Yesterday, Ubisoft released patch 1.04 for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla which added two graphic modes to the PS5 version of the game, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, while also providing a host of quality of life changes. As it seems, the latest patch fixes some of the older issues plaguing the experience, but it has apparently caused new and more troubling issues.
Earlier this week, Ubisoft revealed the patch notes for the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla version 1.04 update. The latest patch added some notable features, such as the option to switch between performance mode that allowed the game to target 60 FPS or graphics mode that prioritized resolution at a cost of 30FPS. Patch 1.04 was also supposed to fix some major glitches affecting the Xbox Series X version of the game, such as the screen tearing.
While it added a stable 60 FPS mode in the Xbox Series S version of the game, it unfortunately caused some major issues in the PS5 version, which was better optimized before the fix. As some ResetEra members reported, the FPS in PS5’s performance mode is now dropping to 40, which was much more stable before. This has stumped fans as there is no explanation as to why this is happening. Also, the screen tearing issue on the Xbox Series X version has not been permanently fixed. While some players reported that the issue was fixed for them, others reported that it had not, thus creating confusion and frustration in the community.
Ubisoft has yet to address this new situation. According to John Linneman of Digital Foundry, PS5 users are advised not to update their game as it seems to affect them more. As of now, the Xbox Series S version of the game takes full advantage of this latest patch. Version 1.4 supposedly also fixes the save file issue that had plagued Assassin’s Creed Valhalla since its release, though players have yet to report how it has developed.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launched early last month to a genuinely positive reception from both fans and critics. Famed American film director John Carpenter also took time to praise the game’s huge open world and playability, while stating that it is “a return to excellence in the franchise.” However, a multitude of glitches, including wacky kid NPC animations, keep it from being a truly phenomenal game at the moment.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.