Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok is said to be the next mainline Assassin’s Creed-game, if we recent leaks may believe. What does the future hold for the largest Ubisoft franchise? Read on below to find out what we know and what our best estimates are. If you want to remain completely spoiler-free with certain (unconfirmed) story details, skip the relevant sections.
However, please note that Ubisoft has not yet confirmed such information, so take everything with a very large grain of salt.
Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok release date
Ubisoft has not yet confirmed the existence of AC Ragnarok, let alone a release date. That said, like many big-budget video games of its kind, it is likely to be somewhere between October and early December to be in line with the holidays. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was released on October 5, 2018, while its predecessor Assassin’s Creed Origins was released on October 27, 2017. Ubisoft likes to be a bit ahead of the usual November flood (where the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield usually rule ), so don’t be shocked if we see a preview somewhere around E3 2020 and then a strong run-up to mid-October.
On which systems is Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok available?
According to the leaked information, Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok will be released on PS4, Xbox One, PC and then also the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Ubisoft has not confirmed such details.
At what time does Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok take place?
(possible spoilers follow)
Based on the leaks, Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok takes place in the Viking era. According to leaked information shared on Reddit, AC Ragnarok will start in or around 845 AD, during the Viking-led conquest of Paris.
The period between 800 AD and around 900 AD was heavily characterized by these Viking raids. According to the leaked info, the game will start during 863 AD with a character named Jora, who can be both male and female.
As usual for Assassin’s Creed games, we meet a number of broadly defined historical figures. According to the leak, the character of the player King of Wessex meets Alfred, Rollo, the first ruler of Normandy, and Charles the Fat, the emperor of the Carolingian empire.
What will Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok gameplay look like?
Ubisoft has not yet shown official gameplay and they certainly have not confirmed anything based on the leaked information. That said, if some of the leaked information is to be believed, there can be a significant number of updates. You can view the complete list of leaked (and unconfirmed) gameplay information read here, but we have reduced it to what seems the most important.
Drop-in / drop-out for up to 4 players, just like Ghost Recon Wildlands.
New RPG mechanics introduce a new class system and changes to the skill tree based on that choice. You can change your character class.
More types of weapons and weapons can be upgraded with runes, special skills for certain groups of weapons. Sustainability will also play a role.
Instead of adrenaline, players can activate a berserker mode that also activates rune forces based on elemental types – lightning, fire, frost.
Sailing is back, with more focus on reconnaissance than on fighting.
The hidden blade returns and can be upgraded for one-hit killings.
Stealth receives some upgrades, such as allowing a player to hide in mud, snow, crouching in bushes and other hide options. Players can also hide in a crowd of people as long as their clothes don’t stick out.
Reputation system based on who, what and where you conquer.
Conquest battles return.
battles between independent kingdoms can occur naturally.
Players can organize large-scale raids on forts and large cities, or just do it alone.
Leveling also gets an update, allowing players to improve their individual skills and gain experience. The leaked information describes that it is similar to The Elder Scross V: Skyrim. This also means that regions locked behind certain levels have disappeared.
As for the map, the leaked information says it covers most of Northern Europe, including the parts of York, London, Paris, and Kiev.
It is worth repeating that none of this information has been confirmed by Ubisoft, so take it all with a huge grain of salt. Although Assassin’s Creed leaks have been fairly accurate in the past, this does not mean that all these supposed details are really in the game.