Ubisoft played host to a special Assassin’s Creed 15th Anniversary Celebration stream last night where the company well, celebrated the series’ 15th anniversary. During the stream, Ubisoft announced some exciting news for fans of the series with free content coming to Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Origins 60FPS patch and more.
If you missed the event, here’s everything you need to know from the world of Assassin’s Creed including how to celebrate the series’ anniversary with cool content and freebies.
Over the next 12 weeks leading up to the “future of Assassin’s Creed” event, Ubisoft will release weekly contests, behind-the-scenes content, community activities and fan kits each week. You can visit the official site here to stay up-to-date with it all.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Goes Rogue-lite
Ubisoft announced a whole new year of content headed to Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. The campaign is called “Year Two” and will include returning festivals, Mastery Challenge Pack 2, an armoury update and new free tombs to explore. However, the biggest news is the addition of a new game mode in Valhalla called The Forgotten Saga. This is a new rogue-lite-inspired game mode that takes place in Niflheim.
In The Forgotten Saga, Loki’s daughter, Hel challenges Odin to an endless series of scenarios. Odin needs to fight his way through these challenges by killing enemies and completing death-defying dungeons. As Odin progresses, Odin unlocks new weapons and skills to take with him to the next challenge.
The idea here is to try and get as far as possible without dying but if you do, you take some of the loot and skills you learn back with you and have to restart the challenge again. The trailer reveals that The Forgotten Saga is going to offer a fantasy approach with dragons and other monstrous enemies to fight. The Forgotten Saga will launch in the next few weeks and be free for all Valhalla owners.
Discovery Tour – Viking Age
Ubisoft has released the Discovery Tour – Viking Age as a standalone title for players. This non-combat game will let players explore the regions in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla while going on an educational tour about the history surrounding the Vikings. The game is now available on PlayStation, Xbox, Stadia, Luna and PC.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins is Free at 60FPS
Ubisoft just released an update for Assassin’s Creed: Origins that unlocks the 60FPS mode on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. In addition, the game will be free-to-play across all platforms starting this Thursday, 16 June up until 20 June. In addition, players can unlock Origins-inspired tattoos in Valhalla.
New Assassin’s Creed Announcement
Lastly, Ubisoft announced that the studio will unveil the future of Assassin’s Creed in September during a very special event. However, we don’t know if this is the heavily-rumoured Assassin’s Creed Rift game which is reportedly a small-scale story title focused on Basim. This could also be the Assassin’s Creed: Infinity announcement which is reportedly the live-service game. Perhaps Ubisoft will announce both?