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Assassin's Creed Ragnarok New 4chan Leak

Kalasai

Member
Jan 16, 2018
252
France

Original post from reddit :

There was a new 4chan leak yesterday that I shared to the AC subreddit, and just found out about this sub so decided to share here as well. Obviously take with a grain of salt.

Original Link:

http://boards.4channel.org/v/thread/491848354

Info:

- Title of the next game is Ragnarok, codenamed Kingdom

- Will launch on Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X

- Officially announced in february at the upcoming playstation event, release date September 29th, 2020.

- Up to 4 player drop in drop out co-op like Ghost Recon wildlands.

- Player can only play as a single character, Jora, who can be chosen to be male or female.

- Jora led a small band of 4 during their adventures which is why other players can drop in and out for co-op.

- Continues heavy RPG mechanics now including different classes and mild skill tree changes based on class. Player class can be changed by a specific character.

- Combat is upgraded with more weapon types and special abilities for every weapon grouping.- Each weapon can have runes added, be upgraded, and durability increased.

- Weapon durability does now come into play, forcing players to use their weapon pool more effectively and forced to manage a smaller inventory that can be upgraded

- Replacing adrenaline is a berserker mode which also activates special runes like fire, frost, or lightning damage.

- Sailing returns is less combat intensive and more focused on exploration and travel including being able to navigate tight rivers and wetlands

- Parkour is upgraded with tree climbing and new animations

- The hidden blade is back and is far more customizable in terms of cosmetics. Can be upgraded to kill in one stab

- Stealth is upgraded by having physical stealth skills such as hiding in mud, snow, crouching in bushes, hiding in bales of hay, etc.- Players can now also hide in crowds of civilians if their outfit/ armor is appropriate otherwise it can attract attention.

- Players now have a reputation system based on quests completed for people in cities, the town officials, clothing worn, crimes committed, etc. Some quests and story missions can only be completed after reaching a certain reputation with kingdoms.

- Conquest battles return to help capture some settlements from templars and players can approach them in a variety of ways.

- Players can also find battles between warring kingdoms occurring dynamically throughout the world.

- Multiple settlements throughout the world can be captured and controlled for trade and currency gains

- Players can organize large scale raids of forts and cities with nearby viking camps, wait for their own raids, or go in by themselves.

- The assassins are believed to have a connection to Odin and dub their raven drone as odin sight

.- Difficulty returns but focuses more on parry times, player health, and enemy reaction times rather than enemy health

- Levelling is overhauled to allow players to improve skillsets to gain experience, like in Skyrim. As a result, level locking regions and content is gone.

- Some skills are unlocked by reaching a high enough skillset level, some must be bought with skill points, and others are unlocked through game/ story progression.

- The map is massive. Like all of northern europe. My source mentioned big cities being York, London, Paris, and kiev. Every kingdom was meant to be really unique.


(potential story spoilers)

- Game begins in 845 CE at the siege of Paris with you playing as Jora’s father, Rorik who’s an ally of the viking leader Ragnar.

  • We next cut to 863 as the teenage Jora living in Novagrad?. Eventually we meet assassins and are sent to deliver a package to Ragnar in Uppsala.
  • Jora becomes a thane to Ragnar allowing the settlement system and we then follow him to northumbria where the templar Aella kills Ragnar.
  • Jora returns to Ragnars sons where the army is formed to combat the templars that control most of europe
  • We follow most of the invasion and war, becoming allies with Alfred, conquer kiev, help rollo in normandy, and overthrow fat charles in france.
  • Then a templar named Bjorn has an eden piece that’s like a knife that gives him control over vikings and tries to invade england again (idk what this is, google translate may be screwing up).
  • Then we kill Bjorn in a temple and give his knife to his mother’s who’s ragnar’s ex?
  • Also there are a ton of temples that are each protected by a mythical beast like a giant snake, a dragon, kraken, and a giant

A synthesis version : https://www.gamesradar.com/new-leak-suggests-assassins-creed-ragnarok-is-cross-gen-co-op-and-contains-the-biggest-open-world-yet/
 

J_ToSaveTheDay

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
3,994
USA
Not bad sounding, though I hope solo play is still interesting and I never feel left out of maximum fun by not playing coop.
 

Rosur

Member
Oct 28, 2017
2,399
This sounds a good launch game for me for next gen, liked origins but thought odyssey was too close to it so have now had a decent gap and wanting more AC.
 

skeezx

Member
Oct 27, 2017
7,831
i don't expect the game to be too different from Odyssey and Origins. could be wrong but for that alone not buying this or the recent slew of 'leaks'
 

Stayfone

Member
Oct 28, 2017
236
Seems like something that could be true. GR: Breakpoint gameplay being integrated makes a lot of sense.
 

BobsReset

Member
Oct 26, 2017
100
I am kinda unenthusiastic about how BIG these games are, its becoming impossible to complete AC games without a crazy time sink, which for a series which has relatively regular releases seems a bit of a pain. I am sure I will get to it eventually as I do enjoy the games but I do wish they were tigher and more refined.

I am skeptical about the 4 player co op and hope it doesnt detract from the mission design, the games have been less about assassins and more about mercanary one man armies lately though so having a 4 man army instead will likely make little difference.
 

qtamir1

Member
Oct 28, 2017
171
- Will launch on Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X
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- Up to 4 player drop in drop out co-op like Ghost Recon wildlands.
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- Replacing adrenaline is a berserker mode which also activates special runes like fire, frost, or lightning damage.
no PC?
also, this game sounds to me like "God of War - 2018" the RPG for some reason...
 

Izanagi89

Member
Oct 27, 2017
647
If they’re opting for co-op with these games I’m out. AC was just hitting it’s stride again and it doesn’t need to be made into a GaaS MP fest. Disappointing if true
 

Jonnykong

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,876
I've only just finished playing Odyssey last week, I need to take a break from the Creed formula for at least another year.
 

HotHamBoy

Banned
Oct 27, 2017
13,371
I know Ragnarok is a real thing that existed before the Thor movie but it’s still weird to me that they are going with this subtitle

i feel like if any game had dibs on that it was the next God of War
 

SunBroDave

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,227
This is the Black Flag/Origins team, so I'm there day 1 whether all this ends up being true or not
 

Gnorman

Member
Jan 14, 2018
1,890
I'm not the biggest AC fan but this would be amazing if it launched day 1 with the PS5.
 

IIFloodyII

Member
Oct 26, 2017
11,822
Hope it's true just due to the difficulty part. The spongy enemies played a big part in me dropping Odyssey, barely felt like your character progressed.