Senuas Saga Hellblade 2 Chapter 1 Walkthrough How To Beat The Slaver
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Senua’s Saga Hellblade 2 Chapter 1 walkthrough: How to beat the slaver

The first step to a long journey.

The first chapter of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is probably the easiest, but you may easily fumble towards the end when facing off against the slaver. Here’s a walkthrough of Chapter 1 for Senua’s Saga Hellblade 2 so you can figure out how to beat the slaver.

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How to get past the hill, chasm, and village in Hellblade 2

Upon jumping into Hellblade 2 for the first time you’ve gathered yourself after surviving a rough boat crash. Knowing that you were on a slave ship with the intention of freeing the slaves, Senua is now attempting to find any slaves who may be alive. Making it through this Chapter, like most Chapters, is about following markers and listening to what the voices are telling you to do.

Slaver Flag
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After making it up the tall cliff, you now have a bit of freedom on where to walk. The clearest path will guide you, eventually leading you to a flag marking the slavers’ symbol.

At some point you’ll have to cross a chasm, sticking to the wall so as to not fall to your death. Although the voices taunt you, you won’t fall.

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The next marker is this tall pillar with the number “4” that you can Focus on by holding RT on your controller. This will grant you a message from the voice in your head, just like how it worked in the first Hellblade.

Senuas Saga Hellblade 2 Chapter 1 Walkthrough How To Beat The Slaver Settlement
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Keep left, and you should see a shadow of a slaver in the distance walking up a hill. The voices will tell you to stay back, so keep at a walking pace behind them until you make it close enough to the small settlement to spot a scuffle.

Another figure appears, and the two fall off the cliff in the middle of their fight. There isn’t much to see here, so continue through the abandoned settlement and walk down the hill.

Wooden Pillar
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If you feel lost, always look for those tall wooden pillars or other notable markers. They always seem to be near where you’re meant to go. Once you’re closer to the beach, your first puzzle will appear.

How to solve the symbol puzzle in Hellblade 2 Chapter 1

Senuas Saga Hellblade 2 Chapter 1 Walkthrough How To Beat The Slaver Puzzle 1
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Upon moving forward, objects and scrap float in the air and the exit to this small area closes off. After Focusing on this symbol, you’ll need to find the same symbol in the area somewhere else.

Puzzle 1 Solution
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Simply walk backward and look into the air. You should see red tendrils floating, and if you look near the direction of the exit and far back enough, they’ll combine. This will open the exit, and you can continue down the beach.

Once you make it to the ship, you’ll realize just how many souls Senua couldn’t save. Continue walking along the shore and you’ll eventually get jumped by a slaver with a sword. After winning the fight, you take the sword. You finally have a weapon! But you still need to know how to fight.

Best tips to fight and defeat enemies in Hellblade 2

Throughout this section of Chapter 1, you’ll face off against some weak slavers to test out your combat skills. You’re not going to win fights just by swinging your sword; wait for them to attack first and dodge out of the way.

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These enemies typically only swing twice in a row, so after dodging their second swipe swing your sword three times. Usually after the third swipe, they regain their composure and will start blocking attacks. You can even do a heavy attack after their final swing to damage them even further.

You’ll eventually make it to another ship after hearing voices call for help. Senua crawls under but realizes it was just in her head, and after a bit of a cutscene, you’re thrown to a new area. You’ll fight another enemy just before you make it to the slaver boss fight.

How to beat the slaver boss in Hellblade 2 Chapter 1

This fight against the strong slaver leader is a tough one, but one that you can easily beat if you memorize his fight pattern. To beat the slaver, you have to dodge his two attacks, swing twice, then dodge again before hitting him once more.

Senuas Saga Hellblade 2 Chapter 1 Walkthrough How To Beat The Slaver Boss
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This is the slaver’s typical fight pattern, but it’ll sometimes deviate when he uses his strongest attack. You’ll know it’s coming when the enemy glows red, and after that move, he’ll be vulnerable to two hits. Never hit three times. On the third, he’ll usually block your attack.

During the second phase of the fight, the slaver will start to swing three times in a row. Sometimes, he’ll even swing a fourth time with that red-charged attack. Again, after dodging the final swings, hit him twice, dodge once more, and then swing one more time. This slaver is too quick to be hit with any heavy attacks, so don’t even try those.

After enough swings, you’ll win the fight against the slaver and progress into Chapter 2! Hopefully, this Chapter 1 walkthrough for Senua’s Saga Hellblade 2 was helpful in your endeavor to figure out where to go and how to beat the slaver. This is only just the beginning, so prepare for fights and puzzles similar to the ones you’ve just faced.

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Anyka Pettigrew has been a Staff Writer for PC Invasion since November 2023 and a Contributing Writer since February 2023. She is a Canadian graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree who has been writing in games journalism for four years. Anyka is an avid guides writer but also enjoys writing anything from news pieces, to reviews, and even opinion pieces. Having a never-ending passion for video games for as long as she can remember got her into a plethora of genres like action adventure, RPGs, horror, survival etc. Some of her favorite franchises are God of War, Persona, The Last of Us, Zelda, and Resident Evil. She also enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi books, as well as drawing digital art. Anyka also regularly listens to podcasts on gaming news from 'Kinda Funny Games', and 'Play, Watch, Listen'.