God of War Ragnarok will release in November 2022, and many gamers can’t wait to get their hands on it. However, the much-awaited sequel to 2018’s God of War is still shrouded in mystery, as there isn’t much revealed about the game’s story and gameplay.
As a result, many are concerned about what’s next in the story of Kratos and his teenage son Atreus and will you be playing the iconic character in the next iteration of God of War.
You will play as Kratos and constantly switch with Atreus in God of War Ragnarok. Additionally, the gameplay will be similar to 2018’s God of War, where you will use different weapons and fight Norse gods.
With very little information on the game, you want to get every possible detail about the God of War Ragnarok storyline to help you get excited.
Therefore, in this article, I’ll reveal everything you need to know about everything we know about what happens to Kratos and other characters in God of War Ragnarok.
Does Kratos Survive Ragnarok?
According to the prophecy made by the Jötunn Seeress Gróa in God of War, Kratos will intervene in a battle between Jormungandr and Thor and die. However, the war hasn’t begun yet, meaning there’s no way to know if the Ghost of Sparta will survive until the God of War Ragnarok releases.
The prophecy further states that Atreus will meet up with a pair of wolves and travel with them after Kratos’s death. However, the future is still quite unclear, as Gróa was killed by Odin in the previous game while trying to steal her memories.
Will Atreus be the main character in God of War Ragnarok?
As God of War focused on Kratos raising Atreus to be a warrior, he will likely be set up to be the main character in God of War Ragnarok. Additionally, he will be grown up and be a teenager in this game.
At the end of God of War, it’s revealed that Atreus is named Loki, the god of mischief in Norse mythology. It’s an indicator that there is still a lot of hidden potential in Kratos’s son, and you will see some new abilities and powers as you progress through the story in God of War Ragnarok.
Additionally, Kratos and Atreus will take a central role in the war, and you can expect several plot twists and changes as you move ahead with the story.
What happens to Kratos in God of War Ragnarok?
Many rumours indicate that Kratos will die in the God of War Ragnarok. It’s mainly fueled by the fact that the director of the game, Cory Barlog, stated that this is the last outing for Kratos in Norse mythology.
Barlog also stated that Sony Santa Monica, the game developer of GoW, decided to end the story within two games to avoid it getting too complicated. He further noted that the understanding of the story becomes too far apart, making the game lose its plot.
There are several elements of Kratos’s relationship with Atreus that the game can explore, but the developers have stated that they don’t want to drag it out for too long. So, it’s better not to expect a third game coming out of the Norse gods’ saga.
What happens in God of War Ragnarok?
Kratos and Atreus will travel across the nine realms to learn about his true identity as Loki. However, they will face the upcoming war among the Norse gods, termed Ragnarok.
The trailer shows Kratos and Atreus looking for Tyr, the god of war in Norse mythology. The video also reveals an interaction between Kratos and the Norse God of War but leaves you hanging in the scene’s climax.
Regardless, the game will reveal the outcome of the ending in God of War 4, where Thor tries to take revenge on Kratos for slaughtering his sons during the campaign.
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.