An overview of the story of God of War; What you need to know before experiencing Ragnarok

When God of War was released on PlayStation 4 in 2018, fans of the series were introduced to a new face of Kratos. did If you haven't yet experienced the story of Kratos and Atreus' journey through the legendary Norse realms, or if it's been a while and you don't remember some of the events, we're ready to bring you up to speed and remind you. Let's get you ready for God of War Ragnarok.

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When God of War was released on PlayStation 4 in 2018, fans of the series were introduced to a new face of Kratos. did If you haven't yet experienced the story of Kratos and Atreus' journey through the legendary Norse realms, or if it's been a while and you don't remember some of the events, we're ready to bring you up to speed and remind you. Let's get you ready for God of War Ragnarok.

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To get you ready for the release of God of War God of War Ragnark, which is scheduled to be released on November 18, we have invited two of the best storytellers we know to review and summarize the journey and adventure of this father and son; The amazing Felicia Day and the smartest man alive is Mimir!

A new video released called "Myths of Midgard" is an animated storybook that tells the events of It recounts the game God of War (2018) with the aim of familiarizing you with the previous game.

Warning: Before watching the video or reading further, you should know that this article describes the story of the game God of War (2018). It does.

Of course, it's clear that the best way to experience God of War and understand its story is to pick up the console and go on your adventure with a Leviathan axe. Especially since the game is available through the extra or premium levels of the PlayStation Plus subscription service, and the 9th generation version is also available, its experience is considered a very ideal option. You can even buy the game for $10 in the PlayStation Store's current discounts. However, if for any reason these options are not currently available, or if you want a brief overview of the story, stay tuned.

God of War Story Summary

Our story begins with the end of Faye's funeral - Atreus' mother and Kratos' wife. His last will and wish is that Kratos and Atreus spread his ashes on the highest peak in all the realms. This request starts a new adventure for father and son and forces them to work together. Meanwhile, they face dangerous threats such as animals, monsters and other gods.

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Father

Despite trying to leave behind his bloody past as a Spartan ghost, Kratos is still haunted by the shadow of that man the god. Her relationship with Atreus has been distant, rough and regular. Now coming to terms with his wife's death, Kratos must learn to be the father his son needs so they can both survive their journey to distant lands to fulfill his wife's last wish.

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Boy

Atreus is a young boy who suddenly lost his mother and Having a cold and unfriendly father is a struggle. Despite being sick as a child and only recently recovered enough to travel, Atreus wants nothing more than to fulfill his mother's last wish and prove to his father that he is strong. Atreus, who has been taught how to use a bow and hunt by Fey, hopes to show Kratos that he will be an asset on their journey and that he is no longer the scrawny boy he once was.

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The Stranger's Arrival

After Fay's funeral, a mysterious stranger comes to Kratos' house and meets him. he does; A stranger who seems intent on fighting a legendary god of war from a distant land. Being Baldr, he says that Odin sent him to investigate the house and its inhabitants, suggesting that perhaps he and the rest of the Norse gods know more about Kratos' past than even his own son.

They fight and smash the ground and rocks around the house in a bloody brawl. There we learn that Balder has lost the ability to feel anything which makes him immune to pain and pleasure. Although close combat ensues, Kratos is able to control his anger and ultimately defeat Balder. While he has removed himself from immediate danger, Kratos realizes that his home and his son are no longer safe. They must travel now whether Atreus is ready or not.

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Friends The Unexpected in Unexpected Places

As they seek the highest peak in Midgard, Kratos and Atreus travel to the highest mountain in their realm. Along the way, they meet the Holdera brothers, Brook and Cindri, who are famous blacksmiths They are dwarfs. As the two brothers struggle with family tension, Brooke and Cyndry both offer their help after seeing Kratos wield the Leviathan Axe, a weapon they personally crafted for their friend and Kratos' wife, Fey. They also encounter the mysterious Witch of the Woods who helps them. He also knows how to use Bifrost. Bifrost is a magical tool that allows this father and son to travel between the nine realms of Norse mythology. It is later revealed that this witch is one of the Vanir goddesses, Freya, who is actually Balder's mother and Odin's exiled wife.

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Mission Accomplished! Or not? (No!)

