God Of War established itself in the early 2000s, and it’s still kicking today. Kratos, the hero of the series, has gone from Spartan warrior to the literal Greek God of War. As if that wasn’t enough, the latest reboot went so far as to follow his dive into Norse mythology. Yet despite all he’s been through, it seems that he’s still learning new tricks. As revealed in a new interview, these include a special variety of elemental attacks.
God Of War: Ragnarok Elemental Attacks
In 2005, Kratos appeared in God Of War and became one of the most iconic characters in gaming. Since then, he has destroyed the Greek pantheon and has moved on to the Norse. God Of War Ragnarok continues that saga into the alternative mythology. The revival reworked the series gameplay to be more akin to RPG structures. This included stat building, loot, hunting, and it looks like elemental attacks will be playing a big role. Kratos has received access to a number of new abilities alongside his son Atreus, and the addition of elemental damage is pushing the series more into classic RPG territory.
With the new God Of War series, Kratos has gained a whole new fighting style. Indeed, it was a new way of interacting with the world. The first game gave him access to the Leviathan Axe, which had ice imbued in it. It could also be thrown at will and called back like a boomerang. When he had to venture to a particularly old place, he was eventually able to dig up his Blades of Chaos, which were imbued with the power of fire. Now, according to an interview with team at Game Informer, Kratos will be showcasing new moves in Ragnarok that make full use of these elements. Namely, the oft-underused Triangle button will be tied to new abilities that freeze and burn opponents and perhaps even objects.
How these mechanics will play into the new game are yet to be seen. Still, it’s exciting to know that Kratos will soon be able to wield both fire and ice along his path.