How to unlock Blade of Olympus in God of War: Ragnarok Valhalla

How to unlock Blade of Olympus in God of War: Ragnarok Valhalla
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Written by 

Dave McAdam

Published 

14th Dec 2023 16:19

The legendary Blade of Olympus makes a guest appearance in the God of War: Ragnarok Valhalla DLC. While the new God of War games have brought back many aspects of the original series, this is the first appearance of Zeus' sword since God of War 3.

While the Blade of Olympus will not appear in Kratos' weapon arsenal or in your first run through the main game, you can wield it while in Valhalla or in new game plus, here is how.

SPOILER WARNING: Spoilers below for story elements in God of War Ragnarok Valhalla.

How to unlock & use the Blade of Olympus

On one of your early runs through Valhalla, Kratos will be reunited with Helios, the Greek God of the Sun and the first severed head that Kratos carried around before Mimir. After this reunion, Kratos must fight through some enemies while pushing a cage down a corridor from his past.

As you reach the end, Kratos manifests the Blade of Olympus which you then use to cut down the last group of enemies. Shortly after this, Kratos returns to the shore, the hub area before entering Valhalla.

The Legacy Spartan Rage ability which creates the Blade of Olympus in God of War Ragnarok Valhalla
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Before you go back in for another run, visit the pedestal on the right before the door into Valhalla. This is where you can change which Spartan Rage you have equipped. You'll find a new one here, called Legacy. This is the Blade of Olympus, and this is how you use it going forward. Like all Spartan Rage abilities, you must fill up your rage meter, then press R3 and L3 to activate it.

The weapon has the same range of attacks as your other weapons, such as light attacks, heavy attacks, etc. You can press R3 and L3 again to stow the weapon away, saving some of your rage meter for another use. Also, successful parries with the sword will increase your rage, allowing you to use the sword for longer.

From here, you can use it throughout the Valhalla mode. While you cannot use it in your first playthrough of the main game, by completing the Valhalla story you will unlock the Legacy Rage Path for use in new game plus, allowing you to play through the story a second time with the Blade of Olympus.

That is it for our guide to the Blade of Olympus. For more, head to our God of War: Ragnarok homepage where we have more guides for the new Valhalla mode, like how to save your progress and how to customise your armour.

Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.

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