God of War Ragnarok: The Hateful [Location, Rewards, Fight]

The hateful in God of War Ragnarok is an optional boss that you will have to defeat if you want to finish the game completely.

God of War Ragnarök: The Hateful [Explained]
God of War Ragnarök: The Hateful [Explained]

God of War Ragnarok has an optional boss that you can skip. Once you defeat “The Hateful, you’ll be rewarded with XP, resources, and attachments.

Key Takeaways

  • The Hateful is an optional boss you will run into during the game’s early stages.
  • The Hateful has four powerful attacks that can be lethal.
  • You can counter its attack patterns if you play it right.
  • Defeating The Hateful will reward you with XP, resources, and attachments.

Who is The Hateful?

The Hateful God of War
The Hateful Boss in God of War Ragnarok

The Hateful is an ugly and scary-looking boss you will encounter while going to the Applecore mines. Even though he looks scrawny, his axes deal decent damage that can become lethal if you aren’t careful.

Where to find the Hateful?

You can encounter The Hateful while doing the Quest of Tyr. You will start this quest as you typically follow this game, as this is the second chapter of the main story. During this quest, you will be asked to make your way to Tyr, which will be possible by traversing through the Applecore mines.

The Hateful exists at the southeastern door that you will come across before the doors that lead to Tyr. Once you approach the door, you will come across him where you must defeat him. Now that you have found him let’s talk about how you can put him to rest once and for all.

How to defeat The Hateful?

When the battle ensues, you come across The Hateful and his minions. The fight might seem simple enough that you can obliterate them, but it isn’t so. If you don’t play your cards right, you might be in trouble, as you will still be around Level 2. So, to help you along, I have provided steps to approach the battle.

  1. Defeat the Minions First: Prioritize taking out the minions that accompany The Hateful. This will make the fight more manageable as you can focus solely on the boss. Use crowd control abilities like Frost Awaken and Freezing Throw to freeze the minions, making them easier to eliminate.

  2. Dodge the Hateful’s Flame Attack: The Hateful has unblockable and block-breaking attacks that can inflict a damaging flame debuff. Dodge these attacks to avoid taking significant damage and the debuff. Dodging is crucial in this fight.

  3. Throw his Molten Spray Back: When The Hateful launches his molten spray attack, try to parry it with your shield. This will send the projectiles back at him, dealing damage and briefly stunning him. Use this opportunity to get in some attacks.

  4. Use Spartan Rage Wisely: Spartan Rage can be a valuable resource in this fight, offering damage and survival abilities. Save it for critical moments when your health is low to maximize its effectiveness.Spartan Rage in God of War RagnarokUsing Spartan Rage

  5. Learn The Hateful’s Attack Patterns: The Hateful has several attack patterns that you should be aware of:

    • Molten Spray: Reflect this attack with your shield by parrying to stun The Hateful.
    • Triple Axe Rush: Block or parry the axe strikes in this combo to avoid taking damage.
    • Flaming Axe Combo: Watch for variations in this combo, as it might include unblockable attacks.
    • Flaming Upward Slash: Move away from the attack’s course when you see the characteristic movement and red ring signal to avoid getting hit.
  6. Stay Patient and Observant: This fight may take some time, especially if you’re at a lower level. Stay patient, observe The Hateful’s attack patterns, and look for openings to attack. Don’t rush, and focus on dodging and parrying to minimize damage.

  7. Use Healing Items: If you have healing items, don’t hesitate to use them when your health is low. It’s better to stay alive and continue the fight than risk getting defeated.

By following these strategies and staying patient, you can increase your chances of defeating The Hateful in the game. Good luck!


Defeating the Hateful provides many rewards to help you progress smoothly in the main storyline. The Rewards include XP, resources, and attachments, so let’s look closely at them.


XP Rewards
250 XP for Kratos
75 XP for Atreus (Give Me Balance)


2 x Sovereign CoalsResource
5 x Dust of RealmsUnique Resource
1 x Chaos SparkWeapon Upgrade
250 x HacksilverCurrency


Fortified Frost KnobLeviathan Axe Attachment
Cursed Empress HandlesBlades of Chaos Attachment


This is all the information you need to take down the Hateful and etch your name in God of War Ragnarok. This battle prepares you for the upcoming bosses by refreshing your mechanics and ability to approach a fight. This is crucial as God of War has many bosses you will have to face.

Other than bosses, God of War Ragnarok allows you to explore various locations, all being unique to others. Among them is Svartalfheim, which has numerous activities for you to complete. Moreover, you can strengthen your arsenal by upgrading your armor and having a solid build.

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