God of War Ragnarök release date announced

July 14, 2022

The 2018 reboot of the iconic PlayStation series God of War was coveted as one of the best games of the last decade - maybe even of all time. As someone who never played the original God of War games on past PlayStation consoles, I was unsure if I would like the new game or if I was “entitled” to play it. I couldn’t resist the hype and gave it a shot, and it was an amazing experience. I really enjoyed the combat and the story, and I always had intentions of going back and replaying it but just never made time to do it. Given how successful God of War 2018 was, we all expected a sequel to be announced; plus, it was teased at the end of the game. It was officially announced in the fall of 2020 with the title “God of War Ragnarök,” with a slated release date of 2021, but it was delayed for a few different reasons, obviously including the pandemic. Well, the wait is finally over - Ragnarök is dropping on Nov. 9.

Ragnarök takes place three years after the events of the first game. Atreus, who is now a teenager, will fight alongside daddy Kratos against Thor and Freya as they search for Tyr, the Norse god of war. Honestly, I can’t wait to dive back into this world. I recommend everyone play the 2018 reboot if only for the satisfying feeling of swinging that Leviathan Axe. I really can’t wait to jump back in with a slightly older Atreus to slay some Norse gods. 

The game was originally going to be a PlayStation 5 (PS5) exclusive, but it is going to be available for PlayStation 4 (PS4) and 5, so don’t panic if you haven’t been able to score a PS5 yet. Anyone who enjoys single-player action-adventure games should keep this one on their radar, and definitely play God of War 2018 beforehand. If you have a PlayStation Plus subscription and a PS5, you can play God of War 2018 for no additional cost.

Are you hyped for Ragnarök? Let me know on Twitter: @cgottowhite.
  • Cassie Gotto-White is a gamer, a planner babe, and a boba tea fanatic. She discovered her passion for video games at age six when she was given an NES Top Loader by her aunt. Her current main consoles are the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. Some of her favorite games include The Last of Us, the Uncharted series, the Yakuza series, Persona 5, and Night in the Woods. Follow her on Instagram at @planningwithcass and YouTube at

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