News | First footage of Assassin's Creed Mirage shown

Ubisoft officially revealed Assassin's Creed Mirage during the Ubisoft Forward presentation

Information about Mirage has been leaked in recent weeks and last Tuesday Ubisoft confirmed the existence of Assassin’s Creed Mirage. During the Forward presentation it was finally time to show more of the game.

Set in Baghdad, the game begins during the city’s golden age in the year 861. Players take on the role of Basim Ibn Ishaq, who we know from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, set twenty years after Mirage. In Valhalla we see Basim as a master assassin, but before that he was just a street thief. In Baghdad he meets Roshan – voiced by actress Shoreh Aghdashloo and leader of the Hidden Ones. Roshan becomes Basim’s mentor and trains him to become a full-fledged assassin.

Developer Ubisoft Bordeaux says it takes a lot of inspiration from the first Assassin’s Creed. The story is much more linear and the gameplay focuses on stealth. Basim has several tools at his disposal such as mines and poison darts. Although the RPG elements from previous games are no longer present, players can still upgrade their tools.

Parkour has also been overhauled. For example, Basim can use different poles to turn the corner or to cover great distances by launching itself. The gameplay of Mirage should be faster and more agile, not only in parkour, but also in combat.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be released in 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and PC. An exact release date was not given, but previous rumors point to a release in the spring.

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 | Ubisoft to broadcast Assassin's Creed Celebration livestream tonight

Ubisoft will broadcast a livestream early this evening to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Assassin's Creed franchise.

The livestream starts today at 6:00 PM Dutch time and can be seen below. In any case, it is clear that the future of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is being looked at. It also looks back at the franchise and hints at what people can expect later this year.

While it’s not clear what will be released later this year, there have been rumors for some time that Ubisoft is working on a Valhalla spin-off starring Basim. That game would have a big focus on stealth.

Ubisoft has also been working on Assassin’s Creed Infinity for some time, a new main game in the franchise that is rumored to become some sort of overarching foundation for the franchise from which new adventures can be played. It is unknown if that game will be revealed tonight.

News | 60 fps patch for Assassin's Creed Origins coming tomorrow

Tomorrow there will be a patch for Assassin's Creed Origins on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S that allows the game to be played at 60 frames per second.

It was already known that the patch was coming and yesterday Ubisoft also hinted at an early release. The company has now officially announced the date of June 2. Update 1.60 ensures that the game can be played on PS5 and Xbox Series in a smooth 60 frames per second. The sequel to Origins, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, has been playable at 60 fps on current gen consoles for some time now.

It was already known that the patch was coming and yesterday Ubisoft also hinted at an early release. The company has now officially announced the date of June 2. Update 1.60 ensures that the game can be played on PS5 and Xbox Series in a smooth 60 frames per second. The sequel to Origins, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, has been playable at 60 fps on current gen consoles for some time now.

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 | Watch Dogs Legion Update Includes Assassin's Creed Crossover

An Assassin's Creed crossover has been added to the game through Update 5.5 for Watch Dogs Legion.

With the newly released update, futuristic assassin Darcy will be added to the game for season pass holders. She can be played with in the main game as well as online. In doing so, she can use her hidden blade, as usual with characters from the Assassin’s Creed games.

In addition, two new single player missions have been added to the game, as well as two new side missions. Also, update 5.5 introduces two new PvP modes: Extraction and Invasion. Also added is the single-player Resistance mode and a new zombie survival mode in the form of Watch Dogs: Legion of the Dead. Finally, all kinds of bugs are fixed.

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.