Source of The Darkness achievement in Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Source of The Darkness

Meet Hela for the first time on the Bridge

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How to unlock the Source of The Darkness achievement

  • JohnnyInterfnkJohnnyInterfnk599,416
    29 Apr 2018 04 May 2018 04 May 2018
    27 0 5
    Story Related achievement, unmissable.

    This will be the next achievement you unlock after defeating Valravyn and Sutr and entering the door leading to the Bridge to Hel. Once on the bridge, as you move forward, you'll summon Norsemen which need to be defeated (or, easier and more fun, kicked/knocked off the bridge). Once across the span, you'll enter a gatehouse, where you'll get knocked silly by an axe-wielding Norsemen.

    This will trigger the second wave of fighting, but shouldn't be too troubling if you've made it this far. The only tricky combatant is the first, axe weilding one, who cannot be blocked. Dodge, dodge and keep dodging until he stops swinging, then duck in to hit him a few times. When he bellows, he's about to charge, so dodge away from this and he'll stun himself when he hits a wall. Wail away on him until the stun wears off. Rinse, repeat.

    After the axe-wielder, the usual cast of Norsemen will be summoned (in the usual wave pattern). Defeat them as you normally have been doing up to this point (though, don't forget you can focus (cn_RT) to get in some free shots.

    Once this wave of Norsemen are defeated, you'll come across a rune door, needing three runes to open:

    X: The first is in the room where you fought the second wave of Norsemen. Look up to the second floor to see two beams crossing. Focus on these.

    S: To get to the second rune, you'll need to create a staircase to get to the second floor. In the hallway of the runedoor, facing the door, a lefthand hallway will lead you to a balcony (with a lorestone on it) and a staircase down to a ship. Get on the ship and walk back towards where you fought the second wave of enemies. Look at the second wave room and focus, and this should create the stairway.

    Now head back to the second wave room and head up the stairs. Go around the balcony to the other side, from here you should be able to look at the center of the room toward the boat -- some wooden beams should now be forming an S shape. Focus for the second rune.

    A: From the S-rune, go forward and take the ladder to the attic. Up here you'll see som obvious beams in the A shape. Focus on it for the final rune.

    (Note, before entering the rune door, you can drop down to a lower area here to get the second Lorestone. Its easy to see yet easy to miss.)

    Once you open the rune door, you enter a sequence of cutscenes. Once Hel erupts from Helheim's door (authors note: Hel has really unexpected, cool aesthetic) and you get knocked off the bridge, the achievement should trigger.

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    garmarfrNot popping for me cry
    Posted by garmarfr on 15 Jun at 06:27
    JAM5TONI’ve just beaten the game and are missing 4 achievements!!! This being one of them, the other 3 are unmissable story related! How the hell has this happened??? Amazing game though, can’t believe I only heard about it when I saw the Hellblade 2 trailer!
    Posted by JAM5TON on 30 Jun at 22:30
    JohnnyInterfnkUgh, sorry to hear that. Only solution might be to do a full reset of your xbox and start the game again (and any time you go away for extended periods, do another full reset). Fortunately the game isn't too long.
    Posted by JohnnyInterfnk on 01 Jul at 01:30
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