Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gets festive Yuletide event with seasonal loot

The holidays are coming to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with a free Yuletide update. The content drop brings seasonal activities and gear to the game, plus a settlement expansion.

The in-game Yule Festival kicks off on December 17 and runs until January 7. The update is free, but players need to make sure they’ve completed either the Grantebridgescire or Ledecestrescire story arc. The update is part of Ubisoft’s plan to release seasonal content for the open-world game every three months.

The update brings various festivities and a snowy visual update to the game’s settlement. Players can try new activities like archery challenges and drunken fistfights. The settlement’s size is expanding as part of the update to accommodate future festivals that’ll be added to the game.

The update brings new seasonal loot to the game, which can be obtained through the Festival Shop. New items include a cozy fire pit, a Yule beech tree, and a set of full set of Mōdraniht armor and cosmetics.

Ubisoft will hold a community photo contest starting today through January 1. Players can send in seasonal photos from the event for a chance to win the Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla book and 50 euros worth of Helix Credits.

In addition to outlining the new event, Ubisoft previewed the next major piece of content coming to the game in early 2021. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive a new game mode called River Raid. While exact details on how it works are still under wraps, Ubisoft says the mode will have three different maps and mode will reward players with new gear, silver, Books of Knowledge, and more.

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