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Patch v1.0.2 releasedJan 19, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsPatch v1.0.2 for God of War is now live. Please restart Steam to receive the update immediately. Thank you to everyone who helped us confirm these fixes on the Experimental beta branch. At this time, you should switch back to the default branch as the Experimental beta branch will no longer be updated. To switch back to the default branch, follow these steps: In your Steam library, right click on 'God of War' and select 'Properties' Select the 'BETAS' tab Change the drop down to 'none' Patch Notes Bug Fixes Fixed an issue where users with Intel 12th Gen CPUs could not boot the game without disabling their integrated graphics card Fixed a UI issue that was causing a small memory leak Other Changes Added an error message for when saving the game fails due to a missing "Saved Games" folder or a related permissions issue Added an error message for when a GPU stops responding. This error is often due to a driver issue or instability from overclocking We are continuing to investigate the memory leak issues and the rest of the Known Issues. If you are experiencing these problems, submitting a ticket greatly helps us gather all of the information we need to properly access each one.God of War Trading Cards & Points Shop Items Now Live!Jan 17, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsWe're excited to share that the Steam community items are now live for God of War! You will have access to Trading Cards and Points Shop items including: Animated Avatars Avatar Frame Profile Backgrounds Animated Stickers Emoticons Be sure to check them out here! God of War is the top-rated and most-played Sony game on SteamJan 16, 2022 - PCGamesNIt's only been out a few days but the God of War PC port is already proving a tremendous hit for Sony - with several records being broken on the publisher's games, including God of War's Steam concurrent player count and the user rating. Four years after the God of War reboot hit PS4 to much acclaim the game finally arrived on PC via Steam this week, to just as much acclaim or more, somehow. With sequel God of War: Ragnarok out this year on PS5 and PS4, there's obviously a lot of excitement over the series - meaning that a lot of new players are checking out the PC port, and loving it too, apparently. While God of War's concurrent player count on day one was slightly lower than fellow PlayStation port Horizon: Zero Dawn on its first PC day, Sony Santa Monica's title seems to have rallied the troops since then - as the player count has only risen since then, reaching an all-time high for a Sony game on PC of 73,529 earlier today. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: God of War Northri Stronghold - how to access, all collectibles God of War's day one Steam player count is just a bit lower than Horizon Zero Dawn The best God of War settings for performance on your gaming PC Steam Global Top Sellers for the Week ending 16 January 2022Jan 16, 2022 - SteamDB * God of War; * MONSTER HUNTER RISE; * MONSTER HUNTER RISE; * Ready or Not; * ELDEN RING; * Valve Index VR Kit; * Project Zomboid; * Dying Light 2 Stay Human; * It Takes Two; * Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach; View more information and data on SteamDBExperimental Branch – Test Fix for Out of Memory ErrorsJan 15, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsWe've seen a number of people reporting issues with "Out of Memory" errors on start up when the computer should otherwise have ample memory. In our investigation of these issues we found that the vast majority of these were happening to people with new 12th Gen Intel CPUs with integrated graphics and that disabling the graphics card allowed people to work around the issue. We've prepared a hot fix to resolve this issue and would love your help in validating the fix if you're willing. We've setup a separate branch on Steam called "experimental" that will allow you to download this hot fix and see if it resolves the issue. Note that we have not completed our full round of quality assurance testing on this build, so there could be instances of instability that we have not identified yet. Still, if you're willing to help, please download this new build and let us know how it goes. To access the experimental branch, follow these steps: In your Steam library, right click on ‘God of War’ and select ‘Properties’ Select the ‘BETAS’ tab Change the drop down to ‘experimental’ If you do not see the branch in your drop down, please restart your Steam client. To switch back to the default branch, follow these steps: In your Steam library, right click on ‘God of War’ and select ‘Properties’ Select the ‘BETAS’ tab Change the drop down to ‘none’ God of War's day one Steam player count is just a bit lower than