Ragnarok has a really emotional story ending for a God of War game, which is capable enough to melt the coldest of hearts. The Norse saga already built up to a sad ending for the final game as Kratos was earlier prophecized to die in it. This prophecy was etched on a wall by the Jotunns as seen in God of War (2018).
The Jotunn shrines are crucial plot points throughout both the recent God of War games because they not only tell the stories of the past but even the future. The last of these shrines was kept a secret until Angrboda revealed it to Kratos and Atreus at the end.
It contained a “story” so heart-warming that even the god-killing machine, Kratos, couldn’t stop himself from shedding a few tears.
The last Jotunn shrine revealed that Faye went against her own people (the Giants) to destroy the prophecy of Kratos’ death, so he and Atreus could forge their own destiny.
Thus, it can be said that Faye was the one who saved Kratos’ life to some extent and prevented Atreus from falling prey to Odin’s trickery.
Kratos later found out that the last shrine also had a backside to it representing the entire story of the Ragnarok game, revealing that the Jotunns always considered him to be their Hero, who would rid them of the evil Aesirs.
Looking at himself as being hailed as a hero and a ray of hope by the Jotunns, Kratos couldn’t help but get emotional because all his life he was only looked upon as a cruel killer or a monster.
This final scene concluded the main storyline of Ragnarok as well as the entire Norse saga of the God of War.
Will Ragnarok be the last God of War game?
Ragnarok is not the last God of War game. It is only the final game in the Norse saga of the series, as confirmed by the game director, Eric Williams, and producer, Cory Barlog.
The game director and producer have confirmed Ragnarok to be the end. However, they were careful enough to use the wordings “end of the Norse saga” instead of the entire God of War series.
Unfortunately, there are no official announcements on the future of the God of War series as of now, so we don’t know when and where the next game of the series will take place.
No matter what mythology the next game takes us to, it is guaranteed that old dad Kratos will be there to eradicate any god that crosses his path.
How old is Kratos in God of War Ragnarok?
Kratos is around 200 years old in God of War Ragnarok, which takes place three years after God of War (2018). Unfortunately, as of now, the games and novels have not given him an official age yet.
The good thing is that we can deduce his age with the help of hints present in the games and the novel. “How?” You ask. Here is a detailed blog on the same!
How old is Atreus in God of War Ragnarok?
Atreus is 14 years old in God of War Ragnarok. He was officially confirmed to be eleven years old in earlier God of War by the game’s official novelization written by J.M Barlog.
As Ragnarok takes place three years after the God of War (2018), we can do simple math and confidently say that in the latest game, he is in his teens, 14 to be exact.
About God of War Ragnarok
God of War Ragnarok is an action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was released on November 9, 2022, for PS4 and PS5.
Ragnarok is the ninth installment in the God of War series, chronologically, and the sequel to 2018’s God of War. Loosely based on Norse mythology, the game is set in ancient Norway and features series protagonists Kratos and his young son Atreus. The events of the game are expected to initiate Ragnarok – a series of events that, according to Norse lore, bring about the end of days and the death of the Norse gods.