‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ gets twist on mission structure and progression

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is Ubisoft’s next big title, and people are more than excited to get their hands on it when it launches later this year. From their end, Ubisoft is getting fans more riled up with gameplay reveals and teases for the upcoming title.

The next entry in the beloved Assassin’s Creed series is expected to be grand in many ways. Aside from having a larger open-world than the previous title, the game is set to have many more improvements. Ubisoft once again released a few details on the game, and its most recent reveal for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla tackles progression and missions in the game.

How quests work

One of the key features of the upcoming title is the ability to build and establish settlements across the open-world. Inside these settlements are NPCs that players can interact with to get quests, intel, and more.

In an interview, Ubisoft’s Ashraf Ishmail says that the NPCs in the game will be far different from what fans of Assassin’s Creed have been used to. He adds that they will be given more personality so that players will value them more. Aside from doing jobs for these NPCs, players will get to interact with these people as much as they want.

Another thing worth noting about the missions in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is that players can finish them in various ways. If players want to, they can go about missions without having to kill a single enemy.

How progression works

With regards to progression, Ishmail says that the team behind the game is working on changing things up. However, he did not detail exactly what new changes there will be when it comes to this matter. That being said, the RPG elements from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will still be present in the new title, hence with a few tweaks.

As per Ishmail, progression will be about the concept of power by gaining new skills. Although he didn’t detail exactly what this means, he does note that the team is working on ways to avoid any major progression hurdles. This means XP boosters might be taken off this time around.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is shaping up to be one of the most ambitious entries in the series yet. It’s exciting to see how Ubisoft will change up the formula from the previous games, but from what we know so far, every feature is an improvement over what fans have had in previous games.


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