God Of War Ragnarok: How Tall Is Kratos?

God Of War Ragnarok: How Tall Is Kratos?
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Ben Williams

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8th Nov 2022 17:39

Kratos is back for his second adventure in the land of Norse Mythology in God of War Ragnarok. The greek God of War has been a lot over his long life, spanning over nine games - but many players have been wondering how large the bearded warrior actually is, especially after seeing how much the God of Thunder Thor towers over our protagonist. So, let's get into answering the question, "how tall is Kratos in God of War?". 

God of War Ragnarok: How Tall is Kratos?

There have been differing opinions on how tall Kratos actually is based on which media in the God of War franchise they're referring to. However, thanks to a panel two Santa Monica Studio team members did for God of War (2018) shortly after its release, we finally have some accurate figures on how tall the Ghost of Sparta is and was. 

Lead Narrative Animator, Erica Pinto, and Lead Character Technical Artist, Axel Grossman, hosted a panel at Gnomon — School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation in Los Angeles. Talking through the "lifecycle and workflow process of the cinematic animation and technical art teams", Grossman started talking through the comparisons of Kratos' physical proportions in the old games versus those in Norse Mythology. 

From the 26:30 mark of the video above, Grossman provides a breakdown of how in the older games, Kratos had comic book-style proportions with a height of 7 feet and 6 inches tall, translating to 2.35 metres or 9 heads tall. Moving onto God of War (2018) though, the team decided to give Kratos more realistic proportions. This was to not only better fit the game's art style, but to also match closer to the physique of Kratos' actor, Christopher Judge (six feet and in height) - so they would also have to account less for scaling when adapting motion capture footage. Overall, this reduced a ton of room for error and workload for the animation team - all whilst making Kratos a more relatable character yet retaining his intimidating physicality. 

So, with the adjusted realistic proportions for the Norse Mythology games, Kratos is now six feet and four inches tall in God of War (2018) and God of War Ragnarok, also translating to two metres or eight heads tall. 

That's a wrap on everything you need to know on our God of War Ragnarok guide answering "how tall is Kratos?". Before you start playing Ragnarok, be sure to check out what graphical performance modes are available, along with how many hours you need to beat it. 

For even more God of War Ragnarok guides, you can be sure to find them right here at GGRecon. 

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