As announced at the end of September, Valkyrie Elysium has been updated on PS5, PS4 with new modes, Trophies, and an extra difficulty level. The patch is now live on both systems and weighs in at just under 1GB. Hilde's Vengeance is the biggest addition the update makes, which is a new mode where Hilde is the playable character.
Furthermore, the patch brings the classic Seraphic Gate dungeon to Valkyrie Elysium, which has appeared in all the Valkyrie titles. Then there are the Hard and Valkyrie difficulty modes should you wish to play through the RPG again with an extra bit of challenge. For your troubles, you'll earn bronze Trophies should you beat the Seraphic Gate, Hilde's Vengeance, and finish the game on Valkyrie difficulty. The patch itself also improves performance and adds stability measures alongside bug fixes and game-crashing glitches.
In our Valkyrie Elysium PS5 review, we had a lot of praise for the action RPG's combat system. With more ways to engage with it thanks to today's patch, the game may well be worth revisiting if you can fit it around God of War Ragnarok.