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The Truth About The Mysterious Mural Easter Egg In God Of War

For anyone who played 2018's God of War (which is slated for a 2021 sequel), we're sure you enjoyed every minute of it.

Kratos and his young son Atreus explored various Norse realms and found themselves locked in battle with all sorts of mythical beings. Along the way, they encountered otherworldly denizens that were either friend or foe. One of those foes was tagged with the moniker of The Stranger. As the game wore on and made its way to the final clash between Kratos and his latest divine rival, everyone came to find out that The Stranger's real name is Baldur.

Once players delivered the final blow to Baldur, they finally got the chance to complete the task entrusted to Kratos by his second wife Faye, Atreus' mother. As the final portion of the pair's grand adventure began winding down, players spotted a series of murals that are quite prophetic in how they predict the events that transpired during Kratos' adventure.

One of the murals displays a moment that transpired shortly beforehand. But what's truly revealing about that mural is the fact that you can get a few glances at it from the very beginning of the game.

A mural that's seen at the end of Kratos and Atreus' journey can actually be spotted much earlier

In the hall of murals, Atreus spots one that depicts that epic final battle that just played out between his father and Baldur.

Funny enough, that particular image can actually be spotted at a much earlier point in the game. When Kratos and The Stranger get to throwing hands at the very start of the game, Kratos ends up slamming his newest foe against a giant stone slab. That very same slab is put on display as a faded version of the mural that's seen in full at the close of the game.

During Kratos and The Stranger's initial clash, the faded mural can be spotted several times in the background. What's curious about this Easter egg is that it still hasn't been fully explained. Questions remain about that early sighting of the mural: Was it an early vision from Faye that led to the mural being placed in the area? How long has it been there? And since it's so close to Kratos' home, how come he never noticed it before he saw it at the end of the game?