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Here’s Exactly How Long It Takes to Beat God of War Ragnarok

More gods for Kratos to take on.

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God of War Ragnarok: Freya attacking Kratos and Atreus
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Over four years after God of War’s Norse mythology,arc kicked off, Sony Santa Monica and its numerous support teams delivered God of War Ragnarok, concluding the story with an epic clash that sees Kratos and Atreus pushed to their absolute limits. With a 94 on Metacritic, the game has seen near-universal acclaim, with praise for the story and scope, while also focusing on how the quality of the side quests has improved, with some reviews even comparing them to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Being a bigger game means players have a lot to explore, especially if they want to do everything, finding all the collectibles like Odin’s Ravens and uncovering secrets that can’t be found until after the main story is done. We’ll go into detail on exactly how long God of War Ragnarok takes to complete, all chapters in the game, and what to expect from the post-game.

How long is God of War Ragnarok?

God of War Ragnarok is quite a bit longer than the 2018 entry.


A single playthrough of God of War Ragnarok will likely take players roughly 30-35 hours, but that time can fluctuate depending on the amount of side content you decide to complete. There are 47 different side quests (called Favors) in Ragnarok, but you can obviously pick and choose which ones you want to complete. If you’re looking to 100 percent complete the game you’re likely looking at an additional 20-25 hours, clocking in at a total playtime of roughly 55 hours, which is significantly above the total playtime of God of War 2018.

How many chapters are in God of War Ragnarok?

Ragnarok’s story still focuses on Kratos and Atreus but introduces a host of new characters.


God of War Ragnarok’s main narrative is split up into twelve different chapters, with the final chapter consisting of all the post-game content. Below you can see the list of chapters, but keep in mind there may be some very minor spoilers because of chapter names.

  1. Surviving Fimbulwinter
  2. The Quest for Tyr
  3. Groa's Secret
  4. The Reckoning
  5. The Word of Fate
  6. Forging Destiny
  7. Reunion
  8. Creatures of Prophecy
  9. Hunting For Solace
  10. The Summoning
  11. The Realms at War
  12. Beyond Ragnarok (post-game)

Does God of War Ragnarok have a post-game and New Game Plus?

God of War Ragnarok has some hefty post-game content that even adds on more story.


At launch God of War Ragnarok didn’t have any kind of New Game Plus feature, meaning you would’ve been starting from scratch if you played again. Much like God of War 2018, New Game Plus was added a few months after launch, bringing players a number of new ways to enjoy the game, with harder enemies, optional challenges, and more.

Even before you’re playing the story, Ragnarok does have a hefty amount of post-game content, however, giving players plenty to do after the credits roll. Without spoiling anything, after the credits, you can jump back in to complete any Favors you may have missed, or continue to explore and collect items. At the same time, the post-game also opens up some new bosses and extra Favors, providing a sort of epilogue to the narrative. All that being said, expect at least a few more hours if you’re looking to complete the content introduced with the post-game.

God of War Ragnarok is currently available on PS4 and PS5.

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