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God of War Ragnarok – Animal Instincts Favor Walkthrough

Animal Instincts is one of several boons you can find in God of War Ragnarok. This will be available to players once Kratos and Freya travel back to Midgard in search of the Norns, as part of the main path: The World of Fate.

Read on, and this guide will cover everything you need to know to complete The Animal Instincts Favor/side quest, including some tips and solutions along the way.

Animal Instincts Favor Overview

  • Objectives:
    • Eliminate the Kol Raider camps
    • Return to the wolves
  • Rewards:
    • Kratos XP-1000
    • Freya XP-250
    • Crackle of Bilskirnir
    • Amulet enchantment [Elemental Evasion]

The Animal Instincts Favor takes place in Middengaardespecially in the region Lake of Nine. Your mission is to find and eliminate Kol Raider Camps, and the quest starts automatically once you clear one of these camps.

Each camp has its own set of Kol Raiders and Kol Raider Scouts, and you must kill them all before moving on to the next. Be sure to follow this favor for waypoints and explore the camps for collectibles, which we’ll cover in a separate article.

All locations of the Kol Raider camp

There are 4 Kol Raider camp locations in all, and we’ve put together a list below where you can find them all:

1. Raider Fort (West)

You’ll find a campfire spewing black smoke to the west of Tyr’s temple, to the left of the ice lake. Climb over the ledge to discover this region.

Check out our guide on All Raider Fort Collectible Locations in God of War Ragnarok.

2. Raider stronghold (center)

Located in the middle of Lake of Nine. You’ll find the entrance by the large dome, next to the elevator that takes you to Tyr’s Temple.

Check out our guide on All Raider Stronghold Collectible Locations in God of War Ragnarok.

3. Raider Hideout (East)

Located in a small cave west of the King’s Grave. Go down the road that ends at the massive wall. When you get to the end there is an entrance to a cave on your left.

Check out our guide on All Raider Hideout Collectible Locations in God of War Ragnarok.

4. Raider Keep (South)

You’ll find a small cave entrance with wooden spikes south of Tyr’s Temple. See the image above for reference. Scale across the ledge to discover this region.

There are no Collectibles found in this Region.
Besties Silver Trophy - God of War Ragnarok - Animal Instincts Favor Walkthrough

You will eventually have to fight against a called boss Oluf Nautson in the last camp you have to take out. More precisely, this boss will not appear until there is only 1 camp (could be one of 4 camps) left to clear.

After taking out all the Kol Raider Camps, return to the Wolfsled to complete this boon and get the Besties silver trophy.


If you want to know what we think of the game, read our review for God of War: Ragnarok. For more God of War Ragnarok content, we have more articles for you to check out.

Also check out this video from Game Guides Channel on how to find All Kol Riders Camps in God of War Ragnarok’s Animal Instincts Favor:

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