How Tall is Kratos? Facts about God of War’s Hero

Kratos is easily one of the best gaming protagonists of the past few decades, and the hulking warrior cuts an imposing figure. But exactly how tall is Kratos? And how heavy is he?

Read on to learn more about God of War’s main man.

Related: How to beat Zeus in GoW 3 

How Tall is Kratos?

Kratos and Mimir
Kratos and Mimir

Well, there are two answers to this. In all games prior to God of War 2018, Kratos was 7ft 6in (2.29m). From GoW 2018 onwards, Kratos’ height is 6ft 4in (1.93).

This was an intentional decision made by the character technical art team as the game moved into the PlayStation 4 era. The decision was made to depict Kratos in more realistic proportions instead of the more comic book proportions that had previously been seen. 

This was done both to fit the artstyle and also to make the motion capture easier as there are a lot of interactions between different characters and Kratos in the 2018 game. Having the actor be of similar proportions to the character made the clean up a lot easier for the animations team. 

How Old is Kratos?

How Old is Kratos
How Old is Kratos

Kratos is a different age in each game of the series. Being a demigod, Kratos also ages extremely slowly and may look like he hasn’t aged at all in a physical sense. 

That being said, in God of War 4 Kratos must be at least 1000 years old, and we know this thanks to some excellent detective work on this Reddit thread. In short, it is because there is roughly 1000 years between the earthquake in Sparta (464 BC) and the extreme cooling weather event in the Northern Hemisphere in 535/536 AD. These two dates mark the end of God of War 3 and God of War 4, respectively. 

Additionally, we know that Kratos must be at least 30 at the beginning of the first God of War, as that is the youngest age a Spartan could graduate into a captain. Given the duration from the start to the end of the first trilogy, we can add at least another 50 years on to Kratos’ age. 

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How Much Does Kratos Weigh?

Kratos and Baldur
Kratos and Baldur

We know how tall is Kratos, and can roughly guess his age, but how heavy is he? Although we know that Kratos is an absolute mountain of a man, there is no official information about how much Kratos weighs. 

According to the 8wayrun wiki, though, Kratos weighed in at 284 lbs (129 kg). This is quite crazy when you consider that the bridge that Kratos pushes in GoW 4 is 1,774,000 tonnes (1.774 billion kg), according to the game’s director Cory Barlog. That means that Kratos was able to push a weight over 9 million times his own body weight!

How Tall is Freya?

Freya with Kratos and Atreus
Freya with Kratos and Atreus

One of the most essential characters in 2018’s God of War is Freya, the Norse goddess of love, war, and beauty. 

The Witch of the Woods has one of the most interesting story arcs in the entire game, but any information on her height is purely speculation as no official word has been given. 

That being said, we can deduce that she is a tall figure as she is greater in height than Baldur, and only slightly smaller than Kratos. A good guess would be around the 6ft (1.83m) mark. 

How Tall is Atreus?

Atreus and Kratos
Atreus and Kratos

Many people who ask the question “how tall is Kratos?”, also wonder how tall his son, Atreus, is. Again, there is no official line on this, so we can only speculate as to the height of Atreus. 

From the cutscenes in God of War 4, it looks as though Atreus is roughly half the height of Kratos. This would make Atreus around 3ft 2in (0.97m). 

From the God of War novel we can glean that Atreus is 11 years old, which means that Atreus is likely to grow up to be an imposing figure in older age, just like his father. 

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So, how tall is Kratos? Now we know that he is 6ft 4in as of God of War 4. Did you think he was taller? Maybe you have some other interesting information about the God of War  protagonist? If so, let us know in the comment section below! 

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For any enquiries, contact me at richard@blogofgames.com

To see the heights of Atreus, Baldur, Kratos, and Freya in context, watch the video below. For those who have not yet completed the game, be warned that this video contains SPOILERS. 

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