Horizon Zero DawnJan 14, 2022 - PCGamesNGod of War is one of the best games on PlayStation 4, and now it gets to be one of the best games on PC, too. As you might expect, God of War is in fact the hottest new release on Steam. It's currently the top-selling game on the platform, and has reached Steam's top 25 most-played games today. Not bad for a $50 port of a four-year-old game, though it's just a bit lower than that of the last big PlayStation PC port. God of War reached a peak concurrent player count of 49,411 today, as SteamDB shows. Horizon Zero Dawn reached a peak of 56,557 on its launch day, so it seems demand for first-party Sony games on Steam has remained about even over the past couple of years. (Death Stranding, a former PlayStation exclusive that was published by 505 Games on PC, reached a peak of 32,515 at launch.) It might be tempting to compare God of War to Monster Hunter Rise, another former console exclusive which has now reached a massive player count of 109,341. But Monster Hunter only launched a year ago, and on much less powerful hardware, so it's likely many more players were simply waiting for the PC port in that case. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: God of War Northri Stronghold - how to access, all collectibles God of War is the top-rated and most-played Sony game on Steam The best God of War settings for performance on your gaming PC Patch v1.0.1 releasedJan 14, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsPatch v1.0.1 for God of War is now live. If you have preloaded God of War, you will have this small update before launching the game. If you have not downloaded God of War, this version will be incorporated into the general download. Please restart Steam to receive the update immediately. Patch Notes Performance Improvements Fixed an issue that could cause performance degradations after prolonged play sessions Fixed an HDR issue that could cause scenes to be too dark Fixed a few issues that were causing sporadic crashes God of War is now LIVE on PC!Jan 14, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsWe are thrilled to announce that God of War on PC is now officially live! Thank you for all of the support you’ve shown in the lead up to the release, your excitement has been a constant source of inspiration for us as we navigated the unfamiliar waters of porting this game to PC. We have a compiled an FAQ here in the Steam Discussions should you have any questions or want to reference information like our Systems Requirements. If something does arise, please submit a ticket on our Support Portal for our developers to investigate. Whether you're picking up God of War for the first time or playing it again on a new platform, we hope you enjoy your journey through the Norse wilds with Kratos and Atreus! - Santa Monica Studio + Jetpack InteractiveGod of War PC Ultrawide Trailer and Gameplay Tips for LaunchJan 13, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsTomorrow on January 14, God of War (2018) launches on PC. To ensure you’re ready, we’ve released our PC system requirements and features – be sure to check them both out! Ultrawide trailer One of the unique PC features that we’re very excited about is the 21:9 ultra-widescreen support that will allow you to play the game with an incredibly unique theatrical feel. Take a look below: Nine Realms survival guide With our release on the PC, we’re hoping that many new players will be able to experience Kratos and Atreus’ story for the first time. To help you get started, we’ve put together some beginner tips that will prepare you for the journey to come. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/41379490/f46e0159cbdf2792381656e6f110406a58ca242f.jpg Don’t forget your Boy Atreus may be young, but he’s one of your best assets in combat. As your journey progresses, Atreus will grow stronger and gain access to abilities that can make all the difference in your toughest fights like being able to stun monsters, bring Kratos back from the brink of death, and unleash powerful magical abilities along with his bow attacks. Atreus has three different gear sets that can synergize with your playstyle. Make sure you’re equipping him to best support Kratos’ needs in combat. At their first tier, the sets have the following effects: Sharpshooter Garb: Lower the Talon Bow recharge time. Aimed shots fired at enemies in the air deal extra damage. Fighter Tunic: Boosts melee damage and exposes enemy weakness. Choked enemies will take increased damage. Runic Vestment: Increased recovery speed from enemy attacks and provides Healthstone assistance. When Kratos is injured, Atreus has a chance to find Healthstones. Upgrading Atreus’ abilities and equipment will be as important as upgrading Kratos, invest in his progression early and often! Friendly Favors In God of War, there are side quests called Favors. Some let you get to know your allies better, like helping the blacksmith brothers Brok and Sindri, while others will let you journey deeper into the rich Norse mythology of the world. All offer rewards that will help you in battle. Alongside the XP you’ll earn, many of the Favors will also give you equipment and ability upgrades. