• "Assassin's Creed Valhalla" received a new set of endgame challenges
  • The trials will reward players with currency to buy unique weapons and items
  • The patch also includes a number of new skills and plenty of bug fixes

Ubisoft has rolled out Patch 1.2.2 for “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” across all platforms that adds a bunch of new content and a set of new challenges designed to push players to the brink of their abilities.

The new update, which is a part of the Ostara Season, adds the new Mastery Challenge game mode, which provides players with difficult trials based on every facet of “Valhalla’s” combat system: upfront fighting, stealth and marksmanship.

The Mastery Challenges are designed to bring more replayability to the game while providing players with the means to test themselves against the hardest content that the game has to offer. Each trial will reward success with unique equipment such as weapons, cosmetics and more.

To play these new challenges, players must first reach power level 221 and complete the Uninvited Guests quest of the main storyline. After meeting the requirements, a new NPC named Hildiran will appear in Ravensthorpe. Speak to her to gain access to the realm of Hugrheim and the Mastery Challenges found within. Hugrheim can be accessed via shrines scattered across the world.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Concept Art
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Concept Art Ubisoft

Players will be able to choose between three different trials, each corresponding to one of “Valhalla’s” combat styles. Trials will provide players with preset gear and abilities that best fit their respective scenarios, giving all challengers a fair playing field.

Each trial will have objectives that will reward players with points. Earn enough points to gain medals that will unlock new shrines on the world map.

Apart from the medals, completing trials will also reward players with Energies that can be for new weapons and items from Hildiran. Each of the items will be unique and can only be gained by completing Mastery Challenges.

Patch 1.2.2 additionally includes some changes to river raids. Players will now receive more rewards from raiding rivers at higher alert levels and the Jomsvikings have had their attack power rebalanced to better match their ranks.

Eivor has also received a few new skills: Mounted Archer allows players to use bows while on horses, Shield Master lets Eivor automatically block projectiles while holding a shield and Unstoppable turns Eivor into a battering ram, knocking down opponents after hitting them while sprinting.

An extensive list of bug fixes and miscellaneous improvements were implemented along with the new patch. The entire change log can be viewed at the official “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” website.