Here’s Which Version Of ‘God Of War: Ragnarok’ You Should Buy – Forbes

God of War Ragnarok arrives in just a few hours.
The time for hype is almost over. God of War Ragarnok is almost here. I was going to buy it anyway, even before those glowing reviews started popping up. But maybe you’re one of those sensible folks (like me) who hasn’t pre-ordered the game yet. Before you slap down your credit card to buy one of the most anticipated games of the year, it’s worth taking a look at the different versions that are out there to figure out which one’s right for you.
On the PlayStation Store, you’ll see three versions of the game. Along with the $80 Digital Deluxe Edition (we’ll get to that in a minute), there are two standard editions at different prices, $60 and $70. This might be confusing!
The $60 option is the PS4 version of the game, while the $70 one is the PS4 and PS5 cross-gen edition. Unlike with some previous first-party games, there is no free PS5 upgrade if you get the $60 version (don’t get fooled by the PS5 icon appearing on the PS4-only listing). To upgrade to the PS5 version, you’ll need to pay an extra $10.
So, if you have a PS5, you’ll probably want to go for the $70 edition to get the full experience. If you’re still rocking a PS4, you may as well opt for the $60 version. You can always buy the PS5 upgrade later if and when you get one of those consoles.
The $80 Digital Deluxe Edition gets you some extra goodies. As well as a cross-gen copy of God of War Ragnarok, you’ll receive the following:

So, there are a few in-game bonuses that you’ll get. The armor, axe grip and blade handles seem pretty low-level, based on what I’ve seen (this video shows them off). You’ll also need to make a bit of progress in the story before you unlock the items. So, if you don’t care about the digital art book, soundtrack or avatar set, I would suggest sticking with the base $60 or $70 editions.
Those are your options if you want to buy the game and start playing it ASAP. Unfortunately, the premium physical editions are harder to come by.
The $200 Collector’s Edition comes with a replica of Mjölnir, Thor’s hammer, some other physical items, extra in-game goodies and all the stuff you get as part of the Deluxe Edition. While you get a steelbook case, there’s a download code instead of a game disc. That may seem like a bit of a drag, but at least folks who have a PS5 with no disc drive will be able to enjoy this edition too.
The $260 Jotnar Edition has everything in the Collector’s Edition, along with even more stuff. You’ll also get a seven-inch soundtrack vinyl, a different dice set to one that’s included in the Collector’s Edition, a cloth map, a set of pins and a ring.
These two premium editions have been going in and out of stock, though. If you’re really interested in those, and don’t mind waiting for them to show up again, keep an eye on PlayStation Direct. For everyone else, just get the base PS4 or cross-gen version of God of War Ragnarok. I, for one, can’t wait to start playing it.


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