Fenrir from God of War Ragnarok is likely an ally of Kratos and Atreus
Warning: Spoilers for 2018 God of the war are present throughout this article. Don’t read on unless you want to ruin one of the best games of all time for yourself.
In addition to announcing the long-awaited launch date of God of War Ragnarok today a new trailer for the game confirms that the mythical wolf Fenrir will be making an appearance in the game. The trailer in question featured Fenrir in such a way that it looks like the monstrous creature will be a boss in which Kratos and Atreus will have to fight. Ragnarok. In all likelihood, however, Fenrir will likely be an ally of the father-son duo.
For those unfamiliar with Norse mythology, Fenrir is actually Loki’s son. And if you’re wondering how that makes sense given that Loki often takes the form of a human, well, just try not to dwell on it too much.
As the end of God of the war established, however, Atreus is going to be Loki in this Norse world that Santa Monica Studio is creating. And while we don’t know everything that might entail, it does imply that Fenrir and Atreus will be on the same side in the ongoing collapse of the Norse pantheon.
Another reason why this seems extremely doable is that in 2018 God of the war, the World Serpent (Jörmungandr) also teamed up with Kratos and Atreus. Like Fenrir, the World Serpent is another child of Loki and Angrboda, the latter will be introduced in God of War Ragnarok. While the World Serpent was originally shown as a potential threat in a 2017 trailer for God of the war (which was done similarly to what we saw with today’s Fenrir trailer), the monstrous serpent ended up being a friendly face in the long run. In fact, the World Serpent even mentioned at one point that Atreus was familiar to him, despite the fact that the two had never met before.
And if you needed even more proof that Fenrir will likely team up with Kratos and his son, well, PlayStation itself doesn’t even refer to the wolf as an enemy. On the PlayStation Blog, it is said that this new trailer shows “some of the dangers of Kratos and Atreus”. could coming face to face as Ragnarök approaches.” The use of “could” here seems to imply that all might not be as it seems in this video, even though Fenrir is clearly presented initially as a beast with which he have to count.
All this to say that the events that will unfold in God of War Ragnarok should be quite exciting. And while Fenrir won’t be a “bad guy” for Kratos and Atreus to fight, they’ll surely have their hands full with Thor, Freya, and Odin.
God of War Ragnarok is set to launch later this year on November 9 and will come to both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.