God Of War Ragnarok: Valhalla Gets New Launch Trailer

Kratos looks all set to take on another mighty challenge.

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  • God of War Ragnarok is one of the biggest PlayStation exclusives, being a prized IP of Sony. 
  • The developer, Santa Monica, has announced free DLC for the game in recent times. 
  • Titled Valhalla, the expansion just received its launch trailer containing more info about the DLC. 

Santa Monica Studio, the famed developer behind the God of War games, has probably dropped the biggest gift for its player base in recent times, revealing the first-ever expansion for God of War Ragnarok — the latest game in the franchise — while labeling its free-to-play. In 2023, such acts of courage and selflessness are rare in the gaming industry. Watch the DLC’s latest launch trailer ahead. 

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It’s not just all cinematics and flash like regular launch trailers in the case of God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla. The devs have switched things up by detailing some of the things that players can expect from the now-released DLC. For starters, exploring Valhalla is going to serve as a major part of the expansion, followed by the seemingly “reimagined combat” building upon the already excellent mechanics of the game. 

From what we can gauge so far, Valhalla, being a roguelite DLC, will let players choose between one of two power-ups from time to time, pretty much like other titles belonging to this genre. Santa Monica posted a tweet earlier on X (formerly Twitter), showcasing how this would play out in the added content. Keep in mind that these “Perk Glyps” will be temporary and are bound to reset, should Kratos die. 

Choosing a Perk in God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla
Choosing a Perk Glyph in God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla

Moving ahead, the trailer tells players that this is going to be a personal journey for Kratos as well, given how, (spoiler alert), the protagonist ended things on a good note and saw himself becoming the peacekeeper of the realms as part of the prophecy. Since Kratos turned out to be the “Champion” all along, Valhalla will see the former Ghost of Sparta exploring the matter on this front.

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This is further corroborated by the developers themselves, who took to X to remark when asked whether the expansion will feature story elements, “There is story! GoWR:V serves as an epilogue to the events of God of War Ragnarök.” I personally see this as nothing short of a huge Christmas gift to the bustling fan base of the God of War series, and an act of chivalry from SMS in the day and age we live in today. 

God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla was announced during this year’s The Game Awards, and has been released as of today on December 12, 2023. This is the base game’s first DLC outside of cosmetic add-ons and is set to bring a new chapter in the life of the protagonist, Kratos. eXputer reviewed Ragnarok and rated it 4.5/5, with writer Huzaifah Duranni calling it “exceptional in almost every single way.” 

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Ares Armor In God Of War Ragnarok [Image Captured by eXputer]
If you’re still playing the mainline campaign, here are the best shields in God of War Ragnarok, followed by this write-up on the best Blades of Chaos handles for you to go after. 

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Huzaifa, an Online News Editor at eXputer.com, is a video game industry aficionado with a talent for unearthing the juiciest stories for his beloved readers. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science, he dives deep into the abyss of news, meticulously dissecting every tiny detail to serve his audience. When he's not unravelling breaking news, he becomes a master storyteller, conjuring up captivating tales from the depths of his imagination. With a wealth of experience as a Video Game Journalist, he's penned his mighty words for numerous other video game outlets, leaving no video game unturned and no pixel unexplored! Experience: 4+ Years || Education: Bachelor of Science in Data Science || Previously Worked at VeryAli Gaming & TheNerdMag || Covered 100+ News Articles

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