Assassin's Creed Valhalla Updates Post-Launch Support

Assassin's Creed Valhalla has been a huge hit for Ubisoft. The open world Viking adventure released in November last year on both PS5 and PS4. Not long after, the French publisher announced that Valhalla had enjoyed the "largest launch" in series history. And earlier this week, Ubisoft confirmed that it had its best ever quarter in terms of financials — a huge turnover that was spearheaded by the success of Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

With all of this in mind, it makes sense for Ubisoft to go all-in on Valhalla — and apparently, that's exactly what it'll be doing. During its most recent earnings call, the company reiterated that post-launch support for the game is a priority, stating that Valhalla will "benefit from a stronger and longer post-launch programme" than Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

To recap, Odyssey's post-launch support was pretty stellar. It received two solid expansions (each split across three episodes), and a boatload of free content updates which added requested features, new quests, and more. By comparison, Valhalla has started off quite slow — but it's fair to assume that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on the developer's plans (as well as the game's general bugginess).

That said, February should be a big month for Valhalla. The game's 'River Raid' update is due out this month, bringing a whole new activity to the foggy shores of medieval England. A laundry list of bug fixes are also in the works, and at this point, we're partly expecting everything to drop at once.

Beyond that, the title's first expansion, 'Wrath of the Druids' is still on course to release this Spring. We should be hearing more about that soon.

In any case, if Valhalla does manage to outdo Odyssey's post-launch roadmap, fans should be in for a treat. As it stands, the Assassin's Creed community appears to be a little divided over the game's direction; there was a bit of an outcry recently regarding the title's questionable microtransaction store. Let's hope that these incoming updates patch things up.

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