The next Assassin’s Creed Valhalla title update will require players to redownload the whole game.
The requirement is part of a “data restructuring” which Ubisoft said will reduce the game’s file size on all platforms and improve performance.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla title update 1.4.1 will launch next week, with the release date and more details on the patch content due soon.
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“In order to continue supporting Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with future content and game updates, Title Update 1.4.1 will require players to re-download the entire game as part of a data restructuring,” Ubisoft said.
“The upcoming Title Update consolidates the game files, resulting in a smaller overall game size on all platforms. Additionally, performance should improve with this data restructuring, with faster loading screen times, improved world data streaming, and overall runtime performance.”
Expansions won’t be affected by the restructuring, meaning players only need to redownload the base game.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla update 1.4.1
Disc space used after installing 1.4.1:
PC ~77 GB
PS4 ~75 GB
PS5 ~77 GB
X1 ~63 GB
XS ~72 GB
Disc space saved after rebase:
PC ~34 GB
PS4 ~30 GB
PS5 ~13 GB
X1 ~30 GB
XS ~44 GB
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s 1.4.1 update may address several Tombs of the Fallen issues including loss of sound, missing sound effects, and cases of Eivor getting endlessly stuck in a free fall animation and getting desynchronised after interacting with a push and pull object.
Ubisoft is also working on a fix for the game not launching on PCs with Intel Core i9-12900K.
The publisher said this week that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be free to play from December 16-19.