News | The Forgotten Saga Now Available in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Ubisoft has released The Forgotten Saga for Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

It is a free roguelike-like mode that was announced earlier this year. In it, players fight their way through Niflheim, the underworld of Norse mythology, while Loki’s daughter sends an army of enemies against them. According to the makers, it is the most ambitious game mode of the series ever. Anyone who has the game can download the mode now.

Ubisoft has also previously announced that it will come up with even more content for Valhalla. Towards the end of the year, a free narrative chapter will come to complete the story of protagonist Eivor. Finally, there will be more content in the coming year, including festivals, an update around armor, a new Mastery Challenge Pack, new tombs and a number of cosmetic items based on Assassin’s Creed Origins.

News | A big Assassin's Creed Valhalla patch comes out on Tuesday

Ubisoft details a major update for Assassin's Creed Valhalla due out next Tuesday.

Update 1.5.0 is 9 to 16 GB in size , depending on the platform,  and contains a host of bug fixes, including a bug that made it impossible to complete the A Brewing Storm quest. Stealth gameplay improvements have also been made; Among other things, enemies stay on their guard longer when Eivor ducks, and they respond better to his whistle.

New is the Saga difficulty setting, where players don’t have to worry about combat and stealth. Enemies deal less damage in this mode and give you more time to perform stealth moves if Eivor is seen.

The update also gives players more control over battle settings. You can now adjust how much damage Eivor takes, how much he inflicts himself, how quickly he heals, how quickly his adrenaline refills and how much life the enemies have.

Finally, update 1.5.0 adds more controller support to the PC version (Nintendo Switch Pro and Stadia), and prepares the game for the arrival of the Dawn of Ragnarök expansion. In that DLC, which according to Ubisoft contains about 35 hours of content, players take on the role of Odin as he goes in search of the dwarf world Svartalfheim.

These are the download sizes of update 1.5.0 for all platforms:

  • Xbox Series X/S: ~12.27 GB
  • Xbox One: ~9,84GB
  • PlayStation 5: ~3,60GB
  • PlayStation 4: ~7.,94GB
  • PC: ~15,09GB

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök is out March 10 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.

News | Discovery Tour for Assassin's Creed Valhalla Coming in October

The free Discovery Tour: Viking Age for Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be available November 19.

As in previous AC games, the Discovery Tour allows players to scour the world and gather information about the setting and history. There are no fights. However, in the Viking Age Discovery Tour, players control different characters with which they complete various missions, making the experience different from previous games.

A standalone version of the Viking Age Discovery Tour will also be released. It will cost $19.99 and will be released the same day on PC via Ubisoft Connect and Epic Games Store.

The standalone version will also be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox consoles, Stadia and Luna in early 2022.

News | New Assassin's Creed Valhalla Expansion Coming August 12

The new expansion for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, The Siege of Paris, will be released on August 12.

Ubisoft has confirmed this. Earlier this week there were already rumors about a release date on August 5, but the expansion turns out to be released an week later.

The Siege of Paris sees players travel to France to make new allies there and try to take over Paris. The DLC will be available separately as part of the Season Pass. Earlier, a previous expansion was released as part of that season pass, called Wrath of the Druids.

Ubisoft is also releasing a new patch for the game this afternoon. Patch 1.3.0 adds a lot of new content to the game, including the limited-time Sigrblot Festival, which runs from July 29 to August 19. Three new missions will be available during this festival, as well as various minigames. Also, players can unlock the ability to use one-handed swords. Furthermore, level scaling is added to the game.

News | First major Assassin's Creed Valhalla expansion postponed

Ubisoft has delayed Wrath of the Druids, the first major expansion for Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

The paid expansion should have been released on April 29, but that will no longer be achieved. The developer wants to provide the best possible experience for players. Wrath of the Druids is out now on May 13th.

In Wrath of the Druids, players visit Ireland. In this game, players are chasing a mysterious cult. Various Celtic myths are discussed. The second expansion, The Siege of Paris, should be released in the summer. It is not known whether the delay of Wrath of the Druids will affect the release of The Siege of Paris. Both expansions are part of the Valhalla Season Pass.

