Age of Sigmar: Hoax Alert

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What a wicked web you weave – when you aim to deceive… Here’s the latest on yesterday’s Age of Sigmar rumors:

Yesterday this image was doing the rounds all over the web:

via imgur

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We advised the community to take a look but to treat it with caution:

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We then immediately reached out to GW for comment and can now confirm:

The image is a complete fabrication. It’s a hoax folks. 

No such product is on the way from GW.

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~Have at it folks. It would appear we have some weekend pranksers out there, with too much time on their hands.

  • Sam Nolton

    Not to be a dick but….can you VERIFY that it’s fake? I mean obviously the box is a mock-up done digitally, but you say you can confirm it’s fake…but don’t say HOW you confirmed it’s fake.

    • Sigmarine

      I’m guessing the “reached out to GW” is their confirmation.

      I admit, showing both their email and GW’s response would have been a better approach.

      • Aezeal

        Serioulsy… for BOLS to say something is not true is confirmation enough.. if there was doubt they’d milk it in another 75.000 topics.

        • kobalt60

          this should be upvoted 75 000 times

    • Karru

      I’m still pretty sure that I have seen this same exact box before. It was around the General’s Handbook release or Silver Tower when there was quite a bit of Tzeentch stuff coming up. The biggest red flag of course is the fact that this was supposed to be a starter set.

      • Frank Krifka

        a member on the FB AoS page confirmed it was his artwork, and owned up to fabricating the logo and text as well.

    • GingerPowered

      Doubt they will, I’ve got a feeling this post was just written to suck up that sweet, sweet ad revenue.

      Funny thing is, I actually remember a rumor (shortly after Silver Tower released) saying that there would be another two-player box featuring Stormcast and Tzeentch Arcanites.

    • __

      Yep its definitely a fake, they refer to Kairos Fateweaver in the description as “Kairos Fate Weaver”

      • Sure, a big red flag, but let’s be real: GW and even BL have been misspelling stuff all over…

        • rtheom

          They even misspelled their very own White Dwarf as “Grombrinal” on the ads for when he came to Total War.

    • John-Ross Morland

      The guy who created it acknowledged it on 40k for Grown Ups when it appeared there.

  • Diagoras

    “We advised the community to take a look but to treat it with caution… We then immediately reached out to GW for comment”

    You know, I’m fairly certain that’s the exact opposite of how fact checking is supposed to work.

    • Karru

      This one brings more clicks.

    • orionburn

      Fact checking gets used as often as spell check does.

    • Alan C

      Ethics in game journalism? ;’)

  • Burnt Angel

    Shame. Exactly what AoS needs at the moment in the current drought of releases. /sad face

  • __

    This was obviously a fake, in the description below the photo it describes Kairos Fate Weaver, when in fact it is Kairos Fateweaver. Lol.

  • Gorsameth

    Asking GW is not a verification. A week before Space Hulk was re-released for the first time GW denied it aswell.
    And as if typo’s do not happen in GW publications…

    It may well be fake but the evidence shown here is hardly compelling.

  • EnTyme

    For those still in doubt, the original poster on DakkaDakka has admitted that this was a fake using some of his own fan art.

    • He also was on the FB group pages saying the same thing.

  • Christie Bryden

    knew it, I would like to think a new box would wisly show two brand new armys, it helps it sell, so tezentch vs some new undead perhaps?

  • Carlill
  • IngenuityGap

    They know because it was confirmed on another page when the artist came out and said he made it as a fake.

  • Ed Butlar

    Thats genuine.

  • rtheom

    I’m still keeping my fingers crossed and these “confirmations” are just to try to keep things secret. It’s not beyond the realm of possibility to think they might just rebox the original starter set’s Stormcast sprues and then clip out/rebox the Silver Tower Tzeentch Sprues. It would take so little effort on their part that there’s almost no reason not to.

  • Emperor’s Champion

    oh well 🙁

  • Branahar

    “Why tell the truth when a lie will suffice.”

    Tzeench

  • Xodis

    Even though its fake, GW needs to take note at the excitement and MAKE IT REAL!