God of War Ragnarök Sequel: Will Kratos Return?

Following a rather mysterious ending in God of War Ragnarök, fans of the franchise are now wondering if Kratos will return with a sequel to the game and story.

God Of War Ragnarok
God of War: Ragnarök was released in November 2022. | © SIE Santa Monica Studio

The latest installment of the God of War franchise, God of War Ragnarök, has finally arrived, and it has left fans with a lot of questions. One of the most pressing questions is what the ending means for the future of the franchise. In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into the ending of the game and what it could mean for the future.

Note: SPOILERS ahead! If you still haven't played God of War Ragnarök and don't want to get spoiled, stop reading here and get the game on Amazon!

Will Kratos Return In a God of War Ragnarök Sequel?

The End of the Norse Saga

First and foremost, the ending of God of War Ragnarök concludes the Norse saga. As we all know, Ragnarök finally arrives, Asgard is destroyed, and many characters, including Odin and Thor, meet their end.

Interestingly, Kratos doesn't butcher them like he did with the Greek pantheon. Instead, Thor is killed by Odin for disobeying his orders, and Odin's soul is ultimately destroyed by Sindri, taking revenge for Brok's death when Odin was posing as Tyr.

Kratos' Next Move

After the frenetic final battle, Atreus tells Kratos that he needs to go on a giant-finding quest by himself, leaving Kratos to travel with Freya and Mimir in the post-game section.

Although there are minor plot developments here that wrap up some loose ends, the ending does not definitively tell us where Kratos is going next after the Norse duology.

The Giant Prophecy

The only indication of the future we get from the ending is Kratos discovering a giant prophecy that shows him being worshiped as a god.

This ties into an earlier conversation he had with Odin about whether anyone had actually worshiped him when he was the God of War. As we know, Kratos' time as the God of War in Greece and Olympus was just murdering his way through every god and titan he could find.

What Does This Mean?

So, what exactly does the giant prophecy mean? Is Kratos meant to take Odin's place as the main god of the Norse realm? Or is the prophecy showing some vision where he's meant to be worshiped somewhere else entirely? The answer is not clear.

In conclusion, the ending of God of War Ragnarök brings the Norse saga to a close and leaves us with some tantalizing hints about the future of the franchise.

While we don't know for sure what the giant prophecy means for Kratos, we can be sure that his story is far from over. As always, we'll have to wait and see what the developers have in store for us next.

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