Fans hoping to get their hands on the brand-new Darkdale Armor set in God of War Ragnarok need to follow some simple steps first to unlock it.

God of War Ragnarok’s deluxe edition comes with a few extra goodies for dedicated fans, including the Darkdale Armor set.

However, while it may feel like you should have your purchase available to you the moment you start the game, you’ll have to wait a little while before you’re able to unlock it.

How to Unlock the Deluxe Edition Darkdale Armor in God of War Ragnarok

To unlock the Darkdale Armor in God of War Ragnarok, you will need to purchase the deluxe edition of the game. If you purchased the standard edition, you can upgrade to the deluxe edition for $10.

Once purchased, it’s just the case of accessing it in-game and collecting it from beloved characters Brok and Sindri. For more detailed steps, continue reading:

  • Play through the opening hour and defeat Thor
  • Continue for a little longer and escort Atreus to find Tyr’s secrets
  • When you return home, Sindri will take you through a Mystic Gate to his home
  • Inside, Brok has a shop open where you can upgrade your gear
  • Press O next to Brok’s shop to access it
  • Once you leave the shop, Brok will point you to a chest of Lost Possessions
  • Interact with it (press O), and you will receive the Darkdale armor
Kratos and Atreus wearing the Darkdale armor set

What Is Included in the Darkdale Armor Set?

Fans can expect unique Chest, Wrist, and Waist armor for Kratos, Darkdale-themed attire for Atreus, a Grip for the Leviathan Axe, and Handles for the Blades of Chaos.

It offers newcomers a huge boost to Defense, Strength, and Runic. Additionally, the Waist and Wrist armor together increase the rate at which Rage is gained, which is enormously helpful.

Darkdale Armor Stats

If you’re looking for a more detailed breakdown, here are all of the stats for in the Darkdale Armor set:

  • Darkdale Attire – Atreus
  • Darkdale Plackart – Kratos
    • Strength – 4
    • Defense – 4
    • Runic – 1
    • Enraged Slayer – Killing an enemy while in Spartan Rage restores some Rage and Health
  • Darkdale Arm Guards – Kratos
    • Strength – 5
    • Runic – 1
    • Raging Affliction II – Increases the rate at which Rage is gained when attacking Status-Afflicted enemies and using Runic Attacks
  • Darkdale Waist Guard – Kratos
    • Defense – 5
    • Runic – 1
    • Raging Affliction II – Increases the rate at which Rage is gained when attacking Status-Afflicted enemies and using Runic Attacks
  • Grip of Darkdale – Leviathan Axe
    • Strength – 3
    • Cooldown – 2
    • Deadly Awakening – Killing enemies with a Frost Awaken (Hold Triangle) attack causes a Frost Shockwave and re-Frost Awakens the axe
  • Darkdale Handles – Blades of Chaos
    • Strength – 3
    • Luck – 2
    • Deadly Flames – Killing enemies with a Flame Whiplash (Mash Triangle) attack causes a Burn Shockwave and increases Burn status inflicted for a duration
Kratos in the Darkdale Armor in God of War Ragnarok

What Is the Darkdale Armor Set in God of War Ragnarok?

The Darkdale Armor set is an exclusive set of armor, grip, and handle that players can unlock by purchasing the Deluxe Edition of God of War Ragnarok.

It isn’t available to anyone who does not own the deluxe edition, making it a rare item within the game. It buffs the usual stats while improving the rate at which players recover Rage.

Is the God of War Ragnarok Darkdale Armor Worth It?

The Darkdale Armor set offers players a significant leg up at the beginning and a beautiful-looking set of armor. While it does cost an additional $10 to get the deluxe edition, it is absolutely worth it.

Additionally, it is made even better if you know how the transmog system works in God of War Ragnarok. This is because the Darkdale Armor can be worn throughout your entire journey.

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