First Major Expansion of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Arrives Tomorrow

Prepare for a lot of new content.
Prepare for a lot of new content. Ubisoft

The first major expansion of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to be released tomorrow, May 13, on all the platforms. In Wrath of the Druids, Eivor Varinsdottir’s journey has taken her all the way to Ireland. Here, the newly-appointed High King Flann Sinna is seeking to unite all four different regions into one banner. Along the way, she meets fearsome mythological creatures, discovers secrets of an ancient druidic cult, and learns more about the many mysteries present in Ireland.

New Features

Arriving in new lands means new alliances to forge, new monasteries to raid, and of course, new enemies to battle. Then there are new skills that players can learn. Eivor, for example, has some interesting new abilities like being able to fire off smoke-bomb arrows. This can be used offensively to open up opportunities in combat or defensively to make a quick escape. When the going gets tough, Eivor can summon Irish hounds to fight with her.

Eivor also gets some help in combat with her access to sickles as a new melee weapon type. Of course, it’s not all battles as Eivor can put up trading posts to get those valuable rewards and help foster those alliances.

A Quick Background

Early in this new expansion, Eivor is going to be asked to retrieve an object known as the Book of Kells from a mysterious cult. In reality, this book is actually an illuminated manuscript that has the four gospels of the New Testament written in Latin. However, in the setting of the game, this same book would have been a few decades old and plays a significant role in Ireland’s Christian population, one of which is the High King Flann Sinna.

Read more about the real history that inspired the expansion here.

Wrath of the Druids is included as part of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Season Pass, and also available as a separate purchase.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is the official successor to Assassin's Creed Odyssey, released in 2018. The game is set sometime in the years 872 to 878 AD and tells a fictional story that happened during the Viking invasion of Britain. Players get to control a Viking raider named Eivor Varinsdottir who becomes involved in the fight between the Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar Order.

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