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Beowulf, Druids and Paris coming to Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Beowulf, Druids and Paris coming to Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Ubisoft revealed its post-launch plan for Assassin's Creed Valhalla and its includes free in-game events and festivals, new settlement buildings, services and games modes and the Discovery Tour, scheduled for 2021. The $39.99 Season Pass will give players access to The Legend of Beowulf quest on the launch day and two major expansions, Wrath of the Druids in Spring 2021 and The Siege of Paris in Summer 2021. Get a first look with the trailer and images inside.



Ubisoft® Reveals Details For
Assassin’s Creed® Valhalla
Post-Launch Plan

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Live Content Plan Unveiled,
Including Season Pass Content with Two Major Expansions and Free Content Seasons, with Discovery Tour coming in 2021


SAN FRANCISCO — October 20, 2020 — Today, Ubisoft announced the Assassin’s Creed® Valhalla post-launch plan, including a Season Pass with two major expansions of narratively driven gameplay and an exclusive quest. Additionally, all Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players will have access to free seasonal content including in-game events and festivals, new settlement buildings, services and games modes. Ubisoft also announced that Discovery Tour, the educational tool that lets anyone explore the game in a conflict-free environment, will be available for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in 2021.

With the Season Pass, players will discover new territories and stories through two major expansions and an exclusive quest. Once available, expansions will be accessible early from within the structure of the main game, providing a meaningful story that adds to Valhalla’s rich open world. In addition, all players will enjoy new free content through Seasons, with each Season lasting three months – Season 1 will launch in December 2020, extending the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla experience post-launch.

The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Season Pass is included in the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gold, Ultimate and Collector Editions and is available for purchase separately for $39.99. The Season Pass includes:

• The Legend of Beowulf quest: In this exclusive quest, players will uncover the monstrous truth behind the legend of Beowulf, available on the launch day of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
• Expansion 1 - Wrath of the Druids (Spring 2021): In this new adventure, players will journey to Ireland and unravel the mysteries of an ancient and mysterious druidic cult, tracking and discovering their members. Diving into Gaelic myths and folklores, they’ll need to fight their way through haunted forests and dazzling landscapes while gaining influence among Gaelic kings.
• Expansion 2 - The Siege of Paris (Summer 2021): In The Siege of Paris, players will have the chance to relive the most ambitious battle in Viking History with key historical figures of war-torn Frankia. During this key moment in history, players will infiltrate the fortified city of Paris and the River Seine under a prolonged siege, uncover enemy secrets, and form strategic alliances to safeguard their clan’s future.

In addition, all players will have access to an extensive lineup of free seasonal content including new narrative content and in-game events available after launch. Each season will last three months and will come with exciting content, accessible to all player types and levels of progression, focused on gameplay and world evolution.

Season 1 will launch in December 2020 with the following content planned:

• A new settlement area, allowing players to continue to grow and evolve their settlement.
• A traditional Viking Festival: the Yule Festival, for players to experience in their settlement.
• A new game mode: the River Raids. Building on Valhalla’s core raiding mechanic the mode will deliver a dynamic, challenging and highly replayable raid experience.
• The addition of the Ranks for Jomsviking: in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players can not only create their lieutenant to be part of their raiding crew, but also recruit some from their friends and the community. In Season 1, players will see an update to the Jomsviking feature which will allow their Jomsviking to earn XP and rank up – the higher will be the rank of the lieutenant, the more silver players will earn when recruited by other players.
• Finally, as for each season, Season 1 will also come with new player skills and abilities, weapons and gear, and cosmetic items for the settlement, longship, horse and raven.

Season 2 will launch in March 2021 with a new game mode that builds on Valhalla’s core combat experiences, a new Jomsviking update, festivals in the Settlement, new gear and cosmetic items, and more. More information about Season 3 and 4 will be come at a later time.

There will be more to come as the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla development team is committed to support the game and continued improvement of the core experience with additional content, yet to be revealed.

