God of War Ragnarok: 10 Things You Need to Know

God of War: Ragnarok is one of the biggest games of the year and has a sequel to a reboot; you’d think you’d know everything about it, but going in, you actually don’t. It’s Clear Crypt, and here on the game’s ranks are 10 things God of War: Ragnarok doesn’t tell you.

10. How to Access Muspelheim

How to Access Muspelheim In God of War

In the first game, you eventually gain access to a series of difficult Arena challenges in the realm of fire mispelheim, which return in God of War Ragnarok, and completing them actually earns you some pretty good rewards.

To reach this realm, however, you must collect two Mispelheim seeds. You get one early in the game in the realm of the dwarves, found in a chest near Medvetter’s rig, which is part of the first real favour of Hollow, which you can access from the Dragon Beach after obtaining Durland’s hammer for the spirit of rebellion favor.

You just go in the cave to the left of the big Dwarven statue, and you’ll soon find the legendary chest containing the second seed required to reach Misspelheim.

You won’t be able to access the area until after completing the Spirit of Rebellion favor, which is added automatically at a certain point in the story, so don’t worry about trying to do it before.

9. Berserker Souls

Berserker souls of this world game’s version of the Valkyries Probably one of the most satisfying parts of God of War from 2018 was taking down the optional Valkyrie bosses; these fights were very tough, much tougher than anything in the main story.

If you’re wondering if these fights return for Ragnarok, well, yes, they do instead of eight Valkyries in various locations. There are 12 Berserker Souls, which are found by interacting with gravestones dotted around the world.

You’ll start seeing them relatively early, but you can’t open them up to fight the boss without first getting the hilt of Scoffner; you do get it as part of the main story, but fights against the Berserkers are completely optional.

While you can fight these guys right away, it’s probably best to wait a little while because you’re going to need to build up your strength; otherwise, they’re going to mess you up, unlike the Valkyries, who all had a few different attacks but were otherwise mostly the same.

The Berserkers can be wildly different in both appearance and fighting style, so you never really know exactly what you’re dealing with. Perfecting your parry is pretty much the most essential thing to beating them because it only takes a few good hits to kill Kratos, and these guys are really aggressive.

Thankfully, the combat feels a lot more responsive in Ragnarok compared to God of War 2018, so while in many ways these fights are tougher than the Valkyrie battles, you won’t struggle with the controls as much, so it evens out a little bit, but if you’re looking for the ultimate challenge in the game, seek these guys out.

8. Hell’s Touch

God of War Ragnarok hell's Touch

Hell’s Touch is an amazing runic attack. Runic attacks are generally pretty good anyway, but many of them lose their effectiveness when taking on tougher opponents.

You’ll find later in the game that some of the best runic abilities are the least flashy ones; that was true in the first god of war, and it’s true in Ragnarok.

If you’re thorough, you’re going to be swimming in light runic attacks. My personal favourite of the Leviathan acts is probably one of the most basic; it’s called Hell’s Touch.

While it doesn’t look like much, it’s really fast, recharges relatively quickly, and has some of the highest stun potential of any light runic attack. Its ability to stun is actually what makes it so good.

You can interrupt almost any attack once this ability is fully upgraded, and it becomes essential against some of the toughest enemies.

You must decide whether you need an opening to get a combo or some space to heal yourself; getting Hell’s Touch is a huge help.

You’ll need to find a legendary chest in the Burrows where the area of the Song of Sans Favor is found, which is in the Forbidden Sands area of Alpine; this is not the main reward for completing this area.

Instead, it’s down a side path found after clearing out some Hive material on the wall. It’s an ability that’s easy to miss, but it’s very worth hunting down because it can make certain enemy encounters way easier.

7. Cuirass of Raven Tears

God of war Cuirass of Raven Tears

The Cuirass in Raven’s tears One issue a lot of people are going to run into in God of War: Ragnarok is that, at a certain point, enemies just start doing a lot of damage unless you dedicate all your equipment to improving defence and vitality.

Enemies are going to start taking out gigantic chunks of your life with pretty much every hit, and what you need in situations like this is a good source of healing. Probably one of the best pieces of equipment for that is the Raven Tier chest piece.

What makes it so good is its chance ability, where every time you hit an enemy, there’s a low chance that you’re going to activate a healing spell, which slowly regenerates your health.

The effect doesn’t seem that powerful at first, but with a decent luck stat, you’re going to be triggering the healing mist pretty constantly, especially with any enhancements or equipment that increases the healing effect.

It becomes even better because the only way to get this armour is by killing ravens, which aren’t usually too hard to find because of the glowing green effect that makes them stand out from the environment.

To get the cuirass, you need to kill 18 of the 48 little ravens, which isn’t too bad and can be done relatively early in the game as long as you’re thorough.

The Ravens might seem like another pointless collectible to you at first, but the rewards you get for killing them are pretty good, and it’s in your best interest to take these things out whenever you see them, even if only to get this fantastic piece of armor.

6. Reach Best optional Area

How to Reach Best optional Area in Ragnarok

How to get to the best, but most easily overlooked, optional area Ragnarok’s got a ton of optional locales, and a lot of them are pretty easy to bypass.

If you’re just following the main story, there’s one very large and very easy-to-miss location near the end of the game. It The Aryan question is known as the crater; it is located in Anaheim, and the only way to get there is to complete a short side quest.

You might not even notice it’s called “the journey of survival,” which begins by leaving the camp in Anaheim from the western exit. After a certain major story event—no spoilers here, but it’s specific—you’ll find the dog that triggers the favour.

