Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Title Update 1.5.3 is Out Today, Adds Free Bifröst Bundle and Various Fixes

The bundle contains the Shimmering Shield and Iridescent Axe forged from the same material as Asgard's Bifröst. It's available till July 26th.

Posted By | On 28th, Jun. 2022

Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Dawn of Ragnarok (2)

A new update is coming to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla today, deploying at 5 AM PDT/8 AM EDT across all platforms. It ranges from 1.2 GB on PS5 to 8.4 GB on Xbox Series X/S and offers several fixes. Players can also avail of the free Bifröst Bundle from the Animus Store from today to July 26th.

This adds the Shimmering Shield and Iridescent Axe, made of the same material as the rainbow bridge in Asgard. As for bug fixes, Brudd should no longer be stuck outside the map or stop moving when loading a save during the main quest “Gift to the God.” Issues in the world like crew members asking one’s help to loot and raid even after a raid is finished and other “incorrect” AI behaviors are also being fixed.

The optional Valkyrie Arena has also received some much-needed fixes like players no longer stuck underground when dying before reaching the completion screen. Check out the full hotfix notes below.

ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA – TITLE UPDATE 1.5.3

NEW CONTENT

  • Added the the Bifröst Bundle to the game.
  • The Shimmering Shield and Iridescent Axe were chiseled from the same crystal used to build the Bifröst, Asgard’s rainbow bridge.
  • Available for free in the Animus store from June 28 to July 26.

BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS

Expansion 3: Dawn of Ragnarök

Main Quests, World Events, and Side Activities

Addressed

  • Brudd is stuck outside of the map during Gift to the God.
  • Brudd stops moving during Gift to the God after loading save.
  • Quest marker and objective both disappear if players open the Pause Menu when the last dialogue scene with Brudd starts.
  • Offset camera can be observed at the beginning of the dialogue scene with Ivaldi in the safehouse during The Vault of the Ancients.
  • Unable to progress after talking to Ivaldi in The Vault of the Ancients.
  • Long transition between the end of the fight with Eysa and the following dialogue scene in The Warlord’s Daughter. It was a tough battle, needed a breather.
  • Players unable to move after opening one of the unlockable doors in Sinmara’s castle (Pride of the Aesir).
  • Fast travel is locked if players do not fully complete the World Event The Seed of Travi. Unable to interact with Banski in the Not Today, Jotun World Event.

World

Addressed

  • Crew members would ask for players’ help to loot and raid even though the raid has already been completed. “We’ve had one yes, but what about second Raids?”
  • Various incorrect AI behaviors.

Valkyrie Arena

Addressed

  • Dying before reaching the completion screen would cause players to remain stuck underground.
  • Dead bodies of NPCs appearing when loading the autosave of a newly started tale.
  • The Bear of Blue Waters does not spawn and the Glacial Bear Encounter tale skips from Chapter 1 to Chapter 2.
  • The lynx stops attacking players during the Shapeshifters of Legend tale.
  • Finisher animations for the first wave of lynx are not working properly.

Graphics, Animation, and Audio

Addressed

  • Eivor’s name being mentioned by allies instead of Havi in certain locations.
  • Offset animation when performing a finisher on a Slayer with the Dane axe and an Atgeir weapon.
  • Muspel Slayers not holding their weapons correctly upon being resurrected. Significant lack of discipline.
  • Resurrected NPCs not holding any weapons upon leaving and returning to their location.
  • Various issues where Havi would remain stuck in a free-fall animation and/or get desynchronized.

UI/HUD

Addressed

  • The Block Stat line is missing on the inventory page for the All-Father’s Guard shield.
  • Incorrect Altar completion message in England upon completion of the Dawn of Ragnarök expansion.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

World

Addressed

  • Instances of grass and/or foliage disappearing as players approach.

Armory

Addressed

  • Armory loadout feature is not available after travelling to Svartalfheim.
  • Loadouts are not available in the Mythical Worlds.

Mastery Challenge

Addressed

  • Level Scaling option is automatically switched to Harder upon participating in any Mastery Challenge.
  • Long loading time when reloading or exiting any challenge.
  • Leaf Bow and Raven Sickle reappearing in Hildiran’s shop after completing the Dawn of Ragnarök’s introduction quest.
  • Players don’t have enough currency to purchase all the sets from Hildiran’s Wares.
  • Uffentune Challenge: Mastery Challenge assets are present outside of the trial.
  • Anderitum Hideout Raven Challenge: Unable to loot the key from the Destroyer if players acquired it once and restarted the trial without unlocking the cell door.

Main Quests, World Events, and Side Activities

Addressed

  • Enemy and Ally NPC remains idle during the quest Kingdom’s End (Hamtunscire).

Assassin’s Creed Crossover Stories

Addressed

  • Online Service Error received upon trying to see a photo taken during the introduction scene.

Graphics, Animation, and Audio

Addressed

  • Flowers from the Vikingr Braids hairstyles are missing during dialogue scenes if players have equipped a helmet.
  • Eivor goes into a T-pose when dropping down from the eastern viewpoint in Cent.
  • Numerous clipping issues.
  • Numerous graphics, texture, animation, or lighting issues.

UI/HUD

Addressed

  • Silver and XP boost buff not appearing above the adrenaline bar after initiating a feast.
  • Numerous UI/HUD issues.

Discovery Tour: Viking Age

Xbox

Addressed

  • Infinite black screen upon changing the graphics mode setting (Xbox Series X|S).

UI/HUD

Addressed

  • The Tracked Quest banner overlaps with all quest names in the Pause Menu when Text Size is set to large.

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