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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Overview: Kratos [Image Credit: eXputer]
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Kratos in God of War Ragnarok [Image Credit: eXputer]
Kratos‘ age is estimated differently based on two perspectives:

  1. Real-Time Events Perspective:
    • Kratos is calculated to be approximately 1020 years old. This calculation is based on the real-life dates of Greek mythological events and the Spartan era. The Destruction of Sparta occurred around 464 BC, while the events before and during Fimbulwinter took place around 535 AD, making the two events almost 1000 years apart. Given that Kratos was about 30 years old in God of War 1, adding up the years until the Fimbulwinter yields an estimated age of 1020 years.
  2. In-Game Events Perspective:
    • Kratos’ age is estimated to be around 205 years old. This calculation is based on events within the game series. Assuming Kratos was about 30 years old at the start of the series (God of War 1), and around 50 years old at the end of the Greek trilogy (God of War 3), adding 150 years for the duration Tyr’s temple was dead and revived with Kratos’ arrival, results in an estimated age of 205 years.

So according to these two ideas, Kratos is either 200 Years old or 1020 Years old in God of War Ragnarok. However, Both perspectives offer different calculations, and it’s up to interpretation which one to consider. The shift from Greek to Norse mythology complicates the calculation of Kratos’ age compared to Atreus.

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.

For more helpful and informative guides about God of War Ragnarok, be sure to stick around at eXputer.

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

Experience: 7+ Years || Worked for TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming

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