Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla update is great news for trophy hunters

In case you missed it, Ubisoft have roll out their latest update for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, bringing the game to version 1.04 on PlayStation and Xbox consoles as well as PC.

With this patch came the option for players on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S to adjust the sequel’s graphics settings, opting between Valhalla’s 60 FPS performance mode or upping the visual fidelity instead.

The 1.04 update comes stuffed with loads of fixes and minor changes, many of which will slip under your radar (unless you ogle the patch notes here, of course). However, one big change that isn’t listed in the change log on PS5 is a trophy fix fans had been hoping for.

If you were one of those Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla players who bagged a copy of the game on PS4, then upgraded to PS5, you will have seen your trophy progress completely reset. Valhalla has two separate trophy lists for both versions of the game, even if it does allow a free cross-gen upgrade and cross-gen save transfer.

When we hopped on last night to raid a few villages we noticed that, after a few minutes, the PS5 trophies suddenly started popping. It seems as thought Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla will read your cloud data, unlocking any trophies you may have already earned on PlayStation 4.

This is great news for a couple of reasons. Those trophy hunters who were unwilling to make the cross-gen leap can do so now, knowing their save progression and trophy data will seamlessly transition with them. I’m glad I won’t have to fire up a new game save just to re-do those first few story-related trophies.

On top of that, those who already have the Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla platinum on PS4 can quickly double their trophy count. Simply redeem your free next-gen upgrade on PS5, download Valhalla, and launch into a new game and watch those trophies come rolling in. Naughty.

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