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God of War (2018)

The Journal

Ben Chard

The Journal

You’ll be spending a lot of time in the Journal screen during your adventures in Midgard, accessed with the [Touchpad] button. As you can see, there’s a lot of information available to you here as Atreus chronicles your journey, let’s take a quick look at what you can find:

  • The WEAPONS and ARMOR tabs are where you can view and change what Kratos is equipping. On the right you will also see a box relaying Kratos’ stats, pressing the [L3] button will give you an explanation of each stat. For now, there’s not much you can do here and this will be covered in more depth later in the walkthrough.

  • The SKILLS tab is where you’ll find all of the skills available to Kratos. You’ll be able to see a short demonstation of the skill on the right along with how much XP is needed to unlock the skill.

  • The MAP tab will display an overview of Midgard and your current location within it. It displays useful information that keeps track of your completion rate for both the region and Midgard in total.

  • The GOALS tab is where you’ll find all the information on your tasks and adventures. Consider this the “Quests” page and it’s split into five more sections.

    • Journey is where you’ll find all the information related to the main story quest in God of War.

    • Favors are side quests, tasks given to you by other denizens of Midgard that are not directly related to the main story.

    • Labors are more like achievements such as total kills or using a certain skill, as you perform this skill or kill an enemy type for the first time, it will be added and recorded here.

    • Treasure Maps are small tasks related to deciphering the image found on the said map leading to great treasure.

    • Artefacts are all about collectibles, each region will have a themed set of collectibles to seek out and procure, rewarding XP upon it’s completion. On top of that, any Artefacts you find can be sold at a merchant for some much needed coin.

  • The CODEX tab provides details on the world of Midgard via the Lore section and helpful information on all enemies in the Bestiary section. The Bestiary will update with advice on how to defeat the enemies as your kill count increases.

  • Finally, the RESOURCES tab details any special items you’ve obtained and crafting resources.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms,
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    20 April 2018
  • Last Updated
    18 February 2022
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard

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Following the destruction of the Greek Pantheon, Kratos hides himself away in the Norse realm Midgard. Upon the death of his beloved, Kratos and his son begin a journey that will change them forever throughout the Norse realms. As a mentor to his son, he must be a guiding light but the burden of his past still looms over him.

The most complete guide for God of War features everything you could wish to know during your time in Midgard. A step-by-step walkthrough featuring every collectible, treasure map and more illustrated with gorgeous screenshots.

Version 1.0:

  • Full walkthrough of the main storyline.
  • Coverage of all Sidequests.
  • Detailed strategies on how to defeat every optional boss.
  • Find every Treasure Hoard.
  • Every collectible uncovered.
  • Detailed information on character builds for Kratos.

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