God of War: Ragnarok Players Are Finding Poetic References to Sony’s Biggest Franchises
God of War: Ragnarok is out now, and as players journey through the Nine Realms of Yggdrasil, they’re uncovering plenty of interesting secrets and pieces of God of War lore. But one of the most interesting easter eggs in God of War: Ragnarok isn’t God of War-related at all — it’s a series of references to a number of completely different games.
Warning: Minor God of War spoilers about an in-game collectible follow below the video. Read at your own risk!
God of War: Ragnarok includes a set of collectibles called Kvasir’s Poems. There are 14 of them total hidden all across the game, and each one is a reference to a different game that was at least at one point a PlayStation exclusive. Players have found poems that are references to Horizon: Zero Dawn, MLB the Show, Death Stranding, Uncharted, and more.
The content of the poems isn’t the only reference, though reading through them, it’s pretty obvious what they’re about. They also all have humorous names that are rough synonyms for the titles of said games; so, “The Sunrise of Nothingness,” “Large Society Ground Orb, The Performance,” “Afterlife Abandonment,” and “Upon Pursuring a Place Not Marked on a Map.” The poem reference to Journey is, delightfully, just “Trip.”
We’ll let you find them all on your own, but here’s an example to give you an idea of how they’re structured:
If you’d rather not chase them down yourself, we’re currently working on guides not just to all 14 poems, but to all of God of War: Ragnarok’s hidden secrets. We’ve also got this handy dandy visual guide to the poems specifically:
God of War Ragnarok: Kvasir Poem Easter Eggs
And you can find help for every aspect of the game, including a walkthrough, in our God of War: Ragnarok Wiki Guide.
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