Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Loot Boxes & Microtransactions
Does Assassin’s Creed Valhalla have microtransactions? How about loot boxes? These are the two questions we are going to answer today my friends in a brand-new breakdown which as you’ll see contains some really important information we’ve got from Ubisoft.
Before we talk about the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Loot Boxes and the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla microtransactions, a quick shoutout to all of you guys who support my YouTube Channel and all my videos (including the one above). Thank you for subscribing and for your continuous engagement.
Ok then. Let’s start with the AC Valhalla Loot Boxes.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Loot Boxes
To better understand the concept, we are going to use as an example the Assassin’s Creed Origins Loot Boxes, which by the way nobody liked.
Why Assassin’s Creed Origins? Simply because it had the same creative director as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
As you remember from the said AC game, the loot boxes were available from a specific vendor or if you want from Nomad’s Bazaar.
They were very expensive and they were called Heka Chests. Furthermore, they were a total lottery because they contained random gear and after spending 3000 Drachama which is a fortune, you end up with a c**p item or a sword that is useless.
But no pain, no gain, right? Yeah, total b*****it as a large majority of people agreed after losing their Drachma to that little annoying vendor.
But luckily for us, these days are gone, and moving back to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, it has been confirmed that the loot boxes are gone.
This piece of info was confirmed by Darby McDevitt in an interview for the Official PlayStation Magazine as you can see.
So, no loot boxes friends. Furthermore, from the same interview, we can learn more about how the upgrade system works, but we will discuss this one in another YouTube video because I have a lot of info prepared for you. You can follow my YouTube Channel here or check all my Assassin’s Creed Valhalla breakdowns here.
Ok, so back to Origins and the little fellow who ripped us of. Obviously most of us lost a lot of in-game currency by buying those chests. Some of us went the extra mile and decided to trade Helix Credits for Drahma which then could be spent at the little thief. Simply because saving 3000 Drahma was not an easy job and required a lot of grinding.
So, Helix Credits for Dahma; but Helix Credits cost money. And I mean real money. The type of money you get by working.
And when you spend real money to get a sword that you’ll never use, things get pretty ugly.
AC Valhalla Microtransactions
This brings us to the second question: Does Assassin’s Creed Valhalla have microtransactions?
Well, unlike the previous question, this time around I’m afraid that you won’t be pleased to hear the answer. Why?
Because the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla microtransactions are unavoidable. Meaning that we won’t escape them.
The problem here is on what are we going to spend real money on. Let’s take all possibilities one by one.
We do know that the loot boxes are gone, and this means that there is no point to buy in-game currency using real money. Unless you don’t want to put any time in the game, that is.
We also know that AC Valhalla is ditching the traditional leveling system in favor of a new “power” measurement and that the instakills are back.
These two aspects kinda make the XP booster DLC from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey useless because in Valhalla we will be able to take on any enemy, regardless of his level, and kill him on the spot, with a simple well-timed assassination.
So, what’s left?
Well, Cosmetics and Unique Items. And this is where the microtransactions return. But in a good way, or in a bad way?
Cosmetics & Unique Items
Most likely the creative director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla; Ashraf Ismail will maintain the same strategy as in Assassin’s Creed Origins.
Meaning that we will be able to buy packs such as those from AC Origins using Helix Credits; which again will cost real money.
Additionally, we will be able to spend Helix Credits on specific gear but we need to remember that in Assassin’s Creed Origins Ashraf Ismail clearly said that everything that was in the e-store was also available in the game.
This is definitely a great approach especially for those who tend to fully explore a game’s world, looking for everything. Simply put, if you want to get an epic sword you have two options. Buy it or find it.
Next, we have the cosmetics which obviously exist and we can see them as bonuses for the ultimate pack. These, I believe, will also be available for purchase separately along with those from the Season Pass. Just like in Assassins Creed Origins.
So let’s wrap this up and see what we can expect.
First, it’s official that the Loot Boxes in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla are gone for good.
Second, the microtransactions will exist but hopefully, the gear will also be available in the game. And third, the character cosmetics, the runes, and the settlement cosmetics will be available for purchase independently.
So, what do you think? Are you happy that the AC Valhalla loot boxes are gone? Do let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to join my channel on YouTube because I have more Assassin’s Creed Valhalla news and breakdowns to share with you.