News | New Assassin's Creed Valhalla Patch Lets Players Customize Clothes

Ubisoft has released an update for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, with which, among other things, the appearance of clothing can be adjusted.

At Gunnar in Ravensthorpe, players can now customize the appearance of clothing and weapons for 50 pieces of silver. This was also possible in previous AC games, but was not possible in Valhalla until this update.

Update 1.2.0 also prepares the game for the second festival season, which starts on Thursday and runs until April 8. The Ostara Festival makes Ravensthorpe bloom and includes various side missions and rewards, including a quest for eggs.

Furthermore, three new skills are added to the game via the update, there is now a camera angle that brings the camera closer to Eivor and dozens of bugs have been resolved. The patch is 17.97GB on Xbox Series X and S, 15.85GB on PC, and around 12.5GB on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

News | Yule event in Assassin's Creed Valhalla started

The Yule event started yesterday in Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

The Yule Festival is a limited-time event that runs until January 7th. The players’ village – Ravensthorpe – is covered in snow, while there are all kinds of activities around the festival.

Drunken combat, archery challenges and limited-time missions will earn you Yule Tokens, which can be used to purchase all kinds of extras in a special Festival Shop.

More information can be found on this page from Ubisoft. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S.

News | New Assassin's Creed Valhalla patch fixes several bugs

Ubisoft released a new patch for Assassin's Creed Valhalla yesterday.

Patch 1.10 fixes several bugs in the game. There were a number of bugs that prevented quests from being completed, for example, because an NPC did not go where it should go.

Furthermore, the balance of the game has also been adjusted. The strength of enemies can now be up to 51 points below that of the player, and when one is stronger than bosses in the game, the power of bosses is adjusted to the level of the player. Finally, the patch already adds support for the upcoming Settlement expansion and an upcoming limited Christmas event called Yule Season. Details on these elements have yet to be announced. Ubisoft has summarized the content of the patch on its website.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set in the ninth century and features Norway and England as playable locations. Valhalla introduces new features, including the ability to build your own settlements and gain power and influence. Also, players can now use a different weapon in each hand. It is also possible to play as a female character, just like in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The game is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. A free upgrade for Xbox Series X, Series S and PlayStation 5 is also available.

Review | Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Can a game be too big? Ask anyone who played Assassin's Creed Odyssey and the answer is probably yes. Not only the game world was immense, the game itself was bursting at the seams with the amount of weapons, gear, skills, upgrades for your boat, mercenaries and cultists. Fortunately, Ubisoft has pulled out the trimmer for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, in a good way.

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla you take on the role of Eivor and choose whether you play as  a male, female or let the Animus decide for you. A completely cosmetic choice that does not change the course of the game. But because I played as a male Eivor, I refer to “him” in this review. Eivor is one of the many Vikings who left Scandinavia at the end of the ninth century and tries to settle in England.

Medieval England relied more on its natural beauty than its prominent landmarks, for even London at the time was little more than a peasant settlement built on Roman ruins. Despite its primitiveness, England at that time was a powder keg that was about to explode. The country is divided into four different kingdoms. Foreign invaders, such as Eivor, are increasing tensions. Of course The Order of the Ancients appears to be pulling all kinds of strings in the background. Before Eivor knows it, he is involved in a plot that is much bigger than his own ambition to build a settlement.

That sounds like run-of-the-mill Assassin’s Creed material, but Valhalla does a number of things significantly differently from its predecessors. Take, for example, the way the story is divided. Valhalla consists of clear Arcs, which are also presented as such. Each story arc has a clear beginning and end and always focuses on a specific area. In one story arc you have to help a local king stay in power and you fight in great battles in which you storm a castle in stages. Another storyline takes more inspiration from the classic Assassin’s Creed and relies on detective work and assassinations with the Hidden Blade.

