After just a few weeks since its release on the market, modders have already discovered a way to get all of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s premium in-game items for free. By utilizing an inventory editor, players have been able to get a hold of every cosmetic item in the game, including several that are not released yet.
It didn’t take long for PC modders to figure out the code of the game such as the comprehensive Eivor customization mod. Overall, it has been a shaky release for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The game was already facing frame rate and resolution issues as well as a glitch that makes the kids in the game incredibly huge and out of proportion. While Ubisoft’s development team has been doing the best they can to address these issues, it looks like new ones are emerging quicker than they can be fixed.
As credible news sites report, modders from Nexus Mods have made another one of those problems, as they have now discovered a way to get every item available on the in-game store. Normally, these items can only be acquired either via a wandering trader called Reda or by using Helix credits, the game’s exclusive currency, to purchase premium packs. Eurogamer reports,
“After a bit of tinkering found I had suddenly acquired pretty much all the premium packs, which would normally cost around 2000 Helix credits each to unlock (a pack of 2300 Helix credits costs £16.99, if you’re wondering). Or a lot of grinding for opals and waiting for Reda to sell each item individually, I suppose.“
These mods are not restricted to just items in the premium packs, as it seems like the modders were also able to gain access to items that are supposed to release in the future yet. Particularly, the gaming news site revealed, “On some forums users are sharing images such as this fiery wolf, along with Ezio’s Brotherhood Outfit, which has not yet been made available in Valhalla.”
Back in 2018, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey had a similar mod, although it took five months for the modders to figure it out, not two weeks. Eurogamer also noted that “Thus far it seems Ubisoft hasn’t been too bothered by people modding their games to get premium cosmetic items,” although it is uncertain if this will remain the case.
In the case of Odyssey’s mods, the hack on Nexus Mods actually burst into popularity last March and has managed a steady stream of downloads ever since. Despite various exploits, bugs, and other miscellaneous technical problems, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has proven to be extremely successful thus far, and Ubisoft is certainly looking to capitalize on this.