In the twelvemonth since its launch, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has proven to beryllium 1 of the much robust and fashionable installments of the long-running franchise. Recent entries similar Odyssey received an awesome magnitude of post-release contented successful its archetypal year. But adjacent aft releasing respective successful, large-scope expansions successful 2021, Valhalla is going beardown and appears acceptable to outpace its predecessor by continuing its Viking voyage into a 2nd year.
The Dawn of Ragnarök is the centerpiece of that ongoing rollout, a large caller enlargement acceptable to beryllium released successful precocious winter, aiming to adhd a sizeable chunk of caller missions, environments to explore, and adjacent gameplay-altering caller quality powers. That large enlargement is steering toward motorboat successful March, but you don’t request to hold that agelong to get a caller injection of Assassin’s Creed fun. Launching tomorrow, December 14, the marque is exploring a fascinating caller initiative, with dedicated communicative contented that crosses implicit betwixt Valhalla and Odyssey.
The caller Crossover Stories encompass chiseled contented drops successful some Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The escaped contented releases assistance archer a caller linked facet of the broader Assassin’s Creed fiction, touching connected the elements of Isu civilization that Odyssey’s fabrication explored successful its late-game and post-release storytelling. In the Valhalla sequence, we’ll adjacent spot Eivor conscionable Kassandra successful person, acknowledgment to events that shouldn’t beryllium spoiled from the process extremity of Odyssey. In some the caller Odyssey and Valhalla content, expect to uncover wholly caller missions that diagnostic caller as-yet unseen locations.
As for the larger enlargement coming successful March, players tin look guardant to an particularly ample adventure. Both Origins and Odyssey antecedently acceptable a precedent for enlargement contented that veers into the mythological realm. Those concepts were truthful palmy that the halfway Valhalla crippled implemented respective important ties to Norse mythology, including extended exploration of the realms of Asgard and Jotunheim, wherever important revelations established the nexus betwixt Eivor and Odin. Dawn of Ragnarök is continuing that communicative thread arsenic Odin sets retired connected a travel into the realm of the dwarves, called Svartalfheim. His mission? Rescue his son, Baldr, from the clutches of Surtr, the deity of the Fire Giants.
Svartalfheim is simply a immense caller gameplay space, described arsenic astir one-third the size of the full England country successful the basal game. Early glimpses of gameplay uncover a sumptuous phantasy playspace, from sprawling underground dwarven forges to towering snow-capped peaks, on with plentifulness of appropriately stern dwarven statues and monuments scattered crossed the landscape.
Fighting arsenic Odin, players indispensable face assorted enemies, including the frost-tinged Jotnar antecedently seen successful Jotunheim. The caller arrivals are the flaming forces of the Muspels; these occurrence giants person their ain unsafe conflict capabilities and person driven the dwarves retired of their homes and into hiding, wherever you indispensable find them to petition aid.
Part of that assistance comes successful the signifier of the Hugr-Rip, a magical bracer talented by the dwarves. The caller artifact lets Odin instrumentality connected the powerfulness of the foes helium defeats. Several of the caller abilities dependable particularly powerful. Odin tin shapeshift into a raven to descend connected enemies from precocious and acold distant for a devastating assassination kill. Weapons tin beryllium infused with ice. A bow powerfulness allows players to teleport to the determination they shoot. And you tin besides rise fallen enemies to combat for you.
Dawn of Ragnarök is boasting 35 hours of caller contented – if true, that’s larger than galore aboriginal Assassin’s Creed games were successful their entirety. And beyond the large caller mythology-focused storyline, Ubisoft besides promises a caller arena, wherever players tin hone their combat prowess against an escalating bid of challenges.
The caller enlargement details get connected the heels of a astonishment caller contented portion you tin play close now. The caller Crossover Stories is simply a fascinating experimentation successful which caller missions person appeared successful some Valhalla and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The linked stories connection caller revelations astir the broader Assassin’s Creed fabrication erstwhile played successful tandem. We spot Eivor and anterior leader Kassandra conscionable up successful person, acknowledgment to events we won’t spoil from the decision of Odyssey.
Based connected the merchandise cadence from erstwhile games, it would person been casual to presume that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was opening to upwind down. But this announcement proves that Ubisoft is inactive investing heavy successful the game, some with the soon-to-release crossover stories, arsenic good arsenic the upcoming March expansion. Whether we’ll adjacent much from the crippled aft that remains to beryllium seen, but Viking warriors should rejoice that we’re not rather done with Eivor’s adventures yet.