With development led by Ubisoft Montreal*, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla offers players the captivating experience of playing as Eivor, a legendary Viking raider, in a beautiful and mysterious open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages. Players can take advantage of new features, including raids, weapon dual-wielding, and settlement building. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release worldwide on November 10, 2020 on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, as well as on UPLAY+**, Ubisoft’s subscription service and Stadia. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release on PlayStation®5 alongside the launch of the console from November 12th, 2020.*** Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will launch on Amazon Luna alongside the launch of the Ubisoft channel.

For more information about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, please visit: assassinscreed.com

For the latest news on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit: news.ubisoft.com

*Associate Ubisoft studios are Sofia, Singapore, Montpellier, Barcelona, Kyiv, Bordeaux, Shanghai, Chengdu, Philippines, Quebec, Bucharest, Saguenay, Winnipeg and Pune. Additional help provided by external partner Sperasoft.

**$14.99 per month. Cancel anytime. The Gold and Ultimate Editions will be available as part of a UPLAY+ subscription. More information at uplayplus.com.

***Players who purchase Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on Xbox One or PlayStation®4 will be able to upgrade their game to the Xbox Series X | S or PlayStation 5 version respectively at no additional cost. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla leverages the Smart Delivery technology - buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X | S when both the console and that version of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PlayStation®4 and Blu-Ray™ games gives access to the corresponding Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PlayStation®5 Digital version at no additional cost, when available. Requires a PlayStation®5 or a PlayStation®5 Digital Edition, the game disc (if owned on Blu-Ray™) must be kept inserted in the PlayStation®5 disc tray to play, a PlayStation® Network registration, additional storage & Broadband internet connection. May incur bandwidth usage fees.

Post Launch & Season Pass Trailer

All comments

Commented on 2020-10-21 17:55:10
I was seriously debating on whether to get the Ultimate Edition or just the base game at launch or 3 months down the line. I have decided to wait a few months for a discount and maybe even until all of these expansions are out.

I played Odyssey in what feels like installments, starting and doing everything available, then stopping, then doing it all over again. Which really contributed to the fatigue. Felt like playing 2 Assassin's Creed games in the span of 1 year.

Better to do it all in one go - crazy since this should feel more tiring, but it feels less as you're "one and done" instead of doing it by piece meal sizes, plus the abilities one would get with the expansions and all the added features, bug fixes and optimizations would make it a far better experience.

This Season Pass and free Post-Launch content don't feel as inspired and doesn't seem as content heavy as Odyssey's Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis - which introduced 3 mini-open worlds with Elysium, The Underworld, and Atlantis.

Crazy to think I could end up waiting 1 year to play a new Assassin's Creed game, but with Warframe, Genshin Impact, Destinty 2 + Beyond Light expansion, and so many other great games, I don't even know if I would have the time to spend 100-150 hours with just one game right now.

I'm also serioualy considering waiting from a few months to a year to play Cyberpunk 2077. I played The Witcher 3 when the Game of the Year edition came out and had the most wonderful time with it. A lot of features, DLCs, bug fixes, optimizations, and was a complete package.

The mods and guides also had a lot of time to increase in number and evolve. As well as many workarounds to basically any issue the developers missed. And it was cheaper than everything at launch.

I feel the same for Watch Dogs: Legion and Far Cry 6, as well as for any game coming out in the next weeks, months or years ahead. I don't care about FOMO, so I just don't feel the need to play them as soon as possible. I've been doing the same with movies and TV shows, and it's great. But if people start saying how great some of these games are... now that will be hard to resist. The hype train is real.
Commented on 2020-10-21 22:54:00 In reply to Sdarts
Oddyssey gets horrible boring at later time. Doing all the repeatable things on and on anod on and on and.... ;)
Never finshed it and due to much better titles out there, never will.
Commented on 2020-10-22 16:37:26
I respect that. But to me Odyssey is a masterpiece. It is extremely big even by Ubisoft's standards, but it lives up to its name both in story and the world, it is an odyssey. I love exploring, finding new places and doing all the collectables and activities.

