Ragnarok is coming - no really, it is. Assassin's Creed Valhalla Dawn of Ragnarok releases in 2022 for Ubisoft's massive open-world Viking game, over a year since Assassin's Creed Valhalla was released. It's a substantial expansion, with a new weapon class, new lands, and a war against the gods themselves. Here's what to expect from AC Valhalla Dawn of Ragnarok.
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January 19, 2022 - Dawn of Ragnarok Gets a Comic Prequel
Dark Horse announced a comic spinoff for Assassin's Creed Valhalla (thanks, IGN) that's meant to act as both a prequel to Dawn of Ragnarok and a follow-up to the original prequel comic, Song of Glory. The new one is called Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Forgotten Myths, and the first installment will release March 16 digitally and physically - roughly a week after the Dawn of Ragnarok expansion.
Alex Freed (Dragon Age: The Silent Grove) is the writer, and Martín Túnica is the illustrator.
Here's how Dark Horse describes Forgotten Myths:
Thor, Baldr, and Heimdall have discovered trouble lurking at Asgard’s borders once again. A mighty fire giant from Muspelheim is threatening the land of the Æsir. In the aftermath of the raging battle, Baldr discovers that the Muspels are now massing at the gates of Svartalfheim and begins a journey to bring peace to the realms.
Dawn of Ragnarok Release Date
Dawn of Ragnarok releases March 10, 2022 on all platforms where AC Valhalla is playable. There's a separate update available from December 14 that introduces a crossover event with Kassandra from AC Odyssey, which you can check out below.
AC Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok Story
Plenty. The 35-hour-long narrative takes Eivor to the Norse homelands, which Ubisoft said is roughly a third the size of England in the base game, as they become entangled in divine wars and the unravelling of myths.
Only this time, you're not Eivor - well, not completely. Dawn of Ragnarok sees Eivor fall into a deep sleep and remember their previous life as Odin. Ubisoft said Eivor-Odin will face a "new threat to Asgard from the combined forces of the Jotunheim frost giants and the demonic forces of Muspelheim led by the Allfather’s greatest nemesis, Surtr."
True to what the earlier rumors suggested, Odin will travel to Svartleheim and recruit dwarvish aid for his cause.
Everything New In AC Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok
Plenty, though much remains shrouded in mystery. Here's how Ubisoft's Mariana Gosteva describes it in a PlayStation Blog post:
The scale of Svartalfheim is indeed vast – we created a strong setting allowing us to expand the story of Odin in their quest to save their beloved son Baldr. But there is even more to that – one of our key objectives from the very beginning when designing the world was to offer to the players the opportunity to explore and investigate, to provide them with a playground where they can engage with a world very different from what they have enjoyed in the main game so far, and to experiment with all the fresh new ingredients we are adding to the gameplay.
Odin uses the Hugr-Rip bracer to pull off classic Assassin's Creed stealth kills, and Gosteva teased a new system that lets players use the power of their enemies in new, strategic ways. While Ubisoft remained coy about specifics, there will be new weapon classes and abilities for Odin to unlock, alongside his unique ability to turn into a raven.
AC Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok Trailer
There's no trailer just yet, but we'll update when Ubisoft releases one.