It seems minor, but this favour is required to access an entirely new area. which is easily the most elaborate in the entire game, and, in my opinion, the best i It’s unique for a variety of reasons that are difficult to articulate. It I’d ruin the surprise; just remember to finish the scent of survival favour if you start it.

5. Looking for Ormer

Looking for Ormer in God of War ragnarok

Search for Ormer. What is Ormer? It’s basically the game’s version of the crystal lizards from Dark Souls. They’re glowing little creatures that drop a tonne of useful crafting materials, but only if you manage to catch them.

They’re also easy to miss because you might not even realise that they’re a thing, and the game never really draws your attention to them. They just look like any of the other dozens of random creatures found as part of the scenery.

They’re not considered collectibles either; you can go through the entire game—which is actually fairly easy—without noticing these things, but they’re worth hunting down.

When you see them, they are identifiable by their glow and the annoying chipmunk sounds they make, but if you try to approach them or attack them up front, they will pretty much always get away. The trick with these guys is to attack them from behind, which is easier said than done.

Most of the time, you’ll have to solve a small puzzle to get the proper angle on these things, but it’s usually nothing too strenuous. Honestly, the hardest part about these guys is just recognising that.

They’re a creature that you can kill in the first place, but many environments are dotted with random things. You can break or kill to get resources that are pretty easy to miss, but the ones that are trickiest to get give you some of the best rewards as well.

4. Use of Spartan rage Ability

Use of Spartan rage Ability in ragnarok

Use the Spartan Rage ability. To get out of a stun really quickly, you can get a few Spartan Rage abilities in Ragnarok that you can swap freely between.

As you progress through the game, they all have their uses, but my favourite is the Wrath ability, and for one simple reason, it’ll break out of a stun.

Technically, all three Spartan rage moves break stun, but the only one that’s actually useful specifically for that purpose is Wrath Fury, which takes too long to recharge.

Valor leaves you vulnerable too long after triggering it with wrath, so you immediately break out of being stunned in a counter-attack. The reason why that’s so good is simple: for certain encounters, it’s one of the only ways to avoid taking damage.

It’s a “get out of jail free” card when you mess up a yellow block or get hit with a lightning attack that leaves you weakened instead of using magic buttons to try to escape.

Even if you’re still taking a lot of damage, activate Wrath to instantly break the stun and deal some damage to the enemy.

For certain bosses, it only takes one opening to tear you down to nothing in terms of health, even on normal, so having some way to get back control instantly is extremely useful.

3. Luck in GOW Ragnarok

Luck in God of War Ragnarok

Luck is actually an amazing stat in Ragnarok, but in most games, lock is kind of a junk stat that doesn’t do a lot of good. But in Ragnarok, it’s secretly the best stat—well, maybe not the best, but really, really good, like up there.

What makes it so powerful is that it earns additional rewards, as you’d expect. It also increases the frequency with which chance abilities trigger—almost every perk attached to a weapon.

Or a piece of armor has a chance ability, so depending on what perks you have equipped, having them trigger more often is a huge deal. I already mentioned the queerest of raven’s tears, which have a chance to heal when you hit enemies, but that’s not the only thing that benefits from higher luck.

Another fantastic perk is found on the Get Tuner set, which has a chance to drop hell stones and rage. the stones after runic attacks, and just that little bit of extra health.

You can save your life, and if you’ve got a high enough luck stat on the battlefield, you’re just going to be swimming in health stones, and that’s not going to really be a concern.

So while luck might not sound like a good stat, especially when you consider luck in so many other games, it’s actually one of the best as long as you’ve got some good perks to use with it.

2. Relic

God of War Ragnarok reli

There is a relic that can slow down time, and it is fantastic, along with runic attacks. Kratos has some relic abilities. You can use the first one you can get, which increases your melee damage for a short period of time, and that’s very good.

My favourite relic is definitely the hilt of Hofen; you get it as part of the main story too. I’m not going to spoil where, but it’s fairly late in the game, and at this point you might be pretty set with your equipment, but don’t sleep on this relic.

It’s super useful, and the best use is against some of the optional end-game fights. These guys get extremely aggressive near the end of their battles, and your best option is to just wait for an opportunity to trigger this relic and finish them off.

Of course, it’s a useful relic anytime, but there’s nothing more annoying than nearly killing a boss for it. Most of these guys will just go crazy on you at the last second, leaving no room for an attack.My death comes at the very end of the fight, and not always—I mean, always—it sucks.

You feel like you put in all this effort and then sort of poop out at the end; it stinks. This relic will undoubtedly assist you in avoiding that frustration and, finally.

1. High Contrast

God of War Ragnarok Collectibles

make use of high contrast mode to find hard-to-get collectibles There are numerous collectibles in this game, with some standing out more than others, such as the Ravens nornier and the legendary chess. There’s a lot of other stuff lying around that can be easy to miss.

If you want to collect everything but can’t seem to find that last remaining lore scroll, get into the accessibility options and scroll down to high contrast mode. You can make certain objects in the game appear in high contrast colors, making them stand out more.

If you’re looking for collectibles, the options you’ll want to change are target colour and interact color; change those to something like red, and change the background colour to something.

They’ll contrast against white, so the entire world is going to appear white while anything you can interact with is going to be red. which is going to make it very easy to find any loose collectibles. It almost feels like cheating, but the environments are just packed with details sometimes.

It’s easy to miss things, and these high-contrast modes are fantastic for anyone looking to collect every last collectible. There are things to find in the game, and those things actually do have a purpose. High-contrast mode aids people who have actual vision problems, as the name implies.

There’s a chance you’re not going to use it for stuff like this too, and that’s all for article. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

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