God of War Ragnarok News
News Some God of War Ragnarok Devs Were 'Freaking Out' Just Three Short Months Ago
"Holy crap, the game's not good. What are we going to do?"
The launch of God of War Ragnarok is finally upon us, and while we know that the game has received one of the warmest critical receptions of any game in recent years, some developers at Sony Santa Monica were "freaking out" as recently as just three months ago. In an interview with
News A Portal to the Nine Realms of God of War Ragnarok Has Opened in New York City
NYC subway now another branch of the bifrost
With the long-awaited launch of God of War Ragnarok finally upon us and hype levels reaching a fever pitch, PlayStation has gone all out on the marketing front, ensuring that commuters in New York City cannot help but be aware that the final days of Fimbulwinter are upon us. We got a fun new ad showing...
News God of War Ragnarok PS5, PS4 Reviewer Threatened Over Lower Score
Twitter trolls should be both sorry and better
We’re obviously huge fans of God of War Ragnarok here at Push Square – we awarded the sequel our highest possible score – but we also welcome a variety of different opinions. While the majority of the media also appeared to share our sentiment on Santa Monica Studio’s release, one reviewer for...
Soapbox God of War Ragnarok Is a Real Game of the Year Rival to Elden Ring
Sammy didn't expect it
I absolutely loved Elden Ring. My relationship with FromSoftware’s rise into the mainstream has been, well, complicated. Many forget that the Japanese studio has been knocking around PlayStation platforms since the days of King’s Field, where it was resolutely considered a B-tier developer at best. Even with the remarkable...
News God of War Ragnarok Day One Patch Notes Revealed
It's a big one
God of War Ragnarok is finally out on PS5 and PS4 tomorrow (or perhaps you already have it, depending on when you're reading this article), and developer Santa Monica Studio has confirmed that there'll be a nice big update for you to download on release. This day one patch fixes and improves loads of little things. "We strongly...
Guide God of War Ragnarok: Is It Good on PS4?
Hands-on impressions of the last-gen version
What's God of War Ragnarok like on PS4? Sony revived God of War on PS4 with the excellent 2018 release, and now, the sequel is about to become one of the last first-party titles on the last-gen console. God of War Ragnarok is one of several cross-gen releases from the platform holder, tapping into the...
News God of War Ragnarok Equals Ridiculously High Review Rating of Its Predecessor
Both sit at 94
Now this is a real rarity: God of War Ragnarok has ended up sitting at the same Metacritic score as its predecessor, God of War (2018). Both games have settled at a rating of 94, based on critic reviews from outlets like Push Square. What's even crazier is that the ratings are pulled from almost the exact same number of reviews (at...
Guide God of War Ragnarok: Full God of War Story Recap
God of lore
God of War Ragnarok is here, and continues the tale of Kratos and his son, Atreus. The previous game was a fresh slate for the Ghost of Sparta who, after conquering the Greek pantheon in the original trilogy, travels to the Norse realms to start a new life. Of course, things don't stay peaceful forever, and Kratos is forced to engage...
News God of War Ragnarok Is Now Sony's Highest Rated PS5 Game
Metacritic rating of 94
With the God of War Ragnarok reviews from critics now in, the sequel from Santa Monica Studio is now officially Sony's highest-rated PS5 game so far. With a Metacritic rating of 94, it is also the second-best-rated game of 2022 overall — only Elden Ring has it beat by two points. Compare Kratos' latest adventure to other...
News Official God of War Ragnarok PS5, PS4 Graphics Modes Revealed
Six on PS5, two on PS4 Pro
After news circulated last week following a round of previews for God of War Ragnarok, developer Santa Monica Studio has now revealed the official graphics modes for PS5, PS4 Pro, and PS4. The team doesn't quite commit to the highs of 120 frames-per-second in its official infographic; instead, it says many modes will...
News This Japanese God of War Ragnarok Ad Is an Absolute Must Watch
Don't worry: no spoilers here
Yesterday saw Ben Stiller cosplaying as Kratos, but the advert specific to Japan for God of War Ragnarok is, well, quite a bit different. Instead of LeBron James and John Travolta, Japan has Mr Sato singing and dancing along to "Goddo Obu Woragnaroku no Uta". It's an utter delight and makes for essential viewing as we...
News New God of War Ragnarok Footage, Concept Art Shown in Latest Dev Diary
A look at character design
God of War Ragnarok is getting extremely close now, yet fans have had very little to go on ever since the game's announcement. Fortunately, Sony's Santa Monica Studio has put together a few developer diary videos, which give a little more detail and show off a teensy bit more footage before launch. The latest video is all...
