Update 2: Assassin's Creed Valhalla patch 1.020 is available to download now on both PS5 and PS4. Thankfully, it's only a very small download. Hopefully the Ostara Festival is finally working as intended!
Update: Ubisoft has confirmed that the next patch for Assassin's Creed Valhalla will deploy on Friday the 26th March. As predicted, the update aims to fix the crashing issues that were introduced with the Ostara Festival. It should also restore both settlement decoration and festival functionality. Phew.
We'll update this article again once the patch is live.
Original Story: A new update for Assassin's Creed Valhalla should be dropping soon on PlayStation 5 and PS4. The incoming patch has been spotted on Sony's servers by PlayStation Game Size, suggesting that its release is imminent.
So what's it for? Well, last week, the freshly added Ostara Festival managed to cause widespread crashing issues. Ubisoft quickly took action, removing the settlement decoration system as well as various festival activities. This supposedly stopped the crashing, but players were left with a broken festival and no way to customise their settlement.
As such, we can only assume that this update is going to fix the initial problem, and restore both decoration and festival functionality. Hopefully it works, because if it doesn't, we fear that even the most committed Valhalla players are going to start losing their patience with the game's post-launch support.
In any case, we'll be sure to post about the patch once it's available to download.