Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Update 1.2 adds Transmog, the Ostara Festival and more

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 15 March 2021 19:14 GMT

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is getting its next big patch tomorrow, and it’ll add a plethora of new features to the game – including oft-requested Transmog support.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla version 1.2.0 will introduce gear transmog to the title at long last – meaning players will be able to make their gear look how you want, no matter what skills and buffs it has attached to it. In order to Transmog your gear, though, you’ll need to head to Ravensthorpe, chat to Gunnar (the blacksmith), and pay 50 silver per item you want to change.

As if this much-requested feature wasn’t enough, you’ll start seeing support for Valhalla’s upcoming Easter “Ostara” Festival once you download the patch, too.

The patch notes – which are certainly very in-depth – also detail a couple of other features coming to the title with this new update: a new “Close Camera” option allows you to hug the character model a bit closer (but will zoom out during combat), three new skills (Fearless Leaper, Raven’s Loot and Loot Food) and various bug fixes.

If you want a breakdown of those moves, here’s what Ubisoft has to say about them:

  • Fearless Leaper = When activated, the leap attack damage has a larger area of effect and can be done at any height.
  • Raven’s Loot = Your raven gathers loot from targets killed with ranged attacks.
  • Loot Food = Eivor now has a higher chance of looting food from dead bodies.

When it comes to the Ostara event, Ubisoft promises you’ll be able to engage with “unique side activities (such as egg hunts)” and earn “special rewards” for partaking in the seasonal quests.

Ostara runs from March 18 to April 8, and we’ll apparently hear more about all this in a couple of days’ time when it all properly kicks off.

And, if all that wasn’t enough for you, perhaps the best part of the patch notes is the revelation that “there will now be more cats throughout England”. Friends of Freya, indeed.

Check out our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla guide if you’re jumping back into the game – it’ll tell you just about everything you need to know about exploring Viking England.

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