Assassin’s Creed Valhalla title update 1.2.2 launches today, here are the patch notes

Ubisoft are to release a new patch for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla today at 5pm and it brings new content, new skills, and the usual raft of bug fixes. During Ubisoft’s E3 presentation a whole new year of content was announced, you can read about that here. 

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Here are the patch notes!

PATCH SIZES AND DEPLOYMENT TIMING:

Xbox Series X|S: 18.7 GB
Xbox One: 13.5 GB
PlayStation®5: 5.32 GB
PlayStation®4: 5-13 GB (depending on region)
PC: 14.14 GB

Deployment timing for all platforms: 2 PM CEST, 8 AM ET, 5 AM PT, and 10 PM AEST. Please note that these times are estimates and are subject to change.

NEW CONTENT

OSTARA SEASON: MASTERY CHALLENGE GAME MODE

We added in-game support for Mastery Challenge.

  • A Master of an ancient art sends you on a Quest to prove your might through trials that will transcend the rules of reality.
  • Trial of the Bear = Test your strength (combat)
  • Trial of the Wolf = Test your marksmanship (range)
  • Trial of the Raven = Test your guile (stealth)
  • Unlock unique rewards, that will both show your Mastery and give you more options in combat.
  • Numerous shrines are hidden in the world, each home to 3 trials.
  • To access Mastery Challenge you must be at least Power Level 221 and have completed the Uninvited Guests main quest after reporting on Grantebridgescire and Ledecestrescire.

RIVER RAIDS REFRESH

  • Upped the stakes: rivers at higher alert levels will have increased rewards.
  • Balanced Jomsvikings’ attack power to better match their rank.
  • Wayland’s armor will be available to buy in Vagn’s Store using Foreign cargo.

NEW SKILLS

  • Mounted Archer = Eivor can use their bow ability while mounted.
  • Shield Master = Eivor automatically rotates to block incoming attacks by holding up their shield.
  • Unstoppable = While in combat, Eivor’s sprint becomes unblockable and knocks enemies back at the cost of stamina.

GAME IMPROVEMENTS

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Increased the rune list cap from 100 to 300 so that all runes are being displayed in the inventory.
  • Purchased Map packs will now display relevant icons in Ireland.
  • Addressed an issue causing the Blacksmith Hammer to disappear after TU 1.2.0.
  • Addressed an issue that caused the Photo Mode UI from disappearing on Xbox.
  • Addressed an issue that caused Settlement pets to disappear after A Dog’s Rescue.

BALANCING

  • Addressed an issue that caused weapon stats not to update after equipping Greatsword Training (bear) stat from the skill tree.
  • Addressed an issue that caused Feign Death to not work properly.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented stats from updating after equipping Remedy or Antidote runes on any gear set. I guess you could say we remedied the remedy
  • Addressed an issue that caused Ullr’s Bow ability damage bonus not to work properly.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented Sinner Skull’s perk to activate properly.
  • Addressed an issue that caused Raider Axe’s perk not to reset on heavy hit.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented Briton Shield’s perk to restore more than 10% health on parry.
  • Addressed an issue that allowed enemies to block shoulder bash with parries.
  • Addressed an issue where enemies wouldn’t react to Battlecry during assaults.
  • Addressed various minor balancing issues.

WRATH OF THE DRUIDS – EXPANSION 1

  • Addressed several combat issues with The Cost of Betrayal quest.
  • Addressed an issue with Into the Fog that caused the second Follow the Puca tracks objective marker to disappear from the map/compass.
  • Addressed an issue with Snaring Thorstein that prevented the player from interacting with the NPC.
  • Addressed an issue causing a brief freeze at the beginning of The Cost of Betrayal quest.
  • Addressed an issue keeping the Gae Bolg finisher attack from triggering the weapon’s perk.
  • Addressed an issue during Blood Bond causing the objective to update without being completed.
  • Addressed an issue preventing the Into the Fog quest from updating under certain circumstances.
  • Addressed an issue in Blood Bond keeping the wolfhound master from attacking under specific conditions.
  • Addressed an issue where the last enemy may be unkillable as they may spawn inside a rock in the Into the Fog quest.
  • Addressed an issue allowing Eivor to fast travel during the quest Courting the Kings.
  • Addressed an issue telling players, You Must Be Anonymous, during An Eye for an Eye quest.
  • Addressed an issue causing the wrong quest to be tracked after loading a main quest save.
  • Addressed an issue preventing autosaves before the Puca fight in the Into the Fog quest.
  • Addressed an issue preventing the counter quest from updating when obtaining cargo in the Rathdown Build Up quest.
  • Addressed an issue in the Into the Fog quest allowing players to defeat the Puca before the fight in Lackanscaul.
  • Addressed an issue allowing animals to ignore the smoke bomb arrow ability.
  • Addressed an issue where Killing all Children of Danu would not give the necessary shards.
  • Addressed an issue where Barid and Ciara would not go to Flann’s coronation.
  • Addressed an issue related to Ciara not spawning after the battle in Foothold in Connacht.
  • Addressed an issue that caused controllers to rumble permanently (with dirt FX on Eivor’s feet). Let’s get ready to NOT rumble

