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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla just had 30 minutes of gameplay leaked online

Published: 6/Jul/2020 4:31 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 11:22

by Brad Norton

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has just joined the list of major 2020 video games to have huge gameplay segments leak online well ahead of release.

While the Assassin’s Creed franchise has been prone to leaks over the years, Valhalla may have just been hit with the biggest leak in series history. A 30-minute gameplay dump has been shared online months before development comes to an end on the new entry.

Through the new gameplay we can see how large-scale combat will unfold, take a deep dive into many RPG systems, and gain new insight into the game’s combat.

If you’re at all worried about spoilers and want to dive into the experience completely blind, it would be wise to avoid these leaks.

Narrative leaks

Assassin's Creed Valhalla screenshot
Ubisoft
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is expected to release at the tail end of 2020.

The huge leak begins in the open world of Valhalla as protagonist Eivor is traveling towards a main story mission. ‘A Fury from the Sea’ is the objective in focus throughout the entire 30-minute leak as allies band together to overwhelm an enemy castle.

Approaching from the water, the expansive attack soon has players ramming through gates, battling dozens of enemies, and eventually taking on a boss fight. After toppling the main opponent in combat, the game then presents a decision to keep him alive or finish the job.

Combat details

Assassin's Creed Valhalla boss fight
Ubisoft
The latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will feature numerous boss battles.

Throughout this 30 minute mission, a wide array of gameplay tidbits can be seen for the first time. Combat looks extremely close to that of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. With enemies taking a great amount of damage in comparison to earlier entries in the series. This means players will have to rely on archery skills, time-slowing powers, and a wide array of melee abilities to get the upper hand.

The number of characters on-screen during the large-scale conflict was quite significant as well. Huge groups of allied forces clashed with enemy defenses as the player was able to pick their battles.

Upon completing the quest, the leaked video then displayed some of Valhalla’s more intricate RPG systems. While hovering over the map a ‘suggested power’ level appears in each major locale. This implies that your character level, along with the stats of your gear, will be vital in tackling new areas.

RPG systems on display

Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay
Ubisoft
You’ll have an assortment of weapons and armor to customize in Valhalla.

Skill systems were on display as well, with players having the freedom to fine-tune their experience over time. Each skill-tree appears to be signified by a unique animal. As the leaks showcased Wolf power, Bear power, Raven power, and more to be unlocked later on.

There are eight item slots in the game’s inventory. Each allowing you to customize and upgrade an assortment of weapons and armor. Similar to previous entries, changing out this gear or upgrading its stats will increase your overall power level.

Moreover, there appear to be four types of upgrade materials along with a quiver and a rations section for food.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla view
Ubisoft
Crafting materials will allow you to upgrade equipment throughout your journey.

No release date is set in stone for Valhalla though Ubisoft is targeting Q4 of 2020. If that release window holds true, this 30-minute leak has appeared online months before the game will hit store shelves.

There’s no telling where exactly this video came from, though more leaks could certainly be on the way soon. Keep your eyes peeled and be extra cautious if you’re trying to avoid spoilers at all costs.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Season Pass content revealed

Published: 20/Oct/2020 18:09

by Andrew Highton

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With excitement reaching fever pitch for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft has announced plans for extending the life of the game, post-launch, with brand new expansion packs. These DLCs have been given tentative release dates in the new trailer.

Despite the game not releasing for nearly another month, Ubisoft has already announced their plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla after the initial launch. An official video posted to their Twitter and YouTube channel outlines their full-year plan to maintain the game’s status.

Season Pass buyers will gain access to the two main expansion packs – due for release in 2021 – whereas regular owners of the game will still receive smaller pieces of seasonal content throughout the year. Owners of the Gold Edition and Ultimate Edition will have the Season Pass automatically.

A timeline of post-launch content for Assassin's Creed Valhalla
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Ubisoft intends to keep Assassin’s Creed Valhalla going for at least a year.

Wrath of the Druids

Due for release in Spring 2021, Wrath of the Druids takes place in Ireland and tasks Eivor with unravelling the mysteries of a druid cult. Set in Dublin, he has to hunt down members of this mysterious cult and fight them.

The Siege of Paris

Due for release in Summer 2021, The Siege of Paris takes place in France and will have you exploring and conquering Paris during this famous period in Viking history, and will even see the appearance of Charles The Fat (Charles III).

The Legend of Beowulf

This extra content will be available at launch and suggests you’ll be taking on the famed beast, Beowulf.

Free seasonal content

This content will be available to all owners of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and will be released throughout the year. It features: The Yule Festival (late 2020), various other festivals, new events, new gear, and new game modes – including River Raid.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is due for release on November 10 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and PC.