The expansions will take players to Ireland and Paris.
Assassin’s Creed Origins enjoyed excellent post-launch support, and Odyssey’s was even better. The upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, it seems, looks set to continue that trajectory. Ubisoft have announced the full details of what you can expect from the game’s post-launch roadmap, along with a meaty trailer for the same (which you can check out below), and there’s a lot to look forward to.
For starters, just like Origins and Odyssey, Valhalla will receive two paid full-fledged post-launch expansions. The first one, Wrath of the Druids, will launch in Spring 2021. It will see players heading to Ireland to explore its “haunted wilds and beautiful landscapes” while battling against a druidic cult known as the Children of Danu. Players will “conquer ring forts, master the art of smuggling, and gain the favor of Gaelic kings in a new open-world adventure.”
The second expansion, called The Siege of Paris, will launch in Summer of 2021, and take players to – you guessed it – the city of Paris, in the kingdom of Francia. Here, players will fight the forces of Charles the Fat and “participate in the Vikings’ most daring conquest”. As you infiltrate Paris, you will “forge new alliances within its walls, and strike a blow that will shatter an empire.”
Both these expansions will be available with the $39.99 Season Pass (which comes for free with the Gold and Ultimate Editions). Also included with the Season Pass is an exclusive quest called “The Legend of Beowulf”, in which players will track a mysterious beast that is ravaging the English countryside. This bonus quest will be available when the game launches.
Meanwhile, there’s plenty of free updates to look forward to as well. For instance, the Discovery Tour Mode – which was included in both Origins and Odyssey as well – will be added to Valhalla some time in 2021. There will be a steady stream of free post-launch content as well, released in a seasonal structure.
The first season will launch in December. It will add a replayable River Raids activity; a new area in Ravensthorpe, Eivor’s settlement and the game’s central hub location; a ranking system for your your Jomsviking (whom you can create in the Barracks at Ravensthorpe); new cosmetics for your raven, horse, longship, and Ravensthorpe; new skills and abilities; new gear and loot; and a Yule Festival.
The second season will launch in March 2021, and it will add new festivals, new gear, a new mode, and more. Two more seasons will follow after that, but release windows for those haven’t yet been provided.
All in all, it looks like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – which is already going to be a massive game at launch – is going to keep growing for plenty of time even after release. Odyssey’s post-launch support was excellent, so I’m excited to see how Valhalla fares.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla recently went gold is out on November 10 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Stadia, and on November 12 for PS5. You can check out its full PC requirements through here.
An extensive gameplay deep dive and gameplay walkthrough for the game were also recently released- check them out through here.