Assassin’s Creed Valhalla adding River Raids game mode with latest patch

Assassin's Creed Valhalla river raids

Tomorrow, February 16, the newest patch for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will drop on every platform the game is playable on. The patch is 18.04 GB on PC, and will roll out at 7 AM ET. In addition to some quality of life changes, the River Raids game mode will at last be added to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

The mode is included in the Yule Season content, and is free to all players. All you have to do is make sure your game is updated to this latest patch, 1.1.2. These river raids will take you and your crew to new parts of England to gain more loot, rewards, and offer new challenges to conquer.

Three new abilities are also getting added to the game. The first is Berserker Trap, which adds a trap to your arrows. Any enemies that trigger the trap will be doused in hallucinatory powder and become easy pickings for you. Battle Cry is the second new ability, which has Eivor performing his best Dovahkiin impression. In other words, Eivor lets out a wild scream of fury that will power themselves up and cause enemies to stumble backwards, even interrupting oncoming attacks. Now, that is intimidation. Lastly is Shoulder Bash, which is pretty self-explanatory: you can rush into your foes and even break environmental objects.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla river raids

Yo ho, it’s a Viking’s life for me

Six new skills are also being added to the game, as well as an impressive list of quality of life changes. Balance tweaks, graphical changes, updated audio, and even performance issues are addressed in this latest patch. If you want to get into the nitty gritty you can check out the full patch notes on the official website. If you haven’t checked out Ubisoft’s new Viking adventure yet, be sure to get the lowdown with our full review before setting off. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla River Raids mode goes live on February 16.

Kevin Carignan
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