Looking for how to level up in God of War Ragnarok? As you progress through Ragnarok, you'll face increasingly difficult enemies, irrespective of which setting you determine as the best difficulty to select. This means you'll need to level up in order to improve Kratos' capabilities in combat, both offensively and defensively.
On this page, as part of our God of War Ragnarok guide, we're going to explain how to level up. Please do keep in mind that you may need to have made some progress through the campaign before you unlock the ability to perform some of the actions within.
God of War Ragnarok: How to Level Up
While you will earn XP as you complete quests and combat gauntlets in God of War Ragnarok, it's not used to level up. XP is instead required to purchase All Skills and upgrade select Equipment and Gear. Instead, in order to level up you'll need to upgrade your gear by either discovering new Armour and Attachments, or by crafting improvements to items you already own.
You can craft upgrades using All Resources at one of the Huldra Brothers' workshops, and these are located in various places across the Nine Realms. All of the workshops you've discovered will be marked on your map, and you can add their locations to your compass if you need extra help finding them. Keep in mind that different gear impacts your statistics in different ways, so you'll need to think carefully about which items you want to upgrade and why. You'll be shown a visual representation of how a particular upgrade will affect Kratos' stats before you purchase it.
You can find your current level by bringing up the inventory at any time, or at one of the Huldra Brothers' workshops. Your current level is the big number in the top-left corner of the screen. Make sure this number is either the same or higher than the enemies you're currently facing, otherwise you may find you're underpowered and ineffective in combat.