God of War Ragnarok is filled with many resources, some abundant others scarce, and Shattered Runes are not very different. Most resources are very easy to find, while others are a headache. Shattered Rune is a flashing green orb or collectible spread across the 9 realms of God of War.
- There are many opportunities to get Shattered Runes everywhere in God of War Ragnarok.
- Bashing destructible objects, killing enemies, and collecting treasure maps are the ways to collect the Runes.
- Runes can only be used in one way. They are to be traded for Hacksilver in a shop. 50 Runes are traded for 5000 Hacksilver
- A huge amount of Runes can only be gradually collected over a period of time. They should be collected while progressing the game.
Unlike other resources, Shattered Runes are not easy to use, as they don’t have many good ways to be employed. Collecting them in sufficient quantities can be a daunting task, hence they must be efficiently collected. Before knowing how they are used; it is important to know how they are collected.
How To Collect Shattered Runes
Shattered Runes cannot be avoided. A player will collect them whether he wants them or not. There are 9 realms of God of War Ragnarok and all have been copiously stocked with Shattered Runes, in small quantities spread across the realm.
Collecting a Shattered Rune from a location
It is easier to collect Shattered Runes by accident than to pursue them willfully and forcefully. They can be found in the most surprising of places and in places where you least expect anything to be. Regardless, there are still certain places that can be identified because of their track record.
Out of the many places where they can pop up, here are the surest ways to find them.
Any object that can be destroyed has the greatest chance of having Shattered Runes. The objects include everything: from hanging pots to vases, from floating barrels to half-buried containers.
Generally, these objects carry a handful of Hacksilver, but they also possibly contain the Runes. Bash them or roll into them to destroy them and see if your luck worked in your favor or not.
Killing enemies is also a very good opportunity to get some Shattered Runes. Any enemies that are defeated are sure to drop the Runes, however, the amount varies and cannot be predicted.
Collecting Treasure Maps
Another way to get hold of some Shattered Runes is to collect some Treasure Maps and dig for their buried loot. You must discover where the Treasure Maps are placed and try to collect all of them, so you get the most amount of the resource after digging for the loot.
Collecting a treasure map
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Using Shattered Runes
God of War Ragnarok has been extensively searched to look for the way Shattered Runes can be optimized. It has been concluded that there are not many utilities that the resource can be enjoyed. Their highly magical description does not fit very well with their actual job in God of War Ragnarok:
“Shards that course with Runic energy, once capable of moving the land itself”.
Shattered Runes have only one main utility in God of War Ragnarok and that is to convert them into Hacksilver. Period.
To convert Runes into Hacksilver, go to any Dwarf Smiths shop and open their ‘Sell’ section. Under ‘Resources’, there will be an exchange option to exchange 50 Runes for 5000 Hacksilver. 5000 Hacksilver is a handsome amount of resource and can be easily used to upgrade armor or other equipment.
Selling Shattered Runes for Hacksilver in smith shop
But to get 5000 Hacksilver you must have 50 Shattered Runes. Even with them spread across the 9 realms in many areas, it is not easy to collect 50 of them. Runes are piled gradually and it will take some time before 50 of them are collected.
Apart from their use of being converted to Hacksilver, they have no noteworthy use. Runes do not have any say in upgrading the player’s armor, any weapon attachments, or any other upgrade.
Purpose of Shattered Runes
An educated guess can be made about the Runes. They were created to provide fluidity to the gameplay. Undertaking missions while also being on the lookout for opportunities to grab some Shattered Runes, or reaching a destination and stopping at places where Runes can be found.
The gameplay is made more diverse and gets more enjoyable with such side struggles.
But apart from trading them into Hacksilver, collecting them in large quantities is a huge challenge and so there must be an efficient way to store them in your pocket.
While any player would want to collect as much of Shattered Runes as possible and as quickly as possible, the truth is they cannot be collected abundantly by aggressively hunting for them. Collecting Shattered Runes involves more luck than skill and so should not be fretted over.
As you might have discovered, Shattered Runes are best found by accident or by surprise. It is easier to gradually gather them by doing the things that are important for game progression, rather than diverting the game’s focus from game progression to solely their collection.
Slowing the game progression will also slow the collection of Shattered Runes. Since the Runes are collected best when going to newer places and defeating enemies. It is best to prioritize game progression while interacting with objects which helps in piling Shattered Runes.
It is false if a player would claim he doesn’t want resources in God of War Ragnarok. Apart from any other ways that Hacksilver can be obtained, Shattered Runes is a very simple way, although it is not the recommended way if Hacksilver is your priority, or it is needed in bulk.
It is easy to conclude that gathering the resource should not be a priority while playing God of War Ragnarok. They are to be collected as and when an opportunity arises to gather them, but solely pursuing them is a time-consuming and ineffective way. Runes should be optimally collected.
Runes are stored incrementally and over a certain period. After 50 Shattered Runes have been collected, they must be immediately or as soon as possible traded for Hacksilver. This is because they don’t carry any good use and Hacksilver can be utilized for many upgrades.
They are there to make the gameplay more enjoyable and hence one must not be lost in them.