Box art - God of War (2018)

God of War New Game Plus Release Date and Details

One of the most requested features for God of War since its launch is a New Game Plus mode. As of right now if you want to start a new game no progress carries over from previous playthroughs. Fortunately Sony Santa Monica has heard your cry and at Sony’s E3 2018 conference it was announced that the mode will be coming to God of War in the near future.

God of War New Game + will come in the form of a free patch on August 20. This will commemorate the 4-month anniversary of the game’s release with a bang. To access the New Game Plus mode in God of War you’ll need to first complete the story on any difficulty.

What’s Different in God of War New Game Plus Mode?

God of War New Game Plus will bring some changes for your second playthrough. In addition to keeping all of your armor, enchantments, talismans, resources, and abilities, you’ll get the chance to find more. New Game + will have gear exclusive to the mode and more difficult enemies. There will also be a new rarity level of items and a new material to craft them called Skap Slag.

Since you’ll have already seen them by the time you’re playing New Games Plus, the new mode will include the ability to skip cutscenes and get right back to the action. Speedrunning afficianados are sure the be excited about that feature.


(Originally written on 4/20/18)

Even though it has just released at the time of publishing, players are already looking ahead and wondering if there is a God of War New Game Plus mode. Being that this fourth main entry in the series revamps everything from the graphics to the setting to the story and even fan favorite characters like Kratos, it makes sense to want to replay it all over again.

Most modes unlock after you beat a game the first time around, giving you the opportunity to replay it from the start and retain some of your skills, levels, items, and so on. This gives a game extensive replayability. Being that this new entry has some deep RPG elements, is there a God of War New Game Plus mode? Let’s find out.

Is There a God of War New Game Plus Mode?

Is there a God of War New Game Plus mode? The short answer is, unfortunately, a no. Upon beating the main story, you don’t unlock a way to start the game with all or some of your items, skills, levels, and so on intact. This is rather unfortunate considering the fact there is a harder difficulty that upon selecting, you can’t switch from it.

However, that isn’t to say that without a God of War New Game Plus mode, there is no longevity to the game. This is a surprisingly deep game with many places to explore and side quests and activities to complete. The main story alone can take dozens of hours to complete, and attempting to 100% the game and collect every trophy will extend that playtime by twice as much or more. So, you certainly get your bang for your buck.