To survive the toughest fights in God of War Ragnarok, you’re going to want to increase your maximum health as much as you can. Thankfully, Idunn Apples are incredibly commonplace throughout the nine realms and these can be used to increase your max health so you can keep Kratos in the fight longer. While you can complete the game with the default health bar, it’s best to seek out Idunn Apples by completing optional content and exploring the nine realms whenever possible. You can only get them from one source though, so here’s what you need to know about Idunn Apples in God of War Ragnarok.
How to Increase Maximum Health in God of War Ragnarok
As stated above, Idunn Apples will increase your maximum health in God of War Ragnarok. They can only be found in Nornir Chests, the large chests with three glowing runes on the front that you’ve no doubt seen throughout your adventures. These chests can either contain an Idunn Apple or a Horn of Blood Mead, which will increase your maximum Rage as opposed to your HP.
To open a Nornir chest, you have to find and destroy the three runes hidden nearby. Usually, you can just throw the Leviathan Axe at them to shatter them, but some of them require the use of the Blades of Chaos or other gear that you will acquire later in the game. You won’t be able to open every Nornir chest as soon as you come across them, so backtracking is unfortunately a necessity.
As you raise your max HP, you’ll need more and more Idunn Apples to increase it further. For example, early in the game, you’ll only need two of them to increase your health bar by a small amount. Later in the game, this number will bump up to three or four depending on how many you’ve found.
God of War Ragnarok is available now on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.