There are a total of 12 Treasure Maps in God of War (GOW). Following the Treasure Maps rewards you with a lot of hacksilver, legendary materials, and enchantments.
This guide goes over the locations of the treasure maps, and where the dig spot is that ultimately gives you the treasure. Digging up all 12 of the dig spots will reward you with the “Treasure Hunter” trophy.
None of these maps are missable; you can go back to them at any time. However, some of the zones require favors from Brok / Sindri to enter those zones! Make sure to do their favors if you find a zone you cannot enter. Be warned that there may be spoilers below if you are less than five hours into the game.
Credit for the video guide goes to HarryNinetyFour on Youtube.
The time stamps for each map and dig spot for the video above can be found at the relevant treasure map in the timeline.
Treasure Maps Timeline:
Map Location [00:00]
Dig Spot [00:46]
The map for Turtles Tribute is found in the Witch’s Cave. Once obtaining the Shock and Light Arrows for Atreus during the A New Destination story mission, return to the Witch’s Cave and head to the lower level of the area, the level with the Nornir Chest. To the right of the chest is a small waterfall with a Shatter Crystal underneath it. Pick it up, and throw it at the wall of red sap on the left of the Nornir chest, before shooting it with Atreus. The map is in the room above, right in front of the Hidden Chamber of Odin.
The treasure location is not far away. Stay in the Witch’s Cave and pick up another shatter crystal from the same place. This time, head to the top level and destroy the wall of red sap just to the left of the lift. Climb up the well at the back, and it will lead back to the front of the Witch’s Home. Head along the stone path and stop near the turtle’s left front foot, right next to two large stones with a small log between them. Inspect a small mossy stone near it to be given the prompt to dig up the treasure.
Map Location [1:51]
Dig Spot [2:59]
This map can be found in the Landsuther Mines, which is in The River Pass, just to the left of the Witch’s home. You will come here by undertaking one of Brok and Sindri’s favours. From Sindri’s shop, head through the door and into the mines. Continue along the path, and Kratos and Atreus will eventually have to crouch through a crevice. This will lead into a fairly open area, with a few different paths.
After exiting the crouch animation, walk straight ahead and Kratos will be given a prompt to climb down (if you have been here before). If this is your first time in the Landsuther Mines, there is a climbable wall on the back left side that will allow Kratos to break the floor. Once on the lower level, head left as you reach the climbable wall at the back to find a lift. Upon riding it up, the map will be located at the back of the room.
The dig spot is found at the Lookout Tower, which can be entered by boat, and is located just below Tyr’s Bridge. Climb up the left wall and jump across the gap, using the mechanism to remove the spikes blocking the way. Once again, climb up the wall; once reaching the top climb up another wall to your right. At the top is a zipline that needs to be taken. At the bottom is a Jotnar Shrine; just to the right is the dig spot, which is located in-between two sets of tocks.
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Map Location [4:16]
Dig Spot [5:11]
The Dead and Bloated treasure map can be found deep within the Volunder Mines. Right after encountering the Soul Eater, follow it further in and hug the wall to the right. At the back is a chain Kratos can climb down. The Treasure Map is on the floor next to a large wooden wheel and some explodable rocks.
The dig spot for this treasure map is found at the Cliffs of The Raven. This area can be a bit confusing to navigate. However, once docking the boat, climb up the chain on the right before immediately turning left. Continue straight ahead, and there will be a climbable wall on Kratos’ right. Scale it, and make the jump immediately on the right, putting Kratos on the cliff with the Nornir Chest. At the back right is a chain. Do not climb it; instead, to the left Kratos can hop down onto a path that leads to the main area. At the back of this large, open area is a dead giant on the floor. Next to its belly is the dig spot.
Dig Spot [7:10]
The treasure map is located in Fafnir’s Storeroom. This area is naturally travelled to during the favor Fafnir’s Hoard. After entering the area through the side entrance, head to the central pillar of the room. The map is located next to the body resting against this pillar.
The dig spot can be found in the Foothills, specifically along the path up to the mountain entrance. Continue along the path until Kratos has to jump a gap. After crossing the gap, scale the wall to the left. At the top, walk left just a few steps and the dig spot can be found at the edge of the cliff.
