Garden of Forking Paths achievement in Darksiders Genesis

Garden of Forking Paths

Collect every Boatman Coin in the Boatsman's Labyrinth.

Garden of Forking Paths+0.2
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How to unlock the Garden of Forking Paths achievement

  • evil terrorrevil terrorr1,621,657
    28 Feb 2020 22 Feb 2020 30 Jul 2020
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    This walkthrough comes straight from steam wich can be found here.
    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=19665...
    Credits to Omega Ridley

    Collect every Boatman Coin in the Boatman's Labyrinth.

    Notes: This is a bit trickier than it sounds. The Boatman’s Labyrinth is technically accessible from the moment you finish the first Chapter, Dethroned, and access the Void. Simply head towards Dis’ shop and go through the large door at the back. You’ll get to collect the first coin immediately, but every other one will require you to complete a side quest during a main Chapter of the story, ranging from the destruction of the two ballistae in the first Chapter, to the collection of gold ingots in the third Chapter, Inferno Vault.

    Let’s start with a map of the place:
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    You’ll notice there are twelve Coins in the maze in total, despite there being eleven Chapters with optional objectives. That’s because the first coin in the Labyrinth, right at the entrance, does not count towards the achievement and is available from the start. Here’s a list of the objectives you’ll have to complete before the coins become available:

    Ballista - Chapter 1, Dethroned : “Engines of Destruction” Destroy the two ballistae attacking Samael’s fortress. They’re both found a bit outside the beaten path, but nothing crazy.
    Once the objective has been completed, head to the newly spawned ballista in the Boatman’s Labyrinth and fire it three time. It’ll explode and the Coin will spawn.

    Soul Caches - Chapter 2, The Slag Pit : “Open the Soul Caches” Find and destroy every Soul Cache in the Slag Pit. You can check out the “Soul Cache” section of this guide for an easy time.
    Once the objective has been completed, head to the Soul Caches Island in the Boatman’s Labyrinth and simply blow them up to spawn the Coin.

    Gold Bars - Chapter 3, Inferno Vault : “Hell’s Forge” Find and collect every gold ingot in the Inferno Vault before bringing them to the Forge and activating it. You can check out the “Hell’s Forge” section of this guide for an easy time.
    Once the objective has been completed, head to the northern island in the Boatman’s Labyrinth, and collect the six newly spawned gold ingots. The Coin will then spawn at the entrance of the Island.

    Void Rift - Chapter 4, Icebind Cavern : “Close the Rift” Find and close the void rift in Icebind Cavern. You can check out the “Close the Rift” section of this guide to find out where the rift is located.
    Once the objective has been completed, head to the Void Rift island in the Labyrinth, and simply interact with the rift to spawn the Coin.

    Hellhounds - Chapter 5, The Hoard : “Cruelty” Find and kill the Houndmaster in The Hoard. This requires you to enter the Hoard through the secret entrance that is found south of the main gate, and to kill the Houndmaster itself. This does not require you to kill less than five hounds, as that is another achievement entirely.
    Once the objective has been completed, head to the Hellhound Island in the Boatman’s Labyrinth, and…pet the dogs. You’ll have to pet them in the correct order, shown below. They’ll emit hearts if petted correctly. With all good doggos satisfied, the Coin will spawn.
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    Shieldbearers - Chapter 7, Decay : “The Dead Court” Find and kill all three Dreadwalkers in Decay. This can technically be missed, as only two of the three Dreadwalkers have to be killed for the Chapter to be completed. You can check out the “The dead court” section of this guide for extra details.
    Once the objective has been completed, head to the Shieldbearers island in the Boatman’s Labyrinth, and glide over the three Skeleton soldiers to collect the Coin.

    Floating Demons - Chapter 8, The Holdback : “Staunch the Flow” Find and turn every valve in the level before heading back to find out what lies at the bottom of the lake of corruption.
    Once the objective has been completed, head to the northern island in the Labyrinth, where two floating demons have now spawned. Push them around until you get them into their respective goals, and the Coin will spawn in the center of the island.
    Here is a video for the locations.


    Angel - Chapter 11, Bastion’s Fall : “Good Deeds” Save the uncorrupted Angels in the Bastion. You can check out the “Good deeds” section of this guide for an easy way to save them.
    Once the objective has been completed, head towards the Angel in the Boatman’s Labyrinth, and simply interact with them to get the Coin to spawn.

    Bugs - Chapter 12, The Maelstrom : “Infested” Defeat the Grub Queen in the Maelstrom. This is accomplished by trashing all three bug nests in the level, which causes the queen to spawn. Simply kill her and the quest will be marked as completed. You can also check out the “Infested” section of this guide for more details.
    Once the objective has been completed, head towards the Bug Island in the Labyrinth and squash all of them, using guns, swords and feet. With all of them dead, the Coin will spawn.

    Tumor bomb - Chapter 14, The Dredge Works : “Saboteur” Destroy every mining drill that powers Moloch’s mining operation. This is accomplished by first finding the drills themselves out in the desert after the barricade, and then hitting them with a growth bomb to make them explode. There are three of them, all of which are easily visible on the map with their rectangle shape, and there’s usually a growth bomb available nearby.

    Red barrel bomb – Chapter 15, War Machine: “Ready to blow” Blow up all 12 supply caches in War Machine. These supply caches are scattered throughout the level and take the form of piles of crates accompanied by a single red barrel bomb every time. For their locations, see the map provided in the “Ready to blow” section of this guide.
    With all caches destroyed, head towards the red barrel bomb in the labyrinth and simply blow it up to collect the final Coin.
    Showing all 5 comments. Leave a comment.
    Sensei NeoThis is a great guide, thanks!
    Posted by Sensei Neo on 01 Mar 20 at 00:40
    evil terrorrSensei Neo Just sharing the info i found. But happy to help.
    Posted by evil terrorr on 01 Mar 20 at 01:14
    DeAtHisLaNdI just want to add that I had a glitch. The ballista in the void couldn't be destroy after pressing B three time, even if the side quest was already completed. What I did was re-doing the first mission and doing the side quest again and completing the mission. Once done, I comeback to the labyrinth and try again and the ballista destroy itself after pressing B three times. So if anyone have the same glitch (with any Boatsman) that refuse to appear even if you know you completed the side quest, go and do that mission again. It should do the trick
    Posted by DeAtHisLaNd on 24 Jul 20 at 00:24
    PurdsThe video guide you have linked for chapter 8 “staunch the flow” is essentially completely worthless. It only shows 4/5 valves. And the one it doesn’t show is the only hard valve to find. It’s located on floor F2 on the very far right of the map. When you walk past the teleporter and jump down to the lower ledge and walk as far right as you can there is a giant open pipe leading into the ground. Jump down it to find the last valve.
    Posted by Purds on 29 Jul 20 at 20:12
    evil terrorrCower Before me i changed the video with one that shows all 5 of em. i didnt use a video for it when i did it so i assumed that video had them all. apologies
    Posted by evil terrorr on 30 Jul 20 at 16:22
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