In the year since its launch, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has proven to be one of the more powerful and popular parts of the long-running franchise. The latest works like Odyssey received a lot of post-release content in the first year. But even after launching several successful large-scale expansions in 2021, Valhalla still performed strongly and seemed ready to surpass its predecessor by extending its Viking voyage to the second year.
Dawn of Ragnarök is at the core of the ongoing rollout, a major new expansion that will be released at the end of winter. It aims to add a lot of new missions, explore the environment, and even new character abilities that change the gameplay. The main expansion will be launched in March, but you don’t have to wait that long to get the new Assassin’s Creed fun. The brand will be launched tomorrow December 14th and is exploring a fascinating new plan with dedicated story content spanning Valhalla and Odyssey.
The new cross-border story contains different content from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Free content distribution helps to tell the new associated aspects of a wider range of Assassin’s Creed novels, touching on the Isu cultural elements explored in Odyssey’s novels later in the game and post-release storytelling. In the Valhalla sequence, we will even see Eivor meet Kassandra in person, thanks to events that shouldn’t be destroyed at the end of the Odyssey. In the new “Odyssey” and “Valhalla” content, it is expected that brand new missions will be found, including new unknown locations.
As for the larger expansion coming in March, players can expect a particularly big adventure. Both Origins and Odyssey previously set a precedent for expanding content in the mythological realm. These concepts were so successful that the core Valhalla game established several important connections with Norse mythology, including extensive exploration of the Asgard and Jotunheim domains, and important revelations established the connection between Eivor and Odin. As Odin embarks on a journey to Svartalfheim, the kingdom of dwarves, the dawn of the gods will continue this narrative thread. His mission? Rescued his son Bald from the clutches of Sirte, the god of fire giants.
Svartalfheim is a huge new game space, roughly equivalent to one-third of the entire England area in the base game. Early gameplay reveals a gorgeous fantasy game space, from the huge underground dwarf melting pot to the towering snow-capped mountains, as well as a large number of appropriately stern dwarf statues and monuments scattered throughout the landscape.
As Odin fights, the player must face various enemies, including the Frost Chottner previously seen in Jotunheim. The newcomers are the flame power of the Muslims; these fire giants have their own dangerous fighting abilities and drive the dwarves from their homes and hide them. You must find them there to ask for help.
Part of the help comes from Hugr-Rip, a magical bracer given by the dwarf. The new artifact allows Odin to withstand the power of the enemies he defeats. Some new capabilities sound particularly powerful. Odin can transform into a crow and attack the enemy from high and far to carry out devastating assassinations. The weapon can be poured into ice. The power of the bow allows the player to teleport to where they are shooting. You can also train fallen enemies to fight for you.
Ragnarok has 35 hours of new content-if true, this is bigger than many early Assassin’s Creed games as a whole. In addition to a large new storyline centered on mythology, Ubisoft also promises to provide a new arena where players can hone their combat abilities to deal with a series of escalating challenges.
The new expansion details come after the surprisingly new content you can play now. The new Crossover Stories is a fascinating experiment in which new missions have appeared in both Valhalla and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. When played in tandem, the linked stories provide new revelations about the broader Assassin’s Creed novel. We saw Eivor and the previous hero Kassandra meet in person, thanks to events that we will not spoil from the end of the Odyssey.
Based on the release rhythm of the previous game, it is easy to speculate that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is beginning to go downhill. But this announcement proves that Ubisoft is still investing heavily in games, including the upcoming crossover story and the upcoming March expansion. Whether we will get more from the game after that remains to be seen, but the Viking Warriors should be happy that we have not yet fully completed the Eivor adventure.