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Is God of War Ragnarök a Sequel?

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God of War Ragnarök is set to launch on Nov. 9. With just over a week to go, players might be wondering if the game is a direct sequel.

Santa Monica Studio's God of War Ragnarök is one of this year's most anticipated AAA titles. As a first-party release from Sony, the game will be available to play on both PlayStation 5 and last-gen console PlayStation 4. With plenty of hype building for the game's launch ahead of its release, players are getting ready to jump in from day one in all manner of ways.

While God of War veterans will have likely pre-ordered the title from one of its many editions, others will be looking to get caught up in the excitement by making Ragnarök their first God of War title. With that in mind, some might be wondering whether or not God of War Ragnarök is a sequel.

Is God of War Ragnarök a Sequel?

Yes, God of War Ragnarök is a direct sequel to 2018's God of War. Additionally, Ragnarök will be the ninth installment in the God of War series, though players will only benefit from playing the 2018 release to enjoy the upcoming game to its fullest.

2018's God of War is available to play at no extra cost for PS Plus subscribers, so those looking to check out the previous game ahead of Nov. 9 have the perfect opportunity to do so. God of War is also one of the few PlayStation first-party titles to be given a PC release, though neither Sony or Santa Monica Studio have confirmed if God of War Ragnarök will be getting the same treatment in the future.