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Players are not happy with Assassin's Creed Valhalla microtransactions

Published: 15:20, 05 February 2021
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla community on Reddit has voiced their discontent with Ubisoft's focus on microtransactions, more specifically, armour sets that have been added lately. The players would rather see patches with bug fixes and optimisation.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla was a major success for the publisher Ubisoft both critically and commercially. The game received positive reviews from players and critics but just like every game, it's not without its flaws. Many players reported bugs and issues which Ubisoft have been trying to fix with post-launch patches. 

However, the game still has a lot of gremlins and players are eager to find out when exactly these will be fully purged. And while we wait for an update from Ubisoft, there's been plenty of microtransactions added to the in-game store. These include character packs, settlement packs and naval cosmetics and to be fair, most of them are cool-looking stuff but also quite pricey. 

Now, players are not quite happy that Ubisoft have been so up to date with these microtransactions. They would prefer if bug fixes and updates were released as regularly as new armour packs.

"Ubi just keeps adding and adding ridiculous shit to the microtransaction store, just milking the whales of their money with content that only a very small percentage of players will actually get to enjoy," Zuazzer wrote in a Reddit post , which at the time of writing has almost 5,000 upvotes. 

Other Redditors wrote that they would not have any issues with microtransactions if the game was polished, free of bugs and had some much-requested features like transmog armour system. 

"Normally I wouldn’t mind if the game was in a perfectly working state. It isn’t. Where’s a new game plus? Where’s transmog armour system? These are things you’ve had since the previous games," Redditor bowie93 wrote.

Some Redditors don't ask for all these features and would rather have a game where bugs won't prevent them from enjoying it. "Where is the patch for the [In the Absence of an Ealdorman quest?] It's been more than two months now that it has been reported to Ubisoft and that some of us still can't play the game because we're stuck and can't go any further in the story", C_latome asked.

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These are, of course, some legit questions from the community and it will be interesting to see if Ubisoft respond to the post since it's quite popular on Assassin's Creed Valhalla subreddit.

We also have to say that you can complete Assassin's Creed Valhalla without spending a dime in the store. As for the bugs, we have encountered some bugs in our playthrough but nothing game-breaking. This does not mean that other players do not have issues with bugs. We're just lucky not to find any major ones. 

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