We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

God of War Ragnarok release date: delay, trailer, gameplay and latest news

The highly anticipated sequel is coming, but it has been delayed.

God of War Ragnarok release date delay

God of War: Ragnarok is coming, and fans will be looking forward to jumping back into the violent world of gods and monsters with Kratos and Atreus in this hotly anticipated sequel.


Since 2018’s God of War PS4 game ended with a teaser for a showdown between Kratos and Thor, fans have been eager to see what happens next in this hugely popular gaming franchise.

With Ragnarok set to be the first God of War game in the PS5 era, it’s sure to be a big moment for the franchise. But before it arrives on our consoles, we’ve got a fair wait ahead of us.

And so, for all the essential details on God of War: Ragnarok, read on!

When is the God of War Ragnarok release date?

In a recent Tweet, the developers from Sony’s Santa Monica Studio confirmed that the God of War: Ragnarok release date has been delayed until 2022, meaning that you won’t be able to play the next game in this franchise until next year. The exact date has not been specified, but we’ll be sure to let you know when that changes.

Touching on the reasons behind this delay, the statement on Twitter said: “We remain focused on delivering a top-quality game while maintaining the safety and wellbeing of our team, creative partners, and families.”

Is God of War Ragnarok on PS4 or PS5?

Sony’s Hermen Hulst, the Head of PlayStation Studios, revealed in a blog post that God of War: Ragnarok 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.”

Can I pre-order God of War Ragnarok?

Not yet! The game is eyeing a release in 2021, but you can’t order your copy just yet. 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. We’ll let you know when pre-orders open. We could learn more at Sony’s next State Of Play event.

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

What is the God of War Ragnarok story?

Sony is keeping its cards close to its chest when it comes to God of War: Ragnarok’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 more nuggets 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.

Is there a trailer for God of War Ragnarok?

Revealed to the delight of many at the PS5 Showcase event last year, here’s the first teaser trailer for God Of War: Ragnarok.

Check out some of the best subscription deals in gaming below:

Visit our video game release schedule for all upcoming games on consoles. Swing by our hubs for more gaming and technology news.


Looking for something to watch? See our TV Guide