God of War Tips and Tricks You Should Know Before Getting Started

God of War Tips and Tricks You Should Know Before Getting Started

Highlights
  • God of War is out April 20
  • Hacksilver is the game’s currency
  • You use XP to buy new skills

If you’ve checked out our God of War review you probably noticed that Kratos’ latest outing is far from the bombastic, over the top fare we’re accustomed to. Not only is the setting different but the combat is also far from what we’ve come to expect from past entries. Levelling up, earning currency, gaining more abilities and gear, all of these have more in common with fully-fledged role-playing games than Kratos’ past adventures. With that in mind, here’s what you need to know before tackling God of War for PS4.

Leviathan Axe recall timing
This time around you’ll be using the Leviathan Axe instead of Kratos’ blades. You can throw your axe by pressing R1 and recall it with the triangle button. While being a handy trick that lets you solve puzzles with ease, you need to keep in mind that the time it takes for you to get your axe back depends on where you threw it.

Lobbing it at an enemy in front of you sees it return immediately while using it to solve a puzzle three rooms earlier means you’ll be waiting a bit before it gets back to you. And though Kratos’ fists are a good alternative, you’re best served recalling the axe as soon as you can.