Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s New Update Adds Nightmare Difficulty Level, River Raid Maps, Abilities and more

Published 09/07/2021, 1:09 PM EDT


Assassin’s Creed Valhalla update 1.3.1 is here and boy it is big. It makes tons of new changes to gameplay elements, weapons, difficulty settings, and more. The new update size is different for different platforms. Which are as follows:

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  • PlayStation 5- The size is 14.31GB
  • PlayStation 4- 30.00GB
  • Xbox Series X – 34.05
  • Xbox Series S- 34.05
  • Xbox One- 26.23GB
  • PC- 26.49GB

The upcoming new update includes:

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  • 3 new River Raid maps
  • A brand new Nightmare Difficulty Level
  • 3 abilities
  • Brand new weapons and gear (most probably short sword)

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The 1.3.1 update will roll out today (7 September 2021) at 5 am PT/8 AM ET/ 1 PM BST. The game has been updated continuously to offer more new content. And it will receive more content updates going into the future as well. So, gamers still have a lot of new things to look forward to in the coming few months.

What’s new in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Update 1.3.1?

The upcoming new update brings a new nightmare difficulty level to hike up the level of challenge in the game. There will be four levels, players can choose the level of difficulty according to their choice. This mode doubles the amount of damage that a player takes. In this mode, players have to fight against some ruthless evils with the following difficulty setting adjustments.

  • +200 damages received
  • -40% rations healed
  • -38% parry timing windows

Now, players will heal according to the selected level.

  • Default (easy)- 100%
  • Hard- 80%
  • Very hard- 60%
  • Nightmare- 60%

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The 1.3.1 update brings more improvement to the game. It also updated multiple skill nodes.

  • Short Sword- Greatsword skill node
  • Sickle- Spear skill node
  • Scythe- Spear skill node

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is out now for PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5. Both of the expansions are available as part of season passes and individually. Of course, there is pin-drop silence on what the upcoming entry will entail. However, the project (Assassin’s Creed Infinite) has been confirmed, but the date and time of release are still under the shadow.

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Vitasta Singh

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Vitasta Singh is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English Literature and Psychology. Before joining EssentiallySports she used to write articles for Silver Mantle Solutions on various niches such as games, fitness, business, entertainment, and fashion.

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