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Dracsxd

You mean the guy who'd even use a dead man's shoes? And who's perfectly happy with looting all kinds of graves and corpses through even GOW4?


Turbulent-Credit-397

Don't forget the lateral headlight he used 😂


OrwinBeane

“Can’t see Kratos using a dead man’s weapon” Bruh have you even played the God of War series


HoneyDewzzXXX

He has literally used both dead men's weapons but dead women's weapons as well (like leviathan axe)


yungmegatron

The entire story implies that he has changed


Terkoiz273

Kratos constantly robs graves in the new game and atreus is disgusted Kratos replies "He can no longer use it"


yungmegatron

Thats a good point


OrwinBeane

And in the previous game, part of his character growth meant embracing his old self and re-using the blades of chaos, which have their own history. In a survival situation, he should definitely use a dead man’s weapons. Particularly a dead god.


yungmegatron

I mean thats a good point. Perhaps in the story they decide that its not needed?


Warm_Active_773

Why are you getting a downvote? You seems like a calm and reasonable person


yungmegatron

Idk :( funny joke tho


SnooRobots281

He literally killed Pandoras father with the weapon he recieved from I think Hephestous (sorry if I didn’t spell it right or if I got the name wrong). He stole Hades blades, Hercules glove etc Just like the blades, he can use the hammer for good.


Trashbagman_-

Old games, different time, different kratos. Doesnt count in ragnarok’s case


SnooRobots281

He steals from peoples grave in the 4th game


Trashbagman_-

Still doesnt count, taking coins from graves isnt the same as using a infamous weapon. Dont bring up his blades either, he legit cant get rid of them. Otherwise he wouldve been destroyed them.& he only went back to retrieve them in 2018 because that was the only way he’d get what he needed for atreus. If anything i see kratos destroying the hammer not using it


SnooRobots281

He’s still willing to steal from dead people, whether it’s a weapon or not he’s still stealing from dead people.


Terkoiz273

He literally uses the blades the murdered his wife and child.....


yungmegatron

And he hates that he has to


Terkoiz273

Except he doesn't have to. He only needed them for hell. He accepted that he is a monster and will use that power


yungmegatron

Thats very true, perhaps kratos uses mjolnir for a period of time but then decides its not needed anymore?


Codex-Alpha

He had no choice. You know he must use them in Helheim to save his son.


Dan71094

And then chooses to continue using them thereafter when he doesn’t have to


Disastrous-Form-6348

Have you played the previously game up to god of war 1


EstablishmentShoddy1

i disagree and even if it would make sense storywise, why the fuck would they advertise a $250 collectors edition including the hammer, if we can't even use it in the game.


ReptAIien

This is legitimately so baffling to me. Why on earth is the hammer included in the collector's edition if it only appears as a weapon used by an antagonist? It makes no sense at all


Domination1799

It’s simply merchandise, that’s why. Of course they are going to have the most iconic Norse mythology weapon in the collectors edition so that it looks enticing. However it doesn’t make thematic sense to use it because it’s a WMD stained with the blood of many innocent beings. Gameplay wise, the Axe was made to counter Mjolnir and is literally Mjolnir 2.0. They are functionally the same because both focuses on viscerally powerful attacks for singular targets while the blades are used for crowd control. What would the functionality be with Mjolnir? Also the leaked third weapon makes a lot more sense since it’s long ranged. The only two differences is that Mjolnir is a lightning infused blunt weapon while the Axe is a frost imbued sharp weapon. Maybe it’s the cynic in me, but I just had this feeling that we were never going to use Mjolnir. I know people want new weapons, however it would be the same as the Axe. I’m pretty sure that SSM wants to avoid of the GOW 3 problem of the other weapons feeling like reskins of the blades.


ReptAIien

Idk if you know this, but the leaked spear is not a ranged weapon. Regardless, Kratos already uses WMDs stained in innocent blood.


yungmegatron

It is ranged btw


Domination1799

Difference is the blades are cursed to never leave Kratos. He also needs those for Helheim and the Hel-Walkers.


BdBoss_777

Yeah bro just use the blades that genocided a whole mythology 🤓 Do you guys even want to have fun while playing a video game?


yungmegatron

He never wants to use them. He only brings them out for his sons health when hes on the brink of death


FrontApplication6987

I'm glad as well. It would be very disrespectful to Faye. And that man is love with her.


ArmedCookie

This must be one of the dumbest posts I've seen. Although Kratos is not openly seeking violence, he is still a pragmatic solider. And we saw often even in GOW 2018, that he pays little attention to symbolism. If a weapon presented itself as being useful and powerful Kratos would use it. He literally always has.