News Ben Stiller Is Kratos in God of War Ragnarok Ad with John Travolta, LeBron James
You read that right
What in the pits of Muspelheim’s lava pools is this? Sony has spent big on God of War Ragnarok’s latest commercial, which sees Ben Stiller dressed as Kratos for a group therapy session with John Travolta and LeBron James. We think the commercial’s trying to play into the complicated relationship between the aforementioned...
News God of War Ragnarok to Feature a Transmog Armour System Due to Popular Demand
Looking good, boy
God of War Ragnarok is shaping up to be a groundbreaking video game; that much is obvious from the time we've spent exploring the Nine Realms so far. It improves on many aspects of its predecessor, 2018's God of War, and in some ways, exceeds them. Case in point, the inclusion of a transmog armour system, a feature fans were...
News Sony Accidentally Sends God of War Ragnarok PS5 Bundle to Customer
They'd actually ordered Modern Warfare 2
If it's not independent retailers breaking the release date of God of War Ragnarok, it's Sony itself! @RasheedaASmith on Twitter has posted in response to a
News Santa Monica Studio Pleads for Minimal God of War Ragnarok Spoilers As Game Leaks
Boy, that's a shame
Update: Santa Monica Studio has shown as little of God of War Ragnarok as possible prior to release, so it’s a shame to see the game break street date and begin to leak. Subsequently, the developer has released a statement, pleading with fans to keep story information to themselves. It adds that it’s doing its best to...
News God of War Ragnarok Launch Trailer Builds the Hype for Release Day
Short but oh so sweet
God of War Ragnarok releases for PS5, PS4 in less than two weeks, so with real-life marketing already doing the rounds, Sony has published the game's launch trailer. It's a very short one — clocking in at exactly 30 seconds — but it teases just enough to get us excited all over again. The vast majority of the clips we've...
News God of War Ragnarok Is Getting Photo Mode, But Not Until After Launch
Live in the moment
Sony Santa Monica has today confirmed that God of War Ragnarok, the eagerly anticipated sequel to 2018's God of War, will be getting a photo mode, but it wont be ready in time for launch. The developer announced the news on Twitter in response to a preview from virtual photographer TheFourthFocus, which noted the absence of the...
News God of War Ragnarok Goes In-Depth on Combat with New Gameplay
Did I axe you?
God of War Ragnarok's release is just over a couple of weeks away now, and although we're sure that a lot of you would prefer a proper State of Play showing, Sony is at least giving us a series of developer-based videos. The latest of these has a strong focus on combat and enemy design, and features a lot of gameplay clips that should...
News Resist Spartan Rage and Avoid God of War Ragnarok Spoilers Like the Plague
They're spreading already
Sigh, we suppose it was inevitable, wasn’t it? With the hotly anticipated God of War Ragnarok now in reviewers’ hands, some idiots are out to spoil the game for the rest of you. With a little over two weeks until the title officially launches, you’re going to need to tread very carefully on social media if you don’t...
News Prepare Your Tweets for God of War Ragnarok with a Trio of Special Emojis
Oh boy oh boy
God of War Ragnarok is getting very close now, and, well, that's rather exciting. We've even been hands on with the game, so be sure to check that out for our first impressions on Sony's big sequel. For everyone else, the big day is 9th November, and until then you'll have to simply express your anticipation on social media. You may...
News God of War Ragnarok on PS5 Runs at Up to 120fps, Four Graphics Modes
40fps mode included
Sony has today allowed media outlets (including ourselves) to share a sneak peek at the first five hours of God of War Ragnarok, but given how all anyone wants to talk about is frame rates at the moment, we figured it best to share what the game has to offer on PS5. There are two graphical modes to choose from, but two more are...
Hands On God of War Ragnarok on PS5, PS4 Is PlayStation At Its Pomp
After several hours with God of War Ragnarok there are some things we can tell you and much, much more we cannot, but we’ll begin with our overriding sentiment so far: this is why we love PlayStation. The reality is, biased as we may be, no one does it quite like PS Studios. Nintendo may be the kings of gameplay – and, to be...
News God of War Ragnarok Over 100GB on PS4, But 20GB Smaller on PS5
PS5 compression putting in work
PS4 users might want to start clearing some hard drive space for God of War Ragnarok as it's been confirmed the Sony game weighs in at well over 100GB. The install size seems to differ between regions, but as of right now, it's 106.9GB in the USA and 118.519GB in Europe on version 1.01. Although, Sony's Kraken...
News Win a PS5 and More by Beating God of War
Sony Rewards offers big sweepstakes
The Sony Rewards program has just unveiled a big new prize draw — and it's all about God of War. With God of War Ragnarok fast approaching, this sweepstakes is yet more incentive to play the last entry before the sequel releases. To enter, you need to be signed up to Sony Rewards, and you then need to beat...
