Ubisoft ends post-launch support for Assassin's Creed Valhalla with release of final DLC but there won't be a New Game+ mode.
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla Post-Launch Support Ends After Last Chapter DLC|
For first time in entire series history, 2020 action role-playing game Assassin's Creed Valhalla by developer/publisher Ubisoft offered a second year of post-launch support earlier, including new content updates, story expansion and lot more.
Earlier in September 2022, Ubisoft promises to release free DLC expansion, The Last Chapter to conclude Eivor's journey. On December 6, post-release support ends with Title Update 1.6.2 but AC Valhalla won't be getting New Game+ mode.
There will be no time-limited seasonal festival events in Ravensthorpe anymore but all previous rewards will be available to merchants. Once you complete The First Night of Samhain quest, it allows you to get past rewards that you missed.
However, Ubisoft confirms not to add highly-requested New Game+ mode for Valhalla since the depth of core gameplay experience allows limited options to introduce unique replayability and making it rewarding to some extent for players.
Ubisoft claims that roguelite-inspired Forgotten Saga mode can be as replayable as New Game+ mode. As requested, players will be able to always keep their hood up even when Eivor's cloak is taken off, to customize gameplay experience.
Missing out on New Game+ mode is really a bummer for players whereas both Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey received it after launch. Forgotten Saga may be a great addition to Valhalla but it may not replicate that similar experience.
Eivor will reunite with several key-characters in The Last Chapter DLC epilogue and Raven Clan's journey comes to a close. Players need to complete main storyline, mythical arcs, upgrade their settlement and kill all targets for access to play.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be succeeded by Assassin's Creed Mirage as next series entry next year. It serves as a tribute to first game and takes place in ninth century Baghdad, bringing back new character Basim Ibn Ishaq as a protagonist.