How to unlock Young Kratos skin in God of War Ragnarok Valhalla

How to unlock Young Kratos skin in God of War Ragnarok Valhalla
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Written by 

Dave McAdam


15th Dec 2023 09:25

Wondering if you can get that Young Kratos look in the God of War Ragnarok Valhalla DLC? As Kratos delves into his past in this new chapter of the God of War story, we get to see his younger self as he appeared during his time in Greece.

For fans of the look, you can play as Young Kratos in the game, so here is what you need to do to unlock this classic skin in Valhalla.

How to unlock Young Kratos

Put simply, you need to complete the Valhalla mode to unlock the younger Kratos look. While it is a rogue-lite mode meaning it essentially loops forever, there is a story that permeates the mode. You need to run the gauntlet and defeat Tyr four times to complete the story of Valhalla, helping Kratos accept himself and his place in the world.

Once this is done, you will return to the shore. Speak with Freya and the Valkyries to cap off the story, and you will receive a notice telling you that you have mastered Valhalla but can continue to explore Valhalla and complete challenges. It will also tell you that you have unlocked the Legacy Rage Path, which allows you to use the Blade of Olympus, and a special new look for Kratos.

How to equip the Young Kratos skin

Equipping the young Kratos skin in God of War Ragnarok
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Once you have completed the Valhalla story, you can head over to the Appearance Pedestal. Here you should see a new prompt in the bottom right corner, allowing you to press R3 to change between classic and default appearances. Press R3 to change to Young Kratos, and press it again to change back.

All your unlocked armour pieces can be equipped with Young Kratos, although unlocking the skin also unlocks a set of Spartan armour pieces that complete the look. What's more, these things are also unlocked for the main game, but only in new game plus. So long as you have finished the main story, you can start over using the classic skin, the new Spartan armour, and the Blade of Olympus.

That is it for our guide on how to unlock Young Kratos. For more, head to our God of War Ragnarok homepage for Valhalla guides like how to save your progress, upgrade stats, customise armour, and upgrade your health and rage.

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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