Prince of Persia The Lost Crown: The Deserter Cannonball Location

Welcome to GameClubz’s Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Hub, which includes all guides available on our site for the action-adventure game developed and published by Ubisoft for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is a 2.5D side-scrolling action-adventure platform video game and the first major installment in the Prince of Persia series since 2010. You play as Sargon, an Immortals warrior clan member looking for the kidnapped Prince Ghassan.

The game includes 9 Side Quests, multiple puzzles, and collectibles (Wak-Wak Heads, Amulets, Amulet Slots, Sand Vials, Soma Tree Petal, Mystery Chests, Lost Warriors, and Lore Items). To make your journey easier, our PoP: The Lost Crown Strategy Guide covers the trickiest of them.

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Updated January 21, 2024

In Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, you’ll go on a dangerous journey through the cursed citadel of Mount Qaf. Along the way, you will encounter various side quests that will offer valuable rewards to help you navigate the treacherous landscape. One such quest is The Deserter, a short but engaging mission where you have to find a lost soldier and get an important item for the escape.

To initiate The Deserter quest in PoP: The Lost Crown, you must first obtain the bow from the Hyrcanian Forest area as part of the Lost in Mount Qaf main quest. Once equipped with the bow, make your way to the first Wak Wak Tree in the Hyrcanian Forest.

From there, you should head down and to the right (east) until you reach a new room with stone arches overhead. Shoot the orange node on the left side using the bow to create a temporary mushroom platform.

PoP The Lost Crown The Deserter Side Quest Location
This image shows how to create a temporary mushroom platform by shooting the orange node.

This platform will help you jump onto the stone arches and slide into a cave where you’ll find a Quest Giver called Soldier. Talking to this NPC will start The Deserter quest, with the Soldier asking for help finding his brother-in-arms to escape from the cave.

This image shows a conversation with the NPC Soldier.

Where To Find the Cannonball in the Deserter Side Quest

To successfully complete The Deserter side quest in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, you must locate a Cannonball in the Hyrcanian Forest and deliver it to the Soldier. Fortunately, the Cannonball is not far from the quest location.

After accepting the new quest, you should exit the cave, drop down, and head to the right. Then, follow the path into the next room, where a small ramp can be seen below. Descending the ramp, you will come across a body hanging from the ceiling.

This image shows the pathing to the missing soldier.
This image shows the lost soldier dead, hanging from the ceiling

Hitting the rope with a sword or bow attack will cause the body to fall, revealing the Cannonball on the floor. Once you pick it up, you must return to the Soldier and hand over the Cannonball to finish the quest.

Upon completing The Deserter side quest, you will receive a Soma Tree Petal from the Soldier. Collecting four of these petals gives you an extra health bar, which is super useful for your journey through the cursed citadel.

If you’re in search of some extra side quests to tackle, be sure to take a look at the Ancient Power Unearthed, The Architect, or the Motherly Love quest walkthroughs. Additionally, if you find yourself stuck on the Water Wheel puzzle or the Lions Statues puzzle, these guides can be quite useful.

Welcome to GameClubz’s Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Hub, which includes all guides available on our site for the action-adventure game developed and published by Ubisoft for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is a 2.5D side-scrolling action-adventure platform video game and the first major installment in the Prince of Persia series since 2010. You play as Sargon, an Immortals warrior clan member looking for the kidnapped Prince Ghassan.

The game includes 9 Side Quests, multiple puzzles, and collectibles (Wak-Wak Heads, Amulets, Amulet Slots, Sand Vials, Soma Tree Petal, Mystery Chests, Lost Warriors, and Lore Items). To make your journey easier, our PoP: The Lost Crown Strategy Guide covers the trickiest of them.

Puzzle Solutions:

Side Quests:

Architect Hidden Chest Locations:

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