Reddit is not happy with how Ubisoft has handled the post-launch content for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The developer is now under fire for focusing on more microtransaction content than improving the game by adding new content and updates for players. According to a post on Reddit, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla now has 9 armour sets for sale in the microtransaction store which is almost as many as the 13 players can find in-game.
Players are also complaining about the lack of noise surrounding this issue in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and they have a point. Previous games such as Middle-earth: Shadow of War and others came under fire for their mass use of in-game currency and purchases. It is like Ubisoft have gotten away with it this time around.
Ubisoft did reveal a roadmap for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in 2020. However, unlike Odyssey and Origins, this content plan put a larger focus on paid DLC chapters than free in-game updates. Both Origins and Odyssey had multiple free timed boss fights and rare gear to obtain by completing the events just weeks after launch. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla had one mediocre Yule festival with dull quests and a pointless gear set.
Players feel as if the focus on adding gear to the microtransaction store has taken priority over the main game’s content. Ubisoft secretly added time-saver XP booster packs to the store a month after release and more gear has arrived since. However, bug fixes and performance updates have yet to be seen. Users have reported save game corruption, progression and visual bugs which have been present in the game since launch in November.
The top Reddit post reads:
Now half of the armors available in the game are exclusive only to people who are willing to spend money on extremely overpriced microtransactions. Us other players, even those among us who spent over a hundred dollars on the collector’s edition, have gotten very little content over these last few months. Like, all we’ve really gotten is a nice but kind of lackluster event, and a bunch of bugfixes.
Meanwhile Ubi just keeps adding and adding ridiculous shit to the microtransaction store, just milking the whales of their money with content that only a very small percentage of players will actually get to enjoy. On top of that, it is not only cosmetic stuff but it actually affects gameplay and is in some cases rather overpowered. And then when the rest of the player base finally did get an armor set, it was event exclusive and literally a reskin with some blood splatters on it.
Why isn’t everybody talking about this? Only a few years ago, people would have raised hell if a games company did shit like this. This is not okay, especially not for a game that costs sixty goddamn bucks.
Ubisoft has yet to comment on the situation.