Despite being a highly requested addition, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will not receive a New Game + mode as part of its final update. The latest installment in the historical fiction franchise has received a particularly robust lineup of DLC missions since launch, ranging from paid story campaigns to free new modes and gears.
Support from players for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is now coming to a close, but still, one key feature didn’t come out.
A recent blog from a Ubisoft developer reveals that New Game +will is not going part of the final Assassin’s Creed Valhalla update. While many Assassin’s Creed fans have been waiting for this feature to increase the title’s replayability, Ubisoft explains that the open-world adventure depth made New Game + impossible to implement.
When the next Assassin’s Creed Valhalla update comes out on December 6 this will include other new exciting new content for players. This includes an intimate DLC called The Last Chapter that ties up Eivor’s story and the option to keep the Vikings warrior hood up all the time.
Ubisoft also points out that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla mods like the Forgotten Saga can stimulate the endless replayability that players want from a New Game + mode.
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Why is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla not getting New Game+?
As announced during an Assassin’s Creed showcase back in September, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will conclude its story with the Last Chapter mission. The free DLC will reunite Eivor with key characters from across the Viking age adventure and offer closure to the Raven clan’s journey.
Since this DLC serves as a conclusion to the entire game, players will need to complete a number of prerequisite tasks before they can access the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC.
Fans will be able to experience Eivor’s emotional final adventure after completing the main storyline, hunting the entire Order of the Ancients, and upgrading their settlement to Level 5.
While New Game+ would only make repeated playthroughs of the game more engaging, Ubisoft suggests that the Forgotten Saga game mode in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will serve as a worthy substitute for this.
The roguelike mode was added to the game for free earlier this year and sees players repeatedly battle through the Nilfiem as Odin. The All-Father gets progressively more powerful with each run, and each journey into the foggy realm presents different enemies and obstacles, granting the mode great replayability.
The Forgotten Saga is very different from a New Game+ mode, which let players keep their old gear as they are and players can replay this game, but this mode definitely gives Assassin’s Creed Valhalla virtually limitless gameplay opportunities.
Many fans have been anticipating the addition of New Game+ to Assassins Creed Valhalla, but unfortunately, this option will never arrive. The Viking Age journey is absolutely massive, which apparently prevented Ubisoft from making the mode unique and rewarding.
Many fans will think that lack of New Game+ in the upcoming update is a missed opportunity by the franchise, but we all can agree that Assassins Creed Valhalla still remains one of the biggest and most popular historical gaming adventures yet.