God of War: Ragnarok – Gameplay length with side quests

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God of War: Ragnarok is filled with content for all players to enjoy. Aside from the lengthy main quests where you play as either Kratos or Atreus, the number of side quests is sure to keep every warrior busy. With the holiday season approaching, you may have some more time on your hands to see God of War: Ragnarok to completion. If you’re wondering what the game length is for God of War: Ragnarok, with the side quests included, you’ve come to the right place!

What is the game length for God of War: Ragnarok?

Before starting God of War: Ragnarok, you can choose how difficult your journey will be. If you choose ‘Give Me God of War’, you’ll probably spend more time taking down bosses like Heimdall. On the other hand, the ‘Give Me Story’ option allows you to focus less on combat and enjoy the beautifully-written story of God of War: Ragnarok.

When we played the game ourselves, it took us around 30 hours to complete the main story quests. This didn’t include the side quests yet, and on average, players need at least 20-25 more hours to complete these Favors.

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  • There are 18 main story quests or chapters in God of War: Ragnarok. Each chapter’s length varies depending on where you are in the story. Atreus’ chapters are significantly shorter compared to when players have control over Kratos
  • The number of side quests in God of War: Ragnarok reaches a whopping total of 47. If you find yourself wanting to take a break from the main quests, you can always travel around the Realms to complete these Favors

Game length including Side Quests or Favors

If we add up the total time it takes to beat the game’s main story quests and the Favors, you’re looking at around 45-50 hours. No side quest comes easy in God of War: Ragnarok, but they provide useful items if completed. A few of these rewards include armor sets, weapon attachments, and crafting materials to upgrade your equipment.

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  • One of the first few Favors or side quests you can trigger in God of War: Ragnarok is taking out Odin’s Ravens. It sounds super easy, right? Well, the challenge lies in tracking down all those pesky birds. Nonetheless, the rewards you receive from the chests at The Raven Tree are super worth it!
  • Another challenging side quest is defeating the mini-bosses in the Berserker Gravestones. Aside from beating powerful mini-bosses who sometimes come in pairs, you need to defeat King Hrolf Kraki to complete this Favor
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  • On the flip side, some side quests don’t require much effort. Examples are the Casualty of War quest chains and the Garden for the Dead side quest.
    • In the former, you just need to speak with Spirits in Vanaheim and find a missing item for them. As for the latter, all you have to do is get rid of poison totems in one part of the River Delta region

List of side quests in God of War: Ragnarok

We have already compiled a list of the chapters in God of War: Ragnarok’s main story quests. You’ll find below a complete list of the side quests you can accomplish in the game. If you’re aiming for 100% completion and the Platinum Trophy, it’s best to check which Favors you haven’t completed yet:

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The Nine Realms

  1. Across the Realms
  2. Born from Fire
  3. Fit for a King
  4. Hel to Pay
  5. Last Remnants of Asgard
  6. Nine Realms in Bloom
  7. The Lost Lindwyrms

Midgard

  1. Animal Instincts
  2. Guiding Light
  3. Sigrun’s Curse

Svartalfheim

  1. A Viking Funeral
  2. In Service Of Asgard
  3. Spirit of Rebellion
  4. The Lost Treasure
  5. The Weight of Chains

Alfheim

  1. Freyr’s Gift
  2. Secret of the Sands
  3. Song of the Sands
  4. The Desert Door
  5. The Elven Sanctum

Muspelheim

  1. Defend Your Valor
  2. The Crucible
  3. The Final Challenges

Niflheim

  1. The Broken Prison
  2. The Eyes of Odin

Vanaheim

  1. A Stag for All Seasons
  2. Casualties of War
    • The Hourglass
    • The Toy
    • The Brooch
    • The Scroll
    • The Stein
  3. Conscience for the Dead
  4. Cure for the Dead
  5. For Vanaheim!
  6. Freya’s Missing Peace
  7. Garden for the Dead
  8. In Plain Sight
  9. In the Dead of Night
  10. Nocturnal Predator
  11. Path of Destruction
  12. Quaking Hollow
  13. Return of the River
  14. Scent of Survival
  15. The Burning Skies
  16. The Mysterious Orb
  17. Trail of the Dead
  18. What Lies Below
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