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/41379490/06b10b41ee8bfa012737e076feba5cf2621f5cc0.jpg Earn XP with the Labors of Kratos Labors are tracked activities that will reward you for interacting with the world and playing the game. Completing them will grant you a big chunk of XP, so they’re great for leveling up. They’ll also encourage you to switch up your playstyle, try out new tactics, and explore the world. Labors come in four different categories: World: Engaging with the world by completing activities like closing Realm Tears and finding Hidden Chambers. Crafting: Crafting and upgrading your gear. Skill: Killing enemies in a specific way, like lighting them on fire or performing parries. Kill: Defeating a certain amount of an enemy type. Bestiary combat tactics Atreus will keep notes of...God of War PC release time confirmedJan 12, 2022 - PCGamesNGod of War comes to PC this week! We reviewed it, and it's good! Other people reviewed it, and they say it's good, too! If you're counting the hours until launch, the developers at Santa Monica Studio have helpfully provided info on exactly how many hours there are left to wait. If you're looking for the God of War PC release time, it's here. God of War PC has a single, global release time across both Steam and Epic: January 14 at 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm GMT. Pre-loads are already available on Steam, and since the God of War system requirements recommend 70GB of hard drive space, you can expect your initial download to be around the same size. In our review, my illustrious colleague Ian says "God of War is a lavishly produced game, from its tectonic boss fights to the fastidious attention to detail that enables its seamless storytelling. And for a tale about a grumpy god who spends his time filleting mythical warriors with whirling knives that bear a curious resemblance to the Unreal Engine logo, God of War is refreshingly human." Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The best God of War settings for performance on your gaming PC God of War PC reviews - our roundup of the scores God of War PC review - a god for all seasons God of War PC reviews - our roundup of the scoresJan 12, 2022 - PCGamesNUpdate - January 12, 2022: This article has been updated to reflect the correct release date. God of War is at last coming to PC. In just a couple short days, in fact. If you're based on our home platform and yet to dive into Kratos and Atreus' journey across the realms of Norse mythology, which originally arrived as a PlayStation exclusive back in 2018, then you might be looking to find out if it's worth your hard-earned pennies. The good news is that PC reviews are now pouring in, so we can find out how well it's fared with the critics. In our own God of War PC review, Ian Boudreau scores it a hearty nine out of ten, calling it a "lavishly produced game, from its tectonic boss fights to the fastidious attention to detail that enables its seamless storytelling". He concludes that it's "big, brash, and surprisingly poignant", arriving on PC in "fine shape", urging prospective fans not to "pass up this chance to play a console classic". You can catch the full review through the link above. Elsewhere, the action-adventure game is currently sitting at an impressive score of 93 on review aggregate site Metacritic, with most write-ups so far posting scores in the 80 to 100-out-of-100 range, with a good few at the top end of that scale. So, it seems the PC version has been very warmly received across the board, like a welcome goblet of winter mead. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The best God of War settings for performance on your gaming PC God of War PC release time confirmed God of War PC review - a god for all seasons God of War PC review - a god for all seasonsJan 12, 2022 - PCGamesNSince its PlayStation 4 launch in 2018, Santa Monica's God of War has been included on countless 'best of' lists, often as an all-timer. It was indisputably a killer app for the PlayStation 4, and an impressive demonstration of just how far Sony's console could be pushed. Now, nearly four years later, it's arriving on PC - Kratos' bearded glory has faded a little, but only just. God of War is not only a solid hack-and-slash romp through a refreshingly weird spin on Norse mythology, it's also a gentle rumination on fatherhood and generational trauma. We catch up with Kratos, the legendary Ghost of Sparta and son of Zeus, in an uncharacteristically quiet moment. He and his young son Atreus are gathering firewood in a forest in the lands far to the north. There's snow on the ground and grey running through his thick beard, making it clear that this story is set far away in both time and space from the original series. As we arrive back at the family's small, secluded cabin, we learn that this simple chore serves a grim purpose: Kratos was gathering wood for a funeral pyre for his departed wife, Faye. Her wish was for her ashes to be scattered from the highest peak in the land - setting Kratos and Atreus out on a much longer journey than they realise. