Assassin’s Creed Valhalla update adds Nightmare difficulty, new River Raids content

A new update is now available for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that introduces new rivers to River Raids, a new difficulty, and more.

Starting with River Raids, players can now tackle the Erriff, Berbha, Rhine rivers. These new rivers are home to two River Champions and the new Champions of the Faith, who will reward players with new weapons upon defeat. Players can also upgrade the Jomsviking Hall and River Raid Longship cargo to level 4-5 and grab the following three new abilities:

  • Spinning Harpoon – Eivor performs a spinning attack that can be combined with other harpoon-based abilities. Enemies caught in the spin are knocked back
  • Percussion Arrow – Hit an enemy’s Shield to create a shockwave that staggers and damages nearby enemies.
  • Precision Axe Throw – Eivor performs a devastating axe throw that targets an enemy’s weak point.

As mentioned above, a new combat difficulty has also been introduced with today’s update called Aesir (Nightmare). When playing on this difficulty, the damage received is increased by 200 percent, ration heals are reduced by 40 percent, and parry time windows are reduced by 38 percent.

Other changes include the removal of the Perk and Rune perk cap, new community-created tattoos, and a number of bug fixes. Check out the full patch notes here.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.

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