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God of War: New Game+ Launches August 20

Earn even better endgame gear in your next run through Santa Monica Studio's epic journey through Norse mythology.

Aaron Kaufman's Avatar Posted by Community Strategist, Santa Monica Studio

God of War New Game+ will be available as a free patch update on August 20 (that’s our four-month anniversary already). Remember, to access all the greatness of New Game+, you’ll need to complete the story campaign of God of War on any difficulty. If you already did, New Game+ will be ready and waiting for you on August 20 once you’ve patched. If you haven’t beaten the game yet, you’ve got two weeks, friend. Your boat and Axe and BOI are waiting.

So what is God of War New Game+? It’s inspired by your feedback first and foremost.

With New Game+ comes along a host of new gear, more difficult enemies, and cinematic skipping!

God of War New Game Plus

  • Relive the journey of Kratos and Atreus with all of your previous armors, enchantments, talismans, resources and abilities on the difficulty of your choosing.
  • Test your skills against higher level enemies; some of which might even have a few new tricks up their sleeves!
  • Unique to New Game+ is a brand new rarity level of equipment to craft and upgrade! Collect ‘Skap Slag’, a new resource to upgrade your gear to the best of the best from our finest blacksmiths.
  • Play the game in a whole new way by exploring new customization options with extremely powerful new armor sets and enchantments.
  • Finally, get right back into the action with the newly added ability to skip through cinematics in both normal and New Game+ modes once a full play through has been completed.

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This is easily our biggest update to God of War. We’re certainly looking forward to seeing who completes Give Me God of War New Game+ mode first. That’s a feat! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your patience and allowing us the development time necessary to create New Game+. It arrives August 20.

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August 8th, 8:34 am

OMG Yesssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!

Vizigoth04 said:

August 8th, 8:35 am

Yep, going back to God of War ASAP.

Gang_Warily said:

August 8th, 8:39 am

that’s awesome, thanks!

Mercenary09 said:

August 8th, 8:40 am

Really looking forward to this. Are there new trophies for this mode team? Please say yes.

JeRzYzFyNeSt said:

August 8th, 8:42 am

waiting on H-hour worlds elite news or Socom news

Nin10gamer said:

August 8th, 8:43 am

Any new trophies to collect?

    IcedOutSwag said:

    August 8th, 8:51 am

    There will without a doubt be at least one new trophy to earn for completing New Game+

    Nate2052 said:

    August 8th, 9:06 am

    I’m guessing two trophies. “New Game+” and “Beat New Game+ on Give Me God of War Difficulty”.

    Marky360 said:

    August 8th, 11:03 pm

    Hell yes was expecting a new Socom announcement at E3 but didn’t get it here’s hoping we get one soon.

Verum_Sithari said:

August 8th, 8:43 am

I pop this game back in after leaving it sit for over a month and then, less than 24 hours later, this is announced?! Were you just waiting for me to play again?

jaimecrmn said:

August 8th, 8:47 am

Hell yeah!!!! That’s awesome thank u!!

IcedOutSwag said:

August 8th, 8:49 am

Perfect timing. I just beat the game last week!

SiloEyes said:

August 8th, 8:51 am

*Goes to chop tree with maxed out Leviathan Axe*

*Tree vaporizes into oblivion*

Kratos: Well… poop. :(

jazzyrider said:

August 8th, 9:42 am

Very cool. Can’t wait!!

RuggieX said:

August 8th, 9:48 am


can we please have a Valkyrie rush mode or a way to reset them post game next please??

Kevin_Starboy said:

August 8th, 9:55 am

Nice! I’m already level 9 with maxed out armor and weapons…. time to grind niflheim and muspelheim hard for the next couple days to get some more loot!

ZanFear said:

August 8th, 10:23 am

People actually wanted to skip the cinematics?! It’s all seamless! It’s an amazing feat!

    ardwinna_mel77 said:

    August 8th, 1:54 pm

    I would never skip the cinematics because like you said they’re seamless, and part of the story! Why would anyone want to skip the story???

    I’ve played The Last of Us 15 times and not once have I ever skipped a cinematic. I love that game. It’d be a tragedy to do so.

ParagonN717 said:

August 8th, 10:24 am

Is this New Game Plus going to function like The Witcher 3’s where you can only do one playthrough of it or can we play through it as much as we want? Really hoping its the latter.

