This page of the guide explains the combat in God of War Ragnarok - the weapons and abilities available to Kratos, whether they can be upgraded, and if Atreus accompanies him in battle.
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As in the previous game, Kratos in God of War Ragnarok will be able to fight without weapons, using only his fists and legs. This can be useful when facing specific types of enemies, who are invulnerable to melee weapons, or when solving environmental puzzles.
Fighting with weapons and shields
In God of War Ragnarok, Kratos will be able to use weapons familiar to fans of the series, such as the Leviathan and Blades of Chaos, which he can use to unleash deadly combos. Of course, you'll be able upgrade weapons to increase their stats. Interestingly, you'll be able to use the Blades of Chaos to close the distance between you and the enemy.
The game's director also confirmed that in God of War Ragnarok, Kratos will be able to use a variety of shields that will provide different defensive options and abilities.
Atreus in the game God of War Ragnarok will continue using his bow named Talon.
In addition to his usual attacks, Kratos in God of War Ragnarok will be able to use a number of abilities to become more effective. There will be plenty of ways to combine them, allowing everyone to tailor the character to their own preferences.
Atreus will once again support Kratos in battles. Interestingly, in one of the trailers, you can see the boy using his bow at close range to hit his opponent, so it's possible that in God of War Ragnarok Atreus will have a broader range of attacks at his disposal.