The Forgotten Saga: AC Valhalla’s New Game Mode – How will it work?

The Forgotten Saga: AC Valhalla’s New Game Mode – How will it work?

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a gift that keeps on giving. As Assassin’s Creed franchise is officially turning 15 this year, Ubisoft has announced a lot more updates and content for its latest title in their 15th-anniversary celebration video, which was posted on YouTube on June 14th.  

One of the most exciting announcements throughout the celebration video was of a free roguelike DLC for AC Valhalla called the Forgotten Saga. Yep, you heard that right, a free DLC with a release date on it! 

Assassin’s Creed 15th Anniversary Celebration

When will the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Forgotten Saga be released? 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Forgotten Saga DLC will be released on August 2nd, 2022, as a free update to the game. 

It is more than possible that the DLC is already out by the time you are reading this.  

Forgotten Saga will bring an entirely new roguelike mode to the game, where players make repeated attempts to get through a challenging set of encounters. 

What is the AC Valhalla Forgotten Saga about? 

The lore of AC Valhalla Forgotten Saga is about Odin infiltrating the realm of Niflheim to save his son Baldr.  

The Forgotten Saga: AC Valhalla's New Game Mode - How will it work?
AC Valhalla Forgotten Saga

It serves as a continuation of Odin’s story from the Dawn of Ragnarok DLC. Forgotten Saga will also introduce and develop the story around Fenrir and Hel, son and daughter of Loki, the trickster Norse god, who is a vital character in the Assassin’s Creed storyline. 

AC Valhalla Forgotten Saga Gameplay  

The Forgotten Saga gameplay will begin with Odin infiltrating Niflheim in a powerless state, developing his strength over time through several infiltration attempts. Death will reset all of your progress, however, some permanent enhancements will carry over across runs making later attempts a bit easier. 

Odin will reportedly be able to receive boons along the journey as a reward for achieving goals, which might include eliminating certain opponents or clearing out enemy locations. These boons (currency, weapons, and armor) will vary for each infiltration attempt. 

The player’s inventory seems to contain only four item slots: two for melee weapons and shields, one for a ranged weapon, and one for the armor.  

Also, Forgotten Saga reportedly has different biomes, all with different sets of enemies suitable to the environment, making it all the more enjoyable! 

About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Developed and Published by Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the latest instalment in the Assasin’s Creed series launched in November 2020. The action-adventure, role-playing video game is available to play on Playstation 5/4, Xbox One/ Series X/S and PC.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes players back to the Vikings’ glory days around the 9th century through the eyes of a Viking invader from Norway named Eivor. By playing as Eivor, gamers must represent the clan and help fellow warriors in the battle against Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. The game brims with phenomenal main quests along with noteworthy side quests. AC Valhalla will also embrace many new features like dual-wielding of various weapons and armours.