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The God Of War Ragnarok Easter Egg Fans Might Have Missed

The critically acclaimed "God of War Ragnarok" has no shortage of content to keep players engaged. By virtually all accounts, the latest entry into the "God of War" series will take players a minimum of 30 hours before completing the game's main quest. And if players endeavor to do as much as they can and interact with everything the game offers, then "God of War Ragnarok" can take even longer to complete. One of the tasks outside the main narrative fans can undertake is to go on an Easter egg hunt and track down each of the 14 poems scattered throughout the in-game world.

In Norse mythology, Kvasir was a Norse god descendent of Aesir and Vanir, known for his wisdom, who roamed the world offering solutions to problems. In "God of War Ragnarok," he's the author of the 14 poems players can find — and instead of wisdom, Kvasir is dolling out sweet references. These optional asides won't help players tackle the most frustrating "God of War Ragnarok" boss or gain a deeper explanation of the mythology in the title, but they will provide some entertainment and levity to the otherwise serious game. Here are the Easter eggs players can stumble upon if they hunt down Kvasir's poems.

The poems in Ragnarok all reference other games

Throughout "God of War Ragnarok," players can collect up to 14 poems that carry the teachings of Kvasir. However, upon close inspection, these poems don't offer much value regarding "God of War" lore. Instead, they are all Easter eggs that reference other popular in-house PlayStation titles.

For instance, the poem "Large Society Ground Orb, The Performance" is an apparent reference to "MLB: The Show," a long-running baseball series developed by San Diego Studios. Lines like "A swing, a collision" or "Nine nights, and nine days" vaguely allude to hitting a ball with a bat for nine innings. Other poems like "Tool and Bang" refer to "Ratchet & Clank," with cheeky lines such as "with friends on their back," referring to Ratchet carrying his robot companion Clank on his back throughout the series (via MP1st).

Other Easter eggs in the poems include references to "Uncharted," "The Last of Us," "Ghost of Tsushima," and "The Order 1886," among others. So if players are in the mood to read some funny interpretations of modern games, finding the poems could prove a fun task while hunting down equipment to transmog.