The Internet’s Most Burning God Of War Ragnarök Questions, Answered
It’s November, and people are scrambling to figure out their game of the year picks. God Of War Ragnarök’s release looms before them like they’re ants in a terrarium. It’s getting ready to swoop in.
To help you get your affairs in order before it does—and to help clarify the situation around God of War’s accidentally sullied roll out—I traveled the internet and collected its urgent Ragnarök questions like a gamer hunter-gatherer. I share my spoils with you.
What is God Of War Ragnarök’s release date?
Officially, November 9. But, reportedly, people are already buying copies from game stores and receiving God of War PlayStation bundles instead of the ones they purchased for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Oops!
Here is the current line-up:
Game designer and Santa Monica Studio creative director Cory Barlog, who has been leading some combination of animation, direction, or writing for the God of War franchise since 2005, is back as Ragnarök’s producer. Eric Williams, who Barlog once described as “a beast” is directing.
Barlog is not pleased with the early Ragnarök shipments, by the way.
Anyone else plan on being “sick” on November 9 or 10?
No, I’m not. Thanks for asking.
Is God Of War Ragnarök coming to PC?
Eventually…maybe? It’s possible?
Historically, God of War has been a firm, PlayStation-exclusive franchise, but 2018’s God of War made it to PC this January. The port is stunning, so it wouldn’t be a total surprise. When that 2018 port came out, though, Barlog told Game Informer that a computer-ready Ragnarök depends primarily on Sony’s wiles.
“Right now, we’re taking it one game at a time, kind of looking at each one and determining, ‘Okay, is this the best thing?’ And we’ll gauge how it does,” he said in the interview. “Do people enjoy it? Did we do it right? Is there anything we did wrong? What can we do better in the future if we do this again? But at the end of the day, ultimately, it’s Sony’s decision.”
Yes. Thanks for asking. There’s currently a conspiracy that has Xbox diehards, torn up about Ragnarök’s mind-blowing PS5 graphics, spreading leaked Ragnarök information online like petulant babies spitting out their milk. I haven’t seen any tangible proof to support this theory, and, relatedly, I will never understand why strangers care about what console another stranger has. Neither Sony nor Microsoft will ever deliver a gift basket as a reward for posting 1,000 hot-head-crafted tweets about the other, you heard it here first.
Is God Of War Ragnarök the last game in the rebooted series?
Yeah, it is. Barlog confirmed it in a 2021 interview with YouTuber Kaptain Kuba, saying, “The first game took five years. I don’t know how long it’s going to take [to finish the second game], but I’m just going to throw out that it’s going to take close to a similar time, right, to do this. Then if you think, ‘Wow, a third one in that same [time frame],’ and we’re talking like a span of close to 15 years of a single story.”
Barlog continued to say that taking an estimated 15 years just to finish one God of War story arc would feel “too stretched out.” He’s taking on the quit while you’re ahead mentality instead.
And this isn’t cause for panic— Ragnarök is not the end of all God of War games, it’s only the conclusion to 2018’s God of War.
GOW ending leak?
This is Google’s favorite question. I won’t answer it explicitly in the interest of avoiding mean emails, but I can point you in the right direction.
Can I finish playing God of War before God Of War Ragnarök comes out?
Twitch streamer Adriana Chechik, whom I am wishing a very smooth recovery to following her awful back injury at TwitchCon, asked this on Twitter on October 24.
Yeah, you totally can finish God of War before November 9. It’s a good time to refresh your memory or get a taste for the story-driven series, but keep in mind that the game will take you 30-ish hours to complete. Budget your time, queue up some tips, and be open to the game’s relaxed “Give Me a Story” mode, which expedites combat a bit.
Do you care about God Of War Ragnarök?
I’ve never really thought about it before. I’m excited for Ragnarök, definitely. But do I care about it?
Would I tuck in underneath one of Anthropologie’s “bohemian blankets” like they do in the show Girls? Would I light a candle? Would I hold Kratos’ bald head back while he’s yacking up Lemnian wine on a Saturday? Probably not, his scalp kind of scares me.
Does r/GodofWar contain graphic surgeries or procedures?
God (of war), I hope so.