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

From Greek gods to Norse Gods, he has seen it all. Read our guide to find out the age of Kratos!

Story Highlights
  • God of War: Ragnarok covers the events 3 years after the first game.
  • We all know that Kratos has been around for a very long time.
  • Some believe that Kratos is around 1020 Years Old, according to the real-life dates of Greek and Norse events. 
  • Whereas, according to the in-game information we have, Kratos could also be around 205 Years Old.

After waiting for four long years, Kratos and Atreus are finally back to continue their journey in the Norse world. Now that we think about it, Kratos has been around for so many years and has looked at his best shape. However, in the Norse world, Kratos seems a lot older and more mature than in his time in the Greek world. 

Kratos almost seems the same in God of War Ragnarok, as in the first installment of the Norse series. However, since Kratos has been through so many disasters, we can be sure that he has been around for a pretty long time. Although, breaking down his Age is a bit complex because the fans use Two different methods to calculate it. 

How Old Is Kratos In God Of War Ragnarok?

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Kratos in God of War Ragnarok [Image Credit: eXputer]
Before you start playing God of War Ragnarok and polishing your Combat, let’s run through the lore of Kratos. Just like the Age of Atreus in God of War Ragnarok, there isn’t a clear figure available anywhere in the GoW universe which indicates the exact age of Kratos. Therefore, we are forced to resort to other methods in order to calculate his approximate age in the latest God of War game.

Kratos has had a long journey up to the events of Ragnarok. First, he was bound with the Greek Gods and spent a few decades among them until the final incidents of God of War 3 (2010). After that, there was no sign of Kratos for many years until he returned to God of War (2018) in a whole new world. 

He was now living a sound life in the midst of the woods as a simple man with his wife and child. There has been no indication as to how many years have passed since the events of God of War 3 and God of War (2018). 

Fortunately, some smart individuals on the internet have managed to break down the age of Kratos based on two different perspectives. We will cover both of these views and tell you the estimated age of Kratos in Ragnarok.

According To Real-Time Events

The first method that we stumbled across makes use of the actual real-life dates of the Greek mythological events and the Spartan era. When we lined these events up, we found out that Kratos is rather quite old. After all, he is a God, not a mere mortal. 

To calculate Kratos’ approximate age, we will focus on two major events. The first was the Destruction of Sparta, while the second was the events before and during Fimbulwinter. The Destruction of Sparta happened in 464 BC, which was shown during the story of God of War (Greek Series). On the contrary, the Fimbulwinter took place around 535 AD, which will be covered in God of War Ragnarok. This means the two events are almost 1000 years apart.

In God of War 1, Kratos was approximately 30 years old. Hence, if we add up all the years from that point till the Fimbulwinter, which is the focal point of God of War Ragnarok. We get an estimated figure of Kratos’ age. So, as per the real-life dates of these events, Kratos is around 1020 Years Old in God of War Ragnarok.

According To In-game Events

If the first perception doesn’t satisfy you, then you can also read this section to find out the age of Kratos based on in-game events. However, the calculations based on in-game events are quite vague. Hence, a lot of people find the first method more believable.

We can assume that Kratos was about 30 years old when the series began with God of War 1. After that, the first trilogy ended with God of War 3 where Kratos must be around 50 Years old. Now shifting toward Norse Mythology, in the first game, it is revealed that Tyr’s temple has been dead for almost 150 years. Since it is linked and revived with Kratos’ arrival, we can therefore add 150 years to his age. 

Thus, according to the in-game events, Kratos is around 205 Years old in God of War Ragnarok. Now it is totally up to you, whether to go along with the first school of thought or the second regarding Kratos’ age. Since there has been a whole shift from Greek to Norse mythology, calculating the age of Kratos is a bit tricky as compared to Atreus.

So according to these two ideas, Kratos is either 200 Years old or 1020 Years old in God of War Ragnarok

Kratos: Story So Far

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Overview: Kratos [Image Credit: eXputer]
Kratos has a rich storyline since he is the main protagonist in the God of War series. He is the blood and soul of the epic tale. Kratos has been through a lot since his early days; he saw his brother Deimos get abducted. After that, he went on to join the Spartan army and got promoted through the ranks in a short period.

However, things went south when he made a notorious bond with the God of War, Ares, during a battle. After that, he began loyally serving Ares, as he raided villages for him and killed hundreds of individuals. Unfortunately, Kratos’ blind alliance with Ares led him to kill his own child and wife. 

After the dark turn of events, Kratos waged vengeance against Ares and the rest of the gods, which led him to kill almost every God from Greek Mythology. After the events in God of War 1, 2, and 3, Kratos ended up in the realms of Norse lands. There he led a rather peaceful life trying to forget his past and control his rage.

Kratos had a wife named Faye and a son Atreus in Midgard. The God of War (2018) opens up with the death of Faye. The rest of the story follows Atreus and Kratos making their journey to Jotunheim to spread the ashes of Faye to honor her final wish. During the trip, they face many problems, which end up including the deaths of a few Gods. 

By the end of the game, Mimir, a man of high knowledge, reveals to Kratos that the Fimbulwinter has begun and that Ragnarok is just over the horizon. Not only that, but Atreus also dreams of Thor visiting him and his father to seek revenge for the deaths of his sons and brother. To find out the rest of Kratos’ tale, boot up to play the all-new God of War Ragnarok.

Wrap Up

With that, we reach the end of our informative guide. We covered everything we know about Kratos’ Age in God of War Ragnarok. There is no clear-cut answer for his age, unlike Atreus. The Ghost of Sparta has been around for many years. Hence, it required some technical calculations to figure out his age. However, we did the hard bit for you and figured out that Kratos is about 1020 years old (according to real-life dates).

God of War Ragnarok is finally out after a wait of four years. The game will continue the epic tale of Kratos and Atreus between the nine realms of Norse lands. They will uncover more deep dark secrets about Atreus and his true role as a part god and part giant. Before you jump into the game, be sure to equip the Best Game Settings, Difficulty, and Controller Settings.

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Irfan Ansari

Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and a tremendous love for gaming. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites. Along with his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Experience: 7+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering || Worked for TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming || Published 1000+ Guides

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