Assassin's Creed Valhalla doesn't get a new game anymore in the final update

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla doesn’t get a new game anymore in the final update

The latest post-launch update for 2020 Assassin’s Creed: Walhalla releases on December 6, marking the end of the game’s development, Ubisoft Montreal announced on Friday. The final update does not include the new game-plus mode, however.

“We understand that this news will be a disappointment,” the studio wrote, “however, we hope that the new content released over the past few months, including never-before-seen experiences like Forgotten Saga, has provided an exciting and challenging experience for those who are looking for more replayable content.

The Forgotten Saga, a “roguelite-inspired” mode, arrived in an August 2 update. It was announced in June. Still, the game’s community had long been asking for a new game plus mode, where the player restarts the game’s campaign with the progression, building, and gear they earned on their first playthrough still intact. Valhallathe two predecessors of 2017 Origins of Assassin’s Creed and 2018 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey both added more new game modes after launch.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was built as a unique Assassin’s Creed experience, very different from its predecessors in its structure, offering new ways to engage with the world and its characters,” explained Ubisoft Montreal. “While investigating the implementation of New Game+, we realized that the depth of the game gave us limited options to make replayability unique and rewarding.”

Title Update 1.6.2 will launch on December 6 and includes “The Last Chapter,” which the studio called “a touching and intimate conclusion to Eivor’s saga.” Additionally, the update adds a community request – ways to keep Eivor’s hood equipped, even when removing his cape. This is purely cosmetic and will not affect gameplay or detection, Ubisoft Montreal said.

“We also have a few other surprises in store with this title update…but we’ll save them for our final farewell,” the studio added.

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