God of War Ragnarok bosses

God of War Ragnarok bosses

With the official release date in the bag for God of War Ragnarok, here’s a rundown of all the confirmed bosses for the game to-date. We’ll also list out some of the boss fights that have either been hinted at or logically fit in with the Norse mythology surrounding the characters and the Ragnarok theme for the story development.

Developers, Santa Monica Studios is finally talking about the game in more detail, which has contributed a lot to our list of the game’s bosses. A full trailer featured in the recent Sony PlayStation presentation giving us a glimpse of a number of them either in gameplay action or cinematic sections, plus there was an interview that followed to fill in some of the blanks.

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We’re bound to get more details on the game in the coming months ahead of the release, so and we’ll build out our list of bosses as new characters get teased or confirmed. We’ll also add in notes on how to beat them all when we get our hands on the game after the release next year.

This will inevitably include the final boss, which we’re hoping will be Odin, but will probably be Thor if the first game is anything to go by. You might also want to check out our rundown of the characters, worlds and levels for the God of War sequel.

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Featured bosses

This list will only include the godly, big beasts and named monsters that have already featured in footage from PlayStation and Santa Monica Studios. For anything that hasn’t been seen yet, but gets a mention as a character, you can check out the second part of the list below, which will also include any rumours or speculation.

Thor

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This slobbering beast of a man seems a little overly proud of his torso, but he’s shaping up to be a contender for the final boss in God of War Ragnarok. Sporting a cut off t-shirt style shoulder guard, and a Barnet that looks like it hasn’t seen the right side of a hair brush since he was a wee bairn, it’s Thor, the thunder god.

You can see him in all his glory with the image below:

He sounds a lot wiser than he looks and with Ryan Hurst voicing the character, it appears to be a big departure from the Marvel vision of Thor. He’s bound to wield Mjolnir in any of the boss fights that feature him in the game, so it’s going to be interesting to see whether or not it’s got the same return to sender function as Kratos’ Leviathan Axe or Chris Hemsworth’s Mjolnir. We’ve already seen it crackling with lightning, so this is bound to be something to avoid.

Freya

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She only features in the trailer in what looks like a cinematic attack on Kratos and Atreus as they sled through a snowy forest scene. However, game director Eric Williams mentions that she’s going to be one of Ragnarok’s main antagonists, so we’re expecting her to pitch up with some Vanir magic for a revenge style boss fight or two.

With the death of her son Baldur at the hands of Atreus, and to a slightly lesser extent Kratos, she’s baying for blood. We’re expecting her to find redemption before the story is done, but for a lot of it she could well be a significant thorn in the God and “boy” duo’s sides.

Dreki

This boss fight is essentially the lizard monster that you can see Kratos getting chewed up by in the first trailer (pictured at the top of the page). It’s big and free moving, unlike the massive Hraezlyr dragon fight on the mountain in the first game, which was more fixed in terms of its movement and attacks. Interestingly, it’s the only one of the bosses in the trailer that doesn’t have Atreus in the picture, which suggests that the two might part ways again and Kratos has to fight the Dreki alone for some reason.

The Stalker

This is the centaur-like creature that you can see Kratos being knocked around by, although, in all fairness to him, you also see him landing a strong body shot hook to its haunches. You should also take note of the fact that it carries a bow, so clearly it’s going to have some strong ranged attacks, to go alongside its hoof deluge.

Dark Elf boss

We’re not 100% on this one, because it could just be a standard dark Elf that you can see Kratos facing, but it does kind of make sense for it to be a boss, or at least for there to be a Dark Elf boss in the game. God of War had Svartaljofurr, who got pummeled, so it stands to reason that a new force has arisen out of Alfheim.

Other potential God of War Ragnarok bosses

Okay, so things get a bit more speculative from this stage onward, but we do know that Odin will be involved in God of War Ragnarok, so the question is how he’s involved. Other than that, the rest is a combination of logical suggestions and general hopes and wishes for the game when it arrives in 2022.

Odin

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Eric Williams confirms that Odin will be a big part of Ragnarok, but were not sure if he’ll be a boss or a cinematic character of significant importance. If he’s the latter then it leads to the conclusion that Thor will be the final boss, but if Odin is a boss it makes sense for him to be the intimate obstacle for Kratos and Atreus.

What we do know about Odin, though, is that he’s a bit of a recluse in the game and that he keeps himself to himself. He’ll be played by Richard Schiff, and he’ll be portrayed as an old man that’s busy doing whatever he wants according to Williams, but we’ve got our fingers crossed that he’s got some good moves left in the tank.

Fenrir

This is essentially a giant wolf, and in Norse mythology it is the child of Loki and the Jotunn, Angrboda. The latest footage has confirmed that it does make an appearance in the game, which adds up to a lot of consequences for the story development that is to come at the end of Fimbulwinter. On the other hand, the world snake, Jormangandr is also a child of the same union in Old Norse mythology and that’s not the way it’s gone as of yet in God of War.

While it looks threatening and Kratos and Atreus set themselves ready for a big boss fight, it’s possible that it won’t actually go down this way. It was a similar case with Jormangandr in God of War and the lineage leaves the possibility of yet another Atreus bond with the monster.

Þrúðr

This is the daughter of Thor, and with both Magni and Modi out of the picture, it’s possible that she’ll be entering the fray to help her dad with his vengeful efforts. Without the Valkyries, Ragnarok will be without much in the way of female enemies, apart from Freya, so it would be a good addition to the mix.

Hræsvelgr

For anyone that doesn’t know who this is, you will have stared up at it in Helheim in the previous game. It’s the giant bird of prey that looks down from the tall building as you take on the land of the dead. It’s a Jotunn, which haven’t previously been enemies in the game, but it would make for an epic boss fight.

Heimdall

Finally, you’ve got the keeper of the Bifrost bridge, so if Kratos and Atreus are to make it to Asgard then it’s quite likely that they’ll have to go through Heimdall to advance on Odin and Thor. Like Fenrir, Þrúðr, and Hræsvelgr, it’s one of the bosses we’re hoping to see in the game. However, it’s probably the biggest contender in the mix to get included in God of War Ragnarok.

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