How Long Does it Take to Beat God of War Ragnarok?

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The epic follow up to 2018’s God of War is finally here.

God of War Ragnarok picks up some time after its predecessor left off, with Kratos trying to provide a peaceful life for his son Atreus while dealing with the repercussions of their prior actions. Needless to say, it doesn’t take long for things to kick off again, and once again they’re thrown into battle. But just how long does it take to beat God of War: Ragnarok?

With a grander story and more open environments, it should come as no surprise that this sequel to 2018’s God of War takes considerably longer to beat. A typical playthrough will take most players around 25-30 hours, though there are some factors to take into consideration.

For a start there’s the difficulty. God of War Ragnarok can be very hard if you crank the difficulty up, which will possibly add more hours to your playing time. And then there’s the sheer number of side-quests and activities: aim to complete them all and you’ve got hours upon hours of additional playing time. And the optional content is worth digging into here as well. In fact, it’s where you’ll find some of the best fights and story moments.

While it only takes 25-30 to simply beat God of War Ragnarok, then, to see and do everything it has to offer, grabbing the Platinum along the way, is likely to take in excess of 50 hours. We think you’ll agree that’s pretty substantial.

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