God of War Ragnarok Compass Explained

God of War Ragnarok is a big game. As such, it is very easy to get overwhelmed about where you need to go. Which is where the compass comes in. This handy tool is very useful when you are traveling, which is something that you’ll be doing a lot of in GOWR. However, the Compass in GoW Ragnarok works a bit differently than it does in most games. In this God of War Ragnarok Compass explained guide, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about it, including how and where to get it, how to use it, and whether or not you can turn it off in the game.

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God of War Ragnarok Compass Explained
God of War Ragnarok Compass Explained

How to Get Compass in God of War Ragnarok

You won’t have access to the compass right from the start of the game. So don’t worry that it’s missing, as you won’t be without it for too long. You will receive the compass from Sindri shortly after you have arrived to Nidavellir in Svartalfheim.

Compass location God of War Ragnarok
Compass location God of War Ragnarok

How Does Compass Work in God of War Ragnarok

The way that the compass works in GOWR is a bit confusing. The first time you mark a location on the map and use to compass to get to that location, you will soon see the compass changing directions, seemingly without too much logic. Because of this, many players think that the compass is bugged. But it isn’t, it only works in a specific way. Namely, the compass won’t point to the marker itself. Rather, it will point to a waypoint that is closest to you and which will help you get to this marked point the fastest. Once you have figured that out, the compass will become much easier to use.

How to use the Compass in GOWR
How to use the Compass in GOWR

How to Turn Off Compass in God of War Ragnarok?

Yes, there is a way to turn the Compass off in GoW Ragnarok. To do this, go to Settings, and then into the HUD Customization in the Gameplay tab. By default, all the options here are turned on, and you can choose to turn off whichever ones you want. The Compass is very clearly marked here and you can simply turn it off and back on whenever you want to.

how to turn Compass off in God of War Ragnarok
How to turn Compass off in God of War Ragnarok
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