The much-awaited God of War Ragnarok has finally released for PS5 and PS4 globally. The game is expected to be one of the biggest titles to come out this year, with an incredible response from fans and critics. The gameplay experience of God of War Ragnarok is greatly improved over its predecessor, thanks to its fantastic story, characters, combat, and more. If you are new to the franchise or picking up the game after a long time, then you should check out these useful God of War Ragnarok tips and tricks:
1. Explore the world around you
As you start playing God of War Ragnarok, you will notice there are several secrets in every realm. You will come across many hidden chests, buried treasures, scrolls with lore, and events that are connected to side quests. You can discover these only if you go off the beaten path and thoroughly explore each and every realm. Try to look for interactive objects around you, which will most likely be some kind of hidden loot or lore. Finding hidden loot in the world of God of War Ragnarok is a great way to acquire necessary resources.
2. Focus on builds and upgrades
God of War Ragnarok encourages you to create builds for specific playstyles with more focused armour and gear. Keep checking on the blacksmith shop and your gear to figure out what suits your playstyle best. After creating a build you like, you should use materials gathered by completing quests, exploring the world, and killing enemies to upgrade your gear. As you progress through the game, you will encounter higher-level enemies that can instantly kill you if you haven’t upgraded your gear levels. Visit Sindri and Brock regularly to upgrade your gear.
3. Find and break open Nornir chests
In God of War Ragnarok, you will find Nornir chests in many realms. It’s a hassle to find and unlock these chests in the game. To unlock a Nornir chest, you need to find and destroy or interact with three Runes in the surrounding area. The hidden Runes are marked with symbols you see on the chest. These can either be statues you need to destroy, levers to be turned and so on. In some instances, you won’t be able to open Nornir chests when you find them for the first time as they need late-game weapons or abilities. Atreus or Mimir will let you know if you can’t unlock certain chests and you can come back later to unlock them. Nornir chests are definitely worth the hassle as they contain items required to permanently upgrade your rage and health. Without opening these chests regularly, you will find late-game content more challenging than it needs to be.
4. Buy dodging and elemental skills
God of War Ragnarok lets you unlock special skills for combat as you gain XP. Since dodging is a necessary tactic to avoid getting damaged, you can upgrade it to do special attacks. For instance, the reverse axe spin lets you damage and stun enemies as you dodge. Besides these, there are skills that let you deal additional damage when you switch weapons after doing elemental damage. Since you will be gaining XP quite frequently by progressing the story and completing side quests, unlocking skills is pretty easy and fast-paced.
5. Switch your weapons based on which enemies you are fighting
God of War Ragnarok weapons like Leviathan Axe and Blades of Chaos are great for specific combat situations. The Leviathan Axe is fantastic for attacking single enemies and the Blades of Chaos are useful for slaying hordes. Certain enemies can also be hit by specific elemental damage for an advantage. So, you need to learn how to switch weapons quickly based on the enemies you are facing. Choosing the right weapons will give you a great advantage in combat situations. Besides these, make sure you use Atreus’ fire arrows in combat as they quickly deal some damage and fill up the stun bar.