How Old Is Atreus In God Of War Ragnarok? [Explained]

Since his journey to Jotunheim, Atreus has grown three years older in God of War Ragnarok. Here is everything we know about his age.

The Ghost of Sparta is back alongside his son to spread more terror in the Norse world. After the events of the first game, a lot of you may be wondering how many years have passed by and what’s Atreus’ age in the new God of War game. Hence, today we will focus on the question of How old is Atreus in God of War Ragnarok.

Key Takeaways
  • Atreus is the son of God of War Kratos and Laufey, a Jotunn who is one of the protagonists in God of War Ragnarok.
  • To know the age of Atreus, you need to keep familiar with the timeline.
  • During the journey to Jotunheim, in God of War (2018), Atreus/Loki was 11 years old.
  • According to that, the events of God of War Ragnarok ‘Fimbulwinter’ took place three years after the first game, making Atreus 14 years old in the game.

From the trailers you’ve seen you may have noticed that Atreus’ physical appearance has changed significantly. Apart from being taller and broader, the Boy seems more mature now. The voice actor has also changed indicating that he has grown older by a few years at the least.

With that said, let’s dive right into the mix and break down the potential age of Kratos’ son in God of War Ragnarok.

[Note: Our guide will keep things strictly Spoiler-Free for the people who are gearing up to play the God of War Ragnarok]

How Old Is Atreus In God Of War Ragnarok?

How many years old is Atreus
Atreus Age

To figure out the age of Atreus you first need to familiarize yourself with the timeline a little bit. During the events of God of War (2018), we all know that Atreus was a mere child. And according to the God of War novels, Atreus was about 11 years old during the journey to Jotunheim

While keeping that in mind, we also know that during the final parts of God of War (2018), Mimir revealed that the Fimbulwinter had begun. The Fimbulwinter lasts three years, which indicates that the events of God of War Ragnarok take place 3 years after the first game. 

Therefore, all of this means that in God of War Ragnarok Atreus is 14 Years Old. Which makes total sense after all the things we have pointed out. Apart from all that, his physical stature does resemble a 14-year-old boy. Hence, you should be certain that Atreus will be a lot more clinical and understanding in the new installment in the God of War Norse series. You can also expect Atreus to make some hard choices and bold moves during the cold season of Fimbulwinter.

Atreus: Story So Far

Before you begin playing God of War Ragnarok on your preferred Difficulty, here is a quick overview of the story of Atreus. If you haven’t played God of War (2018) yet, then we’d advise you to skip this section since it will contain spoilers.

Atreus is the son of the infamous God of War Kratos and Laufey, a Jotunn (Frost Giant). Atreus had a weakly childhood and spent very less time with Kratos. However, after his mother passed away Atreus began spending more time with his father. After some complications, both of them set out on a journey to spread the ashes of Laufey on the highest mountain in the realm, to honor her final wish. Their journey holds many twists and turns as the relationship between Atreus and Kratos continues to grow.

They encounter other gods, creatures, and enemies during their journey. As the events progress, we also see Atreus develop into something much more fierce than a mere weak child. On top of that, he also begins getting signs of his ability to sense people’s emotions and thoughts. 

During the final phases of the God of War (2018), Atreus finds out that his mother was a frost giant, which makes him a part god, part human, and part giant. Not only that, but Atreus also learns that his mother wanted to call him Loki. After their journey, Atreus has a dream where he sees Thor confronting them at the end of Fimbulwinter. He assumes that Thor will come around to avenge his sons and Baldur. 

To find the rest of his story, gear up to play the God of War Ragnarok.


There you have it, our complete take on the potential Age of Atreus in the new God of War installment. By using the information from the God of War novels and the fact that Fimbulwinter lasts for 3 years, we can be certain that Loki should be around the age of 14 during the events of Ragnarok. We hope that you found our guide helpful and that you learned some valuable information regarding God of War Ragnarok.

After waiting for 4 years, players can now continue the journey of Atreus and Kratos across the Norse Lands as they travel to different realms. The game will surely make your emotions tingle and provide you with some epic battles as Kratos will face the wrath of the Norse Gods, including Thor. Make sure to tune in to the Best Controller Settings and Game Settings before you start playing the God of War Ragnarok.

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