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God of War Ragnarök pre-order guide

All the different versions available for the God of War sequel, and where to get them

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a creature that looks like an alligator attacking Kratos from the air in God of War Ragnarok Image: SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment

God of War Ragnarök — the follow-up to 2018’s re-imagining of the classic PlayStation series, and Polygon’s 2018 Game of the Year — is nearly here. The story will pick up where God of War 2018 left off, with Atreus and Kratos heading into Ragnarok, the Nordic version of the apocalypse. In typical God of War fashion, Kratos and his son will need to tussle with notable figures from Norse mythological canon, including Odin, Thor, and Freya.

If you’re a fan of the original game or just looking to jump in with the sequel, you have a lot of different options when it comes to buying God of War Ragnarök later this year. To help you decide which edition you might want, and what bonuses you’ll be eligible for, we’ve put together a helpful pre-order guide.

God of War Ragnarök release date

God of War Ragnarök will be released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on Nov. 9, 2022.

God of War Ragnarök pre-order bonuses and editions

If you pre-order God of War Ragnarök, you’ll get the launch edition, which comes with two armor sets for Kratos and Atreus — the latter’s being cosmetic. God of War Ragnarök also offers many different editions, both physical and digital. We’re going to take you through each of them.

Note: We haven’t yet played God of War Ragnarök, and therefore can’t offer any kind of recommendation on whether or not the in-game benefits that come with some of these editions are worth pre-ordering for.

Launch Edition — PS4 ($59.99)

  • God of War Ragnarök game for PS4
  • Kratos Risen Snow Armor
  • Atreus Risen Snow Tunic (Cosmetic)

Launch Edition — PS5 & PS4 ($69.99)

  • God of War Ragnarök game for PS5
  • God of War Ragnarök game for PS4
  • Kratos Risen Snow Armor
  • Atreus Risen Snow Tunic (Cosmetic)

Digital Deluxe Edition — PS5 & PS4 ($79.99)

  • Everything in the PS5 & PS4 Launch Edition
  • Darkdale Armor
  • Darkdale Attire (Cosmetic)
  • Darkdale Axe Grip
  • Darkdale Blades Handles
  • Dark Horse Digital art book
  • Official digital soundtrack
  • PSN avatar set for PS4/PS5

God of War Ragnarök Collector’s Edition — PS5 & PS4 ($199.99)

The God of War Ragnarok Collector’s Edition goodies on a grey table, including a Mjolnir hammer Image: SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Everything in the Digital Deluxe Edition
  • 16-inch Mjolnir replica hammer
  • Dwarven dice set
  • Two two-inch Vanir Twins carvings
  • Steelbook Display case (no game disc, download voucher included)
  • Knowledge Keeper’s Shrine box

God of War Ragnarök Jötnar Edition — PS5 & PS4

The God of War Ragnarok Jötnar Edition goodies on a grey table, including a Mjolnir hammer Image: SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Everything in the Digital Deluxe Edition
  • 16-inch Mjolnir replica hammer
  • Brok’s dice set
  • Seven inch vinyl (featuring music by Bear McCreary)
  • Two two-inch Vanir Twins Carvings
  • Falcon, Bear & Wolf pin set
  • Yggdrasil cloth map
  • Legendary Draupnir ring
  • Steelbook display case (no game disc, download voucher included)
  • Knowledge Keeper’s Shrine box

If you’d like to pre-order any of these editions, you can do so below:

Note: While there could be re-stocks in the future, the Collector’s Edition and the Jötnar Edition are currently sold out at every store.

God of War Ragnarök special DualSense controller

Outside of the game itself, Sony is also launching a special DualSense PlayStation 5 controller to mark God of War Ragnarök’s release. It’s an icy-looking controller, with a cream-white base, black buttons and sticks, and dark blue grips. The big accent here is the blue wolf and bear insignia emblazoned on the white touch pad.

The controller will run you $74.99, and will be available for pre-order soon (it seems the first batch has already sold out). If you run into any supply issues, we had some luck directly through the PlayStation product store, which may require you to wait in a queue. If you can’t find it at any of the links below, keep checking back:

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