News God of War Ragnarok Dev Diary Delves into Deepening the Narrative
Sony has released the first episode in what seems to be a mini series of dev diaries about God of War Ragnarok. This 10-minute video features the game's writing team as they explore the narrative details in the first game, and about building that out for the fast-approaching sequel. There are story spoilers for God of War 2018, so go...
Video What Is Ragnarok in God of War on PS5, PS4?
Get ready for the end times, with our explainer
God of War Ragnarok is steadily approaching, and we here at Push Square are extremely excited to see how the Norse-fuelled adventures of Kratos and Atreus come to a conclusion. With the titular Ragnarok event hanging over us, we can’t help but speculate on what exactly the Gods have in store, as we...
Guide God of War Ragnarok FAQ: All Your Questions Answered
Everything you need to know about God of War Ragnarok
God of War Ragnarok is set to close out Sony's first-party slate for 2022, and it should do so with a bang. This sequel to the brilliant God of War (2018) is almost here, continuing the epic adventures of Kratos and his son Atreus through the harsh world of Norse mythology. In this God of War...
News Official God of War Ragnarok PS5 Bundle Announced
God of more
It may be a cross-gen title coming to both PS5 and PS4, but Sony is clearly banking on God of War Ragnarok selling some current-gen hardware. A new bundle has just been announced, which packs the upcoming, highly anticipated adventure in with a standard PS5. The bundle will launch on the same day as the game — that's the 9th November...
News Demon's Souls Remake Dev Bluepoint Games Assisted on God of War Ragnarok
All hands on deck
Sony Santa Monica brought in the cavalry to help complete God of War Ragnarok, which has now officially gone gold on PS5 and PS4. While outsourcing is relatively commonplace among tentpole AAA titles, a graphic showing all the teams that contributed to the project is the f
News God of War Ragnarok Goes Gold Ahead of November Release Date on PS5, PS4
Ragnarok is coming
Great news, PlayStation fans: God of War Ragnarok has gone gold, meaning that the game has finished development and is ready to be shipped. We had been anticipating this announcement for a while now, and it's arrived at a good time, with the game set to release in just over a month, on the 9th November. It's weirdly hard to...
News God of War Ragnarok Game Length Is Reportedly Worthy of Jörmungandr Himself
More side quests this time around
God of War Ragnarok fast approaches, as if Fimbulwinter had just ended, with the sequel to 2018's God of War set to launch on 9th November. It is reportedly going to be a journey worthy of the sagas themselves, with a full playthrough supposedly taking about 40 hours. That's according to the reliable Tom Henderson...
News God of War Ragnarok Rated for Release on PS5, PS4 by ESRB
Chaos and classification
God of War Ragnarok’s hotly anticipated release is fast approaching, and further evidence of its impending 9th November launch has emerged as part of its ESRB summary. While the classification – which includes an age rating for the US audience – is light on any particularly illuminating information, it does confirm...
News God of War Ragnarok Could Weigh in at a Whopping 90GB on PS4
Hopefully less on PS5
PS4 players may be in for a big download when it comes to Sony's next blockbuster exclusive. God of War Ragnarok, set to release on the 9th November, could have a file size of around 90GB on the last-gen console. This figure is based on findings from PlayStation Game Size, who notes that, as always, the file size is subject to...
Video Analysing God of War Ragnarok's Amazing New Story Trailer
The end is here
Despite clocking in at just a second over three minutes, the new story trailer for God of War Ragnarok gives us a lot to talk about — so that's exactly what we've decided to do in our latest video. We take a deep dive into the mysteries surrounding Kratos and Atreus' upcoming adventure, delving into the implications of existing...
News Boy! You're Going to Want God of War Ragnarok's PS5 Controller
Forged in Asgard
Sony sure knows how to flog DualSense controllers! Hot on the heels of last month’s DualSense Edge announcement, the organisation has revealed a new exclusive God of War Ragnarok makeover for the PS5’s bog-standard pad – and it’s stunning! Emblazoned with a wolf and bear insignia on the touchpad, and a cool two-tone ice blue...
News God of War Ragnarok Has Its Best Showing Yet in PS5, PS4 Story Trailer
Custom DualSense controller too
It's felt like God of War Ragnarok has kind of been plodding along to its November release on PS5 and PS4, but this new story trailer is sure to get the senses tingling all over again. Featuring tons of new scenes, teases of exciting set pieces and sequences, and even a brief glimpse of a fight with Thor himself, this...