Story missions follow each other relatively quickly within such a story arc, without the player being distracted all the time. Side missions and activities are still plentiful and you are free to undertake them whenever you feel like it, but it feels more natural to explore the land in between those story arcs. In addition, side missions no longer “pollute” your quest list: they are really meant to be done immediately and quickly in between. This creates a nice balance of playing missions, exploring the landscape and undertaking side activities.

Even during missions, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is more reserved with its icons and clues. An example, at one point I run into two Normans who want to plunder a house. However, they do not have a torch and therefore cannot set anything on fire. And what’s looting without a bright bonfire? Instead of immediately showing what you need to do, the game leaves it to your own imagination that you can light the thatched roof with a torch.

In another mission, I must uncover a traitor. It is possible to immediately point out a culprit, but you can also interrogate people in the village or follow a whole trail into the swamp. Instead of knowing exactly how many hints you still have to collect, you now have to rely more on your own instinct.

Having to think for yourself is often a lot more fun than just running to the next arrow on the map, but unfortunately Assassin’s Creed is not always suitable for this. “Traditionally” it sometimes happens that you suddenly cannot address a character or that a required object does not want to load. Previously you had realized that it was better to reload a checkpoint, but now you regularly remain in the dark, am I doing something wrong, or is the game broken?

The slight suspicion that something is technically not going quite right is certainly not unfounded. Valhalla has the necessary rough edges. Think of hard transitions between videos and gameplay, missing sound effects or spontaneous, spastic animations. But also at gates and doors that remain closed after respawning, so that part of the men remains behind during a castle storm.

The animations during fighting don’t always look smooth either. There is a strange contrast between how flashy fast Eivor can evade and how slow he throws a flail around. With special attacks, the animations often do not quite match each other, causing Eivor to either fall into the air, or make a very strange jump.

That said, fighting in Valhalla feels very satisfying once you get the hang of the combat system. It is no longer necessary to equip Eivor with new weapons on the assembly line and therefore does not always have to get used to other properties. You will find new weapons with different characteristics, but they are not necessarily better or worse than the one you already have. If you want, you can finish the entire game with the same axe.

The axe, the hammer, The Flail. Each weapon feels different, but each one gives you a sense of unadulterated brutality befitting the Vikings. Flying limbs and decapitations are therefore the order of the day. Valhalla takes some getting used to after the fairly light-hearted Odyssey, but fortunately there was also room for a humorous note in the Middle Ages.

Especially “Flyting” regularly causes a big grin on the face. In these Viking “Rap” Battles you always have to choose a phrase that not only rhymes with what your opponent just said, but also something that fits in rhythm. Eivor does not hesitate to talk about someone’s physical characteristics or mother, but finding the right diss is easier said than done. Perhaps the best side activity is the tactical dice game Orlog. The rules of the game are simple enough that you get it after one time, but complicated enough to keep you fascinated again and again.

That is actually the common thread of all of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Compared to its predecessor, Valhalla is a lot easier to understand, with fewer game mechanics, stats and distractions. At the same time, the content that remains is structured in such a way that you as a player are drawn even more into the game world.



+ Suitable and cool Viking weapons
+ Pleasant balance between main and side missions
+ Original and fun activities such as flyting and Orlog
+ Missions are less layed out before you

– Several bugs and technical flaws at launch
– Missions sometimes unclear

Game Guide | Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Achievement / Trophy guide

– Estimated achievement difficulty:  3,5/10
– Online: 0
– Approximate amount of time to 1000 / Platinum: 120+ Hours
– Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
– Missable achievements : Yes, Potentially “Completionist All the Way!” – if Jotunheim is required for the trophy, there are 2 missable Collectibles Jotunheim that are only available during a main quest. There might still be some more missable Collectibles. It’s recommended to make a Manual Save at the start of each region and complete each region when the story brings you there.
– Does difficulty affect achievements: No, you can play game on any difficulty 
– Unobtainable/glitched achievements : No
– Extra equipment needed: No

Collectible Acheivement/Trophy

Missable Achievement/Trophy

Story related Achievement/Trophy

Glitched Achievement/Trophy

Viking Legend

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