Assassin's Creed Valhalla - River Raids

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Introduces New Permanent Mode, River Raids

Ubisoft has announced that a new update for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is now available. The latest Yule Season Update brings River Raids, Jomsviking upgrades, new abilities and rewards, and two new unlockable buildings in the Settlement – the River Raid Dock and the Jomsviking Hall.

River Raids Information

The River Raids is a new permanent mode in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, featuring:

  • Higher-stakes raids with three unique maps and rewards
    • Raiding won’t impact their main game progression and alliances in England.
    • The raiding crew can be temporarily lost if players don’t revive them during the raid.
  • A Jomsviking Crew
    • Recruited Jomsvikings are led by the player’s personal Jomsviking Lieutenant.
  • A New Longship
    • A new customisable longship that is exclusive to River Raids
    • The cargo can be upgraded to bring more resources back

The new Jomsviking Hall has three levels to upgrade in Season 1. The higher the level, the higher the ranked Jomsvikings the hall will attract. Jomsviking also now have ranks, with the higher-ranked Jomsvikings having greater survivability in River Raids.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla - River Raids
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After players complete one of the first narrative arcs in England, either Grantebridgescire or Ledecestrescire, build their Barracks and recruit their Jomsviking Lieutenant, they will encounter a new NPC named Vagn and his crew of Jomsviking raiders, who will introduce them to the River Raids game mode.

The update also introduces new armour; The Saint George Armor set and Great Sword, new abilities, new settlement buildings, and a new set of longship and player cosmetics.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Season 2

The River Raids game mode update is the latest addition to the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla post-launch experience. Season 2: Ostara will begin in March 2021 with the first update bringing a festival in the Settlement, a new game mode that builds on Valhalla’s core combat experiences, new gear and cosmetic items.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One consoles, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC. It is also on Stadia, Amazon Luna and Ubisoft’s subscription service, Ubisoft+.