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God of War Ragnarok - Release date, story, gameplay, platforms, more

God of War Ragnarok is one of the most anticipated video game releases of 2022. Here's when it releases, storyline, gameplay, and more.
God of War Ragnarok - Release date, story, gameplay, platforms, more
God of War Ragnarök is one of the most anticipated PlayStation exclusive titles and is a sequel to its 2018 predecessor God of War. Yet, it's been nearly a year since developer Sony Santa Monica revealed the first gameplay trailer for the game.

Naturally, fans have been yearning for more updates, particularly regarding when God of War Ragnarok will release. As such, here's everything you need to know about God of War Ragnarök, including updates on its release date, story, gameplay, platforms, and more. 

God of War Ragnarök - Release date

God of War Ragnarök will release on 9th November 2022 for PS4 and PS5.

A November release date for God of War Ragnarok was first reported by Bloomberg, and Sony Santa Monica have now confirmed the same via the PlayStation Blog.

God of War Ragnarök - Story and plot

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God of War Ragnarok's story takes place right after the events of 2018's reboot. (Picture: Sony Santa Monica)

It seems God of War Ragnarök will pick off right after the events of 2018's God of War. Without spoiling too much, God of War's (2018) ending left a lot to speculate about Kratos and Atreus' fate, and we get a glimpse of that in the God of War Ragnarök gameplay trailer from last year. 

A much older Atreus is now brimming with more questions about his true nature, whereas Kratos (although much more accepting of his past) is still reluctant to talk about certain aspects of it with his son, resulting in a complicated father-son relationship.

As for the game's plot, the title clarifies that Ragnarok (the end of the world, according to Norse mythology) is coming. As Ragnarok looms in the background, Kratos and Atreus go on a journey to find Tyr, the Norse God of War, for reasons unknown at this time. 

Thor is confirmed to appear, and we would likely also see Odin in God of War Ragnarök. As for returning characters, we know that Mimir, the Drawf brothers - Brok and Sindri - are returning, alongside Freya (whose real identity is revealed at the end of the last game.)

God of War Ragnarok - Gameplay

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Kratos' Leviathan Axe and Blades of Chaos return in God of War Ragnarok. (Picture: Sony Santa Monica Studios)

2018's God of War adopted methodical combat that's more reminiscent of Soulsborne titles than the hack and slash style of previous God of War games. By the looks of it, God of War Ragnarök will be no different and will follow in the footsteps of 2018's reboot.

God of War Ragnarök will feature a semi-open world to explore, where you complete side quests, find treasures, hunt collectibles, upgrade your gear, and progress the main story. Kratos' Leviathan Axe returns, and so does his Blades of Chaos, though you could expect new upgrade paths and skills for these weapons.  

In 2018's God of War, Atreus was passively playable, allowing you to shoot arrows and activate skills in between Kratos' more aggressive combat maneuvers. We do not know if Atreus will be completely playable in God of War Ragnarök or not, but if the initial trailer is any indication, you can expect things to be largely the same as the last game. 

Will God of War Ragnarök come to PC?

God of War Ragnarök will release exclusively for PS4 and PS5. Interestingly, Sony released 2018's God of War on PC earlier this year as part of its initiative to bring more PlayStation titles to other platforms, so you could expect God of War Ragnarok to follow that approach in the coming years.

God of War Ragnarök  editions

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God of War Ragnarok comes in four different editions. (Picture: Sony Santa Monica)

God of War Ragnarök comes in four different editions. They are Launch Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, Collector's Edition, and Jötnar Edition. Pre-order begins on 15th July 2022 at 10 AM ET.

God of War Ragnarök Launch Edition

  • Base game
  • Kratos Risen Snow Armor
  • Atreus Risen Snow Tunic

God of War Ragnarök Digital Deluxe Edition

  • Full God of War Ragnarök game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles. 
  • Kratos Darkdale Armor
  • Atreus Darkdale Attire
  • Darkdale Blades Handles 
  • Darkdale Axe Grip 
  • Official God of War Ragnarök Digital Soundtrack 
  • Dark Horse Digital Mini Artbook 
  • Avatar Set 
  • PlayStation 4 Theme

God of War Ragnarök Collector's Edition

  • Printed voucher code for the full God of War Ragnarök game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles
  • A Steelbook Display Case
  • 2” Vanir Twins Carvings
  • Dwarven Dice Set 
  • 16” Mjölnir Replica 
  • Kratos Darkdale Armor
  • Atreus Darkdale Attire 
  • Darkdale Blades Handles for the Blades of Chaos
  • Darkdale Axe Grip for the Leviathan Axe
  • Official God of War Ragnarök Digital Soundtrack 
  • Dark Horse Digital Mini Artbook 
  • Avatar Set 
  • PlayStation 4 Theme

God of War Ragnarök Jotnar Edition

  • Printed voucher code for the full God of War Ragnarök game 
  • 7-Inch Vinyl Record with music by Bear McCreary
  • The Falcon, Bear, and Wolf Pin Set 
  • The Legendary Draupnir Ring 
  • Brok’s Dice Set 
  • Yggdrasil Cloth Map
  • A Steelbook Display Case 
  • 2” Vanir Twins Carvings 
  • 16” Mjölnir Replica 
  • Kratos Darkdale Armor
  • Atreus Darkdale Attire 
  • Darkdale Blades
  • Darkdale Axe Grip 
  • Official God of War Ragnarök Digital Soundtrack 
  • Dark Horse Digital Mini Artbook 
  • Avatar Set 
  • PlayStation 4 Theme

That's everything you need to know about God of War Ragnarok. 

For more on the game, check our section dedicated to God of War Ragnarök news, guides, and features.

 

Featured image courtesy of Sony Santa Monica.