God of War Ragnarok: Incredible Freya Detail Discovered by Player
An avid follower of God of War Ragnarok recently recorded a video of an eye-catching detail visible in Photo Mode during Freya’s falcon form. While people familiar with the Sony Santa Monica Studio title anticipate seeing God of War Ragnarok ‘s Kratos at the center of attention, this clip demonstrates that the Ghost of Sparta’s backup group also have intriguing elements waiting to be discovered by sharp-eyed players.
When it came out in 2022, God of War Ragnarok was met with an immediate positive reception from both players and critics. It is the sequel to Santa Monica Studio’s updated take on the story of the Spartan warrior, Kratos, and his son, Atreus, as they explore the nine realms of Norse mythology. At the start of the game, they encounter the fury of Freya, the Norse goddess, who is out for revenge due to the death of her son, Baldur, in the previous installment. With her many supernatural abilities, Freya is able to transform into a falcon in order to escape the curse that ties her to Midgard.
A God of War enthusiast noticed a captivating analogy between Kratos from the 2018 game and Freya from Ragnarok
In an entry on the r/GodofWar subreddit, ib770 shared a clip of a remarkable detail that can be seen when utilizing Photo Mode with Freya’s falcon form in God of War Ragnarok. The clip begins with the camera concentrated on Freya’s winged form as it circles the magical bird, showing that Freya is still attentive even when the game is paused to take a picture. As the camera moves around the falcon, the bird’s eyes stay focused on the gamer watching their actions. While it may be a bit eerie at first, it also proves the astonishing level of care and detail that was put into each element of God of War Ragnarok ‘s design.
The general sentiment of replies to ib770’s post was aptly summarised by one saying it was “Spooky but intriguing at the same time.” One Redditor questioned whether the falcon’s eye movements were a result of concave eyes that created the perception of it tracking the camera, similar to statues in Uncharted 3 by Naughty Dog. Others highlighted the remarkable level of detail Santa Monica Studio included in God of War Ragnarok by pointing out the seemingly small aspect of Freya’s feathered form. One Redditor revealed they first believed the video was of a real bird due to its detailed appearance, rather than its unyielding gaze.
Santa Monica Studio’s dedication to such a minor yet impressive detail in the game, despite the fact that most players probably would not even notice it, is why they have a notable name in the gaming industry for creating extremely immersive worlds. As fans of the Ghost of Sparta anticipate his upcoming television series God of War on Amazon, this video demonstrates that there are still a great number of hidden elements left to be discovered in God of War Ragnarok.
The long-awaited God of War Ragnarok is now available for both PS4 and PS5 gaming systems.