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Loot Crate God of War Limited Edition Crate Review

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My favorite game of the year now has a Limited Edition Crate from Loot Crate! God of War Crate promises a $90+ value of collectibles, apparel, drinkware and more.

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The Runes make their first appearance!

About God of War Limited Edition from Loot Crate

The Box: God of War Crate

The Cost: $49.99 + $10 S/H ($74.99 INTL)

The Products: $90+ value including

  • Collectibles, apparel, drinkware and more—including a hoodie—you can’t find anywhere else!
  • For fans reforging their bond with Kratos and those journeying with Atreus for the first time!
  • Items designed using in-game assets from God of War™ to enhance your journey!
  • Official God of War™ gear inspired by the unforgettable characters and moments in the game!

Ships: Worldwide

God of War Limited Edition from Loot Crate Review

This limited edition crate houses 8 items that are all 100% exclusive to the crate.

You’ll find an information card inside that will detail each item in the box.

Enamel Pin Set – Value $10-15?

Like all Loot Crates, it starts with a pin – or two pins in this case.

First, The Guardian Shield. One of my favorite feelings in the game is a perfectly timed block and knock-back with this shield – you can feel it and the games slows a bit.

Secondly, you can’t travel the realms without a trusty Bifrost!

Leviathan Axe Hoodie – Value $30-35?

The big ticket item of this crate is definitely the exclusive Leviathan Axe hoodie. The front comes with the game logo, but the back is where the action is:

The absolute best feeling in the game is triggering the boomerang effect of the Leviathan Axe – it produces such a fulfilling thud in the DualShock controller and wipes out any enemies in its path. I think it’s also kind of cool that this is the location that Kratos stores his axe, too, with the blade on his upper right shoulder:

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I like that the graphic is simple and effective in detailing the axe.

I’d say it’s about a medium weight in terms of warmth. This will be good for the late Fall and late Winter – but probably isn’t enough for the dead of Winter.

The other thing to point out is the great little phone pocket right at the entrance of the hoodie pocket – my phone just fit in there – but that’s better because it’ll more than likely stay in place, too.

Vase Mug – Value $20?

One of the best items in this crate is definitely the vase art coffee mug! You might recall that there is a point in the game where you’re trapped in a few rooms with Atreus, and before freezing some blades and finding a way through them, Atreus will start to find pieces of Kratos’ past in these rooms:

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One vase reveals a lot of the past that Kratos is trying to guard Atreus against – and Loot Crate does an awesome job of translating this to a household item:

While it doesn’t list it, I’d assume this is not dishwasher or microwave safe – I’m so excited to use this!

Leviathan Axe Paperweight – Value $15?

The axe is such a great weapon that it gets a second item in the box!

The axe stands about 5.5 inches tall and it has a weighted base to achieve its duty of weighing down papers. It’s one of the coolest ways to stop your paper from blowing away.

It has good detail, too, so it works just as a collectible.

Challenge Coin Keychain – Value $5-10?

You’ll get a challenge coin keychain that has a really nice weight to it. It’s about 1.5 inches in diameter and features Kratos on one side…

And Atreus on the other.

Playing Cards – Value $5?

You’ll get a deck of playing cards that feature concept art of in-game characters and environments.

I like these just for the artwork alone.

World Serpent Poster – Value $10?

Speaking of concept art – you’ll find it again on this 14×21.5 inches poster of one of my favorite in-game moments!

Any encounter with the World Serpent just felt absolutely epic and frightening, at least at first, so I’m glad to see some artwork portraying those moments.

Ashes Dice Bag – Value $10-15?

Kratos’ journey is simply to spread his wife’s ashes – and he carries those ashes in a little bag the entire game.

Inside that replica bag, you’ll find dice that are a tribute to ancient Norse games.

This brought back a bunch of frustrating memories of trying to hit all 3 bells before the first one stopped ringing. So there’s definitely a love/hate relationship with the runes.

Verdict: I really enjoyed all of the big-ticket items in the box – the hoodie, paperweight, and the mug. The smaller items were more of a hit or miss with me – but being such a fan of this game, I love just getting more of the concept art. I may be biased because I have always loved the franchise and really love this game, but I thought this was one of the best Limited Edition Crates that Loot Crate has done.

