Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Assassin's Creed Valhalla cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
AnvilNext
Release dates
Windows November 10, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 84
IGDB 85
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Currency, Free-to-grind, Unlock
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, RPG
Vehicles Naval/watercraft
Art styles Realistic
Themes Europe, Historical
Series Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed Valhalla on HowLongToBeat
Assassin's Creed Valhalla on IGDB
Assassin's Creed Valhalla on Wikipedia
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Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD 2014
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Assassin's Creed Unity 2014
Assassin's Creed Rogue 2015
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Assassin's Creed Syndicate 2015
Assassin's Creed Origins 2017
Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt 2018
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a singleplayer third-person action and RPG game in the Assassin's Creed series.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
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Gold Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Ubisoft Store
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Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition, and Collector's Edition also available. Ultimate Edition is also included with Ubisoft+.
Windows
All versions require Ubisoft Connect, Denuvo Anti-Tamper, and VMProtect DRM.

Version differences[edit]

Pre-orders include the Way of the Berserker mission.
Standard Edition contains the base game.
Gold Edition includes the Season Pass.
Ultimate Edition includes all Gold Edition content and the Ultimate Pack.
Collector's Edition includes all Ultimate Edition content with an exclusive steelbook case, soundtrack with selected tracks, male Eivor statuette, female Eivor figurine, three lithographs and a certificate of authenticity.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass Includes two story expansions and an exclusive mission.
Windows
Wrath of the Druids Story expansion set in Ireland. Releasing Spring 2021.
Windows
The Siege of Paris Story expansion set in Paris, France. Releasing Summer 2021.
Windows
The Legend of Beowulf Exclusive mission included with Season Pass.
Windows
Ultimate Pack Berserker Gear Pack, Berserker Settlement Pack, Berserker Longship Pack and a set of runes. Included in the Ultimate Edition.
Windows

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Boost Silver, crafting materials and maps leading to collectables can be purchased using Helix Credits[1]
Cosmetic Tattoo sets and skins for ships, settlements, horses and ravens can be purchased using Helix Credits.[1]
Currency Helix Credits can be purchased in bundles for real money, at a base rate of 100 Helix Credits per 1 US dollar.[1]
Free-to-grind All of the microtransactions under the Utility category can be earned through gameplay.
Unlock Armor sets and weapons with additional gameplay effects can be purchased using Helix Credits.[1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename the video files[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\
  2. Rename, move or delete ANVIL_Logo.webm, PC_AMD_Ryzen.webm and UbisoftLogo.webm.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\en, or the folder that corresponds to the currently set text language in game.
  4. Rename, move or delete Epilepsy.webm, PC_WarningSaving.webm and warning_disclaimer.webm.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Assassin's Creed Valhalla\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\13504\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Ubisoft Connect
Synced saves are accessible on all platforms.[3]

Video[edit]

Screen settings
Screen settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
[4]
Ultra-widescreen
Gameplay is Hor+.[5] Cutscenes are pillarboxed.
See the related WSGF post for a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Ranges from 85-115% of the default FOV value.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA (Low/Medium/High). Up to 2X SSAA through "Resolution Scale" option.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Adaptive V-Sync also available
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No framerate limit.[4] Can be capped from 30-90 FPS in increments of 5.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Maximum luminance and exposure can be changed individually.
Color blind mode
Settings for protanopia, deuteranopia and tritanopia color blindness.

Input[edit]

Control settings
Control settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Separate sensitivity option for aiming is also present.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Option to invert X-axis also present.
Raven flight Y-axis inversion is set by the "Raven Vertical Control" option.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
An option to swap the analog sticks is also present.
Controller sensitivity
Separate sensitivity options for X-axis and Y-axis.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Option to invert X-axis is also present, alongside inversion options for aiming.
Raven flight Y-axis inversion is set by the "Raven Vertical Control" option.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired
V2 tested.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Requires input mode to be set to Hybrid.

Audio[edit]

Sound settings
Sound settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music and Sound FX.
A toggle for dialogue boost is also present.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Closed captions are only present in gameplay.
Mute on focus lost
Only when game is running in fullscreen.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

VR support[edit]

Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking
Supports: Aim at Gaze, Dynamic Light, Extended View - Eye & Head Tracking, Interaction at Gaze, Lock Target at Gaze, Sun Effects.


Issues fixed[edit]

Cannot select gender in introduction[edit]

Disable "Hold Alternative" under the Interface settings[6][7]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok, SpeedTree
Audio Wwise, CMU Flite
Cutscenes WebM

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB (Dual-channel)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
AMD Radeon R9 380
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
Requirements listed are for 1080p resolutions running at 30 FPS. Additional requirements for Ultra graphics settings, 60 FPS, 2K, and 4K resolutions are listed on the Ubisoft website.
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Exploration, combat difficulty and stealth difficulty settings are not visible from the main menu.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 TweakTown - Full Assassin's Creed Valhalla microtransaction store revealed - last accessed on 2020-11-11
  2. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-11-10
  3. Ubisoft Support - Cross-platform progression in Assassin's Creed Valhalla - last accessed on 2020-11-10
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ubisoft - Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC Specs Revealed - last accessed on 2020-10-14
  5. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-11-11
    Tested at 21:9 resolution of 2560x1080 and compared to 1920x1080.
  6. /r/AssassinsCreed Subreddit - Cannot select gender on pc - last accessed on 2020-11-10
  7. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-11-10