MAIN GAME

Quests, World Events, and Side Activities

  • Addressed an issue with A Brother’s Keeper that prevented players from following Sigurd in Rygjafylke.
  • Addressed an issue with The Thegn of Lincoln that caused Aelfgar to become stuck if the player destroys the oil jar cart near him.
  • Addressed an issue in the Unwelcome quest where Gunnar stays sitting instead of joining the fight.
  • Addressed an issue with the Miracle world event that prevented players from carrying the Lame Man.
  • Addressed an issue with Reporting on Ledecestrescire that prevented players from interacting with any NPCs, if the settlement didn’t level up after reporting back.
  • Addressed an issue with Will o’ the Wisp that caused Eivor to not be attacked during the world event.
  • Addressed an issue with The Reeve of Wincestre that caused the quest NPC to be spawned in a non-accessible area.
  • Addressed an issue with Plucking the Quill that prevented players from moving the shelf.
  • Addressed an issue with Taken for Granted that caused Randvi to be missing.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented players from collecting the wealth in Offchurch in Ledecestrescire.
  • Addressed an issue with On Borrowed Time that prevented players from progressing.
  • Addressed an issue with The Man Behind the Man that prevented the naval chains from falling down.
  • Addressed an issue preventing the Fiery Ambush quest from updating after killing the merchants.
  • Addressed an issue with An Efficient Cremation that prevented players from interacting with the NPC during the world event.
  • Addressed an issue with A Prayer for Vengeance that caused the monk to not spawn.
  • Addressed an issue with Plucking the Quill that prevented players from starting the quest.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented players from reaching the Wealth in Sancta Helena’s Church in Essexe because the cargo disappeared.
  • Addressed an issue with Falling Stars that prevented players from completing the world event as Ysane was dead.
  • Addressed an issue with Extended Family that prevented the boss to leave the chase sequence area.
  • Addressed an issue with The Seas of Fate that prevented players from interacting with Sigurd.
  • Addressed an issue with The Supply Line that prevented players from interacting with the refugees.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented players from reaching the key to wealth near Utgard.
  • Addressed an issue with Green Children of Anglia that prevented the Here is some food option to be available.
  • Addressed an issue with A Bloody Welcome that prevented players from progressing when the Follow objective has failed.
  • Addressed an issue with The Man of Mystery that could cause Tarben to become stuck.
  • Addressed an issue with Of Blood and Gods that prevented players from progressing when the Seer was killed.
  • Addressed an issue with Noble Harts that prevented players from completing the world event as a deer was missing.
  • Addressed an issue with Old Wounds that prevented players from interacting with Estrid.
  • Addressed an issue with The Horn of Ragnar that prevented players from interacting with any of the NPCs.
  • Addressed an issue with The Anchoress that prevented players from completing the world event as the NPC wouldn’t walk outside.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented players from collecting the key from a body at Saint Helen’s Spring in Lincolnscire.
  • Addressed an issue with Honor has Two Edges that prevented the quest from being available to players.
  • Addressed an issue that resulted in the order member Gifle not to appear in-game. We’ve finally drawn them out of hiding
  • Addressed an issue in the An Uncommon Proposition quest where Birstan would not leave after defeating the bears.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented players from completing the Winifred world event.
  • Addressed an issue with the King of the Hay People world event that prevented players from completing it.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented progression when completing This Son of Jorvik as Road of Harmartia was triggered instead of Honor’s Hubris.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented players from completing Silver Wind Elder in Jorvik as the world event NPC was dead.
  • Addressed an issue with Glory Regained that could cause the quest marker to be placed outside of the map.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented players from completing the Njord’s Lament world event.
  • Addressed an issue with Deviled Water that caused the quest NPC to be missing from the boat.
  • Addressed an issue allowing Eivor to interact with Toka during the attack in the Uninvited Guests quest.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented players from moving the shelves in Leah Villa Garrison.
  • Addressed an issue with Breaking the Order that prevented players from completing the quest as Eanbhert could get stuck underground.
  • Addressed an issue preventing players from moving the rock to collect the chest at Lolingestone Bandit Camp.
  • Addressed an issue preventing players from acquiring the quest item in the Crushed Dreams quest.
  • Addressed an issue with A Desperate Bounty that prevented players from completing the world event as Hrorek is dead.
  • Addressed an issue with Kingdom’s End that could cause Guthrum to appear dead.
  • Addressed an issue with Sons of Ragnar where players would be unable to locate Sigurd.
  • Addressed an issue preventing the Defensive Measures quest from updating under specific circumstances.
  • Addressed an issue with Rowdy Raiders that prevented players from interacting with Trygve.
  • Addressed an issue with Walls and Shadows that prevented players from following Stowe.
  • Addressed an issue with Edmund’s Arrows that prevented players from completing the world event as an NPC was missing.
  • Addressed an issue with Going Deeper that prevented players from interacting with Valka.
  • Addressed an issue with A Cordial Invitation that prevented the world event from being available.
  • Addressed an issue with Abbots Gambit that prevented players from interacting with the bard.