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The best God of War settings for performance on your gaming PC God of War PC release time confirmed God of War PC reviews - our roundup of the scores God of War devs confirm Steam pre-loadsJan 11, 2022 - PCGamesNGod of War is, at last, ditching PlayStation exclusivity with a PC release. If you're especially excited about that fact, you might want to get in as close to launch as you can manage - and luckily, the devs at Santa Monica Studio have confirmed that pre-loads will soon be available on Steam, as well as when you can expect them to begin. Pre-loads for God of War on Steam begin on Wednesday, January 12 at 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm GMT. Since the God of War system requirements recommend 70GB of hard drive space, it's safe to expect a similar download size for the game. Sadly, the devs have not yet provided any specific unlock times for the game, or info on pre-loads via the Epic Games Store. The God of War release date is set for January 14 on Steam and Epic, and you can pick it up at a price of $49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: God of War PC release time confirmed God of War PC reviews - our roundup of the scores God of War PC review - a god for all seasons God of War (2018) PC System Requirements and PC Features TrailerDec 8, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsComing to you on January 14th, 2022 – God of War (2018) will launch on PC for the first time ever! SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS To help you figure out which setting will run best on your setup, we’ve put together five spec configurations. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/41379490/280726d3c18472f4a0a9df9cf25852890b400d7c.jpg PC FEATURES TRAILER Our collaboration with NVIDIA means that PC players with GEFORCE NVIDA RTX GPUs will be able to take full advantage of amazing features that will make the game feel even more sharp and responsive. NVIDIA DLSS AI PERFORMANCE BOOST Using NVIDIA’s revolutionary Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) software combined with their exceptional RTX GPUs, players will be able to experience God of War running at increased resolutions while retaining high frame rates. DLSS uses machine learning to upscale the game resolution giving you amazing picture quality without the sacrifice to performance. NVIDIA REFLEX When facing your toughest opponents like Sigrun the Valkyrie Queen, how quickly you can react to her attacks can make all the difference between life and death in a fight. With NVIDIA Reflex, gameplay on God of War (2018) for PC will be responsive with reduced system latency across several generations of NVIDIA GeForce RTX and GTX GPUs (NVIDIA Reflex is supported on GTX 900 series or better). AMD FIDELITYFX SUPER RESOLUTION We are also happy to support AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) so our players with AMD GPUs can take advantage of their visual enhancement technology! ENHANCED GRAPHICS Higher-resolution shadows, improved screen space reflections, enhanced Ground Truth Ambient Occlusion (GTAO) and Screen Space Directional Occlusion (SSDO), alongside highly detailed assets and rendering solutions means God of War on PC will be a beautiful, crisp visual experience. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/41379490/1a64dc3fd14a39fa9b1211fbf4689e53e9f5b9f5.jpg From the frozen wastes of Helheim with its jagged, icy terrain and ghostly green skies to the lush Lake of Light in Alfheim whose shores are home to exotic plants and crystalline waters – the mythical and stunning environments of God of War will shine on PC as you journey through them on your quest. For the latest updates on God of War for PC, make sure you follow Santa Monica Studio on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! God of War will have Nvidia Reflex and DLSS performance boosts on PCDec 8, 2021 - PCGamesNWhen God of War arrives on PC next month, it'll boast a couple enhancements over its original PlayStation version that should please PC players - although as with Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn, we won't be seeing more transformative additions, such as ray-tracing, in this port. However, any new features at all