The next Assassin’s Creed Valhalla update will consolidate the game files, which means the total file size of the game will be reduced on all platforms. Title update 1.4.1 will focus on data restructuring rather than bug fixes and gameplay improvements.
The benefit of this update is that players will be able to redownload the entire game when the patch is released sometime next week. However, players do not need to download any of the DLC expansions again. However, it does mean that players will find that the game’s performance has improved with faster loading times, better world data streaming, and faster overall runtime performance.
PlayStation 4 players will get a 67GB update, leaving them with a game that takes up about 75GB of hard drive space. This means that the game’s file size has been reduced by approximately 30 GB. The results on the PlayStation 5 are not as dramatic. PS5 players will get a 40GB update, meaning their game will take up about 77GB of hard drive space instead. This is a file size reduction of approximately 13 GB.
Title update 1.4.1 also makes it easier for Ubisoft to continue providing support Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with future content and game updates. They have said that there will be more details about the exact content of the patch and the release date soon. There are rumors that the future content will include a new DLC that will be released later this month after an unveiling at The Game Awards tomorrow. Then there would also be a “huge, god of war-style” expansion to be released in March 2022. The latter is expected to add around 40 hours of gameplay, but like all rumours, we’re taking it with a grain of salt for now.
Meanwhile, the most recent update added the puzzle-focused Tombs of the Fallen and the Oskoreia Festival in-game event. There were also plenty of gameplay improvements and bug fixes, including the restoration of haptic feedback on PS5 after it disappeared when version 1.3.2 was released.