Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the famous content light video game, has received a major free update today. The Yule Season update adds a new game mode called River Raids, which adds higher stakes raids, a new and customizable longship and a
There is a trailer that explains the new features below.
Raiding in Valhalla is where you get on your boat with some Viking friends and choose a battle with some Englishmen. Alice B liked it in her Assassin̵
Valhalla was already quite massive, as in most Assassin’s Creed games, but this update also adds three new river maps that you can sail around. There are different types of settlements you can attack in the region, and some are designed to be more challenging than those from the main game. Consequently, you will unlock better rewards to complete them.
The part that interests me the most is not mentioned in the video above – not in detail. The Vikings you take with you on these raids are recruited and upgraded via a new Jomsviking building, but Ubisoft mentions that these Jomsvikings are “created by other players online”. I’m always a fan of that kind of surrounding multiplayer, and to be able to name a friend to say I got them killed while I was trying to burn down a village. Multiple games – all games – need to have some of Dragon’s Dogma stuff in them.
There are several Valhalla updates coming, with the Ostara update coming out in March to give yet another new game mode.