The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC has been lost forever

The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC has been lost forever
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Megan Cooke

Published 

27th Jul 2023 21:26

Seasonal DLC has been lost forever as Ubisoft has completely stopped support for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Over the last two years, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla hosted four seasonal festivals based on real-life Nordic holidays: Yule, Ostara, Sigrblot, and Oskoreia. The events each brought cosmetic changes to the in-game world alongside new story elements, items and activities.

Players mourn the loss of seasonal content

Reddit user, Eglwyswrw, took to the Assassin's Creed subreddit, to share the news of the festivals leaving, alongside a clip from one of the now-removed events.

Many commenters reacted, sharing their own thoughts about the loss of DLC that they had not been able to experience for themselves.

User 47D said: “I played Valhalla for the first time last autumn, and the only festival I got to play was Oskoreia. I didn't even get to play any of the others before the service was shut down.”

Other commenters seemed less upset at the news, with one stating “I’ll take a functional game with no holidays over a buggy mess with holidays any day” and another echoing the sentiment, saying “The last thing Valhalla needs is more content.”

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla support comes to an end

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Ubisoft announced in November 2022 that in-game seasonal events and festivals would no longer be playable as the post-launch roadmap was nearing its end. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

The final content update for the game was released on 6 December 2022, just over two years after the launch in November 2020. The Last Chapter was intended to wrap up Eivor’s story, conclude some loose threads and bring a conclusion to players’ time with the Raven Clan.

While the seasonal events would no longer be playable, items exclusive to the festivals were made purchasable from any merchant across England after the completion of "The First Night of Samhain".

Despite the ability to purchase event items, the loss of the events themselves means new players will be missing out on an element of gameplay with no way to go back to it. Similarly, those who were able to explore the festivals will not be able to recapture the experience at any point.

Megan is GGRecon's Evening & Weekend News Writer. She has an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing and is working towards finishing her masters in Journalism. When she isn’t writing about games she can be found reading romance novels or playing cosy games like Stardew Valley, Animal Crossing, APICO, and Disney Dreamlight Valley.

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