Assassin's Creed Valhalla confirmed for November 10th

By Luke Albigés,
Assassin's Creed Valhalla already had a release date, but now it has a better one — Ubisoft has just confirmed that Valhalla will be sailing onto both Xbox One and Xbox Series X on November 10th, making it one of the first confirmed launch titles for the Series X/S. Ubisoft added that Watch Dogs: Legion would also be a Series X/S launch title.

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

“We are excited to announce that players will be able to discover Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sooner than expected!" says Valhalla's producer, Julien Laferrière. "We cannot wait to see the world we’ve been creating over the past three years coming to life on all platforms, including on the next generation of consoles with the Xbox Series X/S on 10th November.”

Assassin's Creed Valhalla will take full advantage of the Series X's beastly hardware, with the press release boasting that the game outputs in "full 4K" and at 60 FPS. Other improvements include higher resolution textures and improved shadows, plus "clutter density," which doesn't sound like it should be a good thing but Ubisoft assures us that it is. It also promises faster loading times and "a smoother world transversal experience."

Better yet, Valhalla — along with Watch Dogs: Legion — will be using Smart Delivery, so if you don't end up getting a new console at launch and buy the game for Xbox One, you'll have the enhanced version waiting for you on Series X/S when you eventually do decide to upgrade.

Pre-ordering any one of the 4,129 different editions of Valhalla will also net you an additional bonus mission called "The Way of the Berserker" which, according to Ubisoft, will let players "join a legendary Norse Berserker on his quest for revenge." If you like putting axes in people, this sounds like it'll be a prime opportunity to do so. Also, get help.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gold Edition
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gold Edition

Includes the game and Season Pass. Pre-order now for access to a bonus mission. Become Eivor, a legendary Viking raider on a quest for glory, in Assassin’s Creed? Valhalla. Explore a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages. Raid your enemies, grow your settlement, and build your political power in the quest to earn a place among the gods.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla will launch on November 10th for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. Looking forward to vikinging? Let us know below!
Luke Albigés
Written by Luke Albigés
Hey, I'm Luke! I've been playing games since way back in the 8-bit days, and have spent the last 15+ years writing and talking about them professionally for anyone and everyone who would let me. Monster Hunter fanatic, wearer of many fine hats, and always up for a raid.