As you can probably tell if you read this site a lot, I love Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. I’m still playing the game every single day, and I just can’t seem to get bored of it. I’ll admit that I do struggle every now and then for motivation. The game’s world is so huge that it’s hard to feel like you’re even making a dent in the exploration or story when there’s such a vast glut of content to consume. If you haven’t got any motivation to actually play anything, it’s hard to even get up the energy to sit there and play through a few raids. However, there is now one aspect of the game that gives you a good reason to log on and do nothing but run around Saxon England. It’s all thanks to title update 1.1.1 for the game.
There’s a system in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that provides you with a way to earn extremely rare loot by completing contracts for Opals. These are a sort of premium currency, and they’re tied to an in-game character. Outside of those contracts though, the only way to get Opals has been to complete the game challenges through Ubisoft Connect. Unfortunately, these challenges require you to basically complete the game. They’re not designed to help out in the early stages, when you might need a new sort-term goal to keep you interested.
With update 1.1.1, Ubisoft has added time-limited challenges. These are still accessed through Ubisoft Connect, but the goals for each are much shorter term. Last night I was checking what to do, and made a good few Opals by getting one assassination in, and then a single kill. That helped me buy a legendary hammer from Reda that I was otherwise going to have to wait until the next day to earn. These challenges reset every week, so there’s always going to be something to do in the game, even if you’ve finished it and have collected everything.
Ubisoft knows how to keep players engaged with their games. This is just one method that shows how in tune they are with us Assassin’s Creed fans. If you’ve been looking for motivation to play, I suggest you try again now with these additional challenges.