You may remember the God of War III “Maxed Out” trophy glitch we reported on earlier this week. It turns out that this glitch is a precursor to another glitch in the game – the ability to use maxed out weapons in a new game. Normally, you can’t carry over the weapons from your previous save when starting a new game in God of War III, but we have details on how you can below.
The glitch not only lets you use maxed out weapons in the new game, you also get to keep weapons you acquired later on in the game (though it causes the game to crash on occasion). Furthermore, your weapon levels will remain maxed-out even when you re-acquire them in the new game with one exception: the Blades of Exile, which will be reset to the first level.
To activate the glitch, take the following steps:
- Unlock Combat Arena by beating the story once and then clearing the Challenges of Olympus mode.
- In the Combat Arena option screen, set Kratos’ Health to “Level 1” and difficulty to “Titan.” Set up the Enemies option with creatures that can kill you quickly and start the battle.
- In the Combat Arena, die five times in a row and the game will prompt you to switch to Easy mode. Select “No” to exit to the main menu.
- You should hear two different music tracks playing over each other. Furthermore, the Maxed Out! trophy will be unlocked if you didn’t already have it. From the main menu, select “New Game” and the difficulty of your choice to activate the glitch.