The Final Assassin's Creed DLC Has Accidentally Launched A Week Early

The Final Assassin's Creed DLC Has Accidentally Launched A Week Early
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Joseph Kime


1st Dec 2022 11:39

You'd be forgiven for forgetting that Assassin's Creed Valhalla is still going if you weren't actively playing through the core game and its DLC.

The Viking adventure was a big deal at launch, serving as the leading launch title for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, but as we've had announcements of an incredible slew of Assassin's Creed games since, the game's community has fallen a little quiet. Yet, the game keeps moving, and those who are still interested are being met with plenty of new content.

And they're being met with that content earlier than they should be playing it. Whoops.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Final DLC Has Launched Early

It looks like Assassin's Creed fans are eating well, as the new DLC pack for Valhalla, titled The Final Chapter, has accidentally launched a week early.

The final chapter in the game's story was set to launch on December 6, and yet, players have woken up this morning to find that the new single-player pack is available to them. It's murdery Christmas!

Perhaps the funniest thing about this blunder is how the Assassin's Creed team has tried to lean into the unfortunate mishap, calling the early launch a "glitch in the Animus" in their tweet acknowledging the launch.

The team then went on to quote tweet one of their own tweets referring to the DLC's planned release date, stating "this did not age well." No, Assassin's Creed, it didn't.

But, the new release date isn't coming to everyone. Which, honestly, makes all of this even funnier.

Steam Players Still Have To Wait For The Assassin's Creed Valhalla DLC

Oof, that's gotta sting.

Even though literally every other player can access the new The Final Chapter DLC in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the release date for the pack on Steam is yet to change, meaning that there's every chance that PC players will simply have to wait for the full release date for the pack to play it.

You'd think that after such a blunder, Ubisoft would make an effort to course-correct on all platforms, but this doesn't seem to be the case. If this was a glitch in the Animus, it was an absolute unit of a bug.

Joseph Kime
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Joseph Kime
Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.
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