'God Of War' Hacker Discovers Hilarious Off-Camera Secret
It will be the second anniversary of the release of God of War next month, and the game has enjoyed huge success since its release on April 20, 2018. In fact, it's done so well that a sequel is almost certainly in the works and the game's director reportedly wants to see the game adapted for Netflix.
And while that's all great stuff, it seems that God of War hasn't yet given up all of its secrets - as YouTuber and game hacker Lance McDonald discovered. After what appears to be months of work, McDonald has succeeded in uncovering a secret from the opening hours of the game. Right at the end of the fight with The Stranger, or Baldur as we later know him, Kratos hurls him off a cliff - you know, as you do.
Now, we know that wasn't the end of Baldur. But, thanks to McDonald's camera hack, you'll see that your opponent had a little more sass than was originally apparent.
So @corybarlog who was responsible for this little easter egg? pic.twitter.com/FLYBh1Nfdm
- Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) March 5, 2020
McDonald used the unlocked camera to follow The Stranger as he plummets from the cliff edge and, as he zooms in, we're greeted by, well, you can see what in the tweet above. In all fairness, I'd probably have done the same if I'd been unceremoniously dumped over the side of a mountain by Kratos; but this does open up the possibility of other, hidden secrets just waiting to be found.
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"Good day's work," says McDonald in another tweet. "God of War (PS4)'s camera fully hacked. No clipping, ability to start and stop time freely, and works fully during cutscenes. It's activated by entering special button presses on the map screen. Works great!"
At the time of writing, God of War's game director Cory Barlog hasn't responded to McDonald's tweet. But it would be interesting to hear the story behind this particular secret - assuming, of course, that he even knew of its existence.
You may be familiar with McDonald's past work. He makes a point of pulling games apart and finding the secrets hidden within by manipulating the game's code. We've most recently reported on his revelation that the P.T. demo's antagonist, Lisa, is behind you the entire time - also discovered thanks to a camera hack. He's also spent a lot of time with the Souls games, uncovering cut content in both Bloodborne and Dark Souls 3.
"Absolutely laughing at this, can't wait to see what else is hidden in the game off-camera," says McDonald in a tweet. Neither can we!
Featured Image Credit: Sony