There’s lots to do in God of War Ragnarok, and it’s the kind of game where exploration is handsomely rewarded with all kinds of entertaining, amusing, and occasionally heart-breaking quests. The true story behind Across the Realms is particularly poignant, however, as it relates to a Santa Monica Studio developer who passed away – and his relationship with a colleague.
Before we elaborate further, though, it should be noted that the contents of this article refer to a Favour in the PS5 and PS4 title that some may consider a spoiler. While it is a relatively minor side-quest in the grand scheme of things, this is your opportunity to exit before we go into detail.
In the game, you’ll discover an area known as The Eternal Campfire in Midgard, which has a distinctive smoke signal as you approach. You’ll find a cookbook with a list of ingredients, which you’ll then find across the Nine Realms. The quest depicts the story of Jari and Somr, who represent real-life couple and Santa Monica Studio developers Sam Handrick and Jake Snipes. Unfortunately, Snipes passed away in 2020.