From the conception of God of War (2005), Kratos has been on a killing spree. It’s exactly like he told Atreus at the end of God of War 4 or God of War (2018). While he killed some that deserved it, he killed many who don’t deserve it. The recent trailer has him fighting Thor, the Norse God of Thunder. But what’s confusing the new players is how did Kratos get to Midgard in the first place? And that’s valid for all the players that jumped on the God of War (2018) without playing the previous installments. Not to worry, check out our guide to find out.
Disclaimer: The following guide has some spoilers from the God of War 3. If you want to don’t want to spoil its plot, now is your best chance to head back.
How did Kratos Get to Midgard in God of War
The ending of God of War 3 (2010) has Kratos sacrificing himself during his conversation with Athena. Before Kratos sacrifices himself, he says “My Vengeance ends now“. As he sacrifices himself, Hope, the unseemingly power within him gets released to the world. The screen fades to black as we see Kratos lying on the cliff with a hole in his stomach from the sword. Once the screen fades back in, we don’t see Kratos on the cliff. Instead, we see a trail of blood leading down the cliff and flooded ruins.
This hints at Kratos escaping the flood after the events of GOW 3. But how? He could have used the mode of transportation most commonly used in the GOW (2018), the Boat. While the flood was the main reason to escape Ancient Greece, Faye could have been the hope to settle down in Midgard. After a while, Kratos becomes a family man with Faye and fosters a boy, Atreus eventually. The time gap between the events of GOW 3 and GOW (2018) is not confirmed. But there’s a striking hint about it. When Freya talks to Kratos and Atreus, she states that Tyr’s bridge was flooded for 150 years. This could be the result of the flood.
According to the Creative Director, Cory Barlog confirmed in a tweet that Midgard is Scandinavia on Earth. He added that other realms are parallel dimensions occupying the same space. Furthermore, Cory also confirmed that Kratos settled down in the Midgard after the events of God of War 3. This confirms that the Greek and Norse mythologies are interconnected with each other.
However, not much is explained in the game. And we can only hope for a prequel game set during this time.
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