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God of War's New Game + mode has arrived, allowing you to replay Kratos' grand adventure from the start with all of your equipment and skills intact. In this hopefully helpful little guide, we're going to go over what you can expect from God of War's New Game + on PS4, and how to get started.

How to start God of War New Game +

Starting God of War's New Game + mode is easy enough, but obviously, you'll need a finished save file. And by that, we mean you can only start New Game + after you've finished the game's story. Once you've seen the credits roll, you can use that save file to start New Game +.

After downloading and installing the latest God of War PS4 update, simply boot up the game and on the main menu, you need to select 'New Game +', which is below 'Settings' right at the bottom.

What carries over in God of War New Game +?

So what actually carries over into God of War's New Game + mode? Well for starters, you get to keep all of your armour and accessories. Whatever Kratos was wearing in your old save, that's what he'll be wearing in New Game +. You'll also carry over all of the equipment that you didn't have equipped, but was in your inventory. Hacksilver carries over, too.

Your skills also carry over into New Game +, so all of the applicable extra attacks and abilities that you unlocked over the course of your completed game will be usable from the start in New Game +.

Upgrades that you made to the Leviathan Axe will carry over as well.

What difficulty is God of War New Game +?

God of War's New Game + is versatile in that it lets you choose the difficulty level once you start it, much like the main game. Once again, you'll be able to choose between Give Me a Story, Give Me a Balanced Experience, Give Me a Challenge, and Give Me God of War. On the latter two difficulty levels, some foes can appear at as 'elite' enemies in New Game +, adding yet more challenge.

Enemies in New Game + will also scale up in level, so you won't be destroying low level foes for most of the game.

Various enemies throughout the game also have new attack patterns in New Game +, so you'd best stay on your toes.

What does God of War New Game + add?

God of War's New Game + mode actually adds a few things to the experience. There are new armour sets to forge, more powerful versions of armour, talismans, and enchantments, and you can use a new resource called skap slag to forge some 'perfect rarity' gear.

Can you play God of War New Game + after finishing New Game +?

Yes, once completed, you can use your God of War New Game + save file to start another New Game + run. This means that you can replay the game as many times as you like using New Game +.