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Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Armory Might Get You Playing The Game Again

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has had a multitude of updates since its launch in late 2020, with new social events and activities such as the Ostara Festival, along with massive DLC adventures like Dawn Of Ragnarok that fundamentally change the game, though its new Armory feature may be the one that brings players back. Even two years later, Ubisoft is still updating the game with more events, items, and structures to continue expanding Eivor’s arsenal and to continue supporting the community. Although Ubisoft has set the rest of the franchise aside and is most likely hard at work on the next Assassin’s Creed game, which could actually be a sequel to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, multiple new content drops are planned for May, with one of them being something that players can really benefit from.

One of the biggest features in the last few Assassin’s Creed games has been a complex and expansive armor and weapons system, which makes inventory management a hassle in the late-game. Having to keep track of armor sets and rare weapons can be a struggle when there are hundreds of items buried throughout the player’s inventory, and Ubisoft seems to have been thinking about this problem. In Origins and Odyssey, there was no easy way to go through the inventory and sort out what to keep and what to sell or dismantle, but coming next month to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, there is now a convenient solution thanks to the Armory update.

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After February’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla update adding combat difficulty adjustments, next month’s update will add an Armory and be located within Eivor’s settlement, Ravensthorpe, to be accessed by the player. Within this armory are five loadout slots that the player can utilize to display gear sets and rare weapons for easy access. The player can save gear sets, weapons, and skills atop display mannequins within the building, and can freely swap between loadouts from anywhere. This feature is not only useful in terms of freeing up inventory space, but also in helping to quickly identify gear sets that are most important to the player – they won’t have to dig through their inventory to find their favorite armor sets.

With an inclusive and eye-catching armory being added to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla next month, using it as a stepping stone to manage skills, like Dawn Of Ragnarok‘s power set for Odin, will help solve inventory issues for future installments. As the series progresses, and more items and skills are added to each new game, micromanaging through menus can become a serious issue that plagues many other games within the genre. This armory system will help to alleviate much of the time that would be spent digging through inventories to find specific loot, and could also serve as a hub of sorts for the player to return to and build from. Settlement building was a big part of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and including structures like an armory could be one in a series of new useful buildings that Eivor could benefit from.

While Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was released several years ago, Ubisoft still seems dedicated to providing support for the game for the foreseeable future, including the recent DLC and season pass for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. This armory could be included and expanded upon in future games and serves as a foundation to grow the settlement system into something more practical for the player and useful for the characters. Even though Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been out for a while, this new inclusion of the armory, as well as the upcoming River Raids and Ostara Festival events, makes returning to England more practical than ever.

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