Map Location [8:02]
Dig Spot [8:47]
After the water recedes a second time, head to the
Iron Cove. Upon docking the boat, walk forward and the map will be sitting in the centre of the path.
The dig spot is on the other side of the Lake of Nine, in Buri’s Storeroom. After docking the boat at the front of the island, head through the gate on the left. Continue to the end of the path. Before reaching the water wheel at the back of the area, there is a bit of land on the left that Kratos can walk on. Right in the centre of this part of the land is the dig spot.
Dig Spot [10:22]
This treasure map can only be found after the water has dropped a second time. Once that has happened, head to the
Forgotten Caverns. Upon docking the boat, head forward, past the Mystic Gateway. At the junction, turn left and you will find a chest. Just in front of that chest is the map.
The dig site can be found in the Northri Stronghold, located in the north west of the map. The stronghold can be accessed through the Ruins of the Ancient. Halfway through the area is a room with a large gate and a couple of water wheels. There is a dock next to the gate, and just up the small flight of stairs is a climbable wall. Upon scaling it and reaching the top, the dig site can be found against the back wall.
Map Location [11:38]
Dig Spot [12:50]
This map can be found in the Northri Stronghold, which is located in the north west of the map. At the end of the area is a large, open room with a boat in the middle. At the front right of the boat is a walkway Kratos can jump down to. If you jump down and then turn towards the boat, the walkway will lead to a section of the boat’s wall that can be destroyed. Swing Kratos’ axe at it to find the map inside.
The dig spot can be found in The Mason’s Channel, which is located right next to the Council of Valkyries. To get to the dig spot, dock on the left side of the shore, the side which has a mystic gateway right next to the shore. From here, head to the back of the area and scale the climbable wall. Following that, shimmy across the gap, and Sindri’s Shop will be there. Instead of continuing forward, there is a small wall Kratos can climb directly opposite where you can interact with Sindri. At the top, take a right; continue through the path and the dig spot is on the edge of the cliff.
[14:12] Map [15:08] Dig Spot
Upon your first visit to Stone Falls, you can find the treasure map “The Boat Captain’s Key” right on shore. It is an easter egg to the previous titles.
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Map Location [16:20]
Dig Spot [16:58]
You can find this Treasure Map once the waters have receded for a second time during The Magic Chisel quest. It is found in the Mason’s Channel. Dock the boat to the left of the two statues of Oarsmen. Stick to the left side of the beach, and the map can be found on the ground.
The dig spot is found at the Light Elf Outpost, in the northwest of the Lake on Nine. Work your way through unlocking all the parts of this outpost using the light crystals and chains; eventually, there will be a junction where Kratos can either climb up a wall or use a chain to access a lower level. Take the chain, which will lead you to the dig spot, which happens to be just next to it.
Map Location [17:55]
Dig Spot [18:41]
This map can be found in the Ruins of the Ancient. Instead of carrying on through the passageway, dock the boat on the shore to the left. Vault over the fallen pillar and the map can be found in the centre, on the floor.
The dig spot for this treasure map can be found in Fafnir’s Storeroom. From Sindri’s shop, continue through the area, heading deeper into the storeroom. Once in the open field, take the left flight of stairs. At the top, next to the left brazier is the dig spot.
Map Location [19:35]
Dig Spot [20:54]
The Hunter’s Kingdom Treasure Map is found in the Lookout Tower area. Upon docking the boat, hit the mechanism with Kratos’ axe to remove the spikes blocking your way. At the top, hit the mechanism again to remove the next set of spikes. Climb the next wall; upon reaching the top, take a left and hop off the edge. In the middle of the area is the map.
The dig spot can be found in Veithurgard, on the mainland. In the back left corner of this area is a large door. To the left of this door is a lore marker, and to the right of that marker is the dig spot.
Dig Spot [22:45]
This map can be found in The Mountain. Use the mystic gateway that takes Kratos to the summit of the mountain. Head back towards the way you came up to the summit on your first visit. About halfway along the path, Kratos will be able to climb down on the left side. Walk along the left side of the path until you get a prompt. At the bottom, head through the double doors. Take a right, and continue down, past the room where you fought the ancient. Head through the crouch space and the map will be on the floor.
The dig spot can be found at the Council of the Valkyries. It is located in the area with the eight thrones. The dig spot is on the left side, located between the second and third throne.