God Of War Director Debunks Ragnarok Name And Release Date Leak


God of War director Cory Barlog has quickly debunked the alleged name and release date for the new God of War, previously thought to be called Ragnarok.

Last week an alleged and intriguing IMDB entry appeared on the internet that supposedly gave away the release date for the newest God of War, coming sometime in 2021 for the PlayStation 5.

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The IMDB listing allegedly revealed a release date and title, stating that God of War: Ragnarok would have a release date of February 5th, 2021.  However, Cory Barlog was quick to debunk those rumours, not only for the release date, but also the title too.

A initial tweet of the listing reads “God of War Ragnarok PS5 listed released date February 5 2021”. To which Barlog replied “Ragnawhat? Never heard of it.”

While this is the usual tongue-in-cheek speak we’re used to seeing from Barlog’s social media, is does seem to denounce the leak, suggesting that Feb 2021 won’t give us the game – or even the title.


We got our first confirmation of a God of War sequel during September’s State of Play event from Sony. All the teaser trailer revealed was a logo and words from Kratos warning us that Ragnarok was coming. To think that God of War: Ragnarok was arriving in less than three months from now is an impossible task, especially for a series that is known to take its time during development.

Then we have the “Ragnarok” name. Now I admit, I too have been referring to this game as God of War Ragnarok, because even though it’s an eighth entry in the series, it’s a follow-up to the awesome God of War (2018). 

Text reading Ragnarok is Coming
Credit: Santa Monica Studio

So it’s not like we can call it God of War 2, because we already have one of those.  Well in fairness we also have a God of War that pre-dates 2018, but to avoid any confusion, it’s easier for us to call the 2021 release “God of War: Ragnarok” at least for now.

However, now that Cory Barlog has debunked the name Ragnarok by replying to the tweet stating “Ragnawhat?” at least that seemingly rules out it being its official name, not to mention that the IMDB image is in fact a placeholder.

Kratos and Artreus in God of War
Credit: Santa Monica Studio

That said, at least we know that a new God of War is coming next year, assuming we get no delays.  So let us know if you’re excited for God of War (2021) coming to PlayStation 5 by reacting angrily in honour of Kratos below!

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