God of War Ragnarok: This Is Why Kratos Can’t Wield Thor’s Hammer in the PS5 Blockbuster Game!

Published 11/23/2022, 7:15 AM EST

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God of War Ragnarok has blown away every gaming lover since it’s worldwide launch as a PlayStation 5 exclusive. Fans are swayed by its hard-hitting action, especially when it comes to the battle between the mighty Kratos and Thor, the God of Thunder.

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While Kratos is seen using many deadly weapons in God of War Ragnarok, he didn’t end up wielding Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor. The PS5 game’s director himself recently gave the answer as to why this is the situation.

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Eric Williams reveals why Mjolnir isn’t a weapon made for Kratos in God of War Ragnarok

Director Eric Williams had an interview with media outlet IGN in which he talked about the latest offering from Santa Monica Studio. He went into detail while discussing all the Norse weapons used by Kratos in the PS5 blockbuster. Everyone knows that Mjolnir is one of the most iconic and well-known weapons in Norse mythology. However, it wasn’t a part of the protagonist’s arsenal.

Giving the reason for this, the director told IGN that initially, his team had an idea of making Mjolnir the third weapon for Kratos. However, he was against this idea. Eric wanted something more significant and surprising. According to him, the axe was “the counter” to Thor’s hammer in God of War Ragnarok.

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“It’s almost like the good and evil weapon. So (Kratos) wields the weapon for just. Thor wields the weapon for tearing down the giants and things like that. So we didn’t think fitting (Mjölnir) into Kratos would work very well,” he said.

Basically, the two characters’ different weapons also reflect their mindsets. On one hand, there is Kratos who uses his Draupnir Spear with precision. On the other hand, Thor uses his hammer with the single objective of causing mass destruction. Hence, giving Mjolnir to Kratos could have affected his character as an individual whose actions are for the good and always bring justice. So, he didn’t wield the weapon.

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What are your thoughts on this explanation by the director God of War Ragnarok? Also, have you already begun playing this PlayStation 5 exclusive? Let us know in the comments down below.

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