Version 1.4.0 update arriving next week.
Tuesday, which is one day prior to Valhalla’s first anniversary, sees the release of the game’s 1.4.0 update – a version number that would suggest, based on previous form, some significant additions. After all, Valhalla’s 1.2 update introduced Ireland, while 1.3 ushered in Paris.
However, Ubisoft is so far remaining rather coy about what 1.4 will bring, teasing some kind of swirling blue portal with no accompanying explanation on its roadmap. We do know a new game activity, the recently sighted Tombs of the Fallen, will also be included in the update, but this too remains largely mysterious – although fan speculation has pondered if it may see the return of early Assassin’s Creed games’ Price of Persia inspired platforming segments.
Valhalla’s next notable occurrence takes place a few days after 1.4.0’s arrival, with the launch of the Oskoreia Festival limited-time event, running from 11th November to 2nd December. Again, there’s not much to go on right now, but the name at least is based on the folk myth of a monstrous Viking Wild Hunt led by Asgardian raiders, and sometimes Odin himself.
Last on the current roadmap is Valhalla’s 1.4.1 update, arriving sometime this December. Again, details are scarce to the point of non-existent but a squint at the accompanying image is appropriately festive, suggesting last year’s Yuletide event will return in some form.
Beyond December, specifics of Valhalla’s future are even more murky, although we do know that – thanks to the game’s enormously successful launch – a second year of expansions is on the way, likely sending players to the realm of Muspelheim based on Ubisoft’s previous teases. Hopefully the publisher will be ready to share more on all of the above soon.