Assassin's Creed Valhalla Adds Discovery Tour: Viking Age in October

Discovery Tour: Viking Age will launch as a free expansion for Assassin's Creed Valhalla players across all platforms in October, Ubisoft has announced. The publisher shared cursory details about AC Valhalla's Discovery Tour mode during E3 2021, promising a Fall 2021 launch window without unleashing much in the way of specifics.

Assassin's Creed principal studio Ubisoft Montréal created the first Discovery Tour mode while working on AC Origins, wanting people from all walks of life to explore its recreation of Ancient Egypt minus the stressors of combat. The experience landed as a free update months after AC Origins' late 2017 launch and provided players with an educational tour of the stunning open world. Developer Ubisoft Québec took up the mantle with 2018's Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which also received a Discovery Tour update months following its initial rollout on consoles and PC. Valhalla's ongoing post-launch support will soon boast its own version of the violence-free educational offering.

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In a brief post on the official Assassin's Creed Twitter page, Ubisoft finally confirmed a release date for Assassin's Creed Valhalla's eagerly-anticipated Discovery Tour: Viking Age. The free exploration-based expansion will launch across all platforms next month on Tuesday, October 19. New key art for the mode accompanied the announcement. Check it out in the tweet linked below:

During the mode's brief E3 presentation, Ubisoft confirmed this version of Discovery Tour will allow players to assume the role regular people in the Viking era. In following each person in their endeavors, users can also expect to collect "exclusive rewards" of an as yet unspecified nature.

This news comes just days after Ubisoft Montréal rolled out AC Valhalla Title Update 1.3.1, which unlocked the Nightmare combat difficulty and a set of new River Raid maps. Presumably, Discovery Tour's release on October 19 will be accompanied by another noteworthy content update. And there's much more on the horizon for AC Valhalla players beyond the forthcoming arrival of Discovery Tour. Valhalla will mark the first Assassin's Creed title to receive a second year of post-launch content releases, a move that further prioritizes the brand's gradual embrace of a live service-inspired business model.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla is out now on Google Stadia, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S platforms; Discovery Tour: Viking Age arrives on October 19.

Source: Assassin's Creed/Twitter

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