Assassin’s Creed Valhalla fans will be able to enjoy the popular open-world Viking title’s first major expansion, Wrath of the Druids, on April 29. The expansion’s release date was confirmed by Ubisoft today, which shared a blog post noting how Wrath of the Druids would allow players to explore the haunted wilds of Ireland and battle a druidic cult called the Children of Danu. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Wrath of the Druids expansion is available to purchase separately or as part of the game’s season pass.
“While Wrath of the Druids is still over a month away, there is still plenty of new content available now in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla,” Ubisoft noted. “It all starts with the beginning of Season 2, Ostara Season, and the Ostara Festival, both of which kick off today. The festival can be accessed from Ravensthorpe until April 8, and includes many Easter-related activities and quests.”
- A settlement decoration activity
- Drinking, archery, and fighting minigames
- Three new character quests: Eivor can enjoy an egg hunt, the May-Queen celebration, and protect the settlement against night spirits
- Three new skills: Fearless Leaper lets Eivor land a devastating falling attack atop enemies, while the Raven’s Loot and Loot Food skills increase Eivor’s effocacy when at range or fighting close-up
- Exclusive rewards including settlement decorations and customization items
“To experience the Ostara Festival, players must have reached England and completed at least one of the first narrative arcs; the festival will then be triggered automatically when they enter Ravensthorpe. To experience the May-Queen activity, you must have reached settlement level 3.”
Ahead of additional rewards and a new combat-focused game mode called Mastery Challenge, which will debut as part of the Ostara Season at a later date, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players can now change Eivor’s gear appearance as part of a visual customization system called transmogrification. Old-school fans can also hearken back to the first Assassin’s Creed title by equipping the iconic outfit of Altair, the franchise’s original lead.