The day has finally arrived, folks! The God of War Ragnarök release date is now upon us, and the UK launch time has already been and gone. But have you paid the price and started playing yet?


In our God of War Ragnarök review, we called it "the most ambitious God of War game to date". We said: "We'd argue that it pulls off all of those ambitions to deliver a story that will stick with fans for a long time, as well as gameplay that will properly challenge you in the moment." And our review wasn't even the most glowing one around!

So, how much is God of War Ragnarök and what else do you need to know about this exciting new title from Sony Santa Monica? Behold, all the details you seek are below! Or if you want to jump straight over to Amazon to order a PS5 bundle, we won't stop you.

When is the God of War Ragnarök release date?

The God of War Ragnarök release date is Wednesday 9th November 2022, the developers have confirmed. You can order your copy from the likes of GAME.

This winter release date was revealed on the same day as the 'Father and Son' CGI trailer, which you can take a look at below!

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When was the God of War Ragnarök release time in the UK?

In the UK and everywhere else, the God of War Ragnarök release time was midnight Wednesday 9th November 2022.

As soon as the clocks turned to midnight, going from Tuesday into Wednesday, the hotly anticipated sequel was released on PS4 and PS5. You can play it now!

How much is the God of War Ragnarök price?

If you're buying direct from the PlayStation Store, the God of War Ragnarök price appears to be £59.99 for the PS4 version or £69.99 for the PS5 version. (We can see it slightly cheaper at Amazon right now, though.)

One thing to note is this: if you buy the PS4 version first and later want to upgrade to the PS5 version, there's an option to pay a £10 uplift.

Or if you're willing to spend a bit more, the Digital Deluxe Edition costs £80 and comes with various digital goodies (we've listed them a bit further down this page when we talk about the pre-order bonuses).

Of course, if you shop around a bit, you're likely to find the occasional little deal or discount doing the rounds. Amazon, for example, has knocked five quid off both of the main versions.

Are there PS5 bundles for God of War Ragnarök?

Yes, there is a PS5 bundle for God of War Ragnarök and we can see it in stock right now at Amazon (at the time of writing).

The God of War Ragnarök PS5 console appears to cost £765 and it comes with the PlayStation 5 console (disc edition) as well as the game itself. You'll also get the brilliant Astro's Playroom game included as standard.

What comes with the PS5 Jotnar Edition of God of War Ragnarök?

God of War Ragnarök Jotnar Edition is the limited special edition of the new God of War game for the PS5 and it comes with a whole host of extras for mega-fans of the franchise, including a 16-inch Mjölnir replica.

The God of War Ragnarök Jotnar Edition sold out immediately when GAME announced its release - however you can keep an eye on stock here.

An official screenshot for God of War Ragnarok.
An official screenshot for God of War Ragnarok. Sony Santa Monica

How big is the God of War Ragnarök file size?

Bearing in mind that the God of War Ragnarök file size will be around 100 GB on PS5 and 119 GB on PS4, you might need to clear some space before you try to download the game. There is also a day-one patch that you won't want to miss.

Can I pre-order God of War Ragnarök?

God of War Ragnarök pre-orders have ended now, because the game is out! You should still be able to order your copy from GAME, Amazon or any other retailer that sells games, though.

Of course, only time will tell if this goes down in history as one of the best PS5 games, but Sony fans will want to get their order in as soon as possible.

What is the God of War Ragnarök pre-order bonus?

Pre-ordering God of War Ragnarök would have granted you a couple of bonuses. All digital and physical pre-orders should give you the following in-game items:

  • Kratos Risen Snow Armour
  • Atreus Risen Snow Tunic

The Digital Deluxe Edition of the game includes the following:

  • Atreus Darkdale Attire
  • Kratos Darkdale Armour
  • Darkdale Blades Handles for Blades of Chaos
  • Darkdale Axe Grip for Leviathan Axe
  • Digital God of War Ragnarök soundtrack
  • Digital Artbook
  • Avatar set for PS4 and PS5

God of War Ragnarök gameplay: our first impressions

Prior to posting our God of War Ragnarök review, we were allowed to share some impressions of the first few hours in a spoiler-free fashion. We've kept these for you below.

First things first, it's worth stressing that God of War Ragnarök gameplay feels just as good as the previous game, with the combat being just as fun as ever. The game doesn't waste much time with gearing you up, either, and you'll have two familiar weapons in your arsenal before long.

Returning to this world feels totally natural, and the game is quick to remind you of where the last game left off and what unfinished business Kratos and Atreus need to resolve. Kratos is keen to keep training, while Atreus is getting impatient in his search for answers and understanding about himself.

There are some neat character moments in the first couple of hours, and the game seems keen to throw you into the action as soon as humanly (or godly) possible. The returning cast still encapsulate their characters perfectly (even though Atreus actor Sunny Suljic's voice has dropped) and spending more time with them feels like snuggling back in under a nice warm blanket.

An official screenshot from God of War Ragnarok.
An official screenshot from God of War Ragnarok. Sony

Of course, that warm cosy feeling gives way to savage bloodletting before long, although Kratos is still trying to put his war-mongering and murderous ways behind him. Christopher Judge sells this inner conflict beautifully with his still-stellar voice work, and we can't wait to see where this closing chapter of the Norse saga takes him.

Combat is still a major part of the fun, obviously, and the combination of Kratos' raw power and Atreus' bow-and-arrow skills still works very nicely. We're hoping to see some new fighting elements at some point, but to start with, it feels like picking up where we left off, and that's no bad thing considering how great the previous game was.

So far, nothing has felt subpar. The graphics look great with our PS5 hooked up to a 4K TV, with loads of rich details and gorgeous environments, and the continued lack of loading screens in this franchise is still very welcome. It really is good to be back.

Is God of War Ragnarök on PS4 or PS5?

Sony's Hermen Hulst, the Head of PlayStation Studios, revealed in a blog post that God of War Ragnarök will release on both PS4 and PS5. This may come as a surprise, considering that many believed this would be a PS5 exclusive.

Hulst said: "Where it makes sense to develop a title for both PS4 and PS5 – for Horizon Forbidden West, the next God of War, GT7 – we’ll continue looking at that. And if PS4 owners want to play that game, then they can. If they want to go on and play the PS5 version, that game will be there for them."

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What is the God of War Ragnarök story?

God of War Rangarok Thor scene
God of War Rangarok's plot was teased in this Thor scene. Sony

Sony kept its cards close to its chest when it comes to God of War Ragnarök's story, so we won't spoil it here, but we will say a few things about the game's narrative direction.

For one thing, a showdown between Kratos and Thor was teased at the end of the last game, and we also learned that Atreus' original name was Loki. With those two nuggets of information in mind, you should expect big mysteries to unfold in the game and for more morsels of Norse mythology to factor in this release.

Is there a trailer for God of War Ragnarök?

Revealed to the delight of many at the PlayStation Showcase event last year, here's the first teaser trailer for God of War Ragnarök. While you wait for that God of War Ragnarök release date on 9th November, check this out.

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