Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok: Map, leaks, release date, gameplay, plot, PS5, Xbox Series X and everything you need to know

After two years of waiting, Ubisoft are finally returning with the next chapter in the popular franchise.

by Oscar Dobbins
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Assassin’s Creed: Ragnarok is poised to be officially announced in the next few weeks.

However, recent leaks of the upcoming Ubisoft game have given fans a sneak peek into some of the expected content, including setting, characters, release date and more.

This comes thanks to Amazon and GameStop’s accidental listings of the upcoming AAA title

Continue reading for everything you need to know about the next Assassin’s Creed installation.

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Release date

The Game has not officially been announced yet, so pre-orders will not go live until it has been revealed to the gaming community.

The expected release date is 29 September 2020 and will be released on all consoles, including the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, which are both set to launch during the holidays, 2020.

Plot 

Ragnarok is set in the Ninth Century and follows a Viking named Jora who is female, however, some are saying the gender can be designated by the player similar to their most recent title, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.

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VICIOUS VIKING: This image was leaked on a Reddit post, is this the female lead?

If these leaks are correct, this will be the first standalone, main title Assassin’s Creed game with a female lead.

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Unlike other games in the series, leaks show the player exploring the world alongside four other main characters rather than a lone wonderer.

Map 

Leaks from Reddit have said that the game opens with a siege of Paris in 845 CE but the player will be able to navigate through multiple cities such as London and Kiev throughout the Viking period.

The Sailing mechanic from the much-loved game Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is back.

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The sea-bound adventures of Black Flag meant that it had the largest Map at the time, and it is this aspect of the next instalment that means we expect that the Map for Ragnarok to be the biggest yet.

Gameplay

The game has been said to have an RPG (Role Playing Game) style class system as well as a skill tree system similar to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

These RPG based changes have also caused a change to the way the player navigates the world, with the removal of level-based region locks the player will be able to go wherever, whenever they like with no restrictions. 

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The modern-day side of Assassin’s Creed has been a large part of the franchises story. With the conflict between the Templars and Assassin’s continuing into the future due to a device named Abstergo.

No information has been given regarding the inclusion of this side of the game.

The cooperative style gameplay from Assassin’s Creed: Unity is back, with a ‘drop-in / drop-out’ multiplayer system to give more flexibility when trying to play with friends.

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Although, there has been no information given regarding cross-platform, cross-gen has been hinted at – this means people playing on PS4 can play with people on PS5 and vice versa.

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NOT MUCH TO GO ON: This leaked image doesn’t give much away, but gives us a sneak preview of the viking theme

By the time the game releases leter this year, cross-platform could be a feature seen in multiple AAA titles, so may be expected from Ubisoft. 

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The last Assassin’s Creed Game to release on next gen consoles (Unity) was not received very well by the community due to its reliance on the ability of the game and new system, rather than the story telling and content. 

Hopefully Ragnarok can learn from these mistakes and try to improve upon the downfalls of previous titles in addition to being as fun and engaging as the first Assassin’s Creed was, which released more than 12 years ago. 

Trailer

As of yet there has been no launch trailer. However, with the launch date set for February, we can expect an official trailer in a months time.

Bookmark this page as we will update it with any official trailers as and when they are released.

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Oscar Dobbins

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