God of War 2018 received a New Game+ update shortly after its release
We now know God of War: Ragnarok will get the same treatment; the only unknown is when. God of War 2018 received a New Game+ update shortly after its release, along with a hefty patch. Players have the incentive to return and play the entire game again with New Game Plus, which offers new challenges and loot drops across the board as well as carrying over any equipment that has been unlocked during the previous run. God of War: Ragnarok’s New Game Plus feature will allow players to repeat the campaign on harder settings without losing any of the unlocks they obtained during their initial playthrough.
More players ought to be able to complete the game on a harder difficulty if the New Game+ mode enables players to change the difficulty parameters. Some games forbid players from playing a New Game+ with several difficulties, but since God of War Ragnarok currently allows players to switch between difficulties whenever they like, it is difficult to imagine that God of War Ragnarok will ever be restricted in that way. Even if you could, for example, start a fresh game on a harder setting, there is no progress carrying over and no NG+ to sink your blades into.
The only option you have is to start over, perhaps selecting a higher difficulty level if you want a more severe challenge. We can imagine that this would at the very least allow players to replay the same challenges with their gear and improvements intact. That is, assuming the New Game Plus mode is anything like God of War in 2018, we might be able to anticipate a few more difficult foes to test our mettle against, a variety of new equipment upgrades, and a skip-the-cinema option.
We know many of you have been asking, so we’re happy to confirm that New Game Plus will be coming to #GodofWarRagnarok in Spring 2023!— Santa Monica Studio – God of War Ragnarök (@SonySantaMonica) December 22, 2022
We’ll share more details once we get closer to the release! 🐻 🐺 pic.twitter.com/vmv5X2USuW
Although no information has been provided about a New Game Plus mode, it is likely that it will resemble the one that was featured in the first game, which included carrying items and altering the attack patterns of berserkers like Valkyries. In God of War: Ragnarok, Santa Monica stated that players will be able to travel to all nine realms, including Vanaheim, Asgard, and Alfheim, all of which they will encounter for the first time. Santa Monica Studio today announced on their official Twitter page that there would be a new “game+” start option if you finished an adventure. Thanks to a recent picture mode update for God of War: Ragnarok, virtual photography is a great method for players to become more immersed in a game they like.
Photo Mode allows players to capture natural, imaginative images as Kratos and Atreus explore the nine worlds, thanks to a set of tools that mimic using a real-world camera. Players are getting yet another eagerly anticipated feature to God of War Ragnarok following an update that included, among other things, the introduction of the Photo Mode. Along with the Risen Snow armor set for Kratos and the Risen Snow tunic (cosmetics only) for Atreus, players who pre-ordered the Standard or Digital Deluxe versions will also receive these items by playing the game.