Kratos is set to come back in the new God of War on April 20, but he is also dropping by San Andreas via a GTA 5 mod.
Instead of slashing Gods, he's wreaking havoc in the streets of Los Santos with his Blades of Chaos. The Ghost of Sparta can shoot fire onto passing cars and blast cars and citizens away with his Godlike strength.
The mod also allows the characters to fly and face innocent planes head on or to hover above the city and look down on mortals.
Developer Lê Tuấn Khải made this possible through the Grand Theft Auto V mod called Kratos - God of War III. As the name suggests, the Kratos in the GTA 5 mod is from the third installment and not the current Kratos who sports a full beard and an overall time-tested body.
Those who are interested to give it a try are advised to practice safe modding and to follow the instructions carefully.
Kratos Travels To Other Worlds Often
This is not the first time that the Ghost of Sparta popped up in another franchise. Other modders also made it possible to bring him to Skyrim, Fallout 4, and Metal Gear Solid 5. However, these are only available in the PC version of these titles.
Lê Tuấn Khải also has quite the collection of mods up his sleeves. For Rockstar Games' GTA 5, he brought Killmonger and the king himself in their Black Panther costumes, Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy, Kamen Rider Skull, Leona from Sudden Attack 2, and even the girl avatar in Pokemon Go among other characters. Players can also bring in Robocop's bike through one of his GTA 5 mods.
Is Modding Safe In 'GTA 5?'
The modding community in GTA 5 was previously in the gray area but now, modders have been given the green light to continue what they are doing. Take-Two will not seek legal actions against modders as long as their projects are non-commercial, single-player, and respect the third-party IP rights.
"Rockstar Games believes in reasonable fan creativity, and, in particular, wants creators to showcase their passion for our games," Rockstar said in an official statement in 2017.
It reiterated, however, that it does not apply to multiplayer games, online services, and files that might impact both. Moreover, Take-Two still has the right to oppose to third-party projects or to even withdraw support at its own discretion.