are the perfect excuse to cut a new trailer, and so today we get to gawp once again at Santa Monica's mythological action-adventure game. The trailer is captured in 4K at 60 fps, which gives us a nice look at the higher-resolution shadow maps featured in the PC port of God of War. The trailer points out that this version will also support Nvidia's DLSS and Reflext technologies at launch, which will be welcome news for anyone with a mid-spec machine. As we've reported, God of War's PC version also supports AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution, so you'll be able to scale the base resolution to fit your performance needs no matter which gaming GPU you've got installed in your PC. The only other new feature specifically called out in the trailer is the improved screen space reflections, which will definitely look nice but likely fall short of the transformative visual punch provided by true ray-traced lighting and shadows. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: God of War system requirements - 10GB slimmer than expected What if: God of War had an Assassin's Creed-style Discovery Tour? God of War comes to Steam in 86 days What if: God of War had an Assassin's Creed-style Discovery Tour?Nov 20, 2021 - PCGamesNIt's been an exciting time for fans of gaming's angry dads. God of War, once a staple of Sony's first-party exclusives, was recently confirmed to debut on PC in January with its excellent 2018 reboot. Sony's showcase in September also showed some of the upcoming sequel, God of War: Ragnarok, and coincided with a tweet from art director Raf Grassetti showing its take on the Norse god Thor. That character art is badass, but sadly, there were some who didn't know it. At risk of oversimplifying - a risk I'm willing to take because the outcry wasn't particularly sophisticated - many seemed to take issue with Thor being, essentially, fat. This is not only mean-spirited but incorrect. In the mythology, Thor is the most physically strong of all the gods and loves his ale so much that, in a drinking contest rigged by those cheating Frost Giants, he drank enough of the literal ocean to create the tides. In another tale from the Poetic Edda, while disguised as the goddess Freyja at a wedding reception, he eats entire animals and drinks whole barrels of mead. I guarantee you that Chris Hemsworth's diet for the MCU is nothing like that. The 'authentic' Thor is basically the legendary prop forward from your local rugby club who once put away twenty pints and headbutted a goat into a coma crossed with champion strongmen like his Icelandic namesake Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. Image-search 'world's strongest man' and you'll find many physiques that'll remind you of the character art below. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: God of War system requirements - Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR support confirmed God of War comes to Steam in 86 days God of War - Open-World-Abenteuer mit Kratos und Atreus kommt 2022 für den PCOct 25, 2021 - pressakey.comSony Interactive Entertainment und die kalifornischen Santa Monica Studios haben offiziell bestätigt, dass God of War im neuen Jahr für den PC erscheinen wird. Das vielfach von der Fachpresse und Spielenden gleichermaßen gelobte Open-World-Abenteuer mit einem "neuen" Kratos, ist 2018 exklusiv für die PlayStation 4 » Komplette News auf pressakey.com lesen » God of War auf pressakey.com God of War system requirements - Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR support confirmedOct 20, 2021 - PCGamesNSony's just announced that the PlayStation exclusive God of War is coming to Steam and the Epic Game Store, and it looks like it'll embrace the power of gaming PC hardware. While Kratos' Nordic adventure isn't the first PS4 game to release on PC, it could set a new standard for what to expect from Sony's newly acquired port specialist, Nixxes. According to Sony's announcement post on the PlayStation Blog, God of War's PC port will feature "true" 4K resolution support and unlocked frame rates, providing your rig can handle churning out both. While we'll need to wait a little longer for the game's official graphics card, RAM, and gaming CPU requirements, we do know that you'll need to free up 80GB of space on your gaming SSD. The PC version of Sony Santa Monica's epic tale also comes with a whole host of graphical options and pre-sets, including improved screen-space reflections, higher resolution shadows, and ambient occlusion enhancements like GTAO and SSDO. Better still, God of War for PC also comes with Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR, meaning that every GPU will benefit from upscaling technology to facilitate higher resolutions, while still maintaining decent frame rates. The game will also support Nvidia's Reflex low latency tech, which should help Kratos' axe strike true. