Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok Leak Turns Out To Be Fake
Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok was leaked as the next Assassin’s Creed. Fans are looking forward to hearing about the next game in their franchise which early rumors hint that it might be set during the Vikings time period. Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok has also been teased in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.
First leaked as a new Assassin’s Creed game to launch in 2020, it appears that the next game in the series will be set in the world of Vikings. It will be a departure from Egypt and Greece as seen with Assassin’s Creed Origins and Odyssey. There is apparently no new game releasing this year so the earliest we might hear about it is next year.
Assassin’s Creed: Ragnarok has been named the next Assassin’s Creed game in this new leak, which also contained alleged screenshots from an earlier build of the game. The first thing to notice was that the quality of these screenshots was terrible, and the visuals looked amateur, which basically made it hard to trust the leak.
Later, after some investigation by users, the screenshots were found to contain default assets found in the Unity game engine demo. This all but confirmed that the screenshots were fake, and hence by association, the leak that talked about the game was fake as well.
The first and perhaps alarming sign was that the leaker called it Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok, which has been a leaked name in the past. We can rule it out now but the official teasers do hint at a Vikings-era for the next Assassin’s Creed. RPG elements were one of the gameplay mechanics that returned from the modern Assassin’s Creed games while the open world was supposedly comprised of several different kingdoms including Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
Ubisoft will hold their E3 2019 press conference later in June and if they do have a new game in the Assassin’s Creed series launching soon, then we might be able to hear it then, but for now, this new leak has turned out to be a fake.