Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Free Update Adds New River Raids Mode and More
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s raids, which let players storm treasure-laden targets alongside the crew of their longship, are the focus of the new replayable River Raids mode added to the game as part of a free update. Available now, the update also brings new skills, gear, and other rewards, as well as new ways to upgrade Jomsvikings.
Jomsvikings – the special, customizable lieutenant crewmembers that can also be recruited from other players – factor heavily into River Raids, which let players explore three distinct new maps of rivers around England’s coast. Both the ship and the Jomsvikings can be leveled up, and upgrades enable players to haul more resources back to the Ravensthorpe settlement – but unlike raids in the main campaign, downed crewmembers can be lost if players don’t revive them in time.
Players can boost their Jomsvikings’ abilities with the Jomsviking Hall, a new unlockable settlement building. The hall can be upgraded to three different levels in Season 1, with each level also raising the level cap on the player’s Jomsviking – which determines their perks – while also allowing you to recruit additional Jomsvikings from other players.
Once players are ready – which is to say, once Eivor has arrived in England and completed either the Grantebridgescire or Ledecestrescire arc, built the Barracks, and recruited a Jomsviking Lieutenant – they’ll be able to launch into River Raids from a dedicated dock at the settlement.
Feb 17, 2021 at 03:20