God of War: Ragnarok has been released. As the player travels through his nine realms of Yggdrasil, he uncovers many interesting secrets and pieces of God of War lore. But Ragnarok, one of God of War’s most interesting Easter eggs, has absolutely nothing to do with God of War. This is a series of references to a number of completely different games.
WARNING: Minor God of War spoilers regarding in-game collectibles continue below the video. Read at your own risk!
God of War: Ragnarok includes a set of collectibles called Kvasir’s Poems. There are a total of 14 hidden throughout the game. Each one is a reference to a different game that was at least one of his PlayStation exclusives. Players have found poems that refer to Horizon: Zero Dawn, MLB the Show, Death Stranding, Uncharted, and more.
It is not only the content of the poem that is helpful. They all have humorous names that are loosely synonymous with the titles of the games above. So, “Sunrise of Nothingness”, “Grand Orb of Great Society, Performance”, “Abandonment of the Afterlife”, “Chasing the Unmarked Place”. The poem’s reference to Journey is, happily, just “Trip.”
You can find them all yourself, but here’s an example of how they’re organized.
If you don’t want to track them down yourself, I’m currently working on a guide to all 14 poems as well as God of War: Ragnarok’s Hidden Secrets. There is also a visual guide to dandy poetry.
God of War Ragnarok: Kvasir Poetry Easter Egg
And help on all aspects of the game, including walkthroughs, can be found in the God of War: Ragnarok Wiki guide.
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