Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Patch 1.5.3 Available Tomorrow, Includes Free Items

A new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla patch will roll out tomorrow, bringing the open-world game up to version number 1.5.3. It will take up 1.2GB of space on PS5, while PS4 users will need a bit more space at 1.4GB. The biggest addition will be two new items you can get for free from the store Animus: The Bifröst Pack containing the Glimmering Shield and Iridescent Axe. You have until July 26, 2022 to claim it.

Elsewhere, Update 1.5.3 contains a ton of bug fixes and improvements for the Dawn of Ragnarok expansion as well as the Armory and Mastery challenges. We’ll update this article once the patch goes live on PS5 and PS4 tomorrow, but until then, check out the full list of patch notes below.

New content

Added the Bifröst Pack to the game.
The shimmering shield and iridescent ax were chiseled from the same crystal used to build the Bifröst, Asgard’s rainbow bridge. Available for free in the Animus Store from June 28 to July 26.

Bug fixes and improvements

EXPANSION 3: DAWN OF RAGNARÖK — MAIN QUESTS, WORLD EVENTS AND SIDE ACTIVITIES

Address

  • Brudd is stuck off the map for gift to god.
  • Brudd stops moving for gift to god after loading the save.
  • The quest marker and objective both disappear if players open the pause menu when the last dialogue scene with Brudd begins.
  • The offset camera can be seen at the beginning of the dialogue scene with Ivaldi in the hideout during The Vault of the Ancients.
  • Unable to progress after talking to Ivaldi in The Vault of the Ancients.
  • Long transition between the end of the fight with Eysa and the following dialogue scene in The Warlord’s Daughter. It was an uphill battle, needed a break.
  • Players unable to move after opening one of the unlockable doors in Sinmara Castle (Pride of the Aesir).
  • Fast Travel is locked if players do not fully complete the Global Event Travi’s seed. Unable to interact with Banski in the Not today, Jotun Global event.

WORLD

Address

  • Crew members would ask for help from players to loot and loot even if the raid is already over. “We got one yes, but what about the second Raids?”
  • Various incorrect AI behaviors.

VALKYRIE ARENA

Address

  • Dying before reaching the completion screen would force players to get stuck underground.
  • NPC corpses spawning when loading the autosave of a newly started Tale.
  • The blue water bear does not reproduce and the Meet the Ice Bear story jumps from chapter 1 to chapter 2.
  • The lynx stops attacking players during the Legendary Shapeshifters tale.
  • Finishing animations for the first wave of lynx do not work properly.

GRAPHICS, ANIMATION AND AUDIO

Address

  • Eivor’s name being mentioned by allies instead of Havi in ​​some places.
  • Staggered animation when performing a finishing move on a Slayer with the Dane Ax and an Atgeir weapon.
  • Muspel Slayers are not properly holding their weapons after being revived. Significant lack of discipline.
  • Resurrected NPCs holding no weapons while leaving and returning to their location.
  • Various issues where Havi would get stuck in a free fall animation and/or go out of sync.

UI/HUD

Address

  • The Block Stat line is missing on the All-Father’s Guard Shield inventory page.
  • Incorrect altar completion message in England at the end of the Dawn of Ragnarök expansion.

ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA

WORLD

Address

  • Instances of grass and/or foliage disappearing as players approach.

ARSENAL

Address

  • The Armory Loadout feature is not available after traveling to Svartalfheim.
  • Loadouts are not available in Mythic Worlds.

MASTERY CHALLENGE

Address

  • The level scaling option automatically changes to Harder when participating in a Mastery Challenge.
  • Long loading time when reloading or exiting any challenge.
  • Leaf Bow and Raven Sickle reappear in Hildiran’s shop after completing the Dawn of Ragnarök intro quest.
  • Players do not have enough currency to purchase all sets of Hildiran’s Goods.
  • Uffentune Challenge: Mastery Challenge assets are present outside of the trial.
  • Anderitum Hideout Raven Challenge: Unable to collect the Destroyer key if players have acquired it once and restarted the trial without unlocking the cell door.

MAIN QUESTS, WORLD EVENTS AND SIDE ACTIVITIES

Address

  • Enemy and allied NPCs remain idle during The Kingdom’s End (Hamtunscire) quest.

ASSASSIN’S CREED CROSSOVER STORIES

Address

  • Online service error received while trying to view a photo taken during the intro scene.

GRAPHICS, ANIMATION AND AUDIO

Address

  • Flowers from Vikingr Braids hairstyles are missing during dialogue scenes if players have a helmet equipped.
  • Eivor strikes a T-pose as he descends from Cent’s eastern vantage point.
  • Many clipping issues.
  • Numerous graphics, texture, animation or lighting issues.

UI/HUD

Address

  • Money and XP bonus does not appear above the adrenaline bar after throwing a feast.
  • Many UI/HUD issues.

DISCOVERY TOUR: THE VIKING AGE

Xbox

Address

  • Infinite black screen when changing graphics mode setting (Xbox Series X|S).

UI/HUD

Address

  • The tracked quests banner overlaps all quest names in the pause menu when the text size is set to large.

Does this latest Assassin’s Creed Valhalla fix an issue you were having with the game? Let us know in the comments below.

Christy J. Olson