Assassin’s Creed Valhalla fans will have a good reason to jump back into the game this week, as the developers drop the first of a series of patch updates that will see Eivor’s adventures in England go on even further.
In patch 1.1.2, which was released on Tuesday, 16 February, and is part of the Yule Season content, players will be able to join the Raven Clan as they explore new rivers and find new areas to raid in search of even greater treasures. Of course, this also means that there will be even greater obstacles to climb, which will test the skills of even the most experienced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players.
And speaking of skills, this patch update will be coming with a few new handy tricks for Eivor. More specifically, players will now have access to three new abilities: the Berserker Trap, which attaches a hallucinogenic spray to your arrows, causing nearby enemies to go, well, berserk, the Battle Cry, a terrifying scream that makes nearby enemies back off and lose their footing and the Shoulder Bash, a charge by Eivor that pushed back against enemies and objects.
Something is coming from down the river, a new ally, a new friend, a new opportunity.
Best start preparing now, it won’t be long until you’re back on the water yourself…
“Harken well in hall of kings
On ocean-steed my words gain wings
Odin’s mead, I forth will bring” pic.twitter.com/J8RWkjQ4y7
— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) February 12, 2021
Apart from that, however, Eivor will also be given a series of new skills such as the Assassin Carry, the Assassin Slide, the Power Stroke, the Arrow Looter, the Fight Ready and the Long Ship Brace in this new patch, which is quite sizeable.
More specifically, Xbox Series X/S owners will need to clear a minimum of 19.53 GB on their hard drive to make room for this update, while on Xbox One, that number goes down to 15.27 GB. PlayStation owners will not require the same amount of space as the patch only needs 11.18 GB on PS5 and 10.23 GB on PS4.
This update to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla also comes with a number of improvements to the gameplay and audiovisual experience, fixing a high volume of issues that plagued the game upon release and making the overall experience a lot smoother.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the most recent entry to the popular franchise developed by Ubisoft and is available now on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Google Stadia and PC.