To Wrap Up:

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What did you think of Loot Crate’s God of War Crate?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

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5 Comments

  1. Nice info about this crate, which, to my own surprise, did spark my curiosity.

    The earlier, Greco-themed, origins and pursuits of Kratos snared my attention (also, to my surprise) as an enthralled *viewer* of the gameplay.

    So captivated was I, by the paths, obstacles, and characters, encountered by the younger – and, decidedly, far less mature – Kratos; I could forgive -most- of the major mischaracterizations and misrepresentations of academically well-established Greek mythological concepts (poor Hades! Demonized – literally – by irrelevant, ethnocentric, notions of a tradition, foreign & still-nonexistent, to the world in which Kratos romped).

    So beautifully Spartan were Kratos’ means of overcoming challenge, after hurdle, after setback; I could ignore the gratuitous gore and Kylo-caliber, overreactive, boyish, rage.

    So cleverly designed were the labyrinthine puzzles – and, so indistinguishable were manipulable objects vs. map stage objects, ha! – even I found myself leaning in too close to the screen, searching the game world, pointing and exclaming, “The chain, that chain there! Try pulling it! Faster! The gate will close again!”

    So anxious did I become to watch, I started piping up when the inevitable, “Sooo… What d’you guys wanna do?” inquiry was posed:
    “Well…you could play GoW, y’know. Just saying.”

    We only recently began this Nordic navigation via Kratos, Party of 2; but it should go without saying: it’s easy to become attached to the game even just watching it. As a bonus, my previous observations of the puzzles Kratos has faced, allows me to personally take the boomeraxe by the handle for the sake of efficiency – when reaction time to scary creeps isn’t a factor, of course haha. The icing on the cake is Kratos’ ADORABLE Koala-style carry of Atreus.

    I knew well in advance that any notable Norse cultural misrepresentations would irritate me – and I’m almost certain there is no shortage of significant Scandi slipups… which brings me to this LootCrate unboxing and review…

    “The World Serpent.”
    What.
    Wait…what? Hold the phone.
    Not having yet met the great beast in-game, I have to suppose that that’s the terminology used in the game, non? “The World Serpent.”
    Are you freaking kidding me?! That is… just… absolutely…
    HILARIOUS!!!
    It’s really difficult to stop giggling about it. It’s such a silly-sounding, terribly clunky name, without a hint of artfulness – and its simplistic, base, straightforward, quality is too funny! It’s like asking Tarzan what the colossal creature is called. “World Serpent.”
    …Pshhhahaha!

    The most bizarre element of this awkward nomenclature? He’s obviously Jörmundgandr. “The World Serpent,” has a name; and his name is Jörmundgandr – which isn’t even difficult for an Anglophone to pronounce.

    Jörmundgandr is an undersea-dwelling beast so large, when he stretches out to his full length, his tail is right in front of his face because he wraps around the entire planet…

    …Which means the Old Norse were well aware of the Earth’s roundness for at least a millenium before Columbus mistook Key West for Calcutta.

  2. This is probably my last loot crate. The majority of items from this crate and the past 6+ months have been more of a miss for me. I really only care for the mug and dice bag from this particular crate. I live in Louisiana and it will very rarely get cold enough for me to wear a hoodie. The shipping debacle was a big turn off and no information given to explain this made it worse.

  3. Looks great, I can’t wait to get mine. Sadly I’m still fighting with LC support. Ordered within days of the crate becoming available and my items are not even in transit yet (almost 3 weeks late already). Sadly this may be my favorite, and final, loot crate purchase.

    • It’s going to be my last crate as well. The offerings have gotten more and more lackluster overall, and this shipping debacle of this crate was the final nail in the coffin. Two weeks ago a loot crate help agent stated they confirmed that my order was heading out, but my shipping label still shows pending, has since June 30th. If i didn’t want that hoodie so much I would be cancelling the crate all together.

  4. Wow – this is the first Loot Crate in years that I wish I’d gotten. Really solid.

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