God of War: Ragnarok players search for poetic references to Sony’s biggest franchises
God of War: Ragnarok Now, as players travel through the Nine Realms of Yggdrasil, they are revealing many intriguing secrets and parts of the God of War lore. But one of the more interesting Easter eggs in God of War: Ragnarok isn’t related to God of War at all — it’s a series of references to a number of completely different games.
Warning: Minor God of War spoilers about in-game collectibles, continue below the video. Read at your own risk!
God of War: Ragnarok includes a collection of collectibles called the Poems of Kvasir. There are 14 games hidden throughout the game, and each one references a different game that was at least once a PlayStation exclusive. Players found poems referring to Horizon: Zero Dawn, MLB Show, Death Stranding, Unchartedand more.
The content of the poems is not the only reference, although reading through it, it is quite clear what they are about. They also have humorous names which are rough synonyms for said game titles; So, “the sunrise of nothingness”, “the orb of a large community, performance”, “abandonment of the afterlife”, “when searching for an unmarked place on the map.” The poem’s reference to ‘journey’ is, gladly, merely ‘journey’.
We’ll let you find them all on your own, but here’s an example to give you an idea of how to organize them:
If you’d rather not chase them yourself, we are currently working on guides for not only all 14 poems, but also All God of War: Ragnarok’s Hidden Secrets. We also have this great visual guide to poems specifically:
God of War Ragnarok: Kvasir Poem Easter Egg
And you can find help for every aspect of the game, including step-by-step instructions on our website God of War: Ragnarok Guide Wiki.
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