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How do raids in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla work?

How do raids in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla work?

With all the new and returning mechanics in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, there is a lot to be curious about. Multiplayer raids in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla are one of the new elements coming to the franchise. Ubisoft has been pretty tight-lipped about the whole thing, but have revealed a few details. As we saw during the brutal and gory cinematic trailer released for the game, there will be some elements of RPG mechanics in the game, all steeped in the story and lore of the iconic franchise.

The story focuses on the legendary Vikings, and sets the stage for a war between the Assassins and Templars to rage in England during a time of strife and death. The Early Middle Ages were a time when the notion of nation-like kingdoms was far off in the future, and petty nobles often squabbled over smaller territories and shortsighted politics.

The players, taking on the role of Viking leader Eivor, have a chance to shape some sliver of that history through their choices. From Ubisoft’s description, there are some very key hints to take away about what the publisher is planning to do with this unique setting. The company described the new elements as  “more action-packed and brutal than anything Assassin’s Creed has seen before.”

So that begs the question, what does that mean for gameplay?

We know that the game will feature “a greater variety of enemies than ever before.” And also that players will have plenty of new gear and weapons to tinker with for taking these foes down. And of course, there will be skill trees and the like for upgrading your core skills. But beyond the basics of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and its new story, things are a little murky. Ubisoft is planning some kind of Raids system for multiplayer, complete with custom characters and raiding of other player’s settlements.

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That’s right, you’re in charge of your own Viking village now. As you will now be the leader who takes over the territory they conquer in Saxon England. There will probably be a big focus on resource acquisition and management, expect farming of resources to return in some form in this new game. Gamers undertaking raids in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will likely have to deal with both managing defenses for their own settlements while raiding others too.

The game releases in Holiday 2020. As of now, Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is due out later this year via the Epic Games Store, Uplay and Stadia for PC. Releases for console ports via Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, and PS5 are all planned.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla also has various bits of DLC planned, with a Season Pass as well. Players who want to really throw down the cash can pre-order various customized premium versions of the game. There are Gold and Ultimate Editions with DLC and other digital bonuses. There’s also the massive Collector’s Edition that includes unique statues, a soundtrack and more.

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