Upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla patch will noticeably reduce the game’s file size

While it’s long been tradition for modern video games to get bigger and more bloated as updates and new content come along, Ubisoft is doing something surprising with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla—they’re working to make the game’s file size smaller.

Title Update 1.4.1 will be based around data restructuring, which a representative from Ubisoft explains will result in “a smaller overall game size on all platforms.” As well, the rep continues on that “performance should improve with this data restructuring, with faster loading screen times, improved world data streaming, and overall runtime performance.”

The bad news of this is that you’ll need to completely download the base game again, and this will be a required update. The good new is that, once you’ve done so, we’ve got a breakdown of the pre- and post-update sizes for the game below, according to Ubisoft.

The list can be a bit confusing, so to be clear, the first set of numbers is how big the download will be for the update, the second list is how big the game’s file size will be once fully installed, and the third list is how much smaller that number should be from the game’s previous file size.

Download size from 1.4.0 to 1.4.1: 

  • PC ~78 GB 
  • PS4 ~67 GB
  • PS5 ~40 GB
  • X1 ~62 GB
  • XS ~71 GB

Disc space used after installing 1.4.1

  • PC ~77 GB 
  • PS4 ~75 GB
  • PS5 ~77 GB
  • X1 ~63 GB
  • XS ~72 GB

Disc space saved after rebase:

  • PC ~34 GB 
  • PS4 ~30 GB
  • PS5 ~13 GB
  • X1 ~30 GB
  • XS ~44 GB

Source: Ubisoft

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