What Ubisoft needs to fix for ‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’

Ubisoft’s trailer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla showed off what looks to be a fantastic Nordic epic. The developer has produced a lot of titles from the franchise already, but there are still some things they can learn.

The series felt like it got a rebirth with the successful release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed Origins. Now, players have high hopes for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, considering how high the bar has been set by the previous entries. Here are some mistakes that Ubisoft should avoid doing for the next entry.

Back to stealth

Since the beginning of the series, stealth has always been a massive part of the game. While direct combat was always a part of the option, hiding behind the shadows and going in for stealth kills was still the favorite way to get through missions. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was the series’ most significant step away from stealth. It was more action-oriented, as commented by fans.

For the next game, many are hoping that Ubisoft will dial it back on fast-paced action to make sure that stealth and assassinations become the more viable option again.

Buggy release

As games become more extensive, it becomes tougher for developers to launch a title with little to no errors. The Assassin’s Creed franchise is infamous for having some of the oddest and most noticeable glitches in-game. Even with the last two installments, bugs were prevalent.

Considering how Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be yet another large game, fans are already expecting the worst. What they’re hoping for now is that Ubisoft won’t rush for the release so that all bugs and issues are sorted out before launch.

Conquest mode

Conquest mode was introduced in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. In this mode, players will try and fight an army using one of their own. These feature large scale battles in which the players will have to quickly defeat the enemy army’s commander before their army gets wiped out. While exciting at first, there was only one way to win the battle, and this was through brute force. Again, stealth is not a viable option.

It seems like a similar mode will be a part of the next game as well. In fact, players will have to build a settlement too. Ubisoft should revamp the game mode to accommodate all sorts of playstyles so that those who prefer stealth can enjoy the game too.

We’re still months away from the release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and fans are expecting that Ubisoft will set the bar even higher this time. To do this, they must avoid committing the same mistakes again.


Image used courtesy of Ubisoft/YouTube

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