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God of War: Ragnarök – Everything We Know

If you have heard about God of War(2018) chances are you have heard of God of War: Ragnarök. It is easily the single most popular game that everyone is waiting for. After missing the release window in 2021, Santa Monica Studios promised fans an even better game in 2022. Now that 2021 is nearing its end, fans are getting more and more eager to hear more about what’s to come. So here is everything we know as of now about God of War: Ragnarök

Kratos and Atreus

During the previous game, we got to see the bond between Kratos and Atreus grow as father and son. Atreus is a very moldable character as he is still a child and is curious about what he is and what his father is. Everyone is eager to find out which paths Atreus will take in order to become his own man. We saw in the previous game that Kratos doesn’t want Atreus to go through the same bloody and gory path as he did fighting the gods. After learning of Atreus’s giant heritage and prophecy, the main plot premise for this game seems to be to stop Ragnarök.

Trailer and sneak peeks of God of War: Ragnarök

Ragnarök

In this captivating trailer, we got to peek at the improved animation and graphics which turned stunning into stellar. We also get to see some conflict ensue between Kratos and Atreus as he wants to learn about who he is whilst Kratos wants to protect his son and keep him away from the gods. We believe Kratos will have to endure tons of pain in this story as his son grows into a man and makes his own decisions. We also got to see a bit of Freya and Thor, the main antagonists for this game. After what Kratos did in the last game, Freya is searching for vengeance against Kratos. Freya is already known to be one of the most formidable characters in GoW but her along with Thor will give our protagonists a near-impossible challenge. We even got to see a few seconds of Mjolnir in Thor’s hands whilst Kratos stands opposite to him.

Gameplay of God of War: Ragnarök

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Naturally, they also showcased some fight gameplay during the trailer leaving fans on the edge craving to play. The trailer teased at new attacks and runic summons for Atreus, and of course, the return of Kratos’ godly weapons. Santa Monica also claims to have “worked hard to take [their] learnings from God of War (2018) and improve upon combat to feel fresh, yet familiar[… ]One of [their] main goals was to push player choice in combat.” Everyone felt as if the combat mechanisms were getting redundant and overused and so the studio claims to have added ways to customize gameplay for the individual, making the gameplay feel even more personal and captivating. The game has also promised newer and fresher settings with more interaction and choices for the player to make. 

Closing thoughts

Everyone is eagerly awaiting the release date for God of War: Ragnarök as 2022 approaches. Santa Monica promises a game that is levels ahead of anything that they have released before and fans are all in for it. 

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