Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is not getting the much-requested New Game+ mode. In a blog post, publisher Ubisoft confirmed that their latest Viking-based action RPG is in the final stages of its two-year post-launch content rollout, and that it does not include a replayability feature. The company notes that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was built as a “unique” experience that is structurally different from its predecessors. “When we researched the implementation of New Game+, we realized that the depth of the game gave us limited options to make the replayability unique and rewarding,” it reads.
On December 6, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive a final content update, which will serve as a “moving and intimate conclusion to Eivor’s saga,” tying up some loose ends and offering closure to our time spent with the Raven Clan. To access “The Last Chapter” arc you need to complete a few key parts in the game, which you can start by upgrading the settlement to level 5 and building the Jomsviking Barracks. In addition, you must have beaten the main storyline by making pledges to all English territories, and completed the Ragnarök-based mythical storylines of Asgard and Jotunheim. “Kill all targets of the Order of the Ancients and reveal its leader” is also noted as a condition.
Since its release in November 2020, the blog notes that more than 20 million players have stepped into the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the third since the franchise’s shift to an open-world RPG format. As part of the latest update, Ubisoft is adding the option to keep Eivor’s hood open at any time. This purely cosmetic update will be included in the in-game options menu and will remain even if you remove the cloak. The studio also mentions a “few more surprises” in store for the latest update, details of which will be revealed in due course.
During Ubisoft’s forward event in September, the publisher dropped a theatrical trailer for Assassin’s Creed Mirage, set in Baghdad. Launching sometime in 2023, the title will take a back-to-basics approach, with a tightly bound story focused on stealth, parkour, and assassinations – rather than the recent RPG-driven tweaks. At the time, Ubisoft also confirmed three new Assassin’s Creed projects: Codename Red set in feudal Japan, Hexe set during the 16th century witch trials, and an open-world mobile game.
The final update of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be released on December 6 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X.