Markus’ images though, show something a little more surprising; Atreus will be fully playable in the game at some point. In addition, the images also show that Atreus wields a portable Bifrost.
The Bifrost is used to travel between rhelms, that can capture, hold, and transfer the Light of Alfheim.
It’s currently unclear if Atreus will use the Bifrost during the part of the game when you play as him or not.
To avoid confusion though, these images seem to originate from the first five hours that were playable for press previews, and you don’t play as Atreus because Kratos died.
Media reviews of these five hours on Metacritic do imply that these first five hours are worthy of a God of War sequel, but it’s best to wait until the game is in the publics hands if you’re debating on purchasing the game.
Insider Gaming has already exclusively reported that God of War Ragnarok is set to feature 11 different factions in the game. Some of these factions will be returning from the original 2018 title, whilst others will be completely new.
Aesir – Described as the Gods that rule the Nine Realms.
Beasts – Described as animals that roam in the realms as either predator or prey.
Dwarves – Described as the masters of forging legendary weapons and armor.
Elves – Described as two factions of Light and Dark that fight to control the Light of Alfheim.
Ethereal – Described as ghosts and spirits that wander between the Nine Realms.
Humans – Described as scavengers.
Jotnar – Described as the last giants that hide to pass down their knowledge following the genocide at the hands of Odin.
Monsters – Described as the creatures of the Norse Myth.
Helwalkers – Described as reanimated corpses from the overflowing souls of Helheim that are cursed to walk the Nine Realms.
Seidr – Described as humans that are corrupted by seior magic.
Vanir – Described as the Gods that fought against Aesir and lost.
God of War Ragnarok is scheduled to release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on November 9th, 2022.