After a long wait, God of War Ragnarok arrived on the market also ending up in the sights of modders, curious to dissect the sumptuous work done by Santa Monica Studio to discover the secrets that should remain safe from the eyes of gamers.
The modder Speclizer, for example, managed to unlock and use the obviously incomplete God of War Ragnarok Photo Mode, which the developers aim to make available for everyone with one of the next updates. The well-known Lance McDonald, for his part, managed to unlock the free camera in the cutsceneswhich allows him to move freely during the films to go in search of elements and tricks that the guys from Santa Monica Studio thought they had hidden very well.
“I hacked God of War Ragnarok to unlock the cutscene camera and be free to find out what happens out of frame during the cutscenes. I wonder if there is any ridiculous Easter egg this time,” Lance McDonald wrote on Twitter, attaching a footage of his first “hunt” for the Easter egg. Moving the camera during the very first cutscene of Kratos’ new Norse adventure, the modder discovered one of the secrets of some Californian authors: before entering the scene, Atreus – who carries on his shoulders a deer he has just hunted, a clear parallel to the first episode – he finds himself half immersed in the snow! An interpenetration problem that the game’s developers have clearly chosen not to solve, given that at that moment the character is far from the attention of the viewer. Seeing is believingfind the clip at the bottom of this news.
If you’re curious to find out more about the making of the game, here are the 5 NES games that inspired God of War Ragnarok game director Eric Williams.