God of War Ragnarok Valhalla Release Date, Gameplay, and Trailer

God of War Ragnarok Valhalla is expected to release on December 12th, 2023, featuring an action-adventure, roguelike gameplay developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

by Indraprakash | Updated Dec 11, 2023


God of War Ragnarok Valhalla Release Date

The Valhalla DLC for God of War Ragnarok is launching earlier than expected on December 12, 2023. As a special treat for fans, Santa Monica Studio is offering the DLC for free to players who already own the base game on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

This DLC takes Kratos on a personal journey after the main game's events. You can dive into the Valhalla DLC at any point in the game, as it operates separately from the main story. However, it's suggested to complete the main story first to familiarize yourself with Kratos' weapons and combat tools.

A new and challenging difficulty level, Give Me Mastery, is introduced with the DLC. While it's available right from the start, players can choose other difficulty options. Similar to the previous update, the Valhalla DLC comes with fresh rewards for players to discover. Excitingly, the DLC brings in new enemies, including some familiar types from the classic God of War titles, adding more excitement and challenges to the game.


God of War Ragnarok Valhalla

Valhalla is a famous hall in Asgard, ruled by Odin. In Norse mythology, half of the warriors who die in battle are brought to Valhalla by Valkyries, becoming Einherjar. In the game God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla, this mythical hall is featured. It serves as the conclusion to the series.

God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla is a free expansion for the highly praised action-adventure game, God of War Ragnarok. This expansion unfolds after the main game's events, offering players a brand new adventure to explore.

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Game Name

God of War Ragnarok Valhalla

Expected (Release Date)

December 12th, 2023


PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4


Action-Adventure, Roguelike


Santa Monica Studio


Sony Interactive Entertainment

God of War Ragnarok Gameplay

In God of War Ragnarok, the gameplay is a third-person action-adventure experience with an over-the-shoulder camera, similar to the previous God of War (2018). There are no camera cuts or loading screens, offering a seamless journey. Players control Kratos, engaging in combo-based combat and solving puzzles.

Kratos wields the powerful Leviathan Axe and iconic Blades of Chaos, each infused with elemental magic. The game introduces a new weapon, the Draupnir Spear, which has both close and long-range attacks. Upgrades, runes, and magical attacks provide diverse combat options. The shield system is revamped, offering versatility in offense and defense. Krato Spartan Rage ability has three variants: Fury, Valor, and Wrath, each with unique effects.

Atreus, Kratos' companion, aids in combat and puzzle-solving with improved AI. Players can also control Atreus directly during certain story missions, adding variety. The game retains RPG elements, including crafting and side quests, and introduces armor transmogrification. With over 70 accessibility options, the developers focused on enhancing the user interface and customization for a more inclusive gaming experience.

God of War Ragnarok Plot

In God of War Ragnarok's plot, Kratos and Atreus navigate a tumultuous journey. Fending off an ambush from Freya, they find their wolf Fenrir in his final moments, triggering Atreus' magical transformation into a bear. As Thor and Odin enter the scene, proposing a truce, Atreus reveals his secret quest for Tyr's whereabouts.

Despite tensions, Kratos agrees to help, and they rescue Tyr in Svartalfheim. Learning a prophecy in Alfheim about Ragnarök and Atreus' destiny as Loki, father and son clash over fate. Atreus discovers a mural in Jötunheim foretelling Kratos' death and his alliance with Odin.

A complex narrative unfolds with Freya's involvement, Atreus hiding his actions, and a mission to prevent Kratos' death. As Ragnarök ensues, alliances form, battles unfold, and surprising betrayals occur, leading to a poignant ending where characters reconcile, fate is rewritten, and peace is restored, marking the conclusion of an epic saga.

God of War Ragnarok Valhalla Trailer

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God of War Ragnarok Valhalla Release Date - FAQs

1. When is the release date for God of War Ragnarok Valhalla?

God of War Ragnarok Valhalla is scheduled to release on December 12th, 2023.

2. What platforms will God of War Ragnarok Valhalla be available on?

The game will be available on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

3. Who is the developer of God of War Ragnarok Valhalla?

Santa Monica Studio is the developer of God of War Ragnarok Valhalla.

4. What genre does God of War Ragnarok Valhalla belong to?

The game falls under the genres of Action-Adventure and Roguelike.

5. Is the Valhalla DLC for God of War Ragnarok free, and what does it offer?

Yes, the Valhalla DLC is free for players who own the base game, and it introduces a new adventure, enemies, and gameplay elements after the main story events.

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