13 reasons why you need to play God of War’s New Game+ mode, out today

New customisation options and enemy attack patterns and more come to the PS4 epic

Hey! I wanted to share the top reasons to play God of War’s New Game Plus (NG+) mode, which launches today as a free update for God of War owners. This update is our largest one yet, and several of the improvements and features within can be enjoyed in both standard and NG+ playthroughs of the game. We’ve been waiting for you all to see what we have in store!


13 reasons to play New Game+

  1. Relive the adventure of Kratos and Atreus, while keeping all of your earned equipment and abilities. Start a new game with all of your armours, talismans, enchantments, runic attacks, skills, and yes, even weapons. [NG+ ONLY]
  2. NG+ is for everyone! Upon starting a NG+ game, you will be able to select your desired difficulty – no matter which difficulty you picked for your previous playthrough. Enemies will be levelled up accordingly, so choose the amount of challenge which suits you best. [NG+ ONLY]
  3. Explore new customisation options with more powerful versions of existing armours, talismans and enchantments. Collect skap slag, a new resource used by our blacksmithing duo to craft Perfect rarity-level gear. [NG+ ONLY]
  4. Forge a handful of new armour sets for both Kratos and Atreus, including some with exciting new gameplay abilities, such as a chest piece which creates massive explosions whenever health or rage stones are stomped on. [NG+ ONLY]
  5. Push the boundaries of combat by converting certain talismans and armour sets into enchantments, creating combinations which are not possible in a standard playthrough. [NG+ ONLY]
  6. Enemies can now turn elite even on “Give Me a Challenge+” difficulty. Add a new dimension to combat, even if you don’t want the ultimate challenge on “Give Me God of War+”. [NG+ ONLY]
  7. Some enemies have new behaviors and attack patterns. Maybe you should see how you hold up against the Valkyries this time around? [NG+ ONLY]
  8. Test your skills on timed Realm Tears. Running away won’t help you against Hel-Vikens and Revenants (once you open a rift) anymore. [NG+ ONLY]
  9. Receive a new shield skin when starting a game on NG+. Unlock an additional one by completing NG+ on “Give Me God of War+” difficulty. [NG+ ONLY]
  10. Repeat the New Game Plus experience as much as you’d like by starting another NG+ game from one you’ve just completed. [NG+ ONLY]
  11. Engage the story the way you want to. Skip cinematics as you please on both standard and NG+ playthroughs by completing the story at least once. Experience the scenes again to catch secrets you might have missed, or simply jump right back into the action.
  12. Switch out your armour pieces as much as you like without worrying. Easily transfer all enchantments from one piece of gear to another in the menu with the push of a button.
  13. Many bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements, such as ensuring that parry attacks keep Kratos safe at all times, improving the Wrath of the Frost Ancient Runic attack, fixing inconsistencies with how enemy attacks can be parried, and much more.


And there you have it. Thanks as always for all of the support and, regardless of whether this will be your first, second or even tenth time playing God of War, we hope you enjoy the adventure!

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Has there been a statistics page created to track playtime, enemies killed etc?

good. now give us Joel and Ellie skins please :D

oh and a story DLC. that’s all, bye

It was already confirmed, that no DLC is planned. I know it is hard to believe, but it seems someone dared to release finished game :-D

cant wait to get home and play it


A new set of trophies would’ve been nice.

Carnivius_Prime 20 August, 2018 @ 18:27

Man, i hate it when articles or youtube videos have the titles say stuff like “YOU NEED” or “YOU MUST”. Don’t tell me what to do. I’ll be playing this cos I frickin’ love the game thank you very much. :P

Carnivius_Prime 20 August, 2018 @ 18:41

Downloading update now. Cheers. :D

thank you

Carnivius_Prime 20 August, 2018 @ 20:32

Only meant to load it up for a quick go and ended up playing right up to the point where Freya gives ya the compass. I feel like I’m addicted again. :P But i gotta quit now cos it’s half 8pm and i haven’t done any of my project work. :O But yeah great update, Santa Monica. Adds extra playability to an already superb game. :)

I have great reason to return, prepare myself and finish thosse Valkyries

i would be more happy if you add the option to change the difficulty in the game rather than have to start a new one just to be able to kill the Valkyrie Queen


I downloaded the update, and have beat the game twice (pre-update) and found different items during play through… so my question is, when I start new game+, are both previous saves transferred??

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