Non-PS4 users twiddled their thumbs for what seemed like a lifetime to see God Of War come to life on PC. Now, in less than 24 hours, the moment for PC users to get acquainted with the fearless Kratos and his son, Atreus, will finally arrive.
Thanks to a tear-jerker plot that’s coupled with second to none, bone-crunching gory gameplay, God of War has cemented its place as one of the best PS titles for eternity. With the devs ditching exclusivity for a PC release, it’s natural that a vast swathe of players wants to immerse themselves in the game’s incredibly woven Norse culture.
If you are one such enthusiast who wants to learn everything about God of War before it hits the market tomorrow, you’re at the right place.
God of War (PC) Release Date
God of War PC edition will release on Friday, 14th January at 8 am PST via Steam and Epic Games Store. If you belong to any other time zone, this is when the much-awaited title will release in your region:
- USA: 11 am EST on 14th January
- UK: 4 pm GMT on 14th January
- Central Europe: 5 pm CET on 14th January
- Russia: 7 pm MSK on 14th January
- Japan: 1 am JST on 15th January
- Australia: 3 am ACT on 15th January
- New Zealand: 4 am NZST on 15th January
Since Kratos is loved across the globe, the game will launch with audio language support for a plethora of languages like English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Spain), and Spanish (Latin America).
On top of this, God of War will also be packed with text and subtitles support for languages like Chinese (Traditional), Czech, English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), and Turkish.
It doesn’t matter which corner of the world you’re from; the devs have got you covered. Thanks to such substantial language assistance, you won’t face any trouble while losing yourself in the game.
God of War (PC) Price
To purchase the PC port of God of War (2018), players will have to shell out $49.99 / £39.99. Now that the title is no more a PS exclusive, it will be available through Steam and Epic Games Store.
While seeing the Norse realms through Kratos’ eyes on PC is more than enough, Sony begs to differ. Therefore, all those who purchase the game will be provided with extra goodies like:
- Death’s Vow Armor Sets for Kratos and Atreus
- Exile’s Guardian Shield Skin
- Buckler of the Forge Shield Skin
- Shining Elven Soul Shield Skin
- Dökkenshieldr Shield Skin
God of War (PC) System Requirement
As was expected, if you intend to run this game on max settings, you’re going to need quite the beefy rig. Sony has made several upgrades to the game’s PC version and announced support for both NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA Reflex.
To witness Kratos and Atreus venturing out in the Norse mythological realms in smooth 60fps at 4K resolution, along with higher resolution shadows, the inclusion of GTAO and SSDO, and more detailed screen-space reflections, is going to be quite spectacular.
|Minimum (720p, 30fps)||Recommended (1080p, 30fps)||High (1080p, 60fps)||Performance (1440p, 60fps)||Ultra (4K, 60fps)|
|GPU||Nvidia GTX 960 (4GB) or AMD R9 290X (4GB)||Nvidia GTX 1060 (6GB) or AMD RX 570 (4GB)||Nvidia GTX 1070 (8GB) or AMD RX 5600XT (6GB)||Nvidia GTX 2070 (8GB) or AMD RX 5700XT (8GB)||Nvidia GTX 3080 (10GB) or AMD RX 6800XT (16GB)|
|CPU||Intel Core i5 2500k (4 core 3.3Ghz) or AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (4 core 3.1Ghz)||Intel Core i5 6600k (4 core 3.5Ghz) or AMD Ryzen 5 2400G (4 core 3.6Ghz)||Intel Core i7 4770k (4 core 3.5Ghz) or AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (8 core 3.2Ghz)||Intel Core i7 7700K (4 core 4.2Ghz) or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (8 core 3.6Ghz)||Intel Core i9 9900K (8 core 3.6Ghz) or AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (16 core 3.5Ghz)|
|Storage||70GB HDD||70GB SSD||70GB SSD||70GB SSD||70GB SSD|
God of War (PC) Pre-load Date & Time On Steam
Santa Monica Studios took to Twitter to announce that starting from 12th January at 8 am PT, players will be able to pre-load God of War (PC) on Steam before it officially releases on 14th January. Unfortunately, the devs are yet to shed light on pre-loads via the Epic Games Store.
For the unaware, pre-loading lets you install a game’s file’s on your system before the game releases.
This way, you won’t have to wait for God of War to download on your PC on the day of its launch, and you can play it without any delay since the game files are already downloaded.
Note: It must be kept in mind that pre-loaded files cannot be accessed before the game is rolled out.
About God of War(2018)
Developed by Santa Monica Studios, God of War is a single-player action-adventure game. Unlike the previous installments of the franchise that deals with Greek mythology, this installment is set in Norse lore.
Before dying, Kratos’ second wife’s last wish is for her to be cremated at the highest peak of the nine realms. Therefore, with his son, Atreus, Kratos embarks on a difficult journey teeming with monsters and gods to fulfill his wife’s final request.