Sequels often aim to outdo their predecessors, and God of War Ragnarok is no exception. This highly anticipated follow-up to the 2018 game has managed to surpass expectations, offering a noticeably larger experience. While this may excite some players, it may also cause a touch of concern for others.
The length of a game is influenced by various factors, but fear not! We’re here to provide an estimate of the time investment required for God of War Ragnarok, based on your preferred playstyle. From difficulty settings to optional content, we have compiled a comprehensive guide on the number of hours you can expect to spend on Kratos and Atreus’ final chapter in the Norse mythology realm of God of War Ragnarok.
How Long Does God of War Ragnarok Take to Complete?
Let’s start with the most straightforward approach to tackling God of War Ragnarok. If you focus solely on the main story, disregarding or engaging in minimal side content, you can expect to complete it in approximately 20 to 25 hours. On average, this places it just a couple of hours longer than the time most players spent on the 2018 game. However, if you play on the normal difficulty level or any level above that, it’s safe to assume it might take closer to 25 hours. Keep in mind that God of War Ragnarok is slightly more challenging than its predecessor, so you may find yourself retrying battles from time to time. Opting for the easiest mode will naturally reduce the completion time to some extent.
While the main story isn’t significantly longer than that of the first game, the amount and scale of side content have expanded considerably. Engaging in major side quests alone could easily add another 5 to 10 hours to your total playtime, extending your journey to approximately 30 to 35 hours.
How Long Does It Take to 100% God of War Ragnarok?
If you’re the type of player who yearns to explore every nook and cranny, experience every aspect of the nine realms in God of War Ragnarok, be prepared for an extensive adventure. Fortunately, nothing in this game is missable, meaning you can focus on the main story first and then return to complete the extras at your convenience, avoiding burnout. Regardless of your preferred approach, here’s a comprehensive list of everything you’ll need to do to achieve 100% completion in God of War Ragnarok:
- Complete the entire story
- Finish all 47 Favours, including:
- Eliminating all 48 of Odin’s Ravens
- Destroying all four Draugr Holes
- Collecting a flower from each of the nine realms
- Finding all six Lindwyrms
- Locating and removing all six Hel Tears
- Discovering all four Seasonal Stags
- Finding all 10 Remnants of Asgard
- Find all 38 Artifacts across four realms
- Find all 14 Books across four realms
- Locate all the Lore Markers, Scrolls, Rune Reads, and Lost Pages in each realm, totaling 80 in all
- Unearth 10 buried treasures
- Unlock all 35 Nornir Chests
- Open all 53 Legendary Chests
- Discover 10 Berserker Gravestones
- Complete all 15 Muspelheim Trials
In total, there are a staggering 418 collectibles and objectives in God of War Ragnarok. For many of these hidden items, a guide will prove indispensable unless you’re an incredibly thorough player. If your goal is to achieve 100% completion, expect to spend 55 hours or more, on average, to fully immerse yourself in the world of God of War Ragnarok.