Turns out you can easily stunlock one of God of War Ragnarok's most annoying bosses

Kratos makes a sly expression in God of War Ragnarok
(Image credit: PlayStation/Zealousideal_Many215 on Reddit)

Countless God of War Ragnarok players have been slain by the dreaded Ormstunga, so it's refreshing to see that this little ankle-biter can be safely killed off with just a single move.

how_to_beat_this_monstrosity_on_give_me_god_of from r/GodofWarRagnarok

We can thank Redditor MrWosabi for sharing this simple stunlock method. Forget all that dodging and parrying nonsense. All you need to do is get Ormstunga on the ground with a good smash attack and then pile drive him into the dirt using Kratos' heavy spear attack. Again. And again. As many times as it takes to wipe this thing off the face of the planet. 

God of War Ragnarok has quite a few spirit-breakers on its boss roster, but most of them are to be expected. What, did you think the Valkyrie commander or legendary Berserkers were going to be easy to beat? Probably not, though that one Berserker didn't have to be such an infuriating fight. But you might not expect a random bugger in a cave to present such a severe difficulty spike, and you'd be all wrong and a bag of chips. 

Ormstunga is like a sleeper boss, I swear. He looks like a regular old wretch but packs a punch to rival the Aesir themselves. You roll up thinking this miniboss will go down in a few runic attacks and bam – you get clawed back to your last checkpoint. Ormstunga is wily, has long combos, and loves to weave in ranged attacks. If this thing had more in the way of AoE, it'd be a weapon to surpass Metal Gear. He's a nightmare, and not particularly fun, to fight toe-to-toe, so this is one boss cheese I'll wholeheartedly endorse. (Note: I play Destiny 2 and therefore endorse virtually every boss cheese imaginable.) 

God of War Ragnarok new game plus is coming next year. This also means you'll get to fight Ormstunga and other bosses like The Hateful in God of War Ragnarok all over again.

Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a senior writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature, all while playing as many roguelikes as possible.