While Kratos and Atreus are finally able to reach the top of this realm with Freya's guidance, when they get there, they also find Balder, who is accompanied by two large figures. The names Magni and Moodysons of Thorare there earlier than Kratos and Atreus. While secretly eavesdropping on the Aesir gods, the father and son discover that they are interrogating a man named Mimir, who is tied to a tree. However, Balder and his two companions soon leave the place, leaving the man alone.

Mimir, who was once Odin's ambassador and advisor and calls himself the smartest man alive, is now He is punished for betraying Odin. He points out that while our heroes have reached the highest peak in Midgard, they have not yet reached the highest peak in all of the realms. Their real destination is in Utonheim (the land of Utons or giants) and anyway, it will be a little difficult to reach that place considering that all the entrances are blocked. Mimir knows another way, but first he tells Kratos to behead him and ask the witch of the woods to magically revive his severed head so that he can be freed from Odin's prison.

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Ultimately, when Kratos learns that Freya is also a god, he distrusts her as he distrusts all of their kind. After Mimir is revived, Freya advises Kratos to tell Atreus the truth that he is a demigod like his father. Freya warns that denying her son's true nature will only make him suffer more. Ignoring his advice, Kratos, Atreus, and the newly revived Mimir set off to find the means to open a passage to Yotonheim.

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Sons of Thor

During their journey, the trio are attacked by two men they had seen with Balder, Magni and Moody. they take. They fight fiercely with Kratos and Atreus, though Kratos is able to deliver a fatal blow to Magni, killing him. Moody runs away but finds them again later. By killing Kratos, he hopes to regain his honor and prove himself worthy of Thor's legacy. Moody subdues Kratos, but Atreus, seeing his father in danger, instinctively unleashes what appears to be his own Spartan Rage ability.

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Unaware of his godlike powers, Atreus is struck by a sudden wave and knocked unconscious, his childhood illness apparently returning and worse than ever. Seeing this, Kratos immediately repels Moody's attack, and Moody, who sees that his life is in danger, quickly runs away. Seeing that Atreus is barely alive, Kratos takes his son to Freya in hopes that her magic can help save his son.

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The Price of Untold Secrets

Freya suggests that Atreus' illness is due to the conflict between his nature as a god and his ignorance of this fact. He believes he knows a cure that can bring Atreus back to consciousness, but he needs the heart of a creature in Helheim, the realm of the dead. Realizing that Leviathan's ax won't help him in the frozen land of Helheim, Kratos is forced to return home and take something from his past that he hoped to put behind him forever; His famous weapon is the "Blades of Chaos".

The blades of chaos were once a tool for fiery bloodshed and a symbol of Kratos' service to the Greek gods, of course, Kratos himself killed many of them in his past life. Knowing that these weapons could be the key to saving his son, Kratos decides to go back to his past and use the chaos blades once again to save Atreus.

Kratos successfully completes the mission and the heart of the creature delivers it to Freya so she can save Atreus. After Atreus regains consciousness, Kratos reveals their true nature to Atreus and his son finally learns the truth. It becomes increasingly arrogant. Moody finds the two again and tries to finish them off this time to regain Thor's respect. Moody was beaten by his father for failing to kill Kratos and for not being able to stop his brother Magni from being killed. Modi proves that he is not much of a threat to them. Against Kratos' orders, Atreus angrily kills the weakened Moody.

Seeing that the revelation of this secret has caused his son to become increasingly cruel and arrogant, Kratos knows that he must teach his son to be better before it's too late.

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Mother's sins

After Gathering the tools necessary to build a portal to Utonheim, Kratos, Atreus, and Mimir return to Midgard Peak once again to travel to the realm of the giants. As they arrive, Balder suddenly attacks them. Instead of following his father's orders and jumping through the newly opened portal, Atreus in his arrogance tries to fight Balder alone. Kratos intervenes, but during his fight with Balder, the Gate of Eutunheim is destroyed. Balder captures Atreus, who is unable to attack Balder, and heads to the Lake of Nine when the boy tries to attack him alone. Kratos follows them, their battle eventually ending up in the Chamber of Interrealms, where Balder tries to take them to Asgard but at the last minute, Kratos diverts Bifrost to another realm called Helheim instead.

