God of War’s director has revealed an early-game cameo from a main character that’s nearly impossible to spot unless you know exactly where to look.
Unsurprisingly, God of War Ragnarok is full of little tidbits and easter eggs, whether it’s poems referencing major PlayStation games or dialogue referencing fan theories and God of War lore. Most Easter eggs are pretty easy to spot, but the game director had to reveal one of the most interesting ones found so far, as it’s hidden in plain sight.
God of War Ragnarok director Eric Williams recently participated in a spoilercast with IGN for Podcast Beyond to discuss all the big twists and turns the game takes. In addition to confirming some fan theories, Williams revealed that Odin actually makes a cameo early in the game that’s nearly impossible to spot unless he knows exactly where to look. There are some ending and endgame spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t finished Ragnarok, walk away now.
When Kratos and Atreus first make their way through Svartalfheim, a dwarf can be seen crossing the bridge and then leaning over to spit into the water. Williams revealed that the dwarf is actually Odin, presumably keeping an eye on Kratos and Atreus and preparing to impersonate Tyr for a good chunk of the game. You may single watch the dwarf turn back into Odin as he starts to walk away, but it’s the sort of thing you’d have to know beforehand to spot.
Speaking of impersonating Tyr, Williams also pointed out an interesting detail that makes the Odin impersonation a bit more obvious. Whenever Odin pretends to be Tyr, his name is written as “Tyr” in the subtitles. When you later meet the real him in the post-game, his subtitles show “Týr” with the proper accent on the y. Considering how spot-on God of War has been with the accentuation, that should have been a no-brainer.
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