Senuas Saga Hellblade 2 Chapter 2 Walkthrough
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Senua’s Saga Hellblade 2 Chapter 2 walkthrough: Three symbols puzzle

To save a stranger.

This Chapter 2 walkthrough for Senua’s Saga Hellblade 2 will review how you get through the draugar settlement, complete the three symbols puzzle, and free the stranger tied up as a sacrifice.

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How to solve the three symbols puzzle in Hellblade 2 Chapter 2

Symbols Puzzle
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After walking the slave master to the village where the draugar were in Chapter 1, Senua ties him up and you’re free to head inside on your own. Upon walking through the main road in the village you’ll get stopped and the three symbols puzzle begins.

Middle symbol

Senuas Saga Hellblade 2 Chapter 2 Walkthrough Symbol Middle
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This symbol is the easiest to spot and is the cross-shaped symbol in the middle. Simply turn back around and walk down the main path in the village. You’ll eventually come across a dead-end with a red cross, the symbol you’re looking for. Focus on it, and then head to find the next one.

Right symbol

  • Senuas Saga Hellblade 2 Chapter 2 Walkthrough Symbol Right House
  • Symbol Right

Next up is the symbol to the right of the three. To find this one, walk through the door of the house in the image above. Inside you’ll find a baby crib, and near that is the back exit of the home. Continue walking down this new path and trek up the hill to the next house.

Crawl through and out of this home and continue up the path until you reach your first ledge. Climb down, then keep walking until you’re near the ledge that drops back into the village. Look towards the blood-coated sticks, and you should be able to form the image of this symbol.

Left symbol

  • Senuas Saga Hellblade 2 Chapter 2 Walkthrough Symbol Left Ladder
  • Symbol Left

The final symbol was a bit tricky to find. First, jump off the ledge that you were on when searching for the symbol on the right. Walking back towards the blocked exit with the three symbols, turn left and you should see a house with a balcony.

To get up there, enter the house from the entrance available and climb up the ladder that you find inside. This ladder will lead you up to the balcony and if you look into the distance you should see the final symbol. The exit of the village should be unlocked now.

How to use the mirror in Senua’s Saga Hellblade 2

Upon leaving the village, Senua finds herself in a vision or a memory of sorts. It’s her old home, and inside is her trusty mirror from the first game. You’ll quickly be sent into a fight to test your skills with it. The mirror is easy to use, just fight like you normally would until you gain enough Focus.

Senuas Saga Hellblade 2 Chapter 2 Walkthrough Mirror
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You’ll notice the mirror is ready to use once it flashes you, so hit the Focus button to activate it. Time slows down, and you have a brief moment to gain the advantage and get a few extra hits on the enemy.

Make sure to activate it only when it’s safe to do so and not right before you’re about to be hit. I’ve tried to activate it when an enemy is just about to strike, and time doesn’t slow down enough, leading me to get hit and the Focus to reset.

How to find the hidden face in Chapter 2

Hidden Faces 1
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There’s an interesting mechanic in Senua’s Saga Hellblade 2 that occasionally reveals to you a hidden pathway. I’m unsure of how many hidden trees there are to find, but you essentially have to find “hidden faces” that reveal a secret tree. Your first one is in the area past the house you crawled through that had a hanging body inside.

Hidden Tree 1
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You should spot a torch, and if you Focus just on the area where Senua is facing in the image above, you should find the hidden face. This will reveal a secret path to a beautiful green tree. There are more hidden faces in Hellblade 2, but they’ll be tough to spot, as I couldn’t even spot the face when I opened this pathway.

How to free the stranger

Now that you’re on the path to finding these draugar, you’ll soon come close to the settlement and reach a cutscene that reveals their dangerous and cult-like nature. The path ahead is extremely linear and just has Senua walking in one relative direction until you get another cutscene that reveals the stranger tied up.

Senua decides that she’s going to rescue him, so keep going, sneaking through piles of bodies and witnessing terrible acts done to innocent people. Eventually, she crawls through into the center of the settlement but it starts a scuffle, the draugar noticing Senua’s presence.

Senuas Saga Hellblade 2 Chapter 2 Walkthrough Blowing Fire
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Now that you have your mirror, fighting these waves of enemies should be a bit easier on you. One of the enemies is a new type that likes to blow fire in your direction, so dodge out of the way to avoid catching on fire.

There’s also one tough draugar with a spiky mace that you may find difficult to beat. This guy only typically swings twice before you have the chance to get two to three hits on him. Don’t try to hit four times, he’ll slap you away on the fourth hit.

Senuas Saga Hellblade 2 Chapter 2 Walkthrough Boss
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He’ll only swing four times once he does that power-up stance where he has a bit of a red aura around him. Don’t swing until you’ve dodged his four attacks, then lay some hits on him. After this tough guy, there should be one more draugar to fight until combat is over, and the next cutscene begins.

Senua manages to free the stranger who somehow knows her name. They both escape the draugar settlement, and this leads to the final part of Chapter 2. He introduces himself as Fargrimr, and you two make it back to where you tied up the slave master.

Ch2 Ending
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Senua ends up being convinced to free him, and the three manage to continue on their trek to a now-decimated village. You learn about Illtauga and how this giant comes out at night to ruin villages such as this.

It doesn’t take long to come face-to-face with the terrifying Illtauga, but the three are able to escape which ends Chapter 2. Hopefully, this Chapter 2 walkthrough for Senua’s Saga Hellblade 2 was helpful enough to get you on track to completing Chapter 3!

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