• Matthew Rondina

God of War Ragnarök Release Date Revealed

The new instalment of the God of War franchise will be launching November 9th, 2022 on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

Great Odin's Raven! Earlier today in a surprise announcement Santa Monica Studio revealed a plethora of details around the hotly anticipated God of War Ragnarök. Kratos's epic adventure will continue on November 9th, 2022 on the PS4 and PlayStation 5. Along with the official release date, a new CG trailer and details around the different editions of the game were also revealed.

New God of War Story Trailer

A new God of War cinematic trailer arrived, titled "Father and Son" and it has me ready to dive headlong into Ragnarök. The trailer gives a glimpse of the game's snowy Norse setting, as well as some of the enemies players will face off against. The 30 second pre-rendered trailer features frantic combat, and it looks like it's going to be just as brutal as ever. As threats mount and enemies close in on an unarmed Kratos, it becomes clear that the only way he and Atreus can escape their fate is to work together. Overall, the cinematic brought the hype and has me even more excited for the game, I can't wait to see more.


Check it out for yourself below:

Ragnarök is set in the world of Norse mythology and follows Kratos and his son Atreus as they venture through Midgard and other realms. The game will also introduce a new characters, including Thor, Angrboða and more.


God of War Ragnarök Collector’s Editions Unboxed

Santa Monica Studio also unboxed the God of War Ragnarök Collector’s Editions with Thor actor Ryan Hurst and Santa Monica Studio Art Director Rafael Grassetti.

Here are all the different editions of God of War Ragnarök, from digital content to physical packs-ins, including the pre-order bonuses.


Pre-orders will begin on July 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM Local Time (10AM Eastern Time for North America)

God of War Ragnarök – Launch Edition Items

When you purchase God of War Ragnarök before launch, you will receive the Kratos Risen Snow Armor and the Atreus Risen Snow Tunic (cosmetic).

God of War Ragnarök – Standard Edition

The God of War Ragnarök Standard Edition (digital and physical) comes with the full game for either PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.

If you purchase the God of War Ragnarök standard edition for PlayStation 4, you can upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for $10 USD (or currency equivalent).


God of War Ragnarök – Digital Deluxe Edition

Included in the God of War Ragnarök Digital Deluxe Edition, you will receive:

  • Full God of War Ragnarök game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles.

  • Kratos Darkdale Armor

  • Atreus Darkdale Attire (cosmetic)

  • Darkdale Blades Handles for the Blades of Chaos

  • Darkdale Axe Grip for the Leviathan Axe

  • Official God of War Ragnarök Digital Soundtrack

  • Dark Horse Digital Mini Artbook

  • Avatar Set

  • PlayStation 4 Theme

Note that certain in-game items unlock via story progression.


God of War Ragnarök – Collector’s Edition

The God of War Ragnarök Collector’s Edition comes housed in a box representing the Knowledge Keeper’s Shrine. This shrine was of the triptychs that Kratos and Atreus came across in God of War (2018), depicting the tale of a powerful seer, the Giant Sorceress called Gróa, who was the first to have a vision of Ragnarök.


Opening the Shrine, you’ll find the following:

  • Printed voucher code for the full God of War Ragnarök game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles.*

  • A Steelbook Display Case (no game disc included) – The God of War Ragnarök Steelbook Display Case depicts renditions of the Bear and the Wolf.

  • 2” Vanir Twins Carvings – In the same style as Atreus’ wooden toy carvings of the Huldra Brothers from the God of War (2018) Collector’s Edition, the God of War Ragnarök Collector’s Edition completes the set with carvings of the Vanir Twins.

  • Dwarven Dice Set – This set comes with a set of dice with a quality wood-like finish in a dice bag with a symbol of Yggdrasil on the outside.

  • 16” Mjölnir Replica – A highly detailed replica of Thor’s signature weapon from God of War Ragnarök.

Also included in the Collector’s Edition are the following digital items:

  • Kratos Darkdale Armor

  • Atreus Darkdale Attire (cosmetic)

  • Darkdale Blades Handles for the Blades of Chaos

  • Darkdale Axe Grip for the Leviathan Axe

  • Official God of War Ragnarök Digital Soundtrack

  • Dark Horse Digital Mini Artbook

  • Avatar Set

  • PlayStation 4 Theme

God of War Ragnarök – Jötnar Edition

Inside the Knowledge Keeper’s Shrine, you’ll receive:

  • Printed voucher code for the full God of War Ragnarök game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles.

  • 7-Inch Vinyl Record with music by Bear McCreary – This includes two tracks from composer Bear McCreary.

  • The Falcon, Bear, and Wolf Pin Set – Representing Faye, Kratos, and Atreus respectively, this pin set symbolizes our heroes’ family.

  • The Legendary Draupnir Ring – A ring from Norse Mythology, the Legendary Draupnir Ring comes in a red cloth bag.

  • Brok’s Dice Set – This dice set comes with a metallic silver finish with blue detailing. The dice bag features the Huldra Brothers’ brand.

  • Yggdrasil Cloth Map – This cloth map shows each of the Nine Realms within the branches and roots of Yggdrasil.

  • A Steelbook Display Case (no game disc included)

  • 2” Vanir Twins Carvings

  • 16” Mjölnir Replica

Also included in the Jötnar Edition are the following digital items:

  • Kratos Darkdale Armor

  • Atreus Darkdale Attire (cosmetic)

  • Darkdale Blades Handles for the Blades of Chaos

  • Darkdale Axe Grip for the Leviathan Axe

  • Official God of War Ragnarök Digital Soundtrack

  • Dark Horse Digital Mini Artbook

  • Avatar Set

  • PlayStation 4 Theme

With stunning visuals and an emotionally charged story, God of War Ragnarök is sure to be one of the most talked about games of the year. Let me know what your hype level is for the game, and whether you'll be purchasing any of the collector's editions in the comments below!