- A fan has created a design concept showing what Kratos from God of War would look like with headgear, using a Greek hoplite helmet.
- In the latest game, God of War Ragnarok, Kratos can only equip chestplates, gauntlets, and waistguards, with no option for headgear.
- There are rumors of a possible PC port for God of War Ragnarok, following Sony’s recent practice of porting PlayStation-exclusive franchises to Windows.
A God of War fan has shared their design concept of what the normally bare-headed protagonist Kratos would look like with headgear. God of War fans love to create alternate looks for Kratos, especially since the modern games have made it possible for the character to wear different attires.
God of War Ragnarok, the latest game in the series, is still going strong after first releasing on the PlayStation 5 back in November 2022. In the game, Kratos is able to have Dwarven blacksmith brothers Sindri and Brok forge new sets of armor for him by bringing them materials to craft with. However, headgear is not an option for Kratos, as he can only equip chestplates, gauntlets, and waistguards.
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What Would Kratos Look Like With Visible Headgear?
Redditor PatFury shared their custom design of Kratos with headgear on the God of War subreddit, using a traditional-style Greek hoplite helmet. Paired with the Draupnir Spear that is acquired in God of War Ragnarok and a shield, Kratos looks like a proper Greek soldier, giving him an entirely new look, which some have commented resembles his magical Spartan Armor when he would become enraged in the very first game. Kratos has traditionally never been depicted with any headwear, perhaps to firmly establish his face and trademark bald appearance.
After Valhalla‘s release to close out 2023, it seems as though there may not be any new major God of War content to drop in 2024. There might be announcements coming for future entries in the series, but that may be it for now as Sony gears up for its next big move in the franchise.
The biggest rumor currently swirling around the series is that the expected God of War Ragnarok PC port may be coming this year. However, this Reddit leak is really just a yet-unfounded rumor and must be taken with a grain of salt. Still, fans know that it’s now Sony’s practice to make the most of their initially PlayStation-exclusive franchises and series by porting them over to Windows for more players to experience, so it wouldn’t be far-fetched to think that an announcement on this front could be coming sooner or later.
Fans are looking forward to where the overall God of War story takes them next, as Ragnarok and Valhalla had the famously surly Kratos go through major character developments. A sequel in the foreseeable future may even focus more heavily on Atreus, who is growing up fast and would serve as a worthy successor as the series’ center.
God of War: Ragnarok
God of War Ragnarok is an action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It serves as the sequel to God of War (2018) and the conclusion to Kratos and Atreus’ journey through Scandinavia. Loosely based on Norse mythology, players will fight mythological creatures while witnessing the events of Ragnarok.
- November 9, 2022
- M For Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language