Assassin's Creed Valhalla Season Pass Review

The Assassin's Creed Valhalla season pass was first detailed back in October 2020, before the game itself had launched. Following on from the success of Assassin's Creed Odyssey and its extensive post-launch support, Ubisoft was keen to repeat the cycle — but does Valhalla's season pass measure up to its predecessor's? Is Assassin's Creed Valhalla's season pass worth buying? Almost a year after the game's release, we're here to try and answer that question.

And if you're interested in the aforementioned Assassin's Creed Odyssey season pass, we reviewed that as well:

The bulk of the season pass for Assassin's Creed Valhalla is made up of two large expansions: Wrath of the Druids, and The Siege of Paris. It also includes a side quest called The Legend of Beowulf, but this is really just a small extra — a bonus for buying the season pass.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Season Pass

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Season Pass Overview

Before we get into our own opinions on the DLC, let's take a look at the facts. Below, we've listed everything that's included in the Assassin's Creed Valhalla season pass, complete with release dates and prices.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Season Pass

Release Date: 10th November 2020
Price: £32.99 / $39.99

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Legend of Beowulf

Release Date: 10th November 2020
Standalone Price: Cannot be purchased separately, exclusive to the season pass

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids (Expansion I)

Release Date: 13th May 2021
Standalone Price: £19.99 / $24.99

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris (Expansion II)

Release Date: 12th August 2021
Standalone Price: £19.99 / $24.99

Total Price Without the Season Pass: £39.98 / $49.98

Needless to say, it's cheaper to buy the season pass than it is to purchase the two expansions separately.

Is Dawn of Ragnarok Included in the Assassin's Creed Valhalla Season Pass?

Dawn of Ragnarok is the third expansion for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, due to release on the 10th March, 2022. Dawn of Ragnarok is not included in the season pass — it must be bought separately at £32.99 / $39.99. Ubisoft has described it as "the most ambitious expansion in franchise history", and rumours have said that it's basically its own game in terms of length. We'll have a full review for Dawn of Ragnarok once it's out.

For what it's worth, Ubisoft never said that the season pass would include more than two expansions. In fact, it's widely believed that a second year of Assassin's Creed Valhalla content was never initially planned. Pandemic complications and the ongoing success of Valhalla supposedly encouraged Ubisoft to change its plans and continue support for the game beyond 2021.

Will There Be a Second Assassin's Creed Valhalla Season Pass?

Multiple season passes are not uncommon when it comes to games that are supported for an extended amount of time. However, there has been no official word on a second season pass for Assassin's Creed Valhalla at the time of writing. And, as mentioned above, Dawn of Ragnarok is set to be sold separately.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Beowulf

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Legend of Beowulf

As mentioned, The Legend of Beowulf is really just an additional incentive to sell Assassin's Creed Valhalla's season pass. It's a relatively short series of side quests that have Eivor investigate some mysterious killings, and it all takes place within the existing open world map of England. It is not an expansion.

For what it's worth, the quests are quite fun, but they don't add a whole lot of value to the season pass. Again, The Legend of Beowulf is a nice little bonus — but that's about it.

Wrath of the Druids

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids

Now then, onto the expansions themselves, starting with Wrath of the Druids.

Taking place across an entirely new open world map, Wrath of the Druids sees Eivor travel to Ireland, with the intention of forging new alliances with the isle's fractured kings and clan leaders. It's a pretty big map — about the size of one or two regions from the main game — with plenty of landmarks and locations to explore.

It takes around five or so hours to run through Wrath of the Druid's central story, but if you want to see and do everything that the expansion has to offer, you're looking at roughly 10 to 15 hours of content.

The overarching questline in Wrath of the Druids is one of Valhalla's best. It's got good characters, some intriguing story beats, and a couple of especially cool boss fights (which we won't spoil here). In terms of structure and design, the expansion doesn't deviate a whole lot from the base game, but it does introduce new enemy types alongside semi-randomised, repeatable missions that can be taken on at any time.

One of the DLC's main hooks is an all-new trade system, which has Eivor take control of trading posts scattered around Ireland's countryside. Upgrading your posts and amassing large quantities of trade goods is mostly just busywork, but you can trade your resources for new weapons and armour. Indeed, Wrath of the Druids adds a whole range of new armour sets to the game, many of which both look great and boast effective combat perks. If you're big on loot, this expansion won't disappoint.

All in all, it's hard to fault Wrath of the Druids — it's a rock solid expansion to an already huge open world game. That said, if you've had your fill of the main campaign, this familiar DLC doesn't really have anything new to offer.

If you want a more in-depth look at Wrath of the Druids, be sure to check out our full review:

Siege of Paris

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's second expansion also whisks Eivor away to a brand new location. This time, it's the war-torn countryside of Francia — or more specifically, the sprawling city of Paris, and its neighbouring farmlands. This is another meaty DLC adventure, and the French capital makes for a fantastic backdrop.

However, The Siege of Paris is a slightly different beast to the rest of Assassin's Creed Valhalla. In a way that harkens back to older Assassin's Creed games — before they became open world RPGs — the expansion places an emphasis on assassination missions. You're tasked with taking down several key targets across the DLC's main storyline, but how you actually reach these targets is your call.

Most of these main quests focus on stealth and deception, which is a rarity in Valhalla's core campaign. There's still a lot of combat — and some engaging boss encounters — but The Siege of Paris feels like a much more traditional Assassin's Creed experience, complete with unique assassination opportunities and cinematic kills.

All of this subterfuge results in a more nuanced story. Eivor must appeal to both their bloodthirsty Viking allies and the deeply troubled rulers of Francia. It's easily one of the strongest narratives in Valhalla.

The open world outside of Paris doesn't go to waste, either. New, procedurally generated missions have Eivor teaming up with French revolutionaries, attacking armed patrols and capturing enemy encampments. Some good rewards are up for grabs, with two new weapon types — short swords and scythes — adding some additional depth to Eivor's arsenal.

The Siege of Paris is another very enjoyable expansion that'll take you roughly 10 to 15 hours to fully complete. And if you're of the opinion that Valhalla isn't enough of a proper Assassin's Creed game, then we dare say that these in-depth assassination missions might be a turning point.

For a more detailed take on The Siege of Paris, you can check out our full review:

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Conclusion: Is Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Season Pass Worth It?

So, what's the verdict on Assassin's Creed Valhalla's season pass? Well, it's fair to say that we think the two expansions are both very good — but it's worth keeping in mind that they're part of an already massive open world RPG. And in that sense, you really have to ask yourself whether you like Valhalla enough to spend another 20 to 30 hours playing it.

If the answer to that question is "yes, I bloody love Valhalla", then we fully recommend grabbing the season pass. If you're a fan of Valhalla and its gameplay, then you basically can't go wrong with Wrath of the Druids and The Siege of Paris. The storylines are some of the best in the game, the separate open world settings are great, and you'll get your hands on some powerful weapons and armour.

Priced at £32.99 / $39.99, the Assassin's Creed Valhalla season pass is decent value for money. Both expansions are worth playing if you enjoy the base game, and alongside all of the free updates that Ubisoft has delivered over the last year or so, the DLC makes Valhalla feel like a Viking saga that goes above and beyond in terms of the sheer amount of content available.

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