The Assassin’s Creed franchise is turning 15-years-old this year, and Ubisoft has prepared plenty of ways to celebrate it. Earlier today it hosted a live stream and launched a page on its website thanking fans of the series for their support. But that’s not all, as Ubisoft also announced a slew of new content for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for Year 2.
As far as content goes, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has had plenty since its release in 2020. And now, players can look forward to even more content in Year 2. Ubisoft has announced five different updates to come in the next year, and all of them will be free. So, if you want an excuse to hop back into the boots of a Viking, this is your best bet.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla‘s new rogue-like adventure
The new content coming to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in Year 2 caters to a lot of tastes. As the year goes on, events and festivals will continue to be held, each with its own small activities. Then there’s the armory update, which will allow players to show off the gear they’ve collected along the way. Mastery Challenge Pack 2 offers new trails for players to conquer that should test their skills in combat and stealth. And this fall will see more caves added to the game for players to explore. These will be part of a larger update called Tombs of the Fallen.
But the biggest content update coming to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the new rogue-like mode coming in summer. The Forgotten Saga once again puts players in the role of Odin as they travel to Niflheim. The exact specifics of the mode weren’t revealed in today’s event, but it’ll have the usual traits of a rogue-like. The Forgotten Saga marks the first time the series has ever seen a mode like this, so it should be interesting for long-time fans.
What’s next for the franchise?
To close it all out, Ubisoft announced that the final chapter in Eivor’s story should arrive at the end of the year. We don’t know what to expect from the chapter, but Ubisoft has confirmed it’ll be free. This will also mark the end of the game’s Year 2 content. Ubisoft is certainly celebrating the Assassin’s Creed franchise in a big way. And it looks like the upcoming Year 2 content for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is just the beginning. There’s also an event this September that’s poised to “unveil the future” of Assassin’s Creed. This may be the Basim title that was rumored a few months ago, but we’ll have to wait and see.