Since the world was absolutely gigantic, it also felt very real with all sorts of locations. I recently - 3-4 months back - started playing Origins again, just for kicks and put a good 10-12 hours into it without realizing it. Because Aya and Bayek's story and the world were so interesting.

I understand it's not for everyone, which nothing in this world is, but all the praise Odyssey - and also Origins - got is well deserved. Odyssey is one of the best Assassin's Creed games. If not the best, definitely top 3. And it's also one of the best games of this generation imho.

But like you've said, there's other great games, and some are better than Odyssey. It's like with Breath of the Wild, not everyone likes it, which is fine. Same for Ocarina of Time, Persona 5, God of War (2018), The Last of us, etc. It's all fine.

The wonderful thing is that there are hundreds of thousands of games from all kinds of genres to choose from. As long as you're happy and having fun with what you're playing, there's no wrong choice. That's what "Gaming" is all about.
Commented on 2020-10-22 19:45:05
I tried playing Odyssey 3 times now. Every time I could not find any inspiration to continue playing.
I don't know what's the problem but it's somehow uninspiring. My background is that I loved Origins (spent around 100 hrs.) and played all of the previous titles from the beginning in the series but Odyssey will remain in a limbo for me I guess.

Valhalla seems interesting from what I've seen but in the back of my mind there is this question creeping if it would end up being Odyssey 2 for me :( Hopefully there are so many games already out and coming out that I'll just wait and maybe get my hands on it next year hopefully.

I must admit I respect that they will again do the Discovery tour - that's very nice!
Commented on 2020-10-22 20:03:26
I-AM-BEOWUUUUULLLFFFF!!!
Commented on 2020-10-23 07:35:43 In reply to Dan2510
Posted by Dan2510
Oddyssey gets horrible boring at later time. Doing all the repeatable things on and on anod on and on and.... ;)
Never finshed it and due to much better titles out there, never will.
That's how I felt about Horizon ZD and God of War. Never finished them. I just got bored for some reason. Same with TLOU2, although I did spend 54 hours in that game and finished it. I wish I could get that time back though because I was burnt out on it and tired of the story and playing it halfway through. I forced myself to finish it. That isn't the sign of a good game for me personally.


Just started playing Odyssey recently even though I've owned it for quite a while. I'm really, really enjoying it so far and very impressed with the world and visuals. Kinda kicking myself wishing I had played it long ago instead of Horizon and some other games.
Commented on 2020-10-23 18:16:38
Loving reading everyone's comments. It's great to see so many diverse opinions. Games that are liked by some, while not by others.

I still need to play Horizon: Zero Dawn, but I was waiting for a Black Friday deal. Though now I'm not sure since I'm probably gonna wait a few months to play it, so most likely not worth buying it if I'm not planning to play it immediately.

Did that with Red Dead Redemption 2 and now it's sitting in my library staring at me. Which I abandoned at the beginning of Chapter 2 - when you finally are free to explore the world - to play Ghost Recon: Breakpoint... which is something, I admit.

Then I've been playing Destiny 2 and Genshin Impact, which consume all the free time I have. I'm really excited about Hades, since I love Transistor and Supergiant Games, but most likely won't be able to play it until next year with Destiny 2's Beyond Light expansion and Genshin Impact's v1.1 Major Expansion with a 3rd open area region coming in November 10 and 11, respectively. Online games for the win... I guess. But I'm having fun, so that's what matters in the end.
Commented on 2020-10-24 23:23:47
In art department Ubisoft studios are some the best in gaming if not the best. I wish someday Ubisoft uses these talents and makes a story driven fantasy linear game. the art in Assassin's Creed Origins - The Curse Of the Pharaohs was mind blowing.
Commented on 2020-10-26 07:57:40
I played Odyssey in almost one cycle for a few weeks incl. both DLC's, as it happens so often I buy on day one and play months after. Looking forward to Valhalla, that base-building is reminding me a bit of Skies of Arkadia, loved that.

Will play it this time on day one (on the Series X).

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