15 Jul 2021 5:55 AM +00:00

What time does the Wrath of the Druids Valhalla DLC expansion release?

The Wrath of the Druids DLC is out now and the world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla has just got that little bit bigger. Eivor is headed to the Irish Coast and this is what we know about it.

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LATEST - Wrath of the Druids DLC is Out Now

The Wrath of the Druids DLC is out right now if you weren't aware. Yesterday, Ubisoft shared the worldwide release times for the new content, even going as far as to differentiate between both Season Pass owners and those who want to purchase the expansion as a standalone DLC.

If you want to access the DLC, all you need to do is make sure you've played through the opening of the game and make sure you've reached the point where Eivor establishes Raventhorpe.

You should then automatically have a Quest start if you're at this point and there will be an Irish Trader at the Ravensthorpe dock waiting to take you away.

Wrath of the Druids Gameplay Revealed in Livestream

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The dev team at Ubisoft have decided to give AC Valhalla fans an early look at Wrath of the Druids gameplay with a stream before the DLC goes live on May 13.

You can watch the gameplay now below:

Wrath of the Druids Trailer

The team behind Assassin's Creed Valhalla has just shared a new trailer for the upcoming DLC and it looks amazing! The Wrath of the Druids DLC is due to launch on May 13th, so Ubisoft has left it a little late to reveal anything but it has been worth the wait.

We get a brand new look at the Children of Danu and hints at what cursed plague they are bringing to Ireland. We also get a fresh look at Ireland itself and a few of the key locations Eivor is going to find herself/himself exploring through this content expansion.

It's time to bury the past and help Ireland come together to build the future as a united nation. We don't know whether this will be under the rule of Flann Sinna, but it looks like we might be seeing his rise to High King throughout the several splintering narratives.

You can watch the trailer for yourself below:

New Characters Revealed

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Ubisoft is finally starting to share more information about what we're going to see in the Wrath of the Druids when it's out on Thursday. We still don't know too much about what's coming, but we do have a new look at two new characters.

Firstly, the Children of Danu are a group of cursed cultists that will undoubtedly clash with Eivor during her time on the Irish Coast.

In addition to this, we also get a new look at the High King of Ireland, Flann Sinna. We know this will be someone you talk to a fair bit in the Wrath of the Druids DLC, but whether he is a friend or foe is up for debate at the moment.

Updated Roadmap

We know that Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Wrath of the Druids DLC expansion is coming out on May 13th, but Ubisoft has also shared a little more about what's coming to their title beyond that.

Title Update 1.2.2 is due Late Spring alongside the Mastery Challenge Game Mode update. Although the Wrath of the Druids is an exclusive bit of paid content, the several updates after that will be free for all players.

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You can also get an insight into the timelines and pipeline processes that Ubisoft go through with their bigger Title Updates, as opposed to the minor Hotfix updates they release, through their Development Blog here.

File Size & New Look

After a little root around, PlayStationSize has uncovered the Xbox console file size for Assassin's Creed Valhalla's first major DLC expansion and given us a fresh look at what's in store in the Wrath of the Druids.

The DLC is looking like it will be about 12.5GB on Xbox consoles and we're expecting it to be somewhat similar on PS4 and PS5. PC is a different breed though, so it could vary a bit more. However, updates are often smaller (if anything) on PC.

You can check out the source, plus a few new images of the Wrath of the Druids DLC below:

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Wrath of the Druids Content

Below, we have an excerpt of what to expect:

" Journey to Ireland and unravel the mysteries of an ancient druidic cult. Fight your way through haunted forests and dazzling landscapes while gaining influence among Gaelic kings."
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From a leaked trophy list online, we also know that there will be more involved in this DLC from Celtic Mythology than first thought.

Bran the Blessed and Puck are both mentioned, so expect this to be a little wilder than you might think.

Ireland In The 870s

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is set in 873 AD, or at least that year and maybe the year after, and features everything you might see from middle England in that era.

But what about Ireland? The Wrath of the Druids DLC is taking Eivor and the Raven Clan across the water and will introduce Ireland to Valhalla's map pool.

Throughout the period between 800 AD and 1000 AD, Irish history is characterised by Viking raids and the Norman Invasion.

Dublin, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, and Limerick were all prominent Norse settlements along the Irish coast and it's safe to say that we'll be seeing at least a couple of these in the next major DLC to release for Valhalla.

Much like England in Valhalla has a bit of a King problem, Ireland was divided up and ruled by semi-independent tuatha throughout this era. It's safe to say that we should expect the narrative design implemented in Valhalla's main game to continue in the DLC on a smaller scale.

The First Viking Raid in history was recorded in 795 AD, though. So, we doubt Eivor is going to be the first of the Norse to have arrived in Ireland by the time Wrath of the Druids kicks off.

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Smuggling Mechanics

With that in mind, the upcoming release of the Wrath of the Druids DLC for Assassin's Creed Valhalla is also introducing a Smuggling mechanic.

Although we don't have a lot of information about what this entails, there's also nothing to say that this mechanic will be exclusive to the Valhalla Season Pass owners or people who purchase Wrath of the Druids.

Assasins Creed Valhalla DLC Release Eivor Talking Sigurd
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SMUGGLERS? - Do you think Eivor and his Vikingr people should delve into the world of smuggling?

Could this next update be the first introduction players will see to this new Smuggling system mechanic? The last update did add River Raids, so it isn't an impossible thought

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So, we might not be getting a release that soon but more information surely has to be on the way from Ubisoft.