Ubisoft’s latest entry to the Assassin’s Creed franchise may have been released only last month, but it is already considered to be one of the best games in the series. For one thing, many fans loved how Assassin’s Creed Valhalla made a couple of changes to the formula that previous games in the series followed.
For example, this latest entry has deviated from the progression system of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which more or less required its players to grind if they want to reach higher levels.
Now, one of the reasons why Odyssey’s system was so heavily criticized is because many believe that Ubisoft made the game’s progression slow on purpose in the hopes that players decide to purchase microtransactions that increase their XP using real-world money.
These microtransactions weren’t available in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla at first, but now it appears that the purchasable XP boosts have officially been introduced to the title’s in-game store.
In line with this, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players can now spend real currency if they want their character to effectively level up faster. There are two different options for players to choose from if they do decide to purchase some XP.
The first option is a permanent 50% XP increase to all experience gained while playing the game by spending 1,000 “Helix credits.” That amount of credits is more or less equivalent to $10, and if purchased, it will be implemented across each and every Assassin’s Creed Valhalla save file.
The second option, on the other hand, is the more expensive one of the two. For 1,500 Helix credits, players are given a bundle that provides the same 50% boost in experience as well as a 50% boost in money. In other words, players who opt for this bundle will be able to not only level up faster, but they will earn money at a faster rate as well.
To explain why Ubisoft decided to bring back a feature that ws so controversial within the series’ community, the company told Game Informer that these microtransactions are a great help to those players who don’t have the extra time to spare to “fully explore the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to be able to acquire the game’s best gear.” As such, helping them accelerate their progress allows them to obtain these gear along with other items.
In addition to that, the company also said that it decided to reimplement the feature because more post-launch content are headed to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. As such, they want to help prepare those players who haven’t reached end-level Eivor just yet.
For those who are interested in purchasing these boosts, the in-game store can be located in the menu for easy access. As for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in general, the title has been doing great so far since its release.
As a matter of fact, this latest entry got the best launch sales within the Assassin’s Creed franchise so far, garnering a deluge of positive reviews from players and critics alike. The game’s latest update not only fixed several bugs, but it also prepares the players for the introduction of the Yule Festival.
The Yule Festival marks the first post-launch content for the game, and needless to say, there’s a lot more coming.