‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ updates to require players to re-download the game due to ‘data restructuring’
Ubisoft has confirmed for months now that it will support “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” with new content and updates for another year. In preparation for that, the developers announced that the game has to go through a “data restructuring” that will require players to re-download the game.
The data restructuring will be implemented in the upcoming Title Update 1.4.1, which is scheduled to go live next week. Ubisoft has yet to reveal the full patch notes for the next update but has informed players ahead of time that they need to re-download the game as preparation for future content and game updates.
“The upcoming Title Update consolidates the game files, resulting in a smaller overall game size on all platforms,” Ubisoft wrote in a community forum post. In the same post, Ubisoft showed that the disc space to be used by “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” after installing Title Update 1.4.1 will be 77GB on PC and PS5, 75GB on PS4, 63GB on Xbox One, and 72GB on Xbox Series X/S.
However, the developer noted that “after rebase,” “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” will save around 34GB on PC, 30GB on PS4 and Xbox One, 13GB on PS5, and 44GB on Xbox Series X/S. The data restructuring, with the estimated saved file sizes, is expected to also improve the game’s performance, including “faster loading screen times, improved world data streaming, and overall runtime performance.”
Ubisoft announced its plan to support “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” with more content and future updates for another year in a blog post last June. Since the announcement, the developer released “The Siege of Paris” expansion last summer following the launch of “The Wrath of Druids” in May. “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” players also saw the release of in-game activities and events throughout November, while Title Update 1.4.1 is slated to be the last patch to arrive this year.
However, video game leaker Tom Henderson recently reported that there is another “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” DLC planned to launch this month and it is speculated to be announced at The Game Awards on Thursday. Henderson also claimed that a “massive DLC expansion” could arrive in March 2022 that would add up to 40 hours of gameplay. The rumored expansion is likened to Sony PlayStation’s “God of War.”