It’s just a few weeks now until Assassin’s Creed Valhalla releases as the first entry in the franchise for next-gen consoles. There’s also no need to be depressed if there are last-minute delays since the game has already gone gold. This does not mean that development on the game has concluded, as best demonstrated by a new trailer released by Ubisoft that introduces information about the game’s season pass.
The season pass, which will be included as part of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Gold and Ultimate Editions, composes of two expansions as well as a bonus mission. The first expansion is called Wrath of the Druids and will take place in Ireland and will feature Eivor encountering a druid cult as well as introduce Irish folklore and history. The expansion will be available by spring 2021.
The second expansion is called The Siege of Paris and will centralize on the real-life Viking siege that happened in 845 AD. The siege saw a battalion of Vikings invading France and fighting against the army of King Charles II, also called Charles the Bald. The expansion is set for summer 2021 and will let players take down Paris, gather new allies, and meet historical figures.
The season pass bonus mission will be available at launch. The mission is called The Legend of Beowulf and will see Eivor play as a detective as he investigates an array of bizarre attacks where victims are covered in mold. Based on the title of the mission, it will tie the game into the Beowulf poem from English literature.
This isn’t the first time Assassin’s Creed has adapted fictional events. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, for example, had a few mythical Greek creatures as boss fights and the new game will also integrate several elements of Norse mythology like Asgard.
There will also be free seasonal content available to all players as well which will cover Valhalla’s Viking settlements and introduce new modes and abilities. The first is set to be released by December which adds a yule festival for the settlement as well as a new river raiding feature. The other three seasons will come in 2021, but Ubisoft hasn’t revealed any other details besides those.
Finally, to make history lovers happy, the Discovery Tour mode from Origins and Odyssey will be making a comeback, letting players educate themselves about the game’s setting and the real-life story on which it is based on.
Ubisoft certainly wants its fans to be still playing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla until 2021, though time can only tell how engaging this post-launch content will be and if these bonus content will be decent enough to keep fans coming back with every new update.