It has been a huge pay off of five years for Cory Barlog when God of War received Game of The Year 2018 award. Throughout the journey of Kratos and Atreus there were several plot holes which remained unanswered till the end of the game. Many of which have the possibility to appear in the sequel.
Cory Barlog has already stated that he never planned for a DLC and that he needs time. When he was asked about story continuation in DLC or sequel, he said, ”I need a rest, man! Five years! I don’t wanna jump into DLC right now.” It is clear at this point that he is not into DLC and that a sequel is what fans should expect.
Looks like Cory Barlog has got all the rest he could and may gear up for the sequel anytime soon. We have covered out top speculations about characters and story narrative which we think will become a major part of God of War 2.
06. Atreus is Norse god of Mischief: Loki
God of War ending sequence pretty much gave it away and confirmed that Atreus is Loki. Although, it is not sure now how this will tie in sequel. We are certain this will fill a major plot hole and will connect the first game with second. So far identity of Atreus and tad bit information about Jörmungandr [The Serpent] is known. In Norse mythology, Loki is father of Jörmungandr, if Atreus is Loki then it explains the ‘calling’ where Atreus calls The Serpent during Kratos and Baldur final fight. It will be interesting to see how Cory Barlog goes with this direction in God of War 2.
05. Giants, Their Massacre and and the Cloud of Confusion
In final phase of story, Kratos and Atreus saw the corpses of giants and that Aesir remained successful in massacre of giants. In the game, the plot has revolved around the war between Aesir against Giants. The war was lead by Odin, who never appeared in the entire game, yet, he is always mentioned by Mimir.
In Jotunheim, mother of Loki, Faye was the guardian of Giants. Thor and others chased the giants through the World Tree gate into Jotunheim. If Loki is alive that means some of the Giants escaped the genocide and may come to aid Kratos and Atreus in sequel. It is a long shot, still, it will be interesting to see how the story of Giants is continued in God of War 2.
04. Freya Will Return
Kratos spares Baldur in final encounter and leaves Freya and her son to deal their matters with each other. Later, Baldur tries to kill Freya for taking away the one thing he has desired for so long, ” To feel the pain”. Having watching one god killing his god parent, Kratos gets enraged by his messed up moral compass and kills Baldur infront of Freya.
Freya becomes furious at the murder of his son and vows to take revenge on Kratos, Odin and just everybody else on which she is mad. It is unclear at this moment in what matter she will take revenge but her return is confirmed for sure.
03.Undiscovered Realms in First Game
Realm gate and undiscovered realms is yet another reason we could see where God of War 2 can go. Through out the game, Odin makes three realms inaccessible to travel.
- Asgard: Home of the Aesir gods
- Vanaheim: Realm of the Vanir gods
- Svartalfheim: Home of the Dwarves
It will be interesting to see how Cory Barlog explores Kratos and Atreus journey across these three remaining realms that were made inaccessible in first game. The game itself feels expandable. Cory Barlog deliberately put all inaccessible realms in the game, so that they can further their story progression in God of War 2.
02. Ragnarok is Coming
After killing Baldur and returning from the realm of Giants, Mimir tells Kratos that Ragnarok is coming. According to Norse mythology, Ragnarok is apocalypse in Norse world. Mimir tells Kratos that killing Baldur may have speed up the process of Ragnarok and that the winter has intensified.
He also mentions that this winter will last for two summers and after which it will be Ragnarok. It is unclear if God of War 2 will adopt story narrative that will reach till Ragnarok or actually goes through it.
01. Thor and Kratos Battle
Modi and Magni, the two sons of Thor are pretty much shown to have died by the end of game. In one of the final ending where Atreus and Kratos go back home and sleep, a cutscene triggers. It starts with ‘Years Later’ and finds Atrues and Kratos waking up due to thuds of thunder and lightning. When Kratos goes out he finds a stranger standing infornt of him.
That stranger has lightning hammer ‘Mjölnir’ and it is for sure confirmed that he was Thor. Cory Barlog has mentioned plain and simple that God of War will not get any DLC. So, it comes down to sequel where we may get to see a showdown between Kratos and God of Thunder.
This sums up 06 confirmed directions which may play major role in God of War 2. If you think there are more to what we have mentioned above, let us know about them in comments section below.