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God of War Ragnarök release date, pre-order and latest news

The highly-anticipated sequel is coming, but when?

Key art for God of War Ragnarok.
Published: Thursday, 1st September 2022 at 4:50 pm
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The God of War Ragnarök release date is getting closer by the day, and fans around the globe are getting very excited about Kratos and Atreus's next adventure.


Following on from Sony Santa Monica's 2018 God of War game, Ragnarök will see the godly father and son facing off with a version of Thor as the developers bring their Norse mythology-inspired story to a close (gods only know what they'll do next after that).

With lots of other big hitters like Starfield and Hogwarts Legacy slipping into 2023, Ragnarök is shaping up to be one of the biggest games of next year, and we can't wait to see more of it. To find out when you can start playing, and so much more, read on!

When is the God of War Ragnarök release date?

The God of War Ragnarok release date is Wednesday 9th November 2022, the developers have confirmed. Pre-orders are available now 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!

Can I pre-order God of War Ragnarök?

God of War Ragnarök pre-orders have indeed begun! You should be able to order your copy from GAME, Amazon or any other retailer that sells games.

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 nice and early.

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 is keeping its cards close to its chest when it comes to God of War Ragnarök's story, but we do know 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, we can expect big mysteries to unfold in the game and for more morsels of Norse mythology to factor in this next release.

Expect more detailed information to start being released over the coming months as the promotional campaign really kicks off, but we are eager to learn as much as we can about the much-anticipated sequel.

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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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