The latest title update for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is live on the PS4 & PS5 as it readies the game for the upcoming Discovery mode on October 19th.

Coming in at 10.84GB on the PS4 & 8.54GB on the PS5, this is definitely one of the smaller updates for the game yet.

Here’s a small tease for the upcoming Discovery mode:

Added an option to Google Stadia that allows players to choose between High Framerate or Quality.

  • Allows switching between graphic modes for better Performance (prioritize 60 FPS) or Image Quality (prioritize resolution and graphical fidelity features).

Miscellaneous:

  • Post-launch skill nodes now have the proper impact on Eivor’s stats
  • Territory opportunities will no longer be revealed using Synin when Exploration difficulty is set to Pathfinder.
  • Placed the difficulty settings first in the gameplay section.
  • Updated descriptions for exploration difficulty.
  • Corrected aim-assist parameters order and names for difficulty settings.
  • Implemented collapsing/expanding active subcategories via button press.
  • Added cycling of filters for entries based on expansions.
  • Added a visual overlay, and enabled cycling of filters for entries based on expansions.

GAME IMPROVEMENTS

Main Quests, World Events, and Side Activities

Addressed:

  • The Siege of Paris: Toka was unresponsive during the Warlord of Melun quest.
  • The Siege of Paris: Richardis remained stuck if a horse was placed at the cave’s entrance during Sister of Sorrow.
  • Wrath of the Druids: Unable to collect prison key during Courting the Kings.
  • Eivor could summon mounts during the fight with Fenrir.
  • Couldn’t damage enemies in the Hidden Justice world event.
  • Avenge Quests could spawn in unreachable locations or on enemies that aren’t hostile.
  • Unable to move shelf to pick up Ysmir tear stone near Utangard Chasm in Asgard.
  • Unable to break the door to free Goodwin in Reeve of Wincestre.
  • (PC) Fenrir boss fight didn’t start if World Details are set to Low on GPU with 6GB VRAM or below.

River Raids and Mastery Challenge

Addressed:

  • No points were awarded if the NPCs knocked themselves out by explosion in Wenlocan Trial of the Wolf.
  • The game could become unresponsive when Eivor dies during the River Raids exit screen.
  • The cargo capacity could lock at 200 regardless of its upgrade level and cannot be repaired.
  • New quest prompt for The Sword of Saint George after it was already completed.
  • Missing exploration area for clue objective on River Severn and Exe.
  • There was no fog of war on River Rhine.
  • Jomsvikings didn’t assist Eivor in opening doors at some River Raids locations.
  • Max Foreign Supplies are set to 1/1 after completing the main questline.
  • Eivor shaking after arriving at River Raids docks. Not gonna lie, I’d be shaking, too.

Graphics, Audio, and Animation

Addressed:

  • Numerous graphics or lighting issues.
  • Various animation issues.
  • Numerous Menu Narration issues

World

Addressed:

  • Instances where Eivor, NPCs, or the longship would get stuck.
  • Instances of misplaced or floating objects or textures.

Gameplay

Addressed:

  • Wrath of the Druids: Percussion arrow could interrupt Ciara’s special attacks.
  • The Siege of Paris: Frankian merchants sold the same tattoo patterns that were already purchased.
  • Reaper healing perk triggered when switching equipment.
  • Scaling options stopped scaling under certain circumstances.
  • Players could buy extra resources by going to different merchants across Francia.
  • Numerous issues with the Spinning Harpoon ability.
  • Switching whistle to down d-pad and the quick action wheel to left d-pad will make the character pull out a torch when whistling.
  • Precision Axe throw didn’t destroy enemies’ weak points.
  • Exploration option changes from Custom to Pathfinder after exiting a Mastery Challenge.
  • Dismounting any mount in the water made Eivor look like as if they fell from high grounds.

User Interface/HUD

Addressed:

  • Numerous UI/HUD issues.
  • Numerous colorblind mode issues.
  • Couldn’t use keyboard to like Photos.
  • Suggested power level didn’t take Power Level Scaling options into account.
  • Nightmare difficulty option wasn’t present in the combat difficulty while launching a new game.
  • Auto-Assign wasn’t directly usable after opening the Skills menu.
  • Auto-Path didn’t work for post-Launch skill branches.

System

Addressed:

  • Infinite loading on saves after completing The Siege of Paris.
  • (Xbox Series) Xbox Series X|S not recognizing both gamepad and mouse/keyboard.

Performance and Stability

  • Improved performance and stability.
  • Addressed an issue where the game could freeze when changing the combat difficulty.

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