News God of War Ragnarok Gameplay Video Reveals New Realm Svartalfheim
Home of the dwarves
Game Informer has returned with another fresh look at God of War Ragnarok. This time, another short video introduces us to Svartalfheim, a dwarven realm that's new for the sequel. It was one of the locked areas in God of War, but all nine realms will be open in the upcoming title. Anyway, Svartalfheim is all about "dwarven...
News Rick and Morty Explore the Nine Realms in God of War Ragnarok Promo
Not about the money this time
The marketing machine is kicking off for God of War Ragnarok, a game that's due out in just a couple of months. For Sony's big first-party titles, it loves splashing the cash, and they don't get much bigger than the sequel to one of PS4's most revered exclusives. Just one avenue to drum up excitement is this: pair the...
News New God of War Ragnarok Gameplay Is Short But Sweet
Play with your food
A new slice of God of War Ragnarok gameplay has been uploaded today as part of Game Informer's exclusive coverage, focusing on the new weapons and abilities included in the follow-up to the 2018 iteration. We get a look at a new enemy type called Grims, and a few new skills involving ice are shown off. Shields look to play a...
News God of War Ragnarok's Enhanced Shield Mechanics and Weapon Signature Moves Detailed
Embrace your inner shield-maiden
God of War Ragnarok's 9th November release date is fast approaching, and the excitement is palpable amongst the PlayStation faithful. Kratos' next adventure is getting the Game Informer cover treatment in September (with the digital edition live now), and we know new gameplay footage is coming. Today we learned some...
News Four Minutes of God of War Ragnarok PS5, PS4 Footage Incoming
As Kratos is Game Informer's cover star
We’re just a couple of months away from launch, and God of War Ragnarok news is imminent. Game Informer has revealed the cover of its latest issue, and the hotly anticipated PS5 and PS4 follow-up is taking centre stage. “In the upcoming sequel, Kratos and Atreus must stave off a preordained catastrophe,...
News Official God of War Story Recap Is a Great Way to Get Hyped for Ragnarok
God of War Ragnarok is roughly three months away from its highly anticipated release on PS5 and PS4, which means that Sony's marketing machine should be kicking into gear very soon. But if, like us, you're on the verge of returning to 2018's God of War in order to refresh your memory, then this video might well be of use...
Random Here's How That Awesome God of War Ragnarok Sand Sculpture Was Made
Remember that awesome God of War Ragnarok sand sculpture that was doing the rounds on social media a few weeks back? Today the official PlayStation Taiwan YouTube account posted a cool time-lapse video showing how the monument was constructed. The sculpture depicts the cover art for the game and bears the title's release date:
Random Xbox Boss Can't Wait for God of War Ragnarok Either
In the latest instalment of Corporate Bigwig Is Actually Your Friend™, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has declared that, just like you, he’s excited for God of War Ragnarok. The suit declared his enthusiasm in a social media post, where he also listed out the first game he ever played and favourite all-time game. Spencer won’t need to wait...
News Concept Art, Developer Insight Fill the Pages of The Art of God of War Ragnarok
Releases in November
As is the case with most of Sony's major games, God of War Ragnarok is getting a big, chunky artbook. Named The Art of God of War Ragnarok, it's a coffee table tome featuring concept art, behind-the-scenes snippets, and more. Published by Dark Horse Books, this hardcover book will be a great companion piece to the game itself,...
Random God of War Ragnarok Sand Sculpture Makes Waves
Thinking of making a few pathetic sand castles on holiday this summer? You need to up your game, boys (and girls)! This absurdly detailed God of War Ragnarok sand sculpture has gone viral, and has even attracted the astonishment of the previous game’s director, Cory Barlog. “Wow,” he exclaimed in response to the creation, with a...
News God of War Ragnarok Story Synopsis Revealed
Anticipation levels are increasing
Sony has updated the official PlayStation Store page for God of War Ragnarok (spotted by The Gamer), revealing a plot synopsis for the eagerly awaited sequel, giving us some tasty morsels to savour as we await the title's 9th November release date. The synopsis for the title re
Rumour God of War Ragnarok Had Starfield's Old Release Date Before Being Moved at the Last Minute
It sounds like God of War Ragnarok was actually set to release on the 11th November before the date was moved forward to the 9th November, as per the official announcement from a couple of weeks ago. How do we know? Well, apparently, quickly deleted tweets from official PlayStation accounts included the 11/11/22 release date, but people...
Rumour God of War Ragnarok Will Have 60fps, 30fps Options on PS5
Norse and simple
Like most Sony games, it looks like God of War Ragnarok will let you pick between 30 frames-per-second and 60 frames-per-second gameplay options on the PS5. A promotional email sent out by UK retailer Shop To, and spotted by Novice Gamer Guides, mentions that you’ll have the choice between “full 4K resolution at a targeted...