We went to the closed launch of the forthcoming add-on to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and we now are aware of the details of what “Dawn of Ragnarok” will bring to us. We’ll share our experiences with you.
Fans of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla know that the game draws heavily from Scandinavian mythology. The protagonist is not just in our world but in other realms such as Asgard, the home for the Aesir gods, and Jotunheim, the home of the giants.
In the story of Dawn of Ragnarok, Odin will journey to Svartalvheim in the realm of the Dwarves (dwarves). The mythical land of Svartalvheim is the world completely different from our ones. Fanciful flowers bloom in the meadows, fragments of rock dangle in the sky, and the twigs of the World Tree, Yggdrasil, appear on the landscape.
Svartalvheim provides players with plenty of opportunities to explore the world as the main character explores abandoned and inhabited cities and areas. The developers emphasize they believe that Dawn of Ragnarok will be the most significant expansion in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and players will be treated to a whole adventure in which they can help Baldr Odin’s son who was kidnapped by Surtur and will meet various characters such as Surtur’s spouse Sinmara as well as their child Glod.
The fictional setting allowed the add-on creators to enhance the game’s mechanics significantly. The game is played as if we were gods, which means we have the new capabilities across all areas – from stealth and combat to exploration.
As an example, Odin can absorb the power of defeated enemies. Incidentally, this will be symbolized not by regular people but by different creatures like burning zombies. The powers absorbed can be used in abilitiesthat are appropriate for different types of games.
For instance, heroes can be given disguised as a fire monster as lava and flames won’t harm him, and fire creatures also can see Odin for a friend. This is a way to infiltrate the territory of enemies sneakily. In the gameplay, God disguised himself and allowed the prisoner to leave the dungeon without raising suspicion.
Test the power and skills of your equipment with the brand new Valkyrie Arena mode, where new and familiar characters test your skills. In this mode, you can play around with various builds, abilities, and equipment before heading to the wilds of the world to explore.
In the presentation, the developers presented the sequence through one of the missions in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok. It takes place in the oldest part of Svartalvheim that Glod and his army once used. In this location, Odin is on the lookout for an object that can aid in the liberation of Baldr. In the tradition of adventure games, he needs to assist the locals before they accept to disclose the object’s whereabouts.
The world of Doerg is vibrant and beautiful, and Odin can have the mythical boar roam around the world. However, the boar also shows one of the god’s main capabilities – the ability to transform into ravens, fly around the area and even attack enemies without warning by changing in human form. This is quite impressive, particularly when the surprise attack is followed by a stunning throw of an axe to the next opponent.
Odin’s other talents are to revive enemies he has killed for temporary service. Odin can also form a small group around his body, assisting him in combat.
In general Dawn of Ragnarok’s battle system is expected to be a little different from the original game. But, new features like power absorption as well as new weapons give a freshness to the game.
The Valhalla Dawn of Ragnarok expansion will be available on March 10, on PC, Xbox and PlayStation consoles:
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