‘Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’ patch: Ubisoft delays Title Update 1.2.1, ‘Wrath of Druids’ expansion and admits to not meeting fans’ expectations
Ubisoft’s post-launch treatment of the “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” content and gameplay has not been received well by many fans for various reasons. The developer has recently issued a statement addressing these concerns along with the announcement that the Title Update 1.2.1 and “Wrath of Druids” expansion will arrive a tad later than anticipated.
Ubisoft addresses ‘Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’ backlash
While Ubisoft has been actively supporting “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” with post-launch updates since its release last fall, but fans are getting frustrated by the number of bugs that persist in the game. Some of the glaring issues directly affect World Events and quests, which then prevents players from completing the gameplay.
In the latest “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” dev blog, Ubisoft admitted to falling short to meet fans’ expectations concerning post-launch updates. “We recognize that some of our recent title updates may not have met your expectations or been up to our standards,” the studio said.
Over the last few weeks, “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” players have been complaining about the fish spawning issue that stops them from completing quests requiring them to catch a certain number of certain types of fish. In the “Pig of Prophecy” world event, some players have reported that their characters are unable to get drunk next to the pig, which is one of the objectives to complete the mission.
There have also been several audio-related bugs reported, including the lack of sound effects when characters are riding horses. On the bright side, these are some of the “known issues” Ubisoft has officially recognized. It means these could be fixed in the next “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” Title Update.
It also did not go unnoticed that some key changes applied in previous months have been tied to the game’s microtransactions. Fans complained about the available armor skins that do more than just cosmetic customizations, as noted in this well-received Reddit post, as half of them were locked behind the paywall.
It did not help Ubisoft’s case when it launched the highly requested transmog feature in March through “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” Title Update 1.2.0. The mere process of changing a character’s appearance takes more steps than anticipated and will also require 50 Silvers, or the in-game currency.
When to expect the next ‘Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’ updates
In the same blog post, Ubisoft announced that the “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” Title Update 1.2.1 will be slightly delayed as the studio changed its “production pipelines and tools” in the hopes of deploying better updates. The next major patch is now slated to go live on Tuesday, April 27, and will be followed by the “Wrath of Druids” expansion on May 13.
Ubisoft also revealed a short-term roadmap for the game. The “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” Title Update 1.2.2 and a free game mode only described as a “mystery challenge” are set to be released in late spring.