  • Addressed an issue with Firing the Arrow that prevented players from interacting with Stowe.
  • Addressed an issue with Impaling the Seax that prevented players from interacting with the parchment.
  • Addressed an issue with King of the Hill that prevented players from completing the world event.
  • Addressed an issue with Old Friends that prevented players from escorting -rygve.
  • Addressed an issue that caused a Lunden Orlog NPC to be AWOL.
  • Addressed an issue with King Killer that caused Ivarr to stop moving.
  • Addressed an issue with Bloody Path to Peace that prevented players from fishing with Ceolbert.
  • Addressed an issue with Extended Family that prevented players from completing the boss’s kill.
  • Addressed an issue with An Uncommon Proposition where the Protect Birstan wouldn’t complete.
  • Addressed an issue with the Raider Recruit world event that prevented players from interacting with Rolf during conflict.
  • Addressed an issue with Lady of the Lake that prevented players from completing the world event.
  • Addressed an issue with Falling Stars where the quest wouldn’t complete after gathering all musicians in the square.
  • Addressed an issue with This Son of Jorvik that prevented players from completing it as Faravid wouldn’t get on the horse.
  • Addressed an issue with Saint Faith that prevented players from completing the quest as the NPC didn’t interact with Eivor.
  • Addressed an issue with The Body that prevented players from completing the world event.
  • Addressed an issue with The Boar with the Golden Nose that prevented players from interacting with the Boar.
  • Addressed an issue with Reaver of the South that prevented players from interacting with Basim.
  • Addressed an issue with Brother’s Keeper that prevented players from defeating the boss.
  • Addressed an issue with Road of Hamartia that caused the HUD to disappear entirely.
  • Addressed an issue with War in the North that prevented players from interacting with Faravid.
  • Addressed an issue with Storming the Walls that prevented the quest from being marked as complete. You can now consider the walls thoroughly stormed
  • Addressed an issue that could cause the Vinland arc to not unlock despite meeting requirements.
  • Addressed an issue with Brewing Rebellion that caused Thegns to not be registered as rescued.
  • Addressed an issue with Of Blood and Gods that prevented players from meditating at the Sleeping Jotun peak.
  • Addressed an issue with Where the Stone Falls that prevented players from interacting with Herefrith.
  • Addressed an issue with Bartering that caused the objective not to update to Report to Sigurd and the brothers.
  • Addressed an issue that caused Holy Day not to be added to the quest log … but only on Sundays.
  • Addressed an issue with Pricking the Needle that prevented players from defeating The Needle.
  • Addressed an issue with The Reeve of Wincestre that prevented players from interacting with King Aelfred.
  • Addressed an issue within the Absence of an Ealdorman that caused the objective marker to be missing.
  • Addressed an issue with Falling Stars due to Ysane not following to join the band.
  • Addressed an issue with Binding Fate that caused players to immediately get desynced upon entering Asgard.
  • Addressed an issue that could cause The Man Behind The Man to be missing from the quest log.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented the Bleeding the Leech quest objective to not be available after completing Firing the Arrow.
  • Addressed an issue with The Big Finish that prevented the Defeat the Builder quest objective from completing.
  • Addressed an issue where players could not complete the Ursine Takeover world event in Vinland.
  • Addressed an issue with Unholy Father that prevented players from progressing.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented players from moving shelves inside Saint Lewinna’s Church in Guildford.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented players from confirming the kill against Thor the Fishmonger.
  • Addressed an issue with Old Wounds where Rollo could get stuck outside his camp.
  • Addressed an issue with An Absence of an Ealdorman that prevented players from completing the investigation of the three clues.
  • Addressed an issue with Old Man on the Edge that prevented the quest from completing.
  • Addressed an issue with Have You Seen This Man that prevented players from investigating the third clue.
  • Addressed an issue with The Pig of Prophecy that prevented players from proceeding.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented players from completing the Old Cellar mystery.
  • Addressed an issue with the Soham Hideout that prevented players from completing the quest.
  • Addressed an issue with Walls and Shadows that caused players to be stuck in the dialogue when arriving in Lunden.
  • Addressed an issue with Binding Fate that prevented players from proceeding.
  • Addressed an issue with Hel’s Well that prevented players from completing the world event.
  • Addressed an issue with A Noble Escort that prevented players from interacting with Hunwald.
  • Addressed an issue with Burning the Firebrand that prevented players from progressing.
  • Addressed an issue with the Last Flight of the Gyldan Sparrow that prevented players from completing the world event.
  • Addressed an issue with Brewing Rebellion where players couldn’t force open the door to the longhouse in Buckingham.
  • Addressed an issue with Walls and Shadows that prevented players from completing the Investigation.
  • Addressed an issue with Of Blood and Bonds where Faravid couldn’t be defeated.
  • Addressed an issue with Prey in the High Hall that prevented players from interacting with Wulfhilda.
  • Addressed an issue with The Prodigal Prince that prevented players from proceeding with the quest.
  • Addressed an issue with Flight of Fancy that could cause the turkey to get stuck underwater.
  • Addressed an issue with A Sword-Shower in Anecastre where Aelfgar wouldn’t move to the assault location.
  • Addressed an issue with Lost Glory where the quest marker could disappear if players find Halfdan before going to the Royal Hall.

