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GOW Ragnarok: Date, trailers, story, weapons & platforms

PlayStation exclusive God of War: Ragnarok is on the way, and here’s everything we know about its release date, story, and gameplay.

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A lot is known about, potentially, 2022’s biggest game, so here’s everything we know about God of War: Ragnarok including its release date, story, gameplay, and which platforms it will appear on.

The God of War franchise was already one of the biggest and best franchises in video game history. The brutal tales of Kratos had already been told across two generations and many gods had suffered.

Then Santa Monica released the critically-acclaimed God of War reboot in 2018, and Kratos’ cultural switch to the land of the Norse surpassed over 10 million in sales – with the figure being closer to 15 million.

Now, the feared warrior and his son Atreus return in God of War: Ragnarok and their actions from the first game are going to make for a cataclysmic showdown. We’ll bring you all the info we have so far including when we can expect to see God of War: Ragnarok, crucial story details, and which platform you will be able to play it on.

God of War: Ragnarok release date

kratos sitting in god of war ragnarok

When the debut trailer for God of War: Ragnarok landed, it finished with a simple message – “2021.”

However, the ongoing circumstances of the world seem to have affected the video games industry as multiple titles over the last 18 months have been severely delayed. GOW: Ragnarok is another victim of this, and the game is expected to drop sometime in 2022.

God of War: Ragnarok trailers

So far, Ragnarok has had two separate trailers. The first one was a 58-second teaser trailer at the 2020 PlayStation Showcase that effectively revealed the game’s name and initial release date.

You can check that one out here.

One year later at Sony’s PlayStation Showcase in 2021, the game got a full reveal trailer giving fans a deep look into how the game is looking, new elements that have been added, and hints as to where the story is going.

Here is the 2021 Reveal Trailer.

God of War: Ragnarok platforms

Even though the PlayStation 5 has been out for nearly a full year now, supply shortages have limited how many owners there are in the world.

Not only that, but many people are still content with their PS4, meaning that a versatile release would be more beneficial. The good news is that God of War: Ragnarok will be on PS4 and PS5.

Understandably, there will be a great deal of fidelity differences between the two versions with load times, graphical quality, and other elements being a key difference between the two builds.

God of War: Ragnarok story

mimir painting in in god of war Ragnarok

2018’s God of War finished on a cliffhanger, and fans are salivating at the prospect of some of Norse’s legendary figures playing a part in the sequel.

The 2021 Reveal Trailer has confirmed that Ragnarok will take an even deeper look into the struggling bond between Kratos and Atreus. 2018’s hero-now-turned-antagonist Freya is thirsty for revenge against the duo, and now an even mightier force enters – Thor. We don’t know where his allegiance will lie, will he help his sister? Only time will tell.

All while this is going on, Kratos has his own internal struggle as he desperately wants to prevent more bloodshed as the grizzly memories of his past still haunt him. If that wasn’t enough, Tyr, the Norse God of War, also looks set to team up with the Greek God of War!

Ragnarok quite translates as “Doom of the Gods,” or “Fate of the Gods” depending on which source is more faithful. It means the end of the gods and the end of the world, so in any event, total war is coming to God of War: Ragnarok.

God of War: Ragnarok gameplay, weapons & more

kratos and atreus confronted by thor

The God of War series has always been revered for its deep combat that allows the player to pull off an insane number of deadly combos.

Kratos will once again have the use of his deadly blades and the reveal trailer also saw the return of the Leviathan Axe. We expect to see more incredible abilities that Kratos and Atreus can use to turn the tide of battle too.

The PlayStation Showcase showed Atreus summoning a mystical mount that he rode and used to take down foes – a sign of his growing powers.

This will all be necessary as the scope and depth of God of War looks to expand with newer, bigger, tougher foes looking to eradicate father and son.


In the space of two trailers, we have learned quite a bit about what God of War: Ragnarok aims to bring to the table. Santa Monica looks to go bigger and bolder than before, and it hopefully won’t be too long until we learn more.

Keep up to date with all things gaming here at Charlie INTEL!

Image Credit: Santa Monica Studios

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Fortnite Armored Walls: How to get & use the new Trap

Here’s how to get and use Fortnite Season 8’s latest addition, Armored Walls, which add a ton of HP to your structures.

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Armored Walls in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Season 8 has included a brand-new Trap item to the game, with Armored Walls making your structures much more powerful. Here’s how to find and use this new defensive item.

Following the news that Fortnite will be crossing over with designer fashion house Balenciaga, Epic Games has brought even more content with the September 21 hotfix. In this small update, they’ve announced a Fourth Birthday event, given players the chance to unvault an item, and added a new Trap.

The Armored Walls Trap covers builds in thick metal plating, giving “any building piece a whole bunch more HP.”

Here’s how to find and use this powerful new item.

How to get Armored Walls in Fortnite

Armored Walls Trap in Fortnite Season 8

Creating a safe area to hold down is one of the most important strategies to winning a game of Fortnite. Maintaining the high ground and having solid cover is ever-important and now your defense can now be even stronger thanks to the new Armored Walls Trap.

These Armored Walls have arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale matches with the September 21 update. In the accompanying announcement, Epic Games revealed that Armored Walls can be found in Supply Boxes and on the ground. So, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find them, you just need to loot around.

How to use Armored Walls in Fortnite

Armored Walls are Uncommon Traps, so will go into the Trap inventory slot. Like placing the old Damage Traps or Bouncers, you just need to approach one of your own structures with Armor Plates in your inventory and press your Trap keybind, e.g T.

The wall will now become a thick metal structure with 2,500 HP, so the enemies will have an extremely hard time breaking through. However, it works both ways, so be careful you don’t box yourself in!

Here’s a quick summary:

  1. Build or approach one of your walls in Fortnite
  2. Have the Armored Walls trap at the ready
  3. Press your Trap button to apply it to the surface

And that’s how you can find and use Armored Walls in Fortnite Season 8! For more guides, check out how to level up the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass fast.

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How to level up fast in the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass

We’ve found some of the best ways for you to level up fast in the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass and claim all the rewards in the process.

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Fortnite characters in Battle Pass

For those looking to rank up fast in the new Season 8 Battle Pass for Fortnite, here are some of the best ways to level up fast in the Fortnite Season 8

With Fortnite Season 8 well underway, you can check out all of the new content in the game, including new Cosmic Chests, cosmetics, bounties, and weapons. There’s also a brand-new Battle Pass to progress through.

The Season 8 Fortnite Battle Pass has various new cosmetic items, including the new Carnage cosmetic skin.

This guide will go over the fastest ways for you to level up and unlock these items.

How to Level up fast in Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass

Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass

Complete Weekly punchcards

Fortnite Season 8 1 Punchcard Quests

Punchcards have returned in Fortnite Season 8, replacing weekly quests and offering players a ton of bonus XP towards earning Battle Stars. This will help you progress through the Fortnite Battle Pass quickly.

Each week, a new Weekly Punchcard Quest will appear. Daily Punchcards refresh each day, giving you Quests to complete for some bonus XP. Finishing one Daily Punchcard will complete the first Weekly Quest.

Complete the character punchcards

Fortnite Season 8 Character Punchcards

On top of the Weekly Punchcards, there will also be character Punchcards to complete for the remainder of the season. These are all tailored around the Fortnite Battle Pass skins and a few other notable NPCs.

Just speak with the characters on Fortnite Island to start a punchcard and complete all the tasks given to you. You can be done with all of them in a single playthrough.

Play as much as possible

Fortnite Balenciaga Game Knights outfit

Although it seems obvious, playing the game as much as you can obviously boost your rank and level you up nicely. Even better, performing well in your games by getting a high placement and kills will give you even more XP and rank you up faster.

Also, don’t forget that playing with friends will give you an extra XP boost, so make sure you team up with your buddies and get some Victory Royales!

That’s all on how to level up fast in the Fortnite Battle Pass. For more on Fortnite, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on the Fortnite Gold Cube location.

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Destiny 2 Xur location and items: September 17 – 21

Here is where you can find Xur the Merchant and get different Exotic items for yourself when playing Destiny 2.

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Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

You can get Exotic items for yourself in Destiny 2 by visiting Xur the merchant. This character moves around, so here is his location and all the items that you can get from him.

Destiny 2 has become a classic since its release in 2017, with a large player base in 2021. The Season of the Lost update has added various weapons like the Lorentz Drive exotic and Darkest Below.

You can also get different Exotic items each week by visiting the merchant, Xur. He hangs out in random locations around the map, and this guide will let you know where to find him along with his inventory.

Where to find Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

Xur’s location in Destiny 2 changes each week, and he can be found in the Tower between September 17 and 21. The merchant will be standing near the back stairs of the Hangar.

Once you visit him, you can get yourself some neat new Exotic items to use in the game. Xur will provide you with items that are at the same power level as you.

Xur’s September 17 – 21 items in Destiny 2

This week’s collection of wares consists of impressive weapons, helmets, quests, and cosmetic items. You can equip these and reap their benefits when running into combat in Destiny 2.

Here’s a breakdown of every item that you can get from Xur the merchant this week in the game.

Merciless 

Merciless in Destiny 2

This fusion rifle comes with the Exotic perk, Conserve Momentum, which lets it charge the fusion bursts faster for every non-lethal hit. This lets you kill bigger enemies much quicker.

Merciless was considered one of the best Exotic weapons in year 1 of the game. While there are better weapons in Destiny 2 to choose from, you can still have a ton of fun with this gun.

Shards of Galanor

Shards of Galanor in Destiny 2

This item comes with the Sharp Edges perk, which refunds Super energy based on the number of blades you hit with Blade Barrage. This will allow you to dish out more pain during Strikes and Crucibles.

One-Eyed Mask

One-Eyed Mask in Destiny 2

This Titan helmet was considered to be one of the best Exotic items during Destiny 2: Forsaken, and it comes with the Vengeance Exotic perk. This will mark enemies that deal damage to you, letting you track them through walls.

Geomag Stabilizers

Geomag Stabilizers in Destiny 2

These Exotic boots were from Forsaken, and their Exotic perk is Close Enough. This recharges your Chaos Reach Super while sprinting if you have at least 90% energy. You can increase the duration by damaging enemies with Chaos Reach.

Exotic Cipher Quest

Xur Exotic Cipher quest in Destiny 2

Xur also has a new quest for an Exotic Cipher this week. This lets you purchase old Exotics from the Monuments to Lost Light kiosk in the tower. You should do this Quest so that you can acquire Exotics like Heir Apparent and Truth.

The merchant requires you to complete 21 Strikes or win Crucible or Gambit matches this week. You’ll earn the Exotic Cipher once you’ve completed this Quest.

Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more Destiny 2, and check out the Destiny 2 Hotfix 3.3.0.2 Update patch notes.

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