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These Assassin's Creed: Ragnarok rumors are literally unbelievable

The rumor mill has been churning out dubious information regarding the next Assassin's Creed game. According to the internet (always a reliable resource), Ubisoft is heading to the frozen north and exploring the realm of the Norse gods in the as-yet announced title.

The news is based on hearsay, and more recently, a screenshot from Twitter user @xj0nathan.

As to whether you should believe your eyes looking at the screenshot, however, the answer is no. It turns out this picture was apparently fabricated in order to "to denounce unprofessionalism on the part of certain video game sites that are ultimately not there to INFORM you but only to make you CLICK."

The screenshot that some of those allegedly unprofessional video game sites jumped on shows an Amazon listing for Assassin's Creed Ragnarok – Valhalla Edition for the PlayStation 4. @xj0nathan tweeted this with a telltale side eye emoji last week, sans any kind of link to the source of this information. This Photoshop extraordinaire then called out outlets like Metro and multiplayer.it for reporting on his "leak" without citing any source.

This isn't the only fake leak running around the internet about this apparent Ragnarok title. An alleged leaker from 4chan has been spreading around a blurring image that kind of looks like Skyrim. This is supposedly a first look at Jora, the game's protagonist. Furthermore, Ubisoft was going to let us know about Jora and her upcoming adventure at the as-yet announced PlayStation 5 reveal event scheduled for Feb. 12.

There is absolutely nothing to back up these lofty claims. The reason why everyone is raving about Vikings is because a poster from The Division 2 might be teasing a very Scandinavian take on Assassin's Creed. Kotaku, considerably more trustworthy than the nebulous internet or 4chan, has also hinted and nudged at the idea of Vikings being the stars of the next Assassin's Creed game.

We'll trust them, but not these random leaks that are continually being proven as fake.