Ubisoft announced their post-launch plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which comes out on November 10. As with previous entries in the series, AC Valhalla will have a “Season Pass” of additional content. New content will be doled over quarterly “seasons,” including two major expansions and a number of free additional events.
Season 1 will start in December of this year. The highlight of this season will be the exclusive mission “The Legend of Beowulf,” where Eivor investigates a series of strange murders and livestock mutilations. Also during Season 1, players will get free content in the form of the Yule Festival, happening inside Eivor’s settlement. Additionally, a new game mode called “River Raid” will challenge players with more dynamic raid scenarios. And players will be able to use a system called “Jomsviking” to bring friends from the community or elsewhere along for the plundering fun.
With Season 2, which will most likely start March 2021, the first major expansion drops. “Wrath of the Druids” takes Eivor to Ireland, where they must uncover the identities of a mysterious cult which roams the dark forests and hidden hollows of the Emerald Isle and exerts their influence on multiple Gaelic kings. Along with the expansion, more festivals and Jomsviking options are planned.
In Season 3 (probably June 2021), the highlight is the second major expansion, “The Siege of Paris,” where a significant historical event gets the Assassin’s Creed treatment. Eivor must infiltrate the city of Paris, ruled by Charles the Fat, as their clan lays siege to the city. Players will meet historical figures, ferett out enemy secrets, and make crucial alliances to ensure the clan’s victory over the Franks.
The Season Pass will be included with the Gold, Ultimate, and Collector’s Editions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and can be purchased separately for people who buy the Standard version of the game, though a price point has not been listed at this time.