A new update is bringing Assassin's Creed Valhalla PC achievements at last. The new patch also adds a host of tweaks, fixes, and improvements to make Eivor's journey a little smoother.
How do Assassin's Creed Valhalla PC achievements work?
First and foremost, you'll notice that you can now get Ubisoft Connect achievements in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. These achievements are split into two categories: quest-related or not-repeatable achievements, and countable or repeatable achievements. The former will pop at the conclusion of a new quest, while the latter will pop whenever the player performs an action relevant to that achievement beyond the unlock criteria.
That's the major new addition, but there are several other minor tweaks and fixes. Some of these fixes will be great news for visually impaired folks; letters in-game now have text-to-speech functionality, for example. You'll also find that there's a new preview function for colorblind options and subtitles, which should make it a little easier for you to set Assassin's Creed Valhalla up as you want it.
A few of the updates are also pretty amusing. For instance, the update fixes an issue in which NPCs in Vinland could be killed by "throwing corpses at them". That doesn't sound like a bug to us; it sounds like a new development in the creed of the Assassins, and something that the only proper fix is to make it enabled throughout the game. Also notable is an issue in which guards would "not react with hostility" when watching Eivor kill members of their faction by burning them with oil jars. That's pretty emblematic of 2020 if you ask us.
You can download the new Assassin's Creed Valhalla update right now. It's available across all platforms. Here's a quick chart of how much storage space the download for the update will take up on all platforms (don't worry, it's not much):
- Xbox Series X|S: about 7.5GB
- PlayStation 5: about 2GB
- Xbox One: about 6.6GB
- PlayStation 4: about 2-3GB
- PC: about 6.45GB
Will you be heading back into the world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla to rack up some Ubisoft Connect achievements? Do you have fond memories of using corpses as missiles? Let us know in the comments below!