solution below. For those who have already satisfied the criteria, simply loading up the game will provide you with the achievement.


So I just managed to unlock this on 24th September 2017 after a weekend of experimenting. I am passing on exactly what I did so that others might be as lucky. I can't guarantee this will work for you but since I'm the only chap to unlock it since the summer patch, I am your best shot...

UPDATE: This solution appears to have worked for two other people.

Before attempting this achievement I recommend you obtain all others achievements. This is because we will be wiping the saved data from the Xbox One.

Please read all the steps before you start following them.

You WILL need a disk copy of the game. This is because we will be getting the achievement without either the day 1 patch OR the summer patch.

In my case, switching off my Xbox One while following the steps below consistently corrupted my saves preventing me from playing further. I strongly suggest you do all steps in one session. For reference, it took me approximately 5 hours from starting the game to getting the achievement. However, I had spent the weekend perfecting my play style and was ruthlessly efficient. You may wish to budget up to 6-7 hours.

Exact steps to follow:

1. Delete all saved data for Vikings: Wolves of Midgard.

2. Uninstall the game entirely.

3. Turn your Xbox One to offline mode and then install from the disk.

4. Load up Vikings: Wolves of Midgard and create a new character. I strongly recommend using the Bow for the following reasons:
a. It has blood and movement speed bonuses which will make the grind easier.
b. It has skills which freeze enemies on hit and critical hit. This will allow you to move behind enemy and get automatic critical hits. Again, this will make the grind easier once you master it.
c. It will be easier to complete step 6 with a ranged character.

5. Select the easiest difficulty.

6. You will want to rush through every single level, not attacking any monsters unless game progression requires it, until you rescue the trader. Then rush through the following level. Make sure to upgrade your bow as you go (may need to open some chests here and there to help provide the resources). It is at this point the trader will start to sell you runes. As you've been avoiding monsters you should be level 7-8. This will allow you to purchase the lowest tier runes from the trader. This is important because there are only two means of obtaining runes
a. As a reward for completing a story mission.
b. Through the trader.
There is no guarantee you will get all five runes for the lowest tier as rewards from story missions. Therefore we need to be low enough level that we can buy the remaining ones through the trader. Do not level up further until you have at least 1 of each rune for the lowest tier. Travelling to a map and then returning to the village refreshes his stock.

7. Start working through the rest of the game, playing as you would normally. Ignore the collectables; just focus on killing. The trader will sell higher tier runes as you level up (and will stop selling lower tiers). Once he starts selling a new tier, do not level up further until you have at least 1 of each rune for that tier.

8. You need to be level 27 to purchase the highest tier. This is ultimately our end game: get to level 27.

9. Once you reach level 27 and you have one of every rune for every tier, you need to do the following (all of these may not be required; I'm just telling you exactly what I did):
a. Upgrade the old man who engraves runes to level 5
b. Upgrade the armourer and blacksmith to level 5
c. Engrave at least one rune into a weapon/piece of armour (making sure you still have a minimum of 1 rune for each tier).
d. Exit to the game menu and then continue game so you return back to the village with your character.

10. While you are in the village with your character, turn your Xbox One to online mode. Your Xbox One should automatically take you back to the Home Page and will close the game.

11. Click to launch the game and it will start to load before telling you there is an update available which you need to install before you can play. Click to download the update. If all goes well, a couple of seconds after the update starts, the achievement will unlock.

Good luck. Happy to answer any questions.
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