Assassin’s Creed’s Latest Viking-Sized Leak Deserves Attention

An new unconfirmed leak claims to lay bare the achievements list for Ubisoft's upcoming Viking-themed Assassin's Creed game.
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April 1, 2020 11:58 AM UTC
  • A new leak allegedly reveals the achievements list for the next unannounced Assassin’s Creed game.
  • The list alludes heavily to Norse history and mythology.
  • Ubisoft is likely to reveal the game at this year’s digital E3 replacement event.

A new leak claims to lay bare the achievements for Ubisoft’s next Viking-themed Assassin’s Creed game.

As these leaks so often do, this one surfaced on Reddit but comes courtesy of 4chan. Naturally, this raises concerns as to its credibility. Consequently, we recommend approaching it with salt shakers at the ready.

Assassin’s Creed Achievements Leak

With that said, this particular leak has a few things going for it. The contents align we what we know so far about Ubisoft’s next Assassin’s Creed entry. Chiefly, that the game taps generously into Nordic myth and is very much a Viking-themed affair.

Source: Reddit/4chan

The achievements allude heavily to that rich cultural heritage. Jotunn, Nidhoggr, Odin, Mimir, Lief Erikson, Hel, Valhalla, Jormungandr – these characters and locations are all plundered from Nordic history and mythology.

While we can’t discount that this is the work of an enterprising troll with a firm grasp of mythology, the achievements do bode well for the credibility of the leak.

Also helping the credibility of the leak is the fact that we are entering prime Assassin’s Creed leak season. In the years Ubisoft has released an Assassin’s Creed title, rumblings have historically surfaced anywhere from March onward in time for a full reveal at E3 of that year. Given that we are at the beginning of April, the timing is ideal.

An Expected 2020 Release

While Ubisoft has remained tight-lipped about the next Assassin’s Creed, the publisher did confirm back in August 2018 that it was taking a year break, with the clearest indication yet that it was releasing the next title in 2020.

If Ubisoft sticks to its traditional Autumn release window, this will tie in nicely with the release of Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles. With E3 out of the window this year, Ubisoft has announced its own digital replacement event, where we’re likely to get a first glimpse of the game.

Source: Twitter

As for the title, Assassin’s Creed: Ragnarok and Assassin’s Creed: Kingdom have circulated widely, but we’ll have to wait a little longer to learn more from Ubisoft.

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Last modified: June 13, 2020 9:36 PM UTC

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