Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the third entry in the semi-rebooted AC series that started with Assassin’s Creed Origins. That game signalled a departure from the stealth focus of the series to the action RPG genre. What didn’t change was the open world mechanics, if anything they expanded on that with Valhalla being the largest or at least the longest to complete AC game yet. Just mainlining the story would still take you around sixty hours. A completionist run will take you somewhere north of 100 hours. There’s a lot of content in this game.
If that has not put you off and you enjoyed Eivor’s adventures in England, you have likely been looking forward to the DLC. Set in Ireland, the meaty expansion will be the first of two to be released for the game this year. The second is set during the Siege of Paris and is due to be released sometime in the Northern Hemisphere summer (Q3 of the year).
Wrath of the Druids will have you traversing Ireland gaining influence with Gaelic kings while investigating and fighting a druidic cult. Expanding on the series’ supernatural elements (Elements that the various haunted areas of Britain as well as the side stories vividly brought to life), you will hack and slash your way through haunted forests and bogs while trying to crack the aforementioned cult.
The expansion was due to be released on 29 April 2021, but today Ubisoft have announced that they are shifting it back by two weeks to 13 May 2021. Two weeks is not that long and given the delays that have already been announced – many due to the pandemic lockdown restrictions enforcing “Work From Home” as a norm – it is really not that long.
The announcement states that the team decided on the delay in order to deliver a more refined experience. Ubisoft have promised that they will release more details in the interest of transparency via a blog post or article, although no timeline for that was given.
The DLC is part of the Season Pass or available for $24.99 if you did not purchase an edition that included the pass.