Artanis17

One of the worst kinds of "fans" I've ever seen are those who run to justify the creators' absolutely stupid decisions.


Adept-Arugula222

Facts. People are doing anything to defend sms on this point, even the collector has the mjolnir and you can't use it in the game... LOL


yungmegatron

I am not justifying it, i understand why everyones disappointed, mjolnir is awesome. I was just giving my opinion storywise. Its a bummer, id have definitely liked to see mjolnir gameplay


[deleted]

Hold up dude, is it actually confirmed that we don't get the hammer????


Spare_Independence88

He uses his dead wife’s weapon and the weapons that’s killed his previous wife and child gift or not


dracojspn

Thor’s hammer is an insult to Faye’s memory (the axe is her wish for the world to be protected of Aesir tyranny), though most people are mad they can’t use a hammer lol.


yungmegatron

Dude!!! What a great point. Ive been getting ripped apart for this post, good to have someone agree with me


Domination1799

Not only that, but also, in terms of gameplay functionality, it would handle the same as the Axe. The way Kratos swings the Axe is already the same as one swings a hammer. It also has Mjolnir’s iconic recalling ability. Finally, the only two differences is one is a lighting infused blunt object while the other is a frost infused sharp object. After replaying GOW3, the only unique weapons in that game are the blades and Nemean Cestus. The claws of hades and nemesis whip are reskins of the blades with different magical effects. Maybe this is what SSM wanted to avoid.


dracojspn

Yeah 100% I remember people back in 2020 calling GOW a better Mjölnir simulator than the avengers game, they would have complained it were too similar anyway.


Domination1799

I feel like a lot of people are hyping themselves up without thinking of how the damn thing would actually function in combat. Replaying 2018 really opened my eyes to how similar it is to Mjolnir from its iconic ability to how Kratos uses it. The lore even states that it was made to counter Mjolnir so it’s essentially a 2.0 version of it. Also, just because it’s in the collectors edition never meant it was gonna be usable. It’s purely for merchandise reasons so that the collectors edition looks more enticing, that however is the cynic in me talking. Mjolnir would run into the same issue I have with the GOW 3 weapons. There are only really 2 unique weapons (blades and cestus) even though they give you 4. I rather have quality than quantity.


Red_Dead_Games

Yes but you completely overlooked runic attacks which would've been absolutely fucking badass with mjolnir.


muskian

Very true. We have the axe, there's no reason to have another weapon that does the exact same thing. If we need new a element or moveset just upgrade the axe. >Mjolnir was a weapon that slayed the giants, its a symbol of thors tyranny. Honestly this is probably why so many players want it, the power trip from people hoping Kratos becomes a destructive rage monster. Can't wait for him to be the opposite hah.


AdSubstantial6305

I still wanted helmets for the best armors in gow2018. The spear is pretty fucking cool either way. Full spartan mode


Peanhut_ButteR

I’m with you on this one. Kratos already has his leviathan axe, plus if you know, you know. Using mjolnir would be an insult to faye.


yungmegatron

Exactly!


FireKnight_750

“Can’t see kratos using dead man’s weapon” God. i’m definitely throwing myself from the window after reading this……


Trashbagman_-

Anyone saying “DiD yoU EvEn PlaY tHe oRigInal TrilOgy” it DOESNT count in this instance because the whole point of gow2018 up to ragnarok is that kratos has changed, he’s not on a warpath anymore, he’s been done with his vengeance for a while. So yes i agree with OP that it would be wrong to use it, perfect alternative tho(TO ME) would be both the axe & mjolnir breaking & then the dwarves rebuilding the pieces into a new weapon entirely. That would be cool alternative to me, hell even better if we give it to boi.


yungmegatron

That would be cool but then imagine developing that into a game lol, all the axe upgrades become useless


Trashbagman_-

Ahh shit i forgot about the axe upgrades


Adept-Arugula222

And now people are enjoying less gameplay and fun mechanics... Cope more


yungmegatron

True that sucks


SnooRobots281

He’s talking about you


yungmegatron

I mean not really. I dont enjoy less gameplay. My opinion is just story based


Far-Outlandishness44

I’m kinda in the middle, I don’t care if we can use Mjolnir or not. Besides the Axe is just as cool in my opinion so that definitely fills the void for me.


Important_Farm4049

Dude had a literal HEAD he carried around like a flashlight. Forget dead man’s weapon, he uses dead men.