Atreus Might Be Fully Playable in God of War: Ragnarok

A Concept Artist of the game hints at the exciting possibility

God of War is one of PlayStation’s finest exclusive series. As if the trilogy of the game wasn’t captivating enough by all stretches of the imagination, the people over at Santa Monica Studio decided to switch things up, allowing the prized IP to go through a massive overhaul – one that would exceed all expectations and deliver us a fanatical masterpiece.

God of War (2018) transitioned perfectly from the chaotic and rage-filled storyline of Kratos into something of a calmer demeanor. The plot of the latest iteration in the franchise follows the journey of the legendary Spartan and his son, Atreus, to the mountains for scattering his late wife’s ashes.

What seemed fairly straightforward at first turns out to be heftily complicated, as Kratos and co. discovers that a powerful Norse god seeks their heads. God of War isn’t just a game, it’s a proper experience, and the fact that a game of this stature has a sequel coming up is nothing short of sheer joy.

God of War: Ragnarok is expected to release in 2021 for the PlayStation 5, as the teaser suggests. However, word has been scarce on what’s going to happen in this follow-up game. Fans and enthusiasts have been doing great at speculating and spreading theories of the storyline of the next God of War, but there’s no official information to pay heed to yet.

That being said, a Concept Artist of the game, Samuel Matthews has let out a subtle hint regarding the playability of Atreus in God of War: Ragnarok. In the current-gen game, Atreus does come in handy while shooting arrows, distracting enemies, and finishing off near-death foes, but the main control resides with Kratos all the time.

In The God of War Podcast started by Albert Chessa, the discussion, at one point, focuses on how The Last of Us Part II features Ellie as one of the fully playable characters. As the zombie-apocalypse IP has been influential for God of War director Cory Balrog, Matthews suggests that it could be that Atreus and Kratos tread on their own paths from time to time and reunite at later points.

Skip to 52:00 in the following to get to the part where they talk about Atreus.

God of War: Ragnarok might make an appearance at E3 2021, allowing us to see more of the game and have a better idea of what’s going to go down in this exceedingly anticipated title.

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Matt Hunter


With 4 years of experience as a tech writer on a multitude of websites, Matt Hunter currently reports to Exputer with news-based articles.
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