There's An Avengers: Infinity War Reference Hidden In God Of War

Thanos and Infinity Gauntlet

God of War is a huge game, jam-packed with hidden areas to discover and secrets to uncover. There are even fun Easter eggs to keep your eye out for, including one that seems to be pointing to a film that launched just one week following the game, Avengers: Infinity War.

Don't worry; there won't really be any spoilers for the game or the movie below. If, however, you don't want to know the names/abilities of certain in-game items or read the name of missions you maybe haven't tackled yet, you'll probably want to tread lightly. No major plot points will be revealed, though.

Still with me? Good. Here we go.

Rumors of the appearance of the Infinity Gauntlet (kinda) appearing in God of War popped up earlier this week, with Reddit user moxxxxxi seeming to be the first person to pull everything together into a single guide. Even if you haven't seen Infinity War yet, you've likely seen any number of previous Marvel films this past decade hinting at the intentions of the universe's big bad, Thanos. In short, the guy is trying to gather all Infinity Stones, relics of great power. Inserting all of those stones into his Infinity Gauntlet would basically give him the power of a god, allowing him to bend time, reality, etc.

Anyway, partway through God of War, you'll receive a quest from one of the dwarf brothers called "Family Business." If you see that quest through, you'll be rewarded with an item called "Shattered Gauntlet of Ages." Sadly, this is a talisman Kratos can wear, and not an actual gauntlet. In the game, talisman's give Kray-Kray stat buffs and typically an extra ability, like a ground-smash that freezes your enemies. The talisman itself offers a projectile beam ability, but its description is what caught everyone's attention.

The Shattered Gauntlet of Ages is said to be an ancient relic of Hel that was deemed too powerful to remain whole. Fragments of the gauntlet were therefor scattered across the realms. Anyone who saw Thor: Ragnarok will likely recognize the name of the lightning god's sister.

Anyway, if you fully upgrade the talisman, it will have three enchantment slots available. Enchantments can be attached to most of Kratos' gear to give him additional perks and bonuses.

Since there are six Infinity Stones, it's fitting that there are six enchantments in the game that seem to line up with the individual stone. Those include Andvari's Souls (Soul Stone), Njord's Temporal Stone (Time Stone), Invaldi's Corrupted Mind (Mind Stone), Asgard's Shard of Existence (Reality Stone), Eye of the Outer Realm (Space Stone) and Muspelheim's Eye of Power (Power Stone).

If you slot any three of those enchantments into the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages, the talisman's ability will turn all purple, kinda like Thanos himself. The effects of the talisman don't seem to be heightened but, still, it a pretty rad nod from the God of War team to the Infinity War team.

Ryan Winslett

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.