The long awaited God of War Ragnarok is finally released worldwide for PS5 and PS4. The game is expected to be one of the biggest titles to release this year with an overwhelming response from fans and critics alike. The gameplay experience of God of War Ragnarok is vastly improved over its predecessor, thanks to its amazing story, characters, combat and more. If you are new to the franchise or just started the game after a long time, you should check out these useful God of War Ragnarok tips and tricks:
1. Explore the world around you
When you start playing God of War Ragnarok, you will notice that there are many secrets in every arena. You’ll find many hidden chests, buried treasures, scrolls with lore, and events connected to side quests. You can only find these if you go off the beaten path and thoroughly explore each area. Try to look for interactive objects around you, this will most likely be hidden loot or lore. Finding hidden loot in the world of God of War Ragnarok is a great way to earn essential resources.
2. Focus on builds and upgrades
God of War Ragnarok encourages you to create builds for specific playstyles with more focused armor and gear. Keep checking the blacksmith shop and your gear to see what best suits your playstyle. After creating a build of your choice, you’ll use materials collected by completing quests, exploring the world, and killing enemies to upgrade your gear. As you progress through the game, you’ll encounter high-level enemies that can kill you instantly if you don’t upgrade your gear levels. Visit Sindri and Brock regularly to upgrade your gear.
3. Find and break the Nornir chests
In God of War Ragnarok, you will find Narnir chests in many areas. Finding and unlocking these chests in the game is quite a hassle. To unlock Narnir’s chest, you must find, destroy, or interact with three runes in the surrounding area. Hidden runes are identified by symbols you see on chests. These could be statues that you need to destroy, levers that you need to turn and so on. In some cases, you won’t be able to open Narnir chests when you first find them, as they require late game weapons or abilities. Atreus or Mimir will let you know if you can’t unlock certain chests and you can come back later to unlock them. Narnir chests are definitely worth the hassle as they contain the necessary items to permanently upgrade your rage and health. Without opening these chests regularly, late-game content will be more challenging than you need it to be.
4. Buy dodging and elemental skills
God of War Ragnarok allows you to unlock special skills for combat as you gain XP. Since dodging is a necessary tactic to avoid damage, you can upgrade it to perform special attacks. For example, the reverse ax spin allows you to damage and stun enemies while you dodge. Apart from these, there are skills that allow you to deal extra damage when you switch weapons after dealing elemental damage. Unlocking skills is easy and fast, since you’re often gaining XP by progressing the story and completing side quests.
5. Change your weapons based on which enemies you are fighting
God of War Ragnarok weapons like the Leviathan Ax and Blades of Chaos are great for specific combat situations. The Leviathan Ax is great for attacking single enemies and the Blades of Chaos are useful for killing groups. Certain enemies can also be damaged by certain elemental damage for the benefit. So, you need to learn how to quickly switch weapons based on the enemies you are facing. Choosing the right weapons will give you a great advantage in combat situations. Other than these, make sure you use Atreus’ Fire Arrows in battle, they deal some damage quickly and fill up the stun bar.