God of War Ragnarok: Beginner’s Tips and Tricks

The next God of War game has arrived. It’s a huge adventure that takes Kratos, Atreus, and their party across the Nine Realms in an attempt to defy destiny.

God of War Ragnarok can be daunting, even for those who have played other God of War games. We’ve spent a lot of time playing the game, so we have some tips and tricks to help beginners.

Extra controller

If you plan to spend time collecting collectibles it is a good idea have another controller. You can keep one charged and continue playing even if your current one is having trouble. You can choose from a range of colors, including white, black and purple.

Explore the world, but don’t get hung up on things

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Just like its predecessor, God of War Ragnarok has a lot to explore, as players can visit all Nine Realms this time around, as opposed to the more limited offering in the prior game. There are many areas to explore, including side quests, artifacts, and other attractions. Exploring whenever possible is a good idea, as optional quests and solving puzzles can always bring you valuable rewards.

Sometimes, however, you may encounter something that prevents you from moving forward. Mimir, one of your friends, will mention that you don’t have enough equipment to solve the puzzle. You should not panic if this happens. Later in the game, you’ll discover new equipment that will enable you to return to a particular region and find everything.

Armor can be fully upgraded

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A big change from how God of War (2018) functioned is with upgrading armor and armor rarity. Every piece of armor in God of War Ragnarok, which has a maximum rank of Level 9, can now be upgraded to Level 9. This gives you far more choice and flexibility in choosing the gear you want. If you don’t wish to, you don’t have to give up the armor you already have.

Use your special amulet

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Partway through the story of God of War Ragnarok, you’ll acquire a special new piece of gear called the Amulet of Yggdrasil. You can modify this amulet over time to make it more useful. It can also be customized to your specifications. You’ll discover different enchantments you can slot into the amulet over the course of your adventure. This is a great way for you to modify your stats and match your armor. You can mix and match enchantments, but there are bonuses to using three or more enchantments from one Realm. For example, Kratos’ Stun Damage can be increased by three Svartalfheim enhancements depending on his Defense stat.

Evolve your skills

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The skill system in God of War Ragnarok is largely similar to the one used in the preceding game, but now, skills can be further customized. You can tweak the details of a skill by using it a certain amount of times in combat. This allows you to do more Frost damage or increase defense when you use a specific move. These will automatically unlock as you play so make sure to check back often and utilize your skill points to improve your play style.

Upgrade your Runic Attacks

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As you make your way across the different lands and uncover treasure, you’ll find special Runic Attacks for your weapons. These special attacks are an essential part of your moveset. However, if you rely on them, it’s important to keep them updated. Runic Attacks can be upgraded with XP, just like regular skills. This will improve the damage, stun and overall effect of the attack. If you have trouble with a Runic Attack, make sure to upgrade it.

Have fun!

God of War Ragnarok offers a great adventure. It is easily one of the most popular PS5 games of all time. There are many things to discover and do as you progress through the story. The most important thing is not to rush and ensure that the experience is enjoyable.

In our review of God of War Ragnarok we said that the combat felt better than ever, the performances were great, and there was plenty to do while you’re lost in this Norse myth. This is Act 2 & Act 3 of the story that started with God of War . It’s an entertaining and challenging journey, full of ambition and brutal execution. “