A few days ago, the official reveal trailer for God of War: Ragnorok was released, and it showed some familiar faces taking on the role of the villain. The video also shared insights on what you can expect from the much-awaited sequel in aspects like story and gameplay.
However, unknown to many GoW fans, there’s more information given by Cory Barlog, the lead game developer, where he reveals the primary villains and other information about Ragnarok.
The main villains in God of War: Ragnarok is Thor, the Norse God of Thunder, and Freya, the Goddess of Love. Both of them had fights with Kratos during the reveal trailer of the much-awaited sequel.
However, these aren’t the only villains that you’ll encounter while playing God of War Ragnarok. Therefore, in this article, we’ll go through everything you need to know about the potential enemies Kratos will face in the upcoming sequel.
Why is Freya a villain in God of War Ragnarok?
Freya seeks revenge on Kratos as he killed Baldur, her son, during the events in God of War. Witnessing this event threw her into a rage, and she’s now one of the main villains in God of War Ragnarok.
Kratos took down Baldur to save Freya, as the son was attempting to kill the Norse Goddess of Beauty. However, Freya doesn’t know the actual truth and believes Kratos killed her son out of spite.
The trailer shows Freya ambushing Kratos and Atreus during their journey, indicating that we will see many different encounters with her in the game. She is known to be ruthless, even placing a curse upon her son in the previous game, making him unable to feel any pain.
Who is the main villain in God of War Ragnarok?
Either Thor or Odin will take on the role of the main villain in God of War Ragnarok. Both of them see Kratos and Atreus as potential threats and are furious for killing their family members like Magni, Modi, and Baldur.
The ending of God of War saw Kratos killing Thor’s two sons, leaving the God of Thunder furious, and he looks to seek revenge. The trailer shows him encountering Kratos as he pulls out the Mjolnir, ready to fight the Ghost of Sparta.
However, the narrative of the encounter is still unknown, as Thor doesn’t have any speaking lines and jumps straight into battle in the clip. It’ll be interesting to see how these two interact after the events that took place during the ending of God of War.
Will Odin Appear in God of War Ragnarok?
Odin will likely appear in God of War Ragnarok as the voice team features Richard Schiff taking on the role of the chief God. The father of Norse Gods could be the main antagonist in the upcoming sequel, as the prophecy of Ragnarok slowly approaches.
Odin was named several times during the trailer, with Kratos mentioning that he’s looking to plan something sinister. It could mean that Odin will make a proper appearance in the trailer, with the possibility of a boss battle.
For now, the chief God will play as the man pulling the strings and is likely to come up with unexpected plot twists during God of War Ragnarok.
Will Tyr be a villain in God of War Ragnarok?
According to several theories, Tyr will betray Kratos and become a villain in God of War Ragnarok. The Norse God of War appeared in the trailer while Kratos was asking for his assistance during his journey.
It should be noted that Tyr didn’t say a single word and continued to stare down Kratos until the trailer ended. Several theories say that Tyr will betray Kratos and become one of the many Norse God villains in God of War Ragnarok.
About God of War Ragnarok
God of War Ragnarok is an action-adventure game currently in development by Santa Monica Studio and up for publication by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is scheduled to release in 2022 for PS4 and PS5.
Ragnarok will be 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 will be set in ancient Norway and feature series protagonists Kratos and his young son Atreus. The events of the game are expected to initiate Ragnarök – a series of events that, according to Norse lore, bring about the end of days and the death of the Norse gods.