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In the realm of the dead, they not only encounter ghosts from Kratos' past, but also ghosts from Balder's past. As father and son overcome the difficulties of this frozen realm, they discover that the source of Balder's invulnerability is a spell cast by his mother. At the time of his birth, Freya knew that her son was destined to be killed. To prevent Balder from being harmed, he casts a spell to protect him from all magical and physical threats. Despite Freya's mastery of the art, veneer magic is extremely slippery and difficult to control. The spell had one weakness it couldn't prevent, Balder was not impervious to mistletoe.

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When Balder grew, the influence of magic became apparent. While he was invulnerable to everything, this spell had rendered him completely numb unable to feel pain, and all the pleasures of life. Although she begged Freya to undo the spell, Freya would not do so because she was afraid that the prophecy would come true and her child would die. Balder hated and resented his mother because Freya had caused him to be denied the ability to feel.

After Balder's relationship with Freya was revealed and the truth of his condition revealed, Kratos and Atreus returned to Midgard. They escape and Kratos and Atreus, whose relationship was a little cold after the events of Moody's death and Balder's attack due to Atreus's defiance, reconcile with each other and return to Midgard.

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Balder's Death

After the destruction of the Yotunheim Gate, Mimir tells them one last solution that will help them to Try to reach the realm of the giants. Before they can do this, Kratos and Atreus are attacked again by Balder, who has escaped from Helheim, but this time Freya intervenes. Upset by his mother's arrival, Balder not only seeks to kill Kratos and Atreus, but ultimately seeks revenge on his mother for the spell she placed on him at birth.

Father and son, who have worked together throughout their journey across realms, now fight in unison. Together they drive Balder back. At this point, Freya once again tries to stop the fight by subduing Kratos. As Balder moves in for a finishing blow, Atreus shields his father and puts himself between them, causing Balder to punch the tip of the mistletoe arrow Atreus holds for his quiver.

With an arrowhead spinning through his hand, the spell is finally broken, and Balder, for the first time in his life, can finally feel everythingthe pain from his injury, the cold snow beneath his feet, and the sun on his face. Balder, reveling in his newfound sensations, resumes his attack, this time with insane power - enjoying all the sensations he's never been able to experience before.

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They fight again, but Kratos and Atreus, through their combined strength, are finally able to defeat Balder, who is newly vulnerable and in pain. Balder asks them to end his life and kill him while he is still able to feel. On the other hand, Freya begs them to spare her son's life, and Kratos, knowing the pain and suffering his father And the mother, feeling the loss of her child, calms down and lets Balder go.

While Kratos and Atreus prepare to leave. Balder uses what remains of his power to suffocate him for the agony and torture Freya put him through to render Balder unconscious. Freya accepts her death, hoping that her death will bring peace to her son's life.

Kratos, seeing that his own mistakes and bloody sins are about to be repeated by Balder, intervenes and in order to save Freya's life, He kills her child. Unable to accept Balder's death, Freya, holding him in her arms, swears vengeance against Kratos for killing her child, even if it was to save Freya herself.

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The highest peak in all the realms

Kratos and Atreus finally with the help of Bifrost Eyes Mimir reaches a giant temple; A temple where their entire journey is engraved on its walls. The giants had seen what was happening, as well as what had happened before. They realized that all of this had been left for them by Fay, who was himself a Uthon or a giant. This is a secret Fay kept from her husband and child.

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Atreus finally learns the full truth of the legacy and He discovers his identity. Not only part of his identity is God and part of him is mortal, but part of him is also giant. Atreus here realizes that he has two names. One name is the name we know and his father calls him Atreus and the other name is the name his mother chose for him and the giants know him by that name. The name that his mother chose for him is Loki.

Finally, Kratos and Atreus scatter Fae's ashes together at the peak of Eutonheim and finally fulfill the purpose of their mission.

The long winter (Fimbulwinter) is coming

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When they go home Back in Midgard, Mimir warns them that Balder's death means that the first event said to herald the arrival of Ragnarok, or the end of the world, has taken place. Kratos and Atreus now find themselves unwittingly at the center of a great prophecy that involves the complete upheaval of the Nine Realms and foretells a battle so great that it will result in the deaths of many captured gods, including Odin and Thor.

Father and son must choose their own path as the icy winds and snows of Fimbulwinter engulf their home in Midgard.

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