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Save 41% on the Razer Basilisk Ultimate wireless gaming mouse this Black Friday Hitman 3 VR, ray tracing, and more comes to gaming PCs in Year 2 2022 update Nvidia RTXGI 'Infinite Scrolling Volumes' feature makes its debut in Icarus God of War comes to Steam in 86 daysOct 20, 2021 - PCGamesNGod of War - the 2018 PlayStation 4 game, not the 2005 PS2 original - is officially coming to PC. The soft reboot will launch on Steam early next year, and will feature an array of additional graphical bells and whistles for PC players, including DLSS and support for 21:9 ultrawide resolutions. God of War hits Steam and the Epic Games Store on January 14, 2022, at a price of $49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99. You'll naturally be able to set native resolutions including 4K and ultrawide, make use of unlocked frame rates, and enjoy graphical improvements with better shadow resolution, screen space reflections, and more advanced ambient occlusion. The game will also feature Nvidia tech like DLSS and Reflex, though no ray tracing support has been announced. The devs promise "robust controller support" including DualShock 4, DualSense, and other gamepads, as well as fully remappable keyboard and mouse controls. As the official announcement makes clear, we're also getting a handful of additional cosmetics alongside the PC release. Additional details will be revealed in the months leading up to launch. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: God of War system requirements - DLSS support could lead gaming PCs to victory God of War (2018) is coming to PCOct 20, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsWe’re thrilled to announce that God of War (2018) will be coming to PC on January 14th, 2022! All of us at Santa Monica Studio have been humbled by the immense amount of support and passions fans of the God of War series have shown in the latest chapter of Kratos’ story since its release. As of August 2021, 19.5MM copies for God of War on PlayStation 4 have been sold and we can’t wait to share that experience with a whole new group of players on PC! Our primary goal when bringing God of War to PC was to highlight the exceptional content the team created and leverage the powerful hardware that the platform offers to create a uniquely breathtaking and high-performance version of the game. You’ll be able to enjoy the full potential of our cinematic, no-cut camera as it follows Kratos and Atreus across the realms with the option of true 4k resolution, on supported devices, and unlocked framerates. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/41379490/51cf5d92f8c7525f25949d59a99c85a8eb852f5e.jpg Our PC version includes a wide range of graphical presets and options so you can fine-tune your visual experience based on your setup. From higher resolution shadows and improved screen space reflections to enhancements to the ambient occlusion pipeline with GTAO and SSDO – God of War on the PC can create striking visual quality unique to the platform. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/41379490/3791a8b5de1b10ef8a741ebe09ea02377d075e4f.jpg We’re also happy to announce that we will have full integration with NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) available on RTX™! You won’t have to sacrifice high graphical settings and output resolutions for high performance in God of War. In addition to DLSS we will also NVIDIA Reflex low latency technology available. Reflex delivers a more responsive experience allowing you to react quicker and hit harder combos. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/41379490/f0c0ffa90740b2a89c2ad0d604709064350fcda4.jpg Alongside the graphic and performance improvements, we are also offering 21:9 ultra-widescreen support! From the heart-pumping clashes in combat to the quiet moments where you can take in the otherworldly beauty of the Norse wilds across the Nine Realms, our panoramic widescreen support will make every moment feel more like a truly theatrical experience. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/41379490/c9e9ca09b4aeb4c4bfb05e935294792f083d34f4.jpg Our plans for God of War on PC include robust controller support and keyboard mapping customization. For those of you who would prefer a controller, we will support DUALSHOCK®4 and DUALSENSE® wireless controllers in addition to a wide range of other gamepads. For our keyboard and mouse players, you will be able to fully customize the bindings to create a control setup that works best for you. Finally, the purchase of God of War on PC will also contain the following digital content: Death’s Vow Armor Sets for Kratos and Atreus Exile’s Guardian Shield Skin Buckler of the Forge Shield Skin Shining Elven Soul Shield Skin Dökkenshieldr Shield Skin That’s all we’ve ...