How to quick turn in God of War Ragnarok

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Kratos swinging in God of War Ragnarok

If you're finding yourself not turning quite quickly enough, you need to learn about the God of War Ragnarok quick turn feature. Being one of the best ways of looking around quickly, it is absolutely necessary for the game's various battles.

As well as going over everything you should know about the quick turn feature, this God of War Ragnarok guide will explain when you should be using it, and if you can upgrade it. There are several ways you can put it to use to get the most out of it in combat!

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If you want to know a even more about the game, check out our glowing God of War Ragnarok review, as well as our complete God of War Ragnarok mission list. If you want some more tutorials, here's how to parry in God of War Ragnarok and what exactly luck does.

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How to quick turn in God of War Ragnarok

Quick turning in God of War Ragnarok is pretty easy, once you learn the controls. You simply have to hold down L1 and press down on the D-pad. Given holding L1 is associated with some of the game's skills, it seems this control choice is intended to make the quick turn feel like one of Kratos' skills - a choice you make in battle.

You are vulnerable while turning, as your shield is made less effective, but it's worth learning to get you into the battle quicker. Quick turning isn't a control you have to harness, but you will be better off if you can figure out how best to use it.

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When should you quick turn in God of War Ragnarok?

Quick turning should be used when some kind of big boss has rushed you and ended up behind you. Generally, it's not worth using on the smaller enemies, if they're part of a bigger group. When dealing with groups of enemies, you should try to group them up to get the most out of your axe swings.

Some of the game's enemies tend to rush past you, giving you the ability to hit you from behind. You should work out how to quick turn mid-way through the battle to get to them. Generally, you won't need it very much for traversal.

Can you upgrade the quick turn in God of War Ragnarok?

You can't upgrade the quick turn in God of War Ragnarok. This being said, you can invest in gear and abilities that make you a little more nimble or more able to take a hit. If you want your quick turn to be a little more effective, you will have to learn how to use it a little better.

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Now that you know how the quick turn feature works, check out how to fast travel in God of War Ragnarok, what we do know about the Chaos Flame and Frozen Flame, and our complete list of God of War Ragnarok voice actors. Finally, here's how to level up fast in God of War Ragnarok.