Ubisoft has announced the future of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla during the remainder of 2021 and throughout 2022.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was released a year ago. Since then, we’ve seen the main campaign, various seasonal events, looting, and two expansions – Wrath of the Druids and Siege of Paris – taking us to Ireland and France, respectively, with new stories. In addition, Ubisoft has introduced activities such as Tomb of the Fallen that introduce a mystery so far. What will be next? Year 2.
The crossover between Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Valhalla!
Assassin’s Creed Crossover Stories is Ubisoft’s new proposal to connect the games of its franchise and begin to pick up the thread of the assassins. This is a completely free event for those who own Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. They will be available on December 14, 2021.
The crossover is based on two events or small expansions that will serve as the setting for one of the most desired encounters Kassandra and Eivor. These two 2-3 hour long stories (approx) will feature new locations (one island per video game) and a plot that will answer two questions: What does Kassandra do after achieving immortality in Odyssey? What happens when two Assassin’s Creed heroes meet?
To access this event, it is necessary to have the base game and meet a requirement in each one: complete Chapter 1 in Odyssey (reach Megaris, although it is recommended to finish the game) and unlock Valka (settlement level 4) in Valhalla. Once these requirements are met, we will search for a Piece of Eden that will make us cross leaves with Kassandra. It is important to note that Eivor (male or female) will find in Valhalla will be Kassandra, regardless of whether the user chose Alexios in Odyssey. In the Odyssey DLC, it will be playable.
Dawn of Ragnarök, the most epic expansion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök is the third video game expansion and the largest and most ambitious yet. It is a new experience that lasts approximately 35-40 hours and offers a radical change of scenery for Wrath of the Druids and Siege of Paris.
In the Dawn of Ragnarök expansion, we’ll follow Eivor on his way to fulfill his destiny as Odin, the father of all Norse gods, battle, and wisdom. Mythology takes on a much more relevant role in Valhalla due to the Viking culture, and with this expansion, this importance will increase. It continues a plot that started in the base game when we visited Asgard and Jotunheim as Odin.
This time it will not be a couple of small maps, but a new land that recreates the dwarf kingdom of Svartalfheima (invaded), which is a size similar to half of England and will include from new enemies to mechanics never seen before in the franchise.
Odin (Eivor) will have to embark on an odyssey in Dawn of Ragnarök to escape his son, Baldr. He will have to use all his wits, cunning, and power to infiltrate hostile territory, gain the trust of the dwarves, and exact revenge on Baldr’s captors.
The invasion in Svartalfheim has forced the dwarves into exile and hidden in secret havens. One of Odin’s tasks will be to find them and help them regain their land. The invaders are old acquaintances: the Jotnars and Muspels, giants of the ice that we already met in Jotunheim, and warriors the kingdom of Muspelheim (the kingdom of fire). The Jotnars will keep their archetypes, and the Muspelheim will add new ones such as a “Guardian of the Flame” that raises the dead or “The Fury of Surtr” that will pounce on Odin and explode.
The plot of this expansion is the same as many others that involve heroes: become strong, helping your allies until you get enough power to face the final bosses. During this process, we will be able to specialize our style of play more, and this time Ubisoft warns that direct conflict will not always be the best option. In addition, new divine powers will be included that are not limited by the mortal world. An example is the Hugr-Rip bracelet, made by the dwarves, which allows you to absorb the power of fallen enemies. The trailer shows others how to transform into a crow to move quickly and execute.
Last but not least, the expansion also includes the challenges of the Valkyries, which will allow us to obtain new rewards depending on the difficulty we choose.
And when will Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök be released? March 10, 2022, as part of Year 2, is everything that Ubisoft revealed to us about the future of their video game.