A new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla patch is adding an official 60 frames per second mode and fixing a handful of bugs.
The biggest part of the update allows PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game to run on “performance” mode, allowing the game to adapt the settings to maintain 60 fps consistently — while reports say that both consoles already came close to that mark, the budget Xbox Series S did not. You can also choose “quality” mode, which lets the game run at maximum resolution while maintaining 30 fps.
This patch also addresses a bunch of bugs, fixes localization issues, user interface problems, and the like. For a full list of all the bugs and changes, you can check out Ubisoft’s official patch notes. Some of the bug fixes are pretty good, such as “Fish in Norway will now spawn in bad weather.” I’m glad that the fish are back, despite the bad weather in Norway, I guess?
Similarly, crows will no longer randomly fall from the sky in Asgard, and crowds will now always cheer during drinking games. Unfortunately, because of the patch, dogs will no longer levitate when Eivor begins a pet session.
The patch will launch on Nov. 26 at 7 a.m. EDT across all platforms.
Update: We have clarified that the Xbox Series S will see the biggest improvement with the patched mode.