Graphics, Audio, and Animation

  • Addressed a variety of lighting issues.
  • Addressed various clipping issues.
  • Addressed various animation issues.
  • Addressed an issue that caused Horse footsteps not to be playing properly. Those hooves were made for clompin’ and that’s just what they’ll do
  • Addressed several instances of missing sound effects.
  • Addressed various weapon and gear graphics issues.
  • Addressed various issues relating to Audio Menu Narration.
  • Addressed an issue causing the torch to remain unlit after bringing it forth.

River Raids, Jomsvikings, Raids

  • Addressed an issue that caused Jomsvikings to enter the down but not out status while still having rations in the inventory.
  • Addressed an issue preventing Jomsvikings with maxed carried rations to heal when looting a ration chest.
  • Addressed an issue that could cause the longship shields to change after a River Raid.

Gameplay, Combat, and AI

  • Addressed an issue that prevented players from assassinating from the Lynx or Lion mount.
  • Addressed various issues where some helmets would obstruct vision when the player was aiming with a predator bow.
  • Addressed an issue allowing Melee abilities to be executed while carrying an object.
  • Addressed multiple issues with the Irish Hound ability.
  • Addressed several issues with wildlife spawning and ignoring a variety of attacks.
  • Addressed several camera issues.

World

  • Addressed various issues with misplaced or floating objects or textures.
  • Addressed various issues where the player or NPCs could get stuck.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented players from catching fish from a small boat.
  • Addressed an issue where the longship crew could fall through the map.

User Interface/HUD

  • Addressed various UI/HUD issues.
  • Addressed various texture placement issues.
  • Addressed various issues with Odin’s Sight … but only out of one eye.
  • Addressed various issues with menu navigation when set to focus.
  • Addressed an issue that caused UI elements to be misplaced after a loading screen.
  • Added an indicator to the detail page to indicate when a weapon has been transmogged.
  • Addressed an issue that allowed quest markers to still be shown when the UI is turned off completely.
  • Addressed an issue that could cause a wrong purchase date to be displayed in the Owned tab. 1970 gang where ya at

System

  • Addressed an issue that caused a “Bonus Content Unlocked” message to appear when the game autosaved.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented Premium Starter Pack weapons not to scale properly.
  • Addressed an issue that could cause Player Stats not to be synced for Synchronizing all viewpoints in England and Norway challenges.
  • Addressed various issues with Ubisoft Core Challenges unlocking.
  • Addressed an issue creating a Ubisoft service error when trying to create a manual save.
  • (Stadia) Addressed an issue on Stadia that caused performance mode settings not to be saved.

Performance and Stability

  • Improved performance and stability.

Source: Ubisoft

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