CrusaderForever said:

August 8th, 11:05 am

Already have the Platinum but will eventually go back for this. My current GOTY 2018! I know Spider-Man will give it a run for its money. Looking forward to reading anything in regards to God of War 2! Sony and Santa Monica Studios hit a grand slam with God of War’s re-imagining!!

Tristan77 said:

August 8th, 12:04 pm

Very good. I finished the game on hard now I may play the new game plus on medium.

chimnino said:

August 8th, 12:50 pm

Don’t thank us. Thank YOU guys for listening to us, the gamers/consumers/fans. That is not something we see everyday but is much appreciated!

Welmosca said:

August 8th, 1:14 pm

Been waiting for this…please tell me there won’t be any new trophies,I’ve been waiting to pop ma plat and would be great to have a confirmation regarding that.And funny how you speak about skipping cinematics as if it was a good thing…y’all put a lot of effort in them to allow people to skip them?…skip cinematics/cut-scenes shouldn’t be a thing in any game.

PS:How about playtime Santa Monica?…I really like to see ma playtime in games like these and GoW is really missing that.Thanks for the effort in bringing NG+ to us.

mr7scott said:

August 8th, 1:50 pm

Thanks for listening to the people who love this franchise. Can’t wait to play through a 3rd time.

PayneKiller1509 said:

August 8th, 1:51 pm

All I need now are those special costumes with stat bonuses

ziggurcat said:

August 8th, 4:11 pm

Any new trophies associated with this update?

Tomoprime said:

August 8th, 4:37 pm

I can’t wait for VR Mode like Hellblade!

Marky360 said:

August 8th, 11:02 pm

This is cool and a nice addition and all but where are the classic unlocks you used to get in old God of War games like Unlimited magic and unlimited health? This is what I really want to see. I want unlimited runic moves so I can some meteors with the Blades of Chaos limitlessly.

Vizigoth04 said:

August 8th, 11:02 pm

About the only other thing oddly enough I would like to see is kill streak counter kind of like the old games. Could you imagine those racking up in some of the trials?

Cross-Legacy said:

August 9th, 6:35 am

Boy, do I feel dumb for getting the plat so soon. Great game though. Good to see they’re keeping it updated.

Omegabug2003 said:

August 11th, 3:26 am

Santa Monica Studios confirm via a tweet that there are no new trophies

GranpaKilluuu said:

August 15th, 6:11 pm

Hi SantaMonica Estudios, I love God Of War ever since day the first Game came Out, has no equal !!!! But I also wanted to say and I think I speak for a lot of God of War fans,! God Of War Ascension PvP game play is the best PvP game of its Kind, it would be a dream come true if Ascension was to be Remastered to the PS4,!!!!!! Thank you for All your Great Games!!!


August 15th, 6:20 pm

They should add a thor or the return of Zeus DLC.

King_Impaler said:

August 15th, 10:12 pm

No thank u for making the best game I’ve played in a while, an not having us pay for season passes an updates, just to get the full experience of the game. Your GOD OF WAR game set the bar high

Ernestico911 said:

August 16th, 1:18 pm

I hope this time Santamonica give us a real chalenge of (GIVE ME A GOD OF WAR) Game+. Albert Einstein said “Everything is relative, nothing is absolute.” Thank you very much for this Game+

estradaman1960 said:

August 16th, 3:25 pm

How y’all doing

Icallhax1438 said:

August 20th, 3:44 am

It’s August 20th. Where’s the update?

skateboy_jr said:

August 20th, 5:21 am

It’s August 20th. Where’s the update?

front_line_-lp- said:

August 20th, 5:29 am

No update as yet. Is there an ETA?

AmazingSpiderHam said:

August 20th, 7:20 am

Ssssooooo….where is it? Disappointed was looking forward to playing :/

Verum_Sithari said:

August 20th, 8:08 am

I was hoping it would be available for a bit before work, I guess I’ll play right after. I conveniently have the next 2 days off

FlyGuy4 said:

August 20th, 11:02 am

So pumped!

IzzyNasty86 said:

August 20th, 1:25 pm

I’ve been waiting all day to see someone post something about it being released and nothing. Just got home and it’s DOWNLOADING!!!! YES!!!! CANT WAIT TO START NG+!!!!!

H8TNONE said:

August 22nd, 1:01 pm

Hello i tried tried the new god of war game plus and i started at level one what did i do wrong?

Darkxbox said:

September 5th, 10:44 pm

Hey, can you change the armor of ng+ to the original color? Many people in the Chinese community react to the new color scheme.

h20121001 said:

September 5th, 11:02 pm

I hope that the armor color can be changed.

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