God of War Ending Explained
So you’ve reached the ending of God of War. The credits have rolled, and you’re not quite sure what you just saw? We’re going to break down the ending, summarize it, and try to explain it as best we can.
For obvious reasons, this article contains massive spoilers about the story in God of War. If you don’t want to be spoiled, stop reading now. You have been warned.
At the end of the game, Kratos and Atreus finally reach Jotunheim, where they can find the tallest mountain peak in all the realms, as told to them by Mimir. As we already know, Jotunheim was the land of the Giants, who’ve since gone extinct. While climbing up the mountain, Kratos and Atreus find a mural on the walls, detailing their entire journey and all of the encounters they’ve had up till now. It would seem that the Giants had predicted their journey long before they even arrived at Jotunheim.
Kratos then comes to the realization that his wife, Faye, was actually a Giant herself. She wanted Kratos and Atreus to scatter her ashes at Jotunheim because she wanted them to find this mural and learn the truth of her identity. After scattering her ashes, Kratos has one more revelation for the players. As it turns out, Faye has originally wanted to name their son Loki. Now that Atreus knows he’s a half-god and half-Giant, the game makes it abundantly clear that the boy’s story isn’t over yet. In fact, it’s very likely that future games will see him going head to head with the other Norse gods like Thor and Odin.
Speaking of Thor, scattering the ashes at Jotunheim isn’t exactly the end of the game. There’s still one more scene to unlock before you get the credits to roll. After visiting Jotunheim, Kratos and Atreus can go back home and have a sleep in their house. While sleeping, they have an ominous dream about an event that takes place a few years later.
Lightning and thunder are roaring in the sky, and when Kratos and Atreus step out of their house, they see a hooded stranger staring straight back at them. He also happens to have a large metal hammer tucked into his belt. Clearly, this is none other than Thor, who is presumably here to seek revenge for all of his family members that Kratos killed during the story. The scene cuts out then, and it’s cast out of Kratos’ mind for the moment.
From that short scene, it looks like we will have a run-in with Thor at some point, whether it’s in a future story expansion or in an entirely new game. Considering that there are a few realms that are inaccessible from Tyr’s Tower, with Asgard being one of them, along with the fact that we never get to see Odin in the game, it’s possible that we could get an expansion in which we confront these Norse gods.
That’s all we know about the implications of God of War’s ending for now. For more tips, tricks, and information on God of War, be sure to check out our ever-expanding wiki.