God of War Ragnarok Ending Explained

Explaining the ending of God of War Ragnarok. Spoilers ahead!

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With the God of War Ragnarok Ending promising about the end of the world, you may be curious as to what really happens at the end of the game. There’s a lot to uncover with what happens in the game so you could be looking for deeper meaning. This article will explain what happens at the end of God of War Ragnarok.

Beware of major spoilers ahead!

What Happens in the God of War Ragnarok Ending?

In the God of War Ragnarok ending, Kratos and his allies are able to end Odin for good and free what remains of the Realms from his tyranny. However this is not without much loss as Brok and Thor are killed for good with no way to resurrect them from the dead.

It turns out that Odin has been masquerading as Tyr the entire time in order to manipulate Atreus into weakening his enemies for him. However Brok is able to see through the lies and calls the so called Tyr out on suspicious details, which prompts Odin to reveal his real nature by killing the dwarven elf mid sentence.

This causes a rift between Atreus and Sindri, who is angry at Kratos and Atreus for what happened to his brother. This would culminate in Sindri being the one to destroy Odin’s soul after Atreus rips it out of his body. Odin’s death causes Asgard to collapse with Freyr sacrificing himself to save Kratos, Atreus, and Freya. The last scene we see is Atreus pushing Kratos out of the way before he is hit by magma from Sutur’s blade.

Odin Death God of War Ragnarok Ending Explained

Before the final clash between Kratos, Atreus, and Freya versus Odin happens, the God of War and the God of Thunder have one last final showdown. The two seem to be evenly matched with Thor using the full extent of his powers to take on Kratos. This ends with Kratos having the upper hand, but refusing to finish Thor and opting to convince the God of Thunder to change for the sake of their children.

At the end of their fight, Thor has a realization and puts away Mjolnir. As he walks away, Odin appears and berates him for stopping the fight with Kratos. When Thor refuses to resume the fight, Odin stabs him killing the God of Thunder just in time for his daughter to see his demise. What happens next is the final fight against the god king of Norse mythology before the game ends.

Thor Death God of War Ragnarok Ending Explained

After defeating Odin and escaping Sutur, Atreus wakes up to see he survived the ordeal. Being met with Eir who he initially mistakes for his mother, Atreus then goes around to talk to the surviving Aether in Hoddmimis Holt. It’s then when Atreus decides what he wants to do.

Does Kratos Die in God of War Ragnarok?

Kratos does not die at the end of God of War Ragnarok. Despite the prophecy promising the demise of everyone involved, it seems that part of it remained unfulfilled. Which may be due to the fact that Kratos chose not to continue his fight with Thor and refusing a potential lethal blow when given the chance.

The former God of War and his son were able to forge their own destinies that defied the promise of Ragnarok. This is shown when Angrboda shows Kratos and Atreus a shrine that depicts Faye destroying the latter’s shrine in Jotunheim in an attempt to save the two from living their lives according to the prophecy.

What Does Atreus Do at the End of God of War Ragnarok?

At the end of God of War Ragnarok, Atreus tells Kratos that he will start looking for the other Giants that may have survived. And that he needs to do this task alone as much as he doesn’t want to.

Atreus God of War Ragnarok Ending Explained

Kratos grants Atreus his blessing, having chosen to trust his son whether or not to give Odin what he wants by peering into the portal using the mask before. He tells Atreus that they survived the day because of his son’s choices and that he’s ready to go out on his own journey. However they do promise to see each other again.

Does Thor Die in God of War Ragnarok?

Thor does die at the hands of Odin near the God of War Ragnarok ending. After choosing not to fight Kratos anymore, Odin stabs him which kills the God of Thunder for good.

It turns out that Thor feels very guilty about his role in being Odin’s puppet when he was ordered to commit genocide against the Giants. His emotional and mental abuse at the hands of the Allfather has turned him into drinking mess who also abused his own children.

Is There a God of War Ragnarok Secret Ending?

There is a God of War Ragnarok secret ending which you can experience for yourself by taking “A Viking’s Funeral” from Lundra at Sindri’s House. The quest is actually just a cutscene of Brok’s funeral where you’re asked to meet up with those mourning the recently passed Viking blacksmith.

The scene shows that Sindri is very much still furious at Kratos for his role at Brok’s death. As Kratos walks away, the credits to the game rolls. This leaves a question as to what Sindri will do with his role

Brok Funeral God of War Ragnarok Ending Explained

There are a number of post endgame missions that Kratos can complete after the quest above. One of those quests called “A Broken Prison” shows that the real Tyr had been alive the whole time in Vanaheim. And that the actual Norse God of War had been ignoring to the events that happened in God of War Ragnarok and before.

That’s the explanation about the God of War Ragnarok ending. We hope you found this article to be informative. If you want more topics about God of War Ragnarok, we have more content for you to check out.

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