Ubisoft Outlines Assasin's Creed Valhalla Expansions, Seasonal Updates

Eivor's journey won't stop in England thanks to Assassin's Creed Valhalla's extensive post-launch DLC.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla will have two post-launch story expansion packs and a bonus mission as DLC, as well as free seasonal updates for all players, Ubisoft announced.

The first free update revolves around Yule and is planned for late 2020.

The Valhalla DLC can be purchased separately when the expansions release in 2021, and those expansions are included with the AC Valhalla Season Pass for $39.99. Those who buy the Gold or Ultimate editions of the game get the Season Pass bundled in, plus the bonus mission The Legend of Beowulf.

The first Valhalla expansion is Wrath of the Druids, planned for release in Spring 2021. It sees Eivor travel to Ireland to confront the descendants of a long-dead Druid cult and is steeped in Celtic mystery, Post Launch Producer Jose Araiza said. Eivor can also visit Dublin and influence the city's burgeoning economic life. 

Eivor makes history and goes to war with the Franks in Summer 2021 with the second expansion, The Siege of Paris. Paris and control of France is the prize, and Eivor will employ some good old-fashioned Assassin's Creed skullduggery to make it fall from within through infiltration and forging alliances.

There's not much detail about the Beowulf quest so far, though Ubisoft did show the quest's opening. Eivor is called upon to investigate a series of strange deaths caused by some unknown beast.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's free seasonal updates will include four content injections in the game's first year. All will bring new quests, festivals in Eivor's settlement, skills, mechanics, and more. For example, the first content update will introduce river raids to the game.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla releases November 10 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 4, and November 12 for PlayStation 5. If you haven't grabbed your pre-order yet, check out our AC Valhalla pre order guide to find the one that's right for you.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Oct. 20th 2020

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