God of War Celebrates Its First Anniversary With Free Stuff for Fans

Lots of freebies are up for grabs in celebration of God of War, along with the bittersweet announcement that there will be no DLC for the game.
  • Playstation 4
  • Action-Adventure
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2018’s Game of the Year, God of War, celebrates its first anniversary with a PS4 goodies. SIE Santa Monica Studio

God of War, the PS4-exclusive title that won 2018’s Game of the Year Award, officially turns one year old this week, and celebrations are already kicking off. To show their gratitude for the overwhelming support they’ve received from the gaming community, developer Santa Monica Studio and Sony are giving away exclusive freebies over the week-long Anniversary celebration.

Regardless of whether or not you have purchased God of War on PS4, players can claim a brand-new and exclusive dynamic theme for PlayStation. The theme is a stunning glimpse into the world of God of War, and features Kratos beside his son, Atreus. The scene is set in the Lake of the Nine, and does justice to one of the most beautiful locations in God of War. The PS4 Dynamic theme is free for everyone, and you can claim it right now from the PlayStation Network.

On Wednesday, April 17, the studio is giving away even more stuff, this time God of War-themed Avatars for use on the PlayStation Network. You can grab a sneak-peek of what Avatars will be available on the official PlayStation blog. Again, these Avatars will be given away for free to everyone, whether or not they’ve played or purchased God of War on PS4. The Avatars are available starting April 17, when players will be able to claim them on the PlayStation Network.

God of War Avatars
In addition to the stunning dynamic theme for PS4, God of War devs give away these Avatars for use on the PlayStation Network. Photo: SIE Santa Monica Studio

Despite the festivities surrounding the God of War anniversary, fans of the franchise are still trying to cope with the recent announcement that no DLC for God of War is in the works, nor will there be, according to game director Cory Balrog. Hopefully, this means that Santa Monica Studio is getting ready for something even better, but we don’t want to assume anything at this point.

The God of War franchise itself is almost 15 years old. The first God of War title came out in 2005 for the PlayStation 2, and comparing the two titles, it’s easy to see how far the franchise has come. Of course, fans are a little disappointed that God of War won’t be getting any DLCs or expansions, but we’re trying to stay positive in hoping that they have something else in the works.

What do you think about the God of War anniversary celebration so far? Will you be grabbing the exclusive PS4 dynamic theme, or are you more interested in the God of War-themed PSN Avatars? Of course, you can always grab both, but feel free to tell us what you think in the comments section below!

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