God of War Ragnarok: Out This Week – 7 Important Things You Should Know Before You Do
God of War Ragnarök will be released in a few days. Before that, here are 7 things you should know about gambling.
Santa Monica, Calif. — Fans of mythological gods and fierce battles are already counting down the days until November 9th. This date indeed marks the release of God of War Ragnarok, the highly anticipated sequel to 2018’s latest God of War movie. Excitement is high and expectations are even higher. But not to be completely off guard, here are seven things you should know before buying God of War Ragnarök.
|Edition (date of first publication)||November 9, 2022|
|Publisher||Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE)|
|Series||God of War|
|The developer||Santa Monica studio|
God of War Ragnarok: 7 Things You Should Know Before You Buy – Story
Here’s what happens in this new episode: God of War Ragnarok is a continuation of the events of its predecessor in 2018. In the last part of the series, Kratos and his son Atreus traveled through the Nordic realms to scatter the ashes of his late wife Faye on Midgard. . With that, the two men had already clashed several times with various gods of Norse mythology and made powerful enemies.
In God of War Ragnarok, the end of the three-year fimbul winter is now near the end of the world, which gives the game its name, and the father-son tandem must once again travel through the nine realms. Not only are Kratos and Atreus trying to stop Ragnarok, but they must also uncover a dark prophecy they learned at the end of their last adventure. But the Norse gods are far from the runaways of the Greek god of war, and he still has a few scores to settle.
God of War Ragnarok will be the second and probably last installment in the series where Kratos fights his way through Norse mythology. However, it is not yet certain whether the whole series will end with this game.
God of War Ragnarok: 7 Things You Should Know Before You Buy – Gods
Here are the gods you will have to face: In God of War Ragnarok, Kratos once again has to contend with a pantheon of gods and their minions. Although there were fewer of them in the last work, the god of war this time faces a real all-star of mythical gods. Many of them had already appeared before the game was released.
- Thor – The god of thunder should play a big role, his appearance was already teased at the end of God of War (2018).
- Odin – The father of the gods has not been announced in advance, but he will certainly appear in this installment as the protagonist of the mythological Ragnarok.
- freya – The witch/goddess of the forest and Odin’s wife was an important ally in the previous installment, but she turned against Kratos and Atreus and now wants revenge on them.
- Wheel – The Norse God of War is supposedly dead, but he’s already a confirmed character in God of War Ragnarok. He could be one of Kratos’ few allies in this game.
- Fenrir – In the trailer of God of War Ragnarok, we could see the giant monster Fenrir. His role in the events of Ragnarok is unclear.
The God of War Ragnarok trailer shows that Kratos will have to fight Freya and Thor at least once. But to fight in the Far North, you must also have the means to fight in the purest tradition of the God of War.
God of War Ragnarok: 7 Things You Should Know Before You Buy – Gameplay
How to play God of War Ragnarök: Unlike its predecessor, the gameplay of God of War Ragnarok has not changed much. You continue to run as Kratos through the nine realms in third-person perspective, landing stunning blows with the Leviathan Ax and Blades of Chaos. Santa Monica Studio sticks to the proven recipe and relies on slow but powerful combat. In this new installment, Kratos needs to get some new weapons and tools for his arsenal to refresh the game.
Not much has changed in God of War Ragnarok, with the single-shot camera system receiving rave reviews from the press in the last installment. As long as you don’t pause or end the game, the camera still transitions seamlessly from game to cutscenes and tells the game’s story without any cuts or perspective changes. You will definitely be able to experience some touching moments with the two main characters.
God of War Ragnarok: 7 Things You Should Know Before You Buy – Game Length and Side Quests
This is the duration of God of War Ragnarok: With the first reviews coming in, we now have a firm grasp on the duration of God of War Ragnarök. According to the press, the story itself should last about 25 hours. This means that Ragnarok will be roughly the same length as the last God of War.
In addition to the actual story of God of War Ragnarok, there will again be side activities. But side quests and additional challenges seem to make up an even bigger part of the game. If you want to do everything Ragnarok has to offer, you can count on up to 60 hours of play time.
God of War Ragnarök: 7 Things to Know Before You Buy – Preload and Download Size
Here’s how much space the game takes up on your hard drive: If you pre-ordered God of War Ragnarök, you can start pre-loading now. This will save you time at launch and allow you to dive straight into the game.Ragnarok will initially only be released on PS4 and PS5, and download sizes are now known for both platforms. That’s why you need to free up some space on your consoles.
- Output platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
- PS4 download size: 107 GB
- PS5 download size: 85 GB
In our article on the release of God of War Ragnarok on all platforms, you will find out what we have to say about the title’s possible release on PC. After all, God of War (2018) also found its way to PC, albeit with some delay.
God of War Ragnarok: 7 Things to Know Before You Buy – Tests and Reviews
What the press is saying about Ragnarok: The review embargo for God of War Ragnarök ended on November 3rd, since then countless reviews have been released and the press can’t help but rave about this action-adventure game. Ragnarok earned a Metascore of 94, one of the highest scores of the year.
If you want to know more about God of War Ragnarok test and ratings, we have put together the current rating table in a separate article.
God of War Ragnarök: 7 Things to Know Before You Buy – All Editions and Bonuses
You can buy these publications: God of War Ragnarök is not equal to God of War Ragnarök. As it should be for a big release, the game is available in several versions with different bonuses. A quick overview of all Ragnarok editions and their bonuses:
- Standard Edition:
the main game
Kratos Snowblower Armor (Pre-Order Bonus)
Atreus Snow Breath Armor (Cosmetic) (Pre-Order Bonus)
- Digital Deluxe Edition:
the main game
Kratos Dark Valley Armor
Atreus Valley Dark Garment (Cosmetic)
A stab for the Chaos Blades of the Valley of Darkness
Shadow Valley Ax Handle for Leviathan Axe
God of War Ragnarok Official Digital Soundtrack
Dark Horse Mini Digital Art Book
Design a PlayStation 4
- Collection edition:
the main game
ALL Digital Deluxe Edition Content
Steelbook Case (disc not included)
5cm Vanir Twins Statues
A set of dwarf cubes
40 cm Mjölnir Replica
- Jotnar Edition:
the main game
Publication Content of the ENTIRE Collection
18cm vinyl record with music by Bear McCreary
Ring of Draupnir
You still have some time to pre-order God of War Ragnarök on PS4 and PS5. In a separate article, we also explain where and how to buy all editions of the game and their bonuses.