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Does Kratos Die In God of War Ragnarok?

Wondering whether Kratos dies or survives the events of God of War Ragnarok? Read our guide to find out.
Does Kratos Die In God of War Ragnarok?

God of War Ragnarok is the epic conclusion to the series' Norse saga that began with 2018's God of War. Ever since the launch of 2018's reboot, fans have been wondering where Kratos and Atreus' journey would take them next.

The ending of God of War prophesized Kratos' death, which many believed was impending in God of War Ragnarok. With the sequel finally upon us, it's time to dive intofans' most asked question: Does Kratos die in God of War Ragnarok?

Kratos' fate in God of War Ragnarok explained

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Both Kratos and Atreus survive the events of God of War Ragnarok. (Picture: Sony Santa Monica Studios / GINX TV)

Major end-game story spoilers ahead

Kratos doesn't die at the end of God of War Ragnarok. In fact, a surprising fate awaits him, one that remains a mystery to everyone except him. 
After an intense battle with Thor and Odin, where Odin ends up killing Thor, and Sindri ends up destroying Odin's soul after Atreus captures it in one of his marbles, the party travels back to Midgard.

In Midgard, the bubbly giant Angrboda takes Kratos and Atreus to another Giant Shrine that reveals the duo's real fate. Atreus, after having a heartfelt conversation with his father, departs with Angrboda to find and rescue other Giants.

Kratos, on the other hand, discovers a secret shrine behind the back of the shrine, one that prophesizes him as the savior and the protector of all the nine realms.

It's an incredibly emotional moment for the Ghost of Sparta, who probably never imagined himself as a god who people would worship. 

In the closing moments, Kratos, Freya, and Mimir depart to "rebuild" the nine realms, thus bringing the Greek God of War's story to a fulfilling end. 

And that's it. Kratos survives Thor, Odin, and Ragnarok. 

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 Featured image courtesy of Sony Santa Monica.