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Assassin's Creed Valhalla COUNTDOWN - Release date, time, pre-load, pre-order, PS5, Xbox Series X, latest news & more

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2020 is finally about to get better!

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After months of waiting, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Valhalla is finally releasing tomorrow.

We're sure you're eager to get stuck in, but we've taken a moment to answer any of those final questions you might have before your game arrives.

Release Date

Assassin's Creed Valhalla launches on Tuesday, 10 November 2020.

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PREPARE FOR BATTLE: Pre-loads are now live across most platforms

Pre-loads are already live across Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4 and PC, but the game won't release until 12 November on PS5.

Release Time

The exact time you'll be able to play depends on which platform you're using:

  • PC (using Ubisoft Connect) - 11am EST / 5am GMT, 10 November
  • PC (using Epic Games Store) - 12:01am EST / 4pm GMT, 10 November
  • Xbox One/Xbox Series X - 12:01am Local Time, 10 November
  • PS4 - 12:01am Local Time, 10 November
  • PS5 - TBC, 12 November US / 19 November UK
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THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: The exact time you'll be able to play depends on which platform you're using

Day One Update (1.01)

Ubisoft announced that their new title had gone gold back in mid-October, before releasing Valhalla's day one patch on 28 October.

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READY AND WAITING: The day one patch implements all the dev team's latest work

This day one patch implmenents any of the work or fixes that Valhalla's dev team have made prior to release and will go live on release day.

The official patch notes for the upcoming game are:

  • Fine-tuned the balancing of the game
  • Addressed various quest-related nuisances
  • Improved performance and stability
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  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay

In Assassin's Creed Valhalla, we'll play as Eivor a Viking warrior, as we plunder and raid our way through England's Dark Ages.

Take a closer look at Eivor in the Story Trailer below:

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Although Eivor is an experienced warrior and raider, a key objective of the game is to build your own settlement in England and grow your political influence in the vast and dynamic land.

Ubisoft released 30 minutes of gameplay footage, giving us a glimpse of the new game:

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Last chance to Pre-Order

If you're yet to pre-order your copy of Assassin's Creed Valhalla you might want to get a move on!

If you pre-order the game you'll get access to an exclusive bonus mission called The Way of the Berserker, so if you plan to get the game anyway, then now would be a good time to grab it!

You can get your copy from Amazon using this link to claim your bonus prize.

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