Atreus is much simpler to figure out: they just outright tell you!
As you’re preparing for God of War: Ragnarok, you’re probably catching up on some background info and details.
That’s what we’re here for! The calm before the storm is one of the best parts of a big story-centric AAA release.
How old is Atreus in God of War Ragnarok?
Atreus is roughly 14 years old in Ragnarok. It was confirmed in the God of War novelization that his age was 11 when the events of the first modern game started (the new 2018 line). After that game concludes, Kratos trains Atreus to be prepared for Ragnarok, all while a fierce mythological event called “Fimbulwinter” is happening, which takes roughly three years.
Done! That was easy.
How old is Kratos in God of War Ragnarok?
This question is much tougher to answer, as there’s multiple schools of thought. Depending on how you perceive the timeline, Kratos could be anywhere from 200 years old to over 1000 years old.
The latter theory uses real-life dates for Ancient Greece and the Spartan reign, which take place roughly in 450BC. God of War 2018 on the other hand seems to be happening a little after 500 AD. If he existed during this time, he’s about 1000 years old.
The other theory uses all in-game information, and extrapolates info from Kratos’ time in Greece and his move to the new region, where he met Faye and fathered Atreus. Redditor interfederational managed to dig up some good numbers: It’s estimated that with Kratos serving the gods for roughly a decade, and murdering his original family at about age 30: he’s somewhere in the neighborhood of his late 40s or early 50s by the time the original trilogy ends.
From there, we can add about 150 years as God of War 2018 notes that Tyr’s temple was “asleep” for 150 years, while highlighting the legacy of Kratos. While it could have been asleep for longer, adding a rough estimate of 50 years in Greece and 150 years of wandering until he met Faye and went on his journey with Atreus